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Marianne Edwards


Boondockers Welcome is the brainchild of Marianne Edwards, author of The Frugal Shunpiker's Guides, the popular e-book series that guides you to the best free camping sites throughout the Southwestern United States. Marianne has been RVing for over 15 years and has become an industry expert in how to enjoy big travel on a small budget. She has been profiled in the New York Times and has contributed to many RV industry magazines and newsletters where she has shared her vast knowledge about finding free scenic RV camping on public lands.

Marianne and her husband Randy live in Elora, Ontario, Canada, but spend several months on the road every year in their Roadtrek, when they tour North America and enjoy both the quiet scenic camping that Marianne is famous for finding, as well as the hospitality of Boondockers Welcome hosts from coast to coast.

Anna Maste


Anna is proud to be the co-founder of Boondockers Welcome along with Marianne, who also happens to be her mother. Anna has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and spent a decade working in embedded software development before becoming involved in this amazing project. Anna lives in Kitchener, Ontario where she and her husband, along with their two young boys, enjoying spending a few weeks each summer in their travel trailer.

In May of 2021, Boondockers Welcome became a proud part of the Harvest Hosts family, and is supported by the many amazing people on the Harvest Hosts team.