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Age: 55-65

Member since December 2019

Empty Nesters enjoying RVing and lake living


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We are a recently retired couple who split our time between our beautiful little lake house in northern New Jersey, and traveling the country in our 37', 2004 Fleetwood Southwind. We love meeting people, learning about the real gems along the way from people who live there, and sharing the beauty of our quiet lake community. Favorite things include our three young-adult children, three dogs, BBQ, pickle ball, and good conversation over a glass of wine. Check out our videos at

Skills & Expertise to Share

Video photography and editing

MilesandSmiles's Pets

We have three dogs: a chihuahua (about 8 pounds), a lassa mix (about 16 pounds) and a golden retriever. We couldn't decide on a size, so we got one of each, and they travel with us wherever we go.

MilesandSmiles's Hometown

We live on Lake Shawnee, in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. It's a beautiful little lake with no gasoline engines allowed on the water - just wind, paddles, and electric. Good bass and pan fishing, and two nice swimming beaches. If anyone is boondocking with us on a Sunday we've got a great church and you're welcome to come as our guests - but no pressure if you'd rather not!


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MilesandSmiles's Guest Details

MilesandSmiles's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

37 feet long

37 foot 2004 Fleetwood Southwind We tow a 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Check out our videos at

MilesandSmiles's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

MilesandSmiles Has 1 Host Location

Lakeside Retreat

Wharton, NJ, US
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MilesandSmiles's References (9)

References from Hosts (5)


March 2021

Welcome anytime

Great guests, Welcome to come back anytime. they were the first guest we hosted a year ago and it was so awesome to see them again and get to visit and enjoy. Safe travels.


March 2021

Nice couple

Was a pleasure hosting these friendly folks,enjoyed the conversation around the campfire welcome back anytime


February 2021

Nice guests

Very quiet and friendly couple. They are welcome back anytime!


December 2020

Nice couple

Welcome back anytime!


February 2020

First guest!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time hosting MilesandSmiles. J & K were our first guest and we loved hearing about their travels and RVing knowledge. They are welcome back anytime!

Safe travels

References from Guests (4)


June 2021

Blessed and Grateful

My kindhearted hosts made my first Boondockerswelcome experience such a pleasure. From their warm welcome, generous accommodations, and serene location on a lake, I was blessed from beginning to end and am so very grateful. Thank you.


June 2021

The Retreat We Needed

Lakeside Retreat did not disappoint. Our hosts were a delight to talk to and share stories with from the road. We enjoyed cooling off in the lake and hanging out on the dock. The parking spot was great and shaded which we appreciated in the heat. We would definitely stay here again if we pass through the area again.


November 2020

Awesome Hosts and a Great Location!!!

MilesandSmiles were awesome hosts! They ensured anything we would have needed was set up prior to our arrival. The view from the spot is an awesome sight. From a Beautiful sunset to Beautiful swans on the lake in the morning. This was the perfect spot for our first Boondockers Welcome experience. Thank you for making our first Boondocking experience an awesome one. Hopefully, we will meet again!


August 2020

Wonderful family, beautiful property, we spent two nights here and felt like we were at a resort

We spent 2 nights with miles and smiles and had a wonderful time. This family is very generous, they shared their outdoor gear with us, offered information about the area and kept asking if we had everything we needed. The property is beautiful and welcoming and we felt like we were at a resort.