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Age: 45-55

Member since November 2017

Light hearted travelers who enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people

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Jim and I are in our mid 40s and we decided to quit the corporate world, sell most things including our house and embark on a new adventure. We spent the 2 winters in Bocas Del Toro, Panama and our summers working at a fishing lodge on an island in Northern Ontario, Canada. The lodge is owned by a group of Americans from Wisconsin and 99% of the guests are American. We've had some ideas of what comes next but the good thing is the whole journey is the adventure.

Last winter we bought our first 5th wheel and did our first RV travel. We ventured down South to investigate Florida, Texas and really anywhere coastal. We did some volunteer work and like to help out where we can like some of the habitat for humanity builds. Love the idea of that program - Care-a-vanners.

We love the outdoors, travel, camping, animals, music, and meeting new people. We tried out couchsurfing in Panama and had a great experience so hoping it will be the same with boondocking. Over the years we have hosted various house guests (human and animal) so have enjoyed that end as well. We are bringing our well-behaved Goldendoodle, Daisy & Ginger the cat (who stays indoors). Daisy enjoys humans, cats, fishing but most importantly frisbee.

We have traveled throughout Canada, USA (including Hawaii), Mexico, Europe, St. Lucia, Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Columbia, and Panama. I'm learning Spanish and love to practice! Hope to visit many more places.

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and seeing some new parts of the world.
Charlene and Jim

Skills & Expertise to Share

Jim is a jack-of-all trades - mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, etc.

Northernstar's Pets

Yes - Daisy a golden doodle with a frisbee addiction and Ginger our cat who has a napping addiction
Ginger our cat roams the island in the summer but stays indoors in the winters.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Some of our best experiences have been boondocking. Loved all of our hosts so far and couldn't pick one as the best.

Northernstar's Hometown

Thunder Bay, Ontario


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Northernstar's Guest Details

Northernstar's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

37 feet long

2007 Sierra 355RLT It has 3 slides

Northernstar's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

Northernstar's References (4)

References from Hosts (4)


December 2018

Great Guests

We really enjoyed meeting and spending time with Northernstar. They are top notch guest and are welcome back anytime. Wishing the safe travels!


April 2018

Great guests

It was a pleasure to host this couple and their dog again. I am sure you will feel the same if you ever get the opportunity to host them.


January 2018

Really good people

It was my pleasure hosting this nice couple. They have a very well behaved dog and are welcome back anytime.


January 2018

Immediate family members

Jim and Char were delightful people, funny and lots of fun. We enjoyed their company so very much. They are lovely people who respected our home and space and their dog fit right into our pack. They are welcome often, whenever they can get here.