I enjoy cross-cultural experiences, especially international travel. When traveling, I prefer staying with national hosts rather than staying at a hotel. I would rather pass on seeing popular tourist sites than pass on an opportunity to spend a day working alongside of a local person. Many of my trips overseas have been volunteering on humanitarian projects.
I am an outdoorsman but not a fanatic of anything in particular. I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming and canoeing. I am starting to get into backpacking and camping. I have cave dived, sky dived, and scuba dived. There is something about falling through the sky, crawling through the ground or floating down into the ocean, feeling like you are going somewhere you don't belong. This feeling also explains why you might see me walking down a dark alley in a strange city. Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.
I have worked at numerous jobs across various fields, and thus have never considered myself as having a career. My top three favorite jobs were volunteering with the United States Peace Corps in Kazakhstan; working for the National Park Service; and being involved with a community development non-profit in Orlando, Florida.
I am originally from Central Florida. I currently live in Casper, WY but will be relocating soon. I have visited thirteen countries and numerous states. My current quest is to see the western United States, though I am getting the itch real bad for going overseas. My last trip out of the USA was to Morocco in 2006. I lived for two years in Kazakhstan while serving in the Peace Corps teaching English.
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