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Age: 55-65

Member since February 2020

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My name is Michael J. Sullivan, and I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling fiction author. My best-known works are The Riyria Revelations and Legends of the First Empire. Because I can write just about anywhere, the mobile lifestyle is attractive to me, so my wife and I just bought a Jeep and a teardrop trailer. While campgrounds are fine, we prefer to be in wide-open spaces with great views and just a few people. We will pick up our [email protected] 320 CS-S at the end of February and we are hoping for a big trip west to see some of the amazing national parks.

Our main home (where we offering to host people) is in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in Luray, which has excellent caverns. It's not overly big (just 3.5 acres) but it is flat and we have a pool, pool house, and outdoor kitchen that people are welcome to use when they visit.

Skills & Expertise to Share

For any aspiring authors out there, I can share with you some tips of the trade. My wife and business manager is a publishing expert and loves helping fellow authors navigate the difficult world that is publishing. I enjoy birding although I'm fairly new to this pastime bu I really enjoy it, and we often travel to places where birds migrate.

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Favorite Boondocking Locations

We are picking up our teardrop in a few weeks so we've not gone anywhere yet.

MichaelJSullivan's Hometown

Luray Virginia. My wife designed and we built a log cabin.

MichaelJSullivan's Guest Details

MichaelJSullivan's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

15 feet long

I have a nuCamp [email protected] CS-S (grey with black accents) pulled by a Red 4-door Jeep.

MichaelJSullivan's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

MichaelJSullivan Has 1 Host Location


Luray, VA, US
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References from Guests (13)


March 2021

Very Accommodating.

R&M offered many amenities including their beautiful outdoor recreational space which we took advantage of our last evening. It was great being able to meet R&M and chat about our travels. This host is very close to Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park. Driving Skyline Drive and catching the sunset was beautiful.
Thanks Again R&M for your gracious hospitality.


March 2021


Beautiful location to spend the night. Our host was very helpful getting us set up. Highly recommend this location.


November 2020

Serene retreat and generous hosts

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by our hosts and they helped us get set up. Our hosts were very kind, thoughtful, generous....the list is endless. Their property is absolutely breathtaking and quiet. We wish we had more time to spend with our hosts (they are very interesting folks) since we went hiking both days. They suggested trails for us to explore which was quite helpful. We're looking forward to going back there again.


October 2020

Thanks for such a wonderful stay!

Thanks Soo much for the wonderful hospitality and helping us on our first adventure! We had a great time!


October 2020

Beautiful home

We spent two nights parked by M and R's home. They live in a truly beautiful location, with great access to Shenandoah National Park. They were generous in allowing us to use their lovely back patio.


October 2020

Peaceful Valley

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in such a beautiful place. Although it rained for the entire trip the views the mountains the leaves and the access to Shenandoah national Park was perfect. Wonderful hospitality, everything we needed and would love the opportunity to stay again in the future. Hardly felt like we were boondocking :-)


October 2020

Lovely location and gracious hosts

This is a lovely location for touring shenandoah national park. Easy to find. Very accommodating hosts. Beautiful vistas and tons of nighttime stars!


September 2020

Wow! Fantastic hosts!

We arrived and got the tour...our jaws kept dropping lower and lower as we saw the beautiful pool and patio area they made available to their guests. This is resort living for goodness sakes!

We chatted for nearly an hour as we kept finding things that we had in common.

Wonderful people, wonderful facilities. This is one we’ll make an effort to get back to when we aren’t so booked up with appointments just to spend more time in property.

We’re also eager to follow up on some reading recommendations they gave us! ;-)


August 2020

2nd Boondockers experience

Wow - Avrlyn was so much more than we were expecting. Beautiful setting, home, and outdoor area. Our hosts spent their entire evening with us outside by their pool. Much lively conversation on many topics, drinks and a bite to eat. It was comfortable and like being with old friends, not folks we just met! Thanks so much. We would definitely stop by here again if in the area.


August 2020

Boondock 2

This was our second Boondockers Welcome stay. We were welcomed beyond expectations.

The hosts are friendly, courteous, welcoming, and gracious. The experience was like visiting with long-term friends.

A level site with easy access to water and electric is a comfortable fit for our 18’ Minnie Winnie

A word of advice:
Garmin GPS coordinates are almost a mile off, and on the wrong side of the road, Google Maps is accurate.


August 2020


Beautiful place! Enjoy our stay very much. And the pool! Nice to meet these hosts, thank you so much!!


March 2020

Very Gracious Hosts

I was only here for one night on my way home to get my daughter from college after the school closed due to the pandemic. They were the sweetest most gracious hosts you could imagine. It is also a beautiful area, wish I could have had time to explore it more! Thanks so much for hosting me.


March 2020

Great place and prople

We had a great stay. The hosts were super nice and inviting. The location is awsome for the skyline drive, and the property is large and beautiful.