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Age: 55-65

Member since March 2018

We have gypsy souls.

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We have been live-aboard sailors for the past 20 years. Traveling up and down the east coast and the Bahamas We are now embarking in a new direction. Our curiosity and wanderlust beckons us to explore the interior regions of this vast country.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We are newbies at RVing. But that being said we have years of experience at living small and mobile on our sailboat. We are knowledgeable about 12 volt living, solar panels, wind generators and doing more with less.

Traveler's Pets

Yes, we have ShellyCat, the sailing Siamese. Now she needs a new moniker- maybe the sightseeing Siamese!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We're sure there are wonderful places everywhere.

Traveler's Hometown

Our home base is in Holden Beach, a small town in coastal North Carolina.

Traveler's Guest Details

Traveler's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

19 feet long

We have a nice little Winnebago LeSharo, 19 ft length.. Totally self contained.

Traveler's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

Traveler's References (18)

References from Guests (18)


December 2020

Quiet and peaceful

Nice location to spend the night as we travel South. Enjoyed visiting with our host too.


November 2020

Gracious hospitality and experienced nomads

When you meet two kind and caring people who have explored, sailed, worked, traveled all over and been living your dream for over 20 years, you can’t help but be in awe of the amazing stories and learn it’s never too late or too soon to live your dreams. Just need to make it priority to get out there and do it.

Greatly appreciated Traveler’s quiet flat parking spot, lovely garden and gracious hospitality as I had to adjust my arrive time. I’d suggest using the provided address vs the Google map pin, as it brought me to a dead end street behind their home but it was easy enough to navigate around the block.


November 2020

Quiet little retreat

D and H are super gracious hosts, helping me back in, get hooked up, offering suggestions about what to visit, regaling me with stories, etc. I packed in a lot in 2 days. Historic Southport is a cute small town definitely worth the visit, don't miss the Maritime museum. If short on time then stretch your legs on Holden Beach and grab some very fresh seafood from the fishmongers near the base of the bridge on the intercoastal waterway. D says try the trigger fish. A very pleasant visit with some of the best salt of the earth folks! Thank you for being great hosts.


November 2020

Great visit

We stopped in for 2 night stay and quickly felt we were among friends. We had common interests of boating,fishing and traveling and enjoyed talking for hours. Hope to see them again. Highly recommended if your rig fits in their space.


April 2020

Rod 87

Stayed here again in Sept and as expected, had a great visit. Hosts could not have been more friendly, entertaining and helpful.


March 2020

Safe and quiet

We arrived during the pandemic on our way home from our planned trip to the southwest. We were welcomed and felt comfortable with our kind hosts. Unfortunately we couldn’t really visit much, due to social distancing. We hope to see traveler on the road next fall, when times are better.


June 2019

Great overnight

We had a nice stay with our BW hosts. They are friendly and accommodating. The 30 amp hookup was great for the AC as the weather was quite humid. They shared stories of their adventures and living full time on their boat for 20 years and David’s fearless rock climbing stories. We stayed for one night although they offered more. They were very hospitable and we’d stay again!!


May 2019

Very good

Good spot. Lots of room. Linked the doggies. Hope to come back next spring.


April 2019

Southern oasis

Such kind folks! Their site was roomy and flat. They offered electricity and water. We had some delightful conversations about their years living on a sailboat and my 2 years full time rving. They were helpful with providing places of interest and Shelly Cat was lovely. My Max enjoyed checking out their yard and flowers. Highly recommend!


April 2019

Next Chapter

So nice to meet both Haila and Dave very interesting folk , great conversation and stories we hope they make it north to boondock with us , we meet as strangers , a leave as friends .
Hope they have as much fun as we do boondocking .


March 2019

Very well received!

Thank you to our two kind hosts! They have been helping and good advice!


March 2019

Warm and gracious

David and Haila were very kind and accommodating. They invited me in and chatted about their time living on a sail boat. Very nice folks. They accepted my stay with only a day's notice. I recommend them. They have a a nice, quiet and safe place to stay.


January 2019

Terrific people, quiet spot!

David and Haila are really great people who have had some interesting experiences to share. The spot was quiet and safe. We slept well. We hope this down to earth couple make out to visit us!


December 2018

A wonderful place to stay

We were fortunate to spend the evening with these lovely hosts. The location is convenient, and Maila has us over for a very friendly tea before we left. Thanks again!


December 2018

Safe haven

Friendly welcoming hosts in a quiet neighbourhood


October 2018

Rod Jackson

I had a great stay with David and Maila - an interesting couple who went out of their way to be helpful.


October 2018

Fellow low-maintenance adventurers

Awesome to meet you easy-going folks and hear a few of your cool travel experiences. Thank you so much for everything!!


September 2018

Wonderful Beach Holiday

We had such a lovely stay at Travelers' Cottage! Our hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, and offered many recommendations for local sites, restaurants, and things to do. They are among the nicest, most down-to-earth folks you could hope to meet, and their location is quiet and convenient. Thanks again!