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Brian Byrd

Ithaca, NY, United States

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Last login about 2 months ago

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  • 87 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Guaraní, Italian, Portuguese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Try to live in the now!
  • Graduate Student in City and Regiona...
  • From I was born in Dallas, TX, but grew up in Vancouver, WA
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About Me


Living without regret!


I have pretty much lived out of the USA since July 2007. I just ended my 44 month Peace Corps Volunteer service in environmental education in Pilar, Paraguay. I was working primarily in city wide trash management with various governmental and private institutions. I spent two years working specificaly with a project called Zero Trash=Healthy Schools; Basura Cero=Escuela Saludable.

I am a Graduate Student in City and Regional Planning for now. It's weird to be settled.


Trying to live without regret and in the moment. Taking life day by day. Believe me, it is harder than it sounds. In the end, my goal is to live life not for things but for moments and experiences. And most importantly, leave the planet a better place than when when I found it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love couchsurfing and have surfed and hosted in the USA, Europe and South America. I hosted 30+ CSers in Pilar, Paraguay over the last 3 years, a lot considering Pilar is in the middle of nowhere. I have surfed a lot as well but lost count a long time ago but I know its 50+ CSers. I was involved in CS Asuncion Group while in Paraguay. I love to meet new people and experience new cultures via couchsufers. I have spent the last 5 years promoting Couchsurfing among Peace Corps Volunteers,a fellow travelers, and Paraguayans alike. Wherever I go I always try to make it to the CS Meetup!


Extremely positive! I forgot count of how many times I have counchsurfed and hosted. I also really love the community groups. Great way to get to know the heart of any new place!


Travel!, biking, movies, coffee, backpacking, green building, environmental issues, sustainable architecture, urban studies, ultimate Frisbee, salsa dancing, chess, photography, farming, walking, whistling, being the flanuer, WWOOFing

Music, Movies & Books


One Amazing Thing I've Done

Two weeks treking in the Cordillera Huayhuash Peru; 4 years working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay; WWOOFING in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, and Spain.

visited 29 states (12.8%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free ipad travel guide

Teach, Learn, Share

Let's talk evironmental education. haha!

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Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, United States

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