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Daniel Ronan

Chicago, IL, United States

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Overview

  • 42 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • National Public Housing Museum Manag...
  • B.A. in Public Policy, B.A. in Roman...
  • From Portland, Oregon, Untied States
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

As of May 17, 2015:

CS has become pretty bland with yet another website update. Here is my "legacy profile" which I think is still boring:

https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/794469/profile/legacy

I hope CS gets its act together. It's frustrating to see a community die of 10,000 cuts.

CURRENT MISSION

Making it in the Windy City!

ABOUT ME

I recently discovered that life's too short to make every part of your life a statement. When I was younger I was super intense to the point of turning off light switches in public places, but that weighs you down.

In a world where global climate change is the new reality we still need to pause and take stock of what is and appreciate the moment. I take aimless walks through neighborhoods and rarely make weekend plans. I shy away from conflict by saying what can be done instead of repeating common obstacles.

I go on train trips, collect postcards, linger in historic downtowns, train stations and movie theaters to know what community once was and how we can bring the best of the past to today's world.

I thoroughly enjoy transportation systems - including reading, taking pictures and experiencing (of) them! I also like playing with prepositions. >)

I like to travel to new places and meet new people. As you can see by the maps below I have had the privilege and opportunity to travel to a number of cool places.

Bikes, cameras and geography thrill me. I feel like these three things embody my passion for travel.

I'm really into seeing how locals live where they live and meeting these locals in the act of being a local!

visited 27 states (54%)Create your own visited map of The United States or another interesting project

visited 8 states (3.55%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?

PHILOSOPHY

Unto whom much is given, much is expected.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I travel on Amtrak around the country and to see my dad in Canada. I use Couchsurfing on my trips and would love to host.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted only once when I lived alone in Eugene. I frequently surf in the places I visit on train trips! I enjoy getting to know new people and new places around the U.S.A. Hopefully I'll get out and explore the rest of the world with Couchsurfing soon!

Interests

Bicycling, swimming, biking, reading, current events, languages, travel, photography, dance, historic preservation, transportation, cities and healthy, organic food!

Music, Movies & Books

My favorite author is Roald Dahl. Like reading non-fiction, especially history of cities and biographies of political leaders. I am all over the place with music. I like almost everything except country and most rap. I enjoy R&B, Soul, Motown, Latin - Shakira taught me Spanish - Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, and a lot of Nina Simone!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I took a train trip cross country from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.

I came out to my parents.

I took a trolley car in San Francisco at 7am in the morning - sans tourists!

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to be better. It took me a while to figure out that I couldn't do this alone. Advancing as a human being requires the human touch, the human mind and the interaction among and between the two. I'd love to connect up with some like-minded individuals and take that journey together. Where ever one may go, he or she can always make a home, which is why Couchsurfing is so great!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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