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Overview

  • 416 references 335 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 66, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • PR and social media
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • From New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Friendly, experienced host offering Southern hospitality to nice people
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⚜️ Welcomed over 300 guests
⚜️ Incredible location
⚜️ Traveled around world
— — Full list: https://bit.ly/travhistory
⚜️ Love to try local foods
⚜️ Now, the world comes to my door
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🏠 HOSTING
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French Quarter (centre ville, centrum)
- VIDEO (1:00 minute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrmSju9O1tE
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Prime location: French Quarter of New Orleans, main historic entertainment district
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- This is exactly where you want to be
- Walk to sights, music, bars, and restaurants
— 2 blocks to world famous Bourbon Street
— 9 blocks to live music on Frenchmen Street
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WHO GETS HOSTED:
-Three (3) confirmed references from hosts (sometimes make exceptions if your government I.D. has been verified by CS or if you share a copy of govt. I.D. with me)
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- Two (2) night minimum , 3+ preferred
- Must be 18+ (no children, adult artwork)
- Personalized couch request
- Rich, detailed, very complete profile
- Responsive to messages
— See MY HOME section for more details
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PREFERRED GUESTS:
-Foodies
— priority to those who offer to cook
— or offer food/ a meal some other way
— — I will return the favor
- Dog lovers (+ offer to walk the dog)
- Handy people (work on things in house)
- Funny, positive people who smile often
- Intelligent, creative, or both
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- Guys are welcome to make a request
—Ladies, unless super low maintenance, y’all take too damn long in the bathroom
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🐩 DOG FRIENDLY :
-A miniature poodle lives here (photo: https://i.imgur.com/QMe8WmW.jpg).
-You must be a genuine dog lover and willing to interact with 🐩 “Gator” 🐊
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PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:
-Good personality and manners
-Conversational and considerate
-Independent (I still work and don't party)
- On the late shift (not an early riser)
— prefer to host folks on similar schedule
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REMOTE WORKERS
- Must go to an internet café to work
- especially video meetings and phone calls
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TRAVELING WITH SOMEONE?
- Include details about them, photos in profile
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HOSTING GOALS

Make you feel at home
-Welcome, comfortable, safe
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ABOUT ME
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New Orleans native (born and raised here)
Double vaxxed and triple boosted (5 shots)
Schedule-oriented (NOT spontaneous)
Foodie and occasional cook

Top 10 things to eat in New Orleans (author):
-https://blog.couchsurfing.com/ten-things-to-eat-in-new-orleans/

Open-minded, young at heart, funny
Talkative and straightforward (blunt)
Homebody (don't go out much anymore)
Social drinker (light)
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Guests have called me “Mr. Mom,” gay
Hospitality industry pro, service mentality
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BE NICE OR LEAVE
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🚫 No visitors/guests allowed.
— — No friends. Don’t ask.
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Don't worry, be happy | Drama-free
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Grow; expand my comfort zone
Open my mind to new and different ideas
Learn from different generations; stay young
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Interests

Food, eating, dining, cooking
Conversation & connections
Dogs
News and Politics

  • dogs
  • arts
  • architecture
  • fashion
  • tattoos
  • ethics
  • dining
  • cooking
  • politics
  • eating out
  • history
  • hitchhiking
  • eating
  • food
  • fun
  • people
  • street food
  • conversation
  • foodie
  • healthy food
  • healthy eating
  • nice people
  • good conversation
  • healthy cooking
  • public relations
  • karma
  • artists
  • lgbt friendly
  • respect
  • public speaking
  • secular humanism
  • food photography
  • vegan friendly
  • integrity
  • straight friendly
  • vegetarian friendly

Music, Movies, and Books

The Last Picture Show
The Godfather (I and II)
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Halloween (1978, none of the sequels)
Das Boot (1981 or 1997 director’s cut)
A Prayer Before Dawn
Blue Jasmine
Moonlight
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Sunset Boulevard
Streetcar Named Desire
Gods and Monsters
Band of Brothers (HBO mini-series)
Precious
Day of the Jackal (1973)
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Classic Rock, EDM
Oldies (Fifties - Seventies)
Broadway, classical, and Italian opera
—most, not country (except Chris Stapleton).
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Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole
Dancer from the Dance, Andrew Holleran
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One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

🔥 Firewalking. Mind over matter. PHOTO: https://i.imgur.com/XHuMx1Q.jpg
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🚲 World Naked Bike Ride 2018 + 2021
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Teach, Learn, Share

👨‍🍳 Will share my knowledge of cooking/ restaurants and things to do locally.
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What I Can Share with Hosts

My passion for good food, good conversation, and good times.
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⚠️ Be sure to read MY HOME section.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Japan, United States

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