I own a home in Florida where I winter and in one in Colorado where I summer. I bought a van a couple of years ago and self-converted it to be comfortable enough to allow me short term off-grid adventures. I enjoy traveling to new places and meeting new people. Boondockers Welcome offers the ability to go places and make connections all over North America.
I am easy to talk to and a great listener. In my previous life I was a software engineer. I now love love love talking about food forest and permaculture. I am a pretty good carpenter and understand structures. I built out my own van out and have become quite experienced about what works well and doesn’t rattle. I mountain bike and hike, usually fit my bikes in the van. I enjoy helping and learning.
I have a young mini-australian shepherd. He weighs 10lbs and is very well behaved. He loves to travel in the van with me and is a great hiker.
I most often boondock at friends homes, I am quick to meet new people and make new friends. I have developed a network of acquaintances to visit and stay with.
My home is in quaint Crystal Beach, it is a small older community on Saint Joseph’s Sound. The Pinellas Trail runs through our community and can take you by bicycle for miles north or south. Sunsets here are beautiful and restaurants abd breweries are close by. I grow a lot of tropical fruit trees in my yard and sometimes have an active vegetable garden producing. I look forward to hosting.
2017 Ford Transit Van 350 Hightop. I purchased and converted my van in 2017. I continue to upgrade and enhance it as I use it and learn more. It is completely self contained, I do not need water or power hookup. And currently I do not own a generator.
Yogalovers was a great guest. Super quiet and respectful. She is welcome to stay at our place anytime.
We totally loved having Yogalovers stay with us and would welcome her back at anytime!!
This boondocker reference is late but I want it known that she is welcome at our house anytime. She was considerate and quiet. Pleased to be able to give her a place to put down for the night.
Due to time constraints we didn’t get to meet her, but would welcome her back again anytime!
I thought I had already left a reference but if not : very nice guest. Hardly heard her come or leave.
A nice pleasant lady , would welcome her back any time to help pull weeds . Wishing her good luck and safe travels.
Second visit here on our journey back north.
Lovely neighborhood and park. Camping spot level and private with decent shade. Great dog to play with as an added bonus.
We had a wonderful stay with Yogalovers. We felt very safe and loved the area - wish we could've stayed longer! Thanks again and we'll certainly be back!
I had a perfect stay at Yogalovers! Wow what a great location. The back years is safe, secure and flat. She has a beautiful yard and park and nearby town were very charming. Beautiful bay views from the park located just around the corner. It was a perfect stop for a me and my little pup. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
This was a return visit for me, and the host is as friendly and welcoming as on my first stay. The property is lovely, right by a historic park, with the beach just beyond. A very dog-friendly community where everybody seems to know each other. Morning and afternoon dog walks result in connections with neighbors of every age. A wonderful stay.
The host is absolutely lovely and I wish I had more time with her. She’s kind and welcoming and offers not only a beautiful place but her beautiful presence. Being right across the street from a park on the gulf, it’s the perfect spot to watch water birds and sunsets.
Usually, BW overnights are simply a quick and convenient place to park hosted by open-hearted folks. This host, though, offered friendship. Bike rides, dog walking, neighborhood explorations, and deep conversations made this a most delightful experience. On the logistical side, I noted that the host has a very large yard with plenty of room for my 25 foot rig. Longer rigs or trailers might have trouble negotiating the turn to enter. If you fit, though, you'll find a friendly and fun welcoming host, and direct across-the-street access to a neighborhood park and beach. You'll be fortunate if you're able to bask in this host's welcome and friendship.
Would love to visit again when the weather is as agreeable as the host! Lovely pace across the street from a park and the water.
Great host and a wonderful site,we were sad to leave. Cannot go wrong staying here.
Stayed for one night. Really cute and quiet neighborhood, with plenty of space. I would stay here again.
Yogalovers was there to meet us when we arrived and gave us some great tips about places to visit. Her back yard is a nice place to stay and so close to the gulf. We also enjoyed meeting her dog.
