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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Italian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I previously worked in luxury hospitality
  • Global/International Studies, Italian Studies - Universit...
  • From Santa Rosa, California
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Explore Eastern Europe

ABOUT ME

I am from Santa Rosa, California, about one hour north of San Francisco. I went to high school in "wine country" before heading off to the University of California, Santa Barbara for college. After 4 years of having a great time and learning as much as I could I finished with two degrees; the first being Global/International Studies and the second being Italian Studies.

I moved from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles with my best friends and landed a job at the Ritz-Carlton. It was a great job but I felt I wasn't ready to have a career just yet... therefore I am currently in Italy planning one adventure after another.

I have traveled somewhat but not as extensively as I'd like. I have visited much of Western Europe and Southeast Asia. On a global scale, not very much honestly.

PHILOSOPHY

"If all you'll ever do is all you've ever done, then all you'll ever get is all you've ever got."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I would love to utilize CS2 for travel while I am based in Europe and when I am ready to head back to the US, allow other adventures to stay with me whenever possible. There is something about traveling that creates an automatic connection with others who have a like mind.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hopefully I'll have many soon.

Interests

Sports, fitness and nutrition. Basketball, baseball, soccer, american football, skiing, weight lifting and taking good care of my body.

Clearly I enjoy traveling and meeting others, often over a beer or cultural experience. The people who are around us and the connections we make are what help define us.

  • wine
  • beer
  • wine tasting
  • fitness
  • traveling
  • skiing
  • sports
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • american football
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

I love movies and music... a select few books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam in the morning
Piazza Navona at sunset
The war tunnels at Ho Chi Minh
Santa Barbara in the spring when it's warm in the day and crisp at night
Wine tasting in Northern California
The Golden Gate Bridge

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, France, Germany, Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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