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johngunther John Gunther anytime

About me

Scientist and engineer who believes a house is just a staging area for the next trip despite having spent 20+ stable family years raising children. My friend Susan Deer Cloud is a well-known professional poet (you can look her up). We love meeting new people and finding common ground with them. We're active Servas members and I was a long time board member and CIO of US Servas Inc. With apologies, please see my CouchSurfing profile for further details, http://couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=1S4EMXF

Spoken languages

  • English Mother Tongue
  • German Fluent
  • Spanish Intermediate
  • Portuguese Beginner

My interests


Web and database design and successful use of computers as powerful tools.
Hiking, wilderness travel, kayaking.
Laughter & humor (mine is often off the mark)
Political and cultural discourse.
Cross cultural travel.


John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley!), Edward Abbey, John McPhee, Dave Barry, Bill Bryson, Rita Golden Gelman, Jerome K Jerome, scifi


Dark room, comfortable chair... I've slept peacefully through many great films -- but I have seen at least the first 10 minutes of all of them.

Organisations I belong to:

US Servas, Couchsurfing, Hospitality Exchange

Travel experiences

Past trips:

Large chunks of the Americas, Europe, Africa.

Planned trips:


Belongs to the following groups


Bewelcome Families

We still love hosting and staying with families even though my kids are grown and on their own.



If I'm going to get caught in a storm, then at least it should be a brainstorm. I'm following the crowd migrating from the CS BS-R group.


wheelchairyes, i can host
Max number of guests:
Maximum length of stay:

2 days +/- depending on interaction

I Live With:

Susan Deer Cloud

Please bring:

...desire to interact with us. If you're only looking for a free bed, please try someone else.

I can offer my guests:
A guided tour, A dinner.

talk, history, nature, scenery, hiking

I can offer my hosts:

30 years of hosting & traveling experience, help with computer problems.

Other information for guests:

Large house in a rural village adjacent to the giant Catskill Forest Preserve.

Public transport:

Buses from NYC, Binghamton, and Honesdale. No local public transport.

House Rules:
No smoking, No drugs.

Don't do anything you wouldn't want me to do in your house.

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