We were able to enjoy a full day at the park right on the gulf as well as a nice bike ride the next day.
The host met me as soon as I arrived and I settled in. Wonderful location with a great view of the sunset from the neighborhood park.
Lovely spot and very gracious hostess! Look forward to visiting with Yogalovers again soon!
We loved staying in this beautiful quiet space. We enjoyed being close to the bay. Our host was extremely nice and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
We've stayed at this BW site several times. The hostess is great and the location is wonderful for us as we have friends in the neighborhood. There isn't any touristy stuff in this neighborhood, it's just nice and quiet laid-back Florida. I'm sure we'll be back many more times in the future!
Great location close to the beach and bike trail. Appreciate our host's quick and clear communication. The side yard parking area was level, quiet, and easy for our Class B van to get in and out of. Thank you for being a gracious Boondockers Welcome host!
We had a wonderful stay with this host and her new puppy. We really enjoyed meeting her and are looking forward to being able to socialize a little more the next time we're in the area. The camping spot is a sandy back yard with some nice trees. It's a great location for us to stay as we have friends right in the same area. Having close access to the bike trail and taking walks around Crystal Beach was a plus.
A big thank you for the hospitality and we can't wait to get to know this host even better next time!
Yogalovers was super welcoming and friendly. This was my first experience on Boondockers Welcome and it was perfect. Her spot is quiet and safe and in a great location!
I was very well hosted and the place where I parked was perfect. Thank you for having received me.
Very nice stay in a beautiful area. Appreciate your generosity!
We where very well received by Mrs Lisa. Our stay was most enjoyable. The house is very close to the sea, you can admire the sunset
Lovely lady and lovely area near the Gulf. She gave us a tour of her van which gave me a bunch of good ideas for ours. Wonderful conversation and sharing of experiences. Hope to see her again.
Ms Yoga is a treat to spend time with in her beautiful live oak yard. Her big smile is welcoming after a long drive and she set me straight on the next trip out.
Tranquil location, wonderful host, and beautiful weather. Cannot imagine a more perfect stay. Thank you so much, Yogalovers! Hope you'll come visit so we can return the favor.
This spot was a beautiful tropical location in Lisa’s yard. She greeted us and invited us to take a star fruit from her tree. Unfortunately her dog was ill and we didn’t get to talk more than that. But did I mention her property is across the street from a peaceful waterfront park? There is a pier and I enjoyed my morning coffee out there. Thank you Lisa, for sharing on Boondockers and allowing us to stay on short notice!❤️❤️❤️
~Kathy and Barry from Ohio~
The backyard was so peaceful. I loved that she is so close to the water. Yoglovers had great recommendations for food & yoga. This was our 1st Boondockers Welcome stay & it was a fantastic one!
Quiet and easy to access.
Near Mexico gulf (Nice sunsets).
The Pinellas bike is exceptional.
Très tranquille, noirceur complète. Près du golfe du Mexique.
Ne ratez pas la très belle piste cyclable accessible à pieds.
Thanks to Lisa.
As I have stayed with Yoga lovers before becoming an official Boondocker, I must say they helped guide me throughout my visits and I am a better person for it! There isn’t a better location in the state if you like a quiet old Florida community on the Gulf run by peaceful, loving caretakers of the earth who love to travel and share experiences. I hope to return soon.
What a wonderful spot to stay. Just across from the water. Host was most welcoming and accommodating. We cycled to Honeymoon Island from here and stopped at a local brewery that was recommended by host on return. Thanks for your hospitality. We stayed for a second night as we enjoyed the location so much.
Yogalovers place is perfect for smaller rigs. Host is an amazing lady that I have the pleasure of calling a friend now! Such a lovely, great, accommodating, genuine person. So happy my travels brought me to her and her lovely yard. Oh, and the location is pretty cool too :). Thanks so much and hope to return soon!
It’s a great location so near to the shore and it’s very quiet at night. We met just friendly people there and enjoyed chatting with them. Thank you.
