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  • 68, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • I'm retired from teaching. I taught at San Quentin State ...
  • teaching credential and world travel
  • From Portland, OR, USA
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About Me


To spread a new concept of the traveling American.


I've traveled and moved around since I was very young. In 2006 I traveled for almost eight months in South America and Africa and last year I spent five months in Europe and Morocco.

I like to volunteer at orphanages for a couple of weeks on each trip and so far have done this in Tanzania and Albania.
It appears that there is no regulation of orphanages, something like a branch of the United Nations, to oversee orphanages. Children in many countries suffer.

I'm a woman in her 50's who wants to see as much of the world as I can in the next few years. I've taught children (2nd and 4th grade) and cared for many babies (have two sons and a granddaughter).


Life is an advenure.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I couched surfed all over Europe in 2007 and am now excited to offer my couch.



writing, art, history, cultures, the world

  • arts
  • writing
  • photography
  • traveling
  • history
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

foreign and indie films (Dead Man Walking, Cinema Paradisio)
lots of 70s rock, everything except country, heavy metal and rapp

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Vilcabamba, Ecuador, Taj Mahal, Ango Watt

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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