travelswithollie

Age: 65+

Member since June 2018

Loving retirement and traveling around this beautiful country of ours

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We’re the McKnights from York PA, mostly retired (except for a few volunteer commitments) and spending half our time on the road. We’ve been camping since 1960’s when we were pup tent purists, scoffing at big rigs wedged in next to our humble abode. Through the years we’ve slept in backpacking tents of various sizes, adding air mattresses at some point, and eventually cots. In 2013 we took a big step up when we graduated to a truck tent for our month-long trip to The Badlands and Beyond.

It was a fabulous trip and our arrangement worked so well that we did another month long trip in 2015, this time following The Great River Road from the headwaters of the Mississippi down to New Orleans. May proved to be quite chilly and damp, and we decided that if we wanted to continue camping, especially in the off season, we needed to upgrade our accommodations a bit. When we discovered Oliver Travel Trailers, it was love at first sight. We usually travel for three months, and go home for three months at a time. Works well for us, at least for now.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have a blog, https://travelswithollie.com

travelswithollie's Pets

No

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Love the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine CA and Big Bend National Park in TX. We also love staying at the many and varied BW host sites.

travelswithollie's Hometown

York PA

Memberships

Escapees Member

travelswithollie's Guest Details

travelswithollie's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

25 feet long

"Ollie" is a fiberglass travel trailer pulled by a 2014 Ford F150. No slides – just a bike rack on the back.

travelswithollie's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

travelswithollie's References (36)

References from Hosts (35)

Cimeronstar

September 2021

Pleasant couple

Quiet quick overnight stay


dlake333

September 2021

Come back anytime!

We enjoyed our visit with travelswithollie. They are a very nice and interesting couple. Loved hearing about the bird watching and other travels. Remember to let us know if you see that Strawberry Finch! Come back and see us next time you are in the area!


Mistou

July 2021

Great guests

Welcome again!


barryd

March 2021

nice couple

was a pleasure hosting these nice folks, friendly couple and enjoyed the conversation around the campfire welcome back anytime


Tannerus4

March 2021

Great guests

We loved meeting Travelswithollie! They are great folks and we enjoyed hosting them. We’re looking forward to following their journey on the blog, and hope to host them again!


Millerpond

March 2021

Ollie

Experts at social distancing and super quiet. Safe travels


barryd

February 2021

nice couple

was a pleasure hosting travelswithollie friendly and respectful couple welcome back anytime


LynneB

February 2021

A Perfect Fit

travelswithollie have a larger rig than we usually host, and a powerful truck to pull it. We couldn't be there when they arrived, so we were happy and relieved that they fit perfectly in the driveway - no need to unhitch. They were only here for the night, but they were both nice folks and are welcome back again!


RV Dreamers

February 2021

Adventurous Couple

We enjoyed hosting travelswithollie, and we got to take a tour of the very first Ollie we have had in our boondockers spot. They really took advantage of the time to bike around Sanford to get to know our town. We wish them the best on their ongoing adventure and welcome them back anytime


WanderingJohnsons

January 2021

Wonderful Guests

This may be a duplicate (I thought I already posted a reference). Travels With Ollie are great people who have been boondocking for awhile. They knew their way around their rig and were setup in a snap. Very considerate and friendly people that we would have loved to get to know better if not for COVID. Will be monitoring their travels via their blog.

Best wishes!


CharlieJ

December 2020

Pleasant Guests

I hosted J and R (Travelswithollie) for 3 nights. I found them to be very friendly and appreciative of their host. They are certainly welcome back anytime they wish and hopefully I will have my floating dock back in the river for their next stay.


Suwannee16

December 2020

Delightful couple

It was our absolute pleasure hosting this delightful friendly couple. They enjoyed the " NATURE COAST" visiting different springs around the area and Cedar Key. They loved the sights the river has to offer. Janie and Russ are very considerate and appreciative and we would welcome them back anytime.
Safe travels
Butch & Judy


Alwaysonthemove

December 2020

Wonderful guests!

Travelswithollie have such a unique rig and are so incredibly friendly. We didn't get much time with travelswithollie but enjoyed the conversions we did have with them. We look forward to them returning and stopping by when Charleston delivers better weather.


jhelliott

December 2020

They are on there way

First BWD for there up coming trip. Enjoy, be safe and have fun. Welcome back anytime!

