Dylan Mandel

New York, NY, United States

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  • Music Performance/Music Education
  • From Anchorage, AK, USA
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About Me




Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, traveled and lived all around the USA as a youth, finished out school back up in Alaska. Moved to NYC for music and new energies. Now a touring/local drummer and freelance writer, I've made countless jaunts across the country and back. Time for something new and daring, preferably off this continent.

I like music, books, and people. Favorite peanut butter is Skippy.


Pack light. Be radiant.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host when I can, surf when I travel, and meet up as much as possible.


Packed through Europe twice and surfed the entire way made long-lasting friendships and didn't regret a day of it.

UPDATE: I just surfed from Beijing, CH to Auckand, NZ!


Animals. Jazz. Cooking. Running long distances outdoors. The ocean. Scuba diving. Camping. Hiking. Dangerous travel. Drumming on buckets. Science fiction. Black holes. Black coffee. Bicycles. Crosswords. Pajamas.

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: anything with Bill Murray

music: most

books: anything by DF Wallace, Tom Robbins, Franz Kafka, Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Virginia Woolf, H.P. Lovecraft, Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck

looking for recommendations..

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been to all 50 of the United States.

UPDATE: just ran the 2014 NYC Marathon!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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