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I've been a member of couchsurfing for 15years. Time has really flown by and the community has really changed and grown. It’s changed my life for the better and Im
Forever grateful. Through couchsurfing and all the people I met in this time period I'm not even the same person I was when I signed up. It was the craziest adventure lasting years I would love to share and tell you about. My favorite thing about this website is the exchange. It can be couches, coffee, ideas, inspirations, or friends. Travel is nothing without the people we meet along the way and randomly joining this website way back when ended up being a hinge benchmark in my life.
I never even wanted to travel growing up. It was somewhat accidental fate. My cousin one day as college was coming to an end randomly told me to go to a job interview at the worlds biggest airline. I did and got a low paying job but they offered free flights everywhere and I was young and flexible enough to take full advantage and for many many years I did and ended up seeing most of the world.
PHILOSOPHY "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs, Apple Founder 2005 "If your dedicated and sincere the world will hear about it" "Success is in the follow through" "Fortune Favors the bold”
I want to host travelers who are really here to explore. I totally get and respect broke travelling. I did it for many years. It just takes the fun out of the hosting experience if you sit on the couch all day on the internet and don’t leave or use my place for travel recovery mode. I also prefer but don’t require you be here for a cool reason like being in middle of a bad ass hike, festival or concert. I want to make sure we would align. Traveling Couples are easy and always welcome.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
As an early member of the site I try to be a model in the community however possible.
Being a volunteer for the site in the early days of the collectives was a great opportunity for me to accept and learn from others. The experience was priceless and lead to many big things for me down the road.
I couchsurfed a full semester in college before the website existed in 2002. It was the most rewarding few months of all my education. I found out who I really was, who my friends were, and that I could live a happy life with very simple needs. It became a fun game. Being homeless with a purpose turned out to be a gift of a lifetime. Since then my other friends were inspired to do the same. I've Surfed nearly everywhere else since.
Music! I go to two concerts a week in summer. I love festivals!
Sports! Watch a ton of it and play tennis.
Vacation: I Take 1 a month although usually short trips
Testing our wits, limits, and adrenaline is important!
Developing deep and meaningful relationships. I travel to meet people not for beautiful land. I love telling stories,attending live sporting events concerts, non fiction books & writing.
- world cup
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Roadtrip Nation/ Finding The Open Road, Alchemist, Tipping Point, Celestine Prophecy, , Man's Search For Meaning, Roadtrip Nation/Finding the Open Road, Tao of Pooh, Steve Jobs Biography anything non fiction
Music: Country is my thing. I like Taylor Swift and pop music too. All time Favorite is the Rolling Stones.
Movies: The Social Network, Moneyball, Dazed and Confused, Garen State.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Traveling and embracing to 35 countries and living in 5, attending over 25 festivals, and over 200 vacations.
- I'm never the same person one year to the next. Always in Growth mode.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, New Zealand, Spain, United States