The Elliotts


femike99

May 2020

Great to see you again!

Friends from our distant past just happened to request a stay. Imagine our surprise when we found out we already knew each other. Such great guests and wonderful to catch up! Great travels!


Mike+Karen-in-TN

May 2020

Travel with Ollie

What a wonderful couple, you will enjoy a visit with the two of them. There is still good in the world, and we find it when we look,. We social distanced our visit, due to Covid, and still had a lovely time.


Kris1422

May 2020

Refreshing!

Such a nice couple. Enjoyed our visit even if it was short. Safe travels home!!


Acme71

March 2020

Only one night but fun

Didn't get to meet as we are in China and they only stayed one night just communicated via email. Nice couple and I have a bit of camper envy.

G&A


moeie60

February 2020

Too short of a stay

They came a day early , was hoping to spend time with them after reading their bio and checked out the website . Which was very cool! had wanted to spend more time they seem so interesting .love the web site they have and the thank you card they left was very nice. Very creative couple wished they could of stay long enough to get to know more .hopefully they will come back again . Welcome anytime ! I will follow them and the interesting story's of their travel . Happy Trails ! Look forward to you both coming back welcome anytime .


DesertSun

February 2020

Delightful

A wonderful couple. We had a very nice evening chatting with them and we wish them the best in all of their travels. Hope they come back again!


Freeholder

January 2020

Very nice folks

These folks were very friendly, no trouble, and are welcome back anytime. Great people.


BethandPerry

January 2020

Repeat guests

They were great guests. They left the place like they found it. They are welcome back anytime.


sandypt

October 2019

Super Guests

We really enjoyed having travelswithollie staying with us for a few nights. Had the chance to share RV travel experiences over a tea around the kitchen table, and these are adventurous active travelers that enjoy their travels and the RV lifestyle. We hope that our paths cross again in the not to distant future and they are always welcome to stay with us at our BDW site.


fjaquish

October 2019

Understanding guests

Being under the weather, I was not much of a host, but they were very understanding and self sufficient. Hopefully next time we can get to know each other a bit. They are welcome anytime.


MaritimersChasingTheSun

September 2019

Delightful Couple!

We so enjoyed hosting travelswithollie! They are such a fun friendly couple with a wonderful sense of adventure. They are so warm and friendly that we joked that they must have Canadian east coast ancestors...they fit right in here! We truly hope that they travel this way again soon...they are more than welcome to visit any time.


nextdoor

September 2019

Overnight stay

We unfortunately weren't able to be here then, but hope to meet them down the road. There was not a trace left behind, welcome back anytime. Maybe a longer top next time?


Flygirlrv8

July 2019

EXCELLENT GUESTS !!

Really enjoyed meeting them, they are welcome back anytime !


BethandPerry

March 2019

Friendly and considerate

Enjoyed visiting with Russ and Janie. They left the site just like they found it. They are invited back any time.


TexasConnieGray

March 2019

Enjoyable visitors

We had a wonderful time with these Boondockers. Great communicators and quiet visitors. They are welcome back anytime.


Gulfmako

March 2019

Great Boon docker Guest Experience!

Wonderful time hosting this couple. They would be welcome back anytime at my location and would be a asset for yours.


Astrocat48

March 2019

Thanks for stopping by on your journey!

Travelswithollie are the thoughtful and considerate Boondocker guests we have come to know! They are welcome here anytime. Dale enjoys helping and visiting..... Thanks!


HappyTrails

November 2018

Fun Couple!

Glad to have crossed their path. Enjoyed having them stay with us!


teubner

September 2018

Good People

We enjoyed their time with us. They would have been welcome to stay longer if they had wished.


dwistle

September 2018

Great friendly couple

Janie and Russ were a wonderful guest, so friendly and appreciative, like minded people. It was fun getting to know them. Maybe one day we may see them again in Pennsylvania.


Kevin and Julie

September 2018

Enjoyed hositng them!

The McKnights were wonderful guests and we enjoyed hosting them. Great to visit with and even got a tour of their trailer "Ollie". They are always welcome back!


Personal References (1)

WanderingJohnsons

December 2020

Wonderful Couple

It is so inconvenient to social distance when you meet such a nice and interesting couple. Based on their blog, we are sure that they would have some great stories to share.

We wish them the best on their journey and hope they pass this way again.