Don Rubinstein

Barrigada, Guam, Guam

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About Me


make every day a new learning experience and try not to walk the same path twice

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted several people in my home in Guam and met a few couch-surfers passing through Guam, but I have not yet couch-surfed as a guest. I first learned about Couchsurfing from a TIME magazine article on alternative travel and it looked like a great idea, although my enthusiasm was tempered when I started getting CS requests from people who had just landed in Guam and couldn't find a cheap hotel and were msg'ing me from a wi-fi spot on the beach and begging for a free place to crash. I stopped accepting guests for a couple of years after that. If you aren't considerate enough to plan your visit and make your request a few weeks in advance, you don't belong on Couchsurfing. Couchsurfing is not about finding last-minute crash pads for free.


I love long improv roadtrips in countries and places I haven't seen. I enjoy hiking, outdoor photography, exploring museums and art galleries. I like to cook, trying to replicate dishes that I've had in restaurants. I love staying up late and reading and forgetting the time. I enjoy watching films on DVD while trying to row another 5 miles on my rowing machine. I can't stand smoke-filled bars, karaoke, loud parties, and attending sports events like basketball, football, or baseball.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, American Samoa, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Guam, Japan, Micronesia, Federated States of, United States

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