We are Joe (UK) and Mere (US). We are hosts on couch surfing with 40+ references and we love to travel.
Mere is an applied linguist who has lived all over the world. Joe is a writer and a poet in awe of the world around him (day to day he teaches Media at a college and plans post-production work on short films).
Our travel philosophy: we only have so many years to know what it's like to wake up and there are so many possible places and situations from which to greet the day. We feel like the essence of a place is best captured when you live the way the locals do and that's why we're looking for an apartment to rent instead of a hotel room.
Our walking philosophy: moving yourself across the land and filling your days with chance encounters is belief enough for a lifetime (enough to bring us together at least...we met in the Kent countryside on the North Downs Way) We love to walk and explore!