Beautiful location, friendly host and close to a lot of activities. So happy that we stayed here. ❤️
A nice coastal community. Quiet neighborhood the parking area had a nice mix of sun and shade.
Enjoyed getting to know my host. I would come back again.
The host was wonderfully welcoming and the setting of her home was delightful. I really enjoyed my visit and hope I get the chance to stop by again soon
Gratious hostess. Had a great quiet stay and fabulous, interesting conversation with my hostess. A+
Our host greeted us when we checked in and showed us the space. The spot is surrounded by beautiful trees and a few steps from a park with really nice views. Thanks so much for hosting us and sharing your space.
Lisa was very flexible and responsive to our changes in plans. We had to cancel the first night and arrived much later the 2nd night than we had hoped. Parking was easy and the back yard was quiet. Good nights sleep before slipping away in the morning to continue our journey. Thank you for a safe spot for the night.
Great host, with a very beautiful spot and neighborhood. We had a wonderful time with Lisa, she gave us helpful suggestions to bike along these coast. Thank you for that. We had a drink with her and talked about her and our journeys.
We had a wonderful time. Thanks again. A perfect boondock experience
Wonderful host! This was my first Boondockers Wecome stay and she was available for questions, provided info on the area and created a very welcome atmosphere. Crystal Beach area is a hidden gem. Easy to walk and bike. The sunsets were amazing! Look forward to returning.
Thank you Lisa for your hospitality. Very happy seeing sunset it was magic. Will retirn anytime.
The host came out to help me park the vehicle and it was a very nice stay. Thank you so much!
This was our 2nd time staying at this host’s place. Very generous, helpful and accommodating. Place is very relaxing and peaceful. Wonderful place and wonderful host.
Our host was very welcoming and we hope to get together again soon. The beachside location is spectacular and the neighbourhood is great for walking and cycling. Don’t miss this spot!
We had 2 lovely days at Yogalover’s house. The location is great, loved the sunset, biked to Tarpon Springs and spent half a day at Wall Springs Park nearby. Had also nice talking with the other boondocker. Hope to come again or meet this host during a next trip. Thank you again for staying at your peaceful place! Johan and Loes, The Netherlands
What a little oasis we found here. Mangoes avocados papayas star fruit and all growing in a little back yard. We hope we pass this way again Our host has created something real nice here. What a wonderful welcoming heart. !!
Our host was very welcoming, generous and friendly. We enjoyed talking with our host who made our time one that we won’t forget. We have things in common. We really liked being at this place. There was another RVer who stayed at the same time & we enjoyed 2 nights together. We hope to visit the host again!
Loved exploring this area on the Pinellas Bike Trail host. Our host was welcoming and we had some good exchanges about travelling in vans. Our pup was welcomed as well and that was important for us. This was our first connection through Boondockers Welcome and it exceeded our expectations. Thank you. 5 stars.
Lisa is a fellow traveler and was really kind and welcoming. Her sweet little back yard hideaway was just perfect for us in our conversion van. Peaceful and safe sleep!
Host. met us and directed us in with our (new to us) class c. What a wonderful most relaxing spot. Quiet and close to the water just beautiful. Sadly did not have much time to spend with our host but will be looking for her on the road out west!
My two night stay at this bayfront park property was magical! The owner & other camper were so friendly, also camper/travelers, and dog lovers so we had much in common.
Next time I go to Crystal Beach, I will hope to spend more time on the property & the park across the street. I was treated to two nights of amazing sunsets!
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise!!!
Our host was very welcoming! There was another RVer who stayed at the same time & we enjoyed 2 nights together. Such a quaint neighborhood, one block from the ocean, with beautiful views of the sunset. Our host was such a treat & very friendly! She gave us some pointers for our sprinter van and made our time here one that we won't soon forget :) We hope to visit again the next time we're in the area!
We really liked our little spot here. We enjoyed talking with our host. We ended up needing to arrive late and depart early and she was very accommodating. We plan to visit here again :)
We were host in little paradise one block to the ocean . It was quiet and green. Our host was charming and generous. We have similar interests about travel.