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Age: 65+

Member since October 2019

Cyclists and Hikers

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We are retired and love travelling. We are new to RV camping and have purchased a Hymer trailer.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We lived in Germany for 10 years and biked every river trail.

markbender's Pets

We have no pets but often take care of our 7 grandchildren.

markbender's Hometown

We live in Haysville Ontario on a country property. It is 20 km from Kitchener and 20 km from Stratford.

markbender's Guest Details

markbender's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

18 feet long

Hymer GT500 trailer. Honda Ridgeline truck.

markbender's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup

markbender Has 1 Host Location

Haysville Haven

New Hamburg, ON, CA
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markbender's References (35)

References from Hosts (21)


September 2021

Extremely nice couple

Enjoyed meeting them very much, they are welcome back anytime!


September 2021

Lovely Guests

We enjoyed hosting Markbender and would be happy to have them back anytime. We will treasure the lovely gift they gave us.


August 2021

Small World

Mark and Krista were wonderful guests. During their, we learned that they had been places in Europe that we had visited and also knew people that we knew in the their home area. Always be kind as you never know who knows or is related to whom.

Gracious guests that we would welcome back with open arms any time.


August 2021

Our Pleasure !

It was our pleasure to host this lovely couple in Westport. Enjoyed sharing travel stories and interests over a cold beverage in the sweltering August heat wave.
Safe travels!


August 2021

Great guests

Markbender were a pleasure to have as guests. Very respectful of the property and friendly. Had some nice visits around their schedule. Welcome back anytime!


July 2021

The perfect boondocker

Mark and Christa are exceptionally courteous, polite and trustworthy. I would welcome them back to my property any time.


July 2021

Wonderful Experience!

It was so lovely meeting this wonderful couple and learning more about all their many adventures biking and living abroad. Excellent guests!


July 2021

Great guests!

We had a wonderful visit with Markbender. Hope they visit with us again!

mclarty farm

July 2021

Quiet guests

Enjoyed a nice visit and hearing about their bicycle adventures.
Would welcome them again


March 2021

Great guests!

I enjoyed hosting this couple and hearing stories of their travels. I hope they'll return for another stay.


November 2020

Nice weather

We were happy to host. Didn't have a lot of time to visit but nice to see people enjoying a beautiful fall bike ride.

Two Trekkies

October 2020

Meet again

It was so nice to see this lovely couple again. Thanks for your kind gesture which brought back memories of my dad. Welcome anytime!


October 2020

Friendly Hikers

Quiet, Friendly and Courteous Couple.
Would welcome back anytime.
Thank you for the lovely gift.


September 2020

A great stay

This couple were delightful and a pleasure to meet. Courteous, friendly and kind.


September 2020

Quiet, Friendly, Respectful Guests!

These were our first Boondockers, and if all are as warm, friendly, and generous with sharing their wonderful dinner...then, bring them on!! Christa was hiking the Bruce Trail, and Mark was her "support crew". We would like to thank them for their kindness of leaving us a lovely appreciation gift - we plan to use it in OUR camper!

We would recommend these travelers to other Boondocker hosts, for sure.

Happy Trails!
Linda and Gord


September 2020

Awesome couple

We enjoyed our visit again with Mark and Christa and hope this will become an annual visit. Great couple.


August 2020

Quiet and friendly

They cycled from London area to Hamilton on a very humid day and were still smiling even after a flat tire. They were lovely people to meet and chat with.


November 2019


Very nice couple hiking the Bruce Trail. Thanks for staying with us and drop in again

A former member

October 2019

Great Couple

Very nice people. We had a nice chat and if they are back this way they are very welcome to stay again.


October 2019

Great Couple

Very easy going and friendly, hope our paths cross again.

Two Trekkies

October 2019


It was very enjoyable to have these guests here and they were able to access some great trails to hike on. Friendly and very interesting, come back anytime.

References from Guests (14)


September 2021

Excellent hosts

Absolutely beautiful spot to park under mature trees! Fantastic hosts, very welcoming, helpful and friendly. If we are ever back in Ontario we will definitely stop by to say hello!


August 2021

Best Time Ever

Our thanks to our'll not feel more welcomed anywhere else.
This was a return visit for us...won't be our last.
Lots of room....lots of places to walk.....put your awning out and relax.
Close to all amenities.
Super, super place.
Thanks to M and K
Special thanks to Max and Ruby for being SO tolerable.


August 2021

Good stop

Was a good stopping point for us. Nice hosts, easy access. Will return here if we're in the region again.


August 2021

Quiet spot next to the corn

The hosts here are a nice couple offering an excellent boondocking experience.

This was an great spot to boondock, next to the corn and Mark was there to greet us and help us setup when we arrived.
Lots of space to pull in, turn around , and backup. We were giving 30 amps (much appreciated!!!) and were able to fill our fresh water.
Waterloo and Costco were only a 20 min drive away, and NOP was 8 min drive located in New Hamburg.
We ended boondocking next to a friendly French family, and we shared some stories with them.
We would love to return to Haysville Haven sometime in the near future!!!


July 2021

Great People, Great Spot

Our hosts were extremely welcoming and made us feel like family. Beautiful, lush, meticulously maintained property with green lawns, gardens, fruit trees and landscaping. 30 amp hookup was greatly appreciated as was the shady, level parking spot with nice views. We would highly recommend these hosts and are eager to return for a future visit. Thank you hosts!! 😊 👍


June 2021

Beautiful Place 🌸

We stayed for four nights - due to work we couldn't have as much time as we wanted, to get to know more about the markbender couple.. but we really enjoyed chatting with them, and seeing the beautiful landscape..
AND their trails are.. beautiful....! We would love to stay there again when we boondock around the area in the future :)
Thank you the markbender couple!


June 2021

Amazing stay!

Thanks M & C for letting us stay on your fabulous property! Your generosity and hospitality was wonderful to experience. You have a great location with beautiful views, a quiet, peaceful, country environment, and natural beauty at every part of your property. Thanks for making us feel like being at home for our stay. We needed to rest for a few days, and this was perfect for us! Thankyou!


June 2021

Great Location

We had a great 2 night stay, lots of room and beautiful property. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful with a map for biking and things to do.
Would definitely go back again!


June 2021

Wonderful hosts

We had a great stay on their property. Lots of room and a nice trail by the river. Highly recommended.


May 2021

Haysville Haven

Great people to work with, we we new and this was definitely a positive experience! We were unable to travel due to provincial shut down and this host was extremely understanding of our cancellation!


March 2021

The safe haven of Haysville

This couple made our stay so enjoyable. They greeted us upon arrival and helped us get set up. We felt very comfortable here and would certainly recommend anyone to stay at this place. The barn cats were adorable.


October 2020


Great grounded people with an awesome abode.👍👌🏻


September 2020

Awesome weekend stay

We stayed at this fantastic BD location unfortunately, we didn’t meet Mark or his wife but met their son John and his family. Great location, great hosts, great weather (although a little on the cool side). Will arrange to stay next year again when possible
Thanks for the hospitality guys and continue your safe travels. All the best


July 2020

Great R & R Place

Our host welcomed us.....helped us decide the best location.
You can have shade or sun...we elected shade between a grove of high topped trees and the cornfields.
A quiet country spot...lots of room to maneuver our 37 feet....close to small town with many amenities.
Thanks for the 3 nights....