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  • Fluent in English
  • 38, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Teachers/Artists/Media guy/Language-fanatic
  • A pair of BA degrees to date and counting (Communications...
  • From Born in So Cal, USA - but renounced it and now claiming Seattle
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About Me


To escape the routine life, stock up on adventures, and learn all we can about different cultures while adding lots of dots on our map!......Welcome to our profile pg :)


We are a happy, married, fun couple o folks. We love meeting new people, eating new foods, dancing, movies, stretching comfort zones, traveling (of course), and being tour guides.

We met while studying, during university, in Paris and have been traveling ever since!Over the last 7 years, we've gone through W Europe, N America, and Asia doing all we can to make life rich and extraordinary.

Laurie is a really smart gal, who loves language and helping other people. So far, she has studied Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and English. She's hit fluency in Spanish and English and can manage greetings and getting around with the rest.

Luke is an artsy type who spends time cartooning, working with film and new media, and coming up with business schemes.

We are currently teaching English in S Korea and planning to use Korea as a springboard to see as much of this hemisphere as possible!


Choose your life!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hoping to take up people on their kind offers to open their homes and someday (soon) return the favor!


Ready and waiting!


Dining, dancing, meeting new people, seeing the world, watching movies, creating beautiful things, knitting cartooning, coffee, and late night conversations over a bottle of wine.

  • dancing
  • dining
  • wine
  • coffee
  • movies
  • traveling
  • knitting
  • business
  • communications
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

MOVIES: Casablanca, Under the Tuscan Sun, Stranger Than Fiction, Lost in Translation, Memoirs of a Geisha, Arizona

MUSIC: U2!!!!!!, The Violet Burning, Sting, K-Pop, Wonder Girls, Thievery Corporation, Scissor Sisters, Poncho Sanchez, OAR, Miles Davis, oh there are so many more!

BOOKS: Travel Memoirs, Sherlock Holmes, Time Was Soft There, The Audacity of Hope, Nicholas Sparks, and recently political biographies/commentaries.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In the middle of the Thai jungle, an elephant lifted logs to bridge a stream for us to walk across.

Harvesting rice with the Karen tribe in Thailand

Eating a traditional dinner with our Korean friend Jieun's family in Suwon. She translated most of the night, as they couldn't speak any English, but it was amazing how much was communicated without words!

Teach, Learn, Share

We will add to this for sure!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, South Korea, United States

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