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Gather stories and experiences, not stuff.
I'm an occasional traveler who enjoys meeting people from around the world. I'm a freelance engineer of medical devices with a busy but fairly flexible schedule, involved in volunteering with community emergency services. I occasionally use my summers to lead climbing, hiking, biking and other trips for kids on the east coast.
Since attaining some semblance of self-awareness at about age 12, I have, about every four years, realized that I knew relatively nothing about anything four years prior. I will do what I can to make sure that this happens every four years, forever.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I dig meeting travelers from near and far with interesting stories, interests and skills.
I heard about CS from a group-member on a trip to Israel and from a coworker at a summer camp. Since then I've had a handful of people staying here. I showed them around when I could and enjoyed hanging out with em.
Haven't stayed with anyone yet, though I did stay with friends of friends in Israel and had a sweet time.
Mechanisms, Gadgets, Media, Helicopters, Rescue, Rock Climbing, Knots, Massage and Holistic Therapy Modalities, Brains, Trees, Sports Photography (but not watching sports, ironically), Food, Food Associated With Awkward Customs
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In Israel, a 2-day old cow sucked on my fingers.
Teach, Learn, Share
Assuming I can get away from other commitments, I dig sharing experiences with visitors. These can include:
- meals at one of my favorite restaurants
- meals at someplace totally new to all involved
- cooking food(okay, enough eating!)
- grabbing a good beer
- going for a walk
- visiting someplace random
- going for a hike (especially at night!)
- going to a concert
- learning a new favorite activity
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Myanmar, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In