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Boondockers Welcome - A Decade in Review!

“Year in review” posts seem appropriate for the end of December, but it’s not just the end of a year - it’s the end of a decade! And Boondockers Welcome has existed in some form - even if just in our dreams - since 2010 (or even a little earlier). So, for posterity’s sake, here is a timeline of Boondockers Welcome and how it’s changed over the decade.

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That just about brings us up to today. We’re excited to see what the next 10 years will hold!

Happy New Year and New Decade to all our Boondockers Welcome members, from all of us.

- Anna, Marianne & Carrie

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Boondockers Welcome is a community of RVers that provide overnight stays with each other for free while traveling through an area. We help RVers to travel more economically and find options when campgrounds may be full. It’s a great and safe way to meet fellow RVers or for people curious about the RV lifestyle to learn from members, while also providing a safe place to park for one night or up to five nights.

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  • GA Gypsies

    GA Gypsies   

    Congratulations! Excellent work. Just think of the thousands of new friendships you created by starting this company. Proud to be a member of this wonderful group. K&A

    BWadmin on 12/29/2019 5:59 a.m. moderator  

    Thank you! We're so grateful to have wonderful members like you!
  • cjnky


    Proud to be one of the founding members, and GA Gypsies expressed it well - thanks for all the new friendships you've given us!
    GA Gypsies

    GA Gypsies   


    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:01 p.m. moderator  

    Thank YOU for your long-time support of our community!
  • Waltur


    We are so happy you created this awesome community!! I love your weekly emails with the new hosts. I think at this point, we could travel the country and just use Boondockers welcome!! We love it!!! Thank you so much! Happy New Year!!

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:03 p.m. moderator  

    We're so glad you enjoy the weekly newsletters (it's always nice to hear it's useful!). Thank you for your continued support!
  • Sunny27


    Congratulations on a job very well done. Our travels would not have been nearly as interesting without Boondockers Welcome. Thank you so much for putting it all together.

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:04 p.m. moderator  

    Thank you for your kind words. We never get tired of hearing how BW has enhanced people's travels.
  • PerryGinnyGeorgia


    We at Candy Cane Corral are very proud to be a part of the Boondockers Welcome program .We have met so many wonderful guests from many parts of the world and look forward to meeting many more. God bless the Boondockers founders and Happy New Year to one and all.

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:05 p.m. moderator  

    And we are so incredibly proud to have outstanding hosts such as you! Happy New Year to you!
  • LoriandKT


    We only discovered you a couple of months ago and are so happy you've put together this wonderful service. We're going full-time in our travel-trailer next year (2020) and were bemoaning the fact that boondocking sites, like the BLM in the US, were almost non-existent here in Canada, so to come across such a wonderful community like this is such a gift. Thanks, and see you in 2020! :) Lori

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:06 p.m. moderator  

    We're so glad you found our site and hope you have some great experiences with our hosts!
  • OurPlace


    What a concept! And to have it work so well in such a short time attests to the validity of the idea. We’ve made wonderful friends and look forward to every new hosting and guesting experiences for years to come. Thank you, sincerely. Dick and Karen at Our Place

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:07 p.m. moderator  

    Thank YOU for being amazing hosts! Happy New Year!
  • R and R Travellers

    R and R Travellers   

    We too echo the above comments. We recently stayed with a founding member, AwfulArt, before entering Mexico earlier this month. Even though he and his wife no longer RV and he proudly professes to be in his 90th year, they still welcomed us for our 2nd visit 5 years after our first. Thanks Art, Marrianè, Anna & now Carrie.

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:11 p.m. moderator  

    What an amazing story! We love hearing stories about the relationships that have formed from the site. Thank you for sharing!
  • R and R Travellers

    R and R Travellers   

    Co-incidentally we live only 100km from Marriane but have not yet met her and the rest of the family. Maybe this summer, when we plan to be home in the Southern Georgian Bay area, known as the Georgian Triangle tourist area.

    BWadmin on 12/31/2019 12:11 p.m. moderator  

    So funny! I will be sure to share this with her. :)
  • harryandbettyarmstrong


    We stayed at Candy Cane Corral in early April this year on our way to Arizona. Perry, Ginny, and Georgia were the absolute best hosts and we will definitely stay with then again if we are in the area. Ed and Betty Armstrong


    Perry, Ginny, and Georgia at Candy Cane Lane showed us what hosting hospitality REALLY means! What great folks.

    BWadmin on 01/03/2020 11:20 a.m. moderator  

    Agreed, they are extraordinary hosts! We are so grateful for them and all of our generous hosts.
  • KampKarma


    I LOVE seeing how BW came to fruition! Did you ever dream of all the wonderful friendships that would form because of that one little “spark”? Thank you for fanning the flame and creating this warm community of RVers!

    BWadmin on 01/03/2020 11:21 a.m. moderator  

    Of course we hoped it would happen but we're always so blown away when we hear the stories of how wonderful life-long friendships formed from using the site!
  • Charlie2015


    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! We love to host and use Boondockerswelcome when travelling. Like others have commented, we have made many friends over the years from the US, Canada even as far as France and NZ! We even had the pleasure of welcoming Marianne and Randy to our home! We are preparing to leave on our next adventure and look forward to using Boondockerswelcome once again.
  • Roaadtripper


    Congratulation to all of us who make this happen! First year I did 32, second year I met 74 of you! And at 99.5% it was great!! Thank you to everyone on you!
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