Originally from Rhode Island, Donna moved to Vermont years ago then back to RI to live on a sailboat for 9 years, then back to Vermont. John, born in New Zealand, was raised in RI where he and Donna met, and dated a few times, in high school. John then moved to Australia and has been there for 40 years, circumnavigating the continent, and Tasmania, numerous times in his off-road caravan. Donna went on with her life raising a family. 43 years after graduation they reaquainted again, got married and have been traveling together ever since. We're early retirees, and full timers with travel trailers in both countries so we can come and go whenever the breeze takes us. There's so many places that we haven't seen yet and we have no plans on stopping until we can't go any further. What a great life we lead!
John - Over 40 years in IT software knowledge
Donna - 25 years in the baking and catering industry. 10 years food writing, cookbook author.
No pets of our own but we do like them!
We do a LOT of off-road camping in Australia. We love National Parks, and because we are self sufficient, we can camp in the middle of beautiful nowhere places, or in a field, the woods, or within driving distance to explore local attractions. Looking forward to meeting other boondockers in the USA on our two year road trip here.
Donna - New Haven Vermont John - Perth, WA, Australia We're always traveling somewhere, whether it's with the RV or AirBnbs in Iceland, Canada, or a beach resort in Thailand.
2016 Coachmen Clipper BH17 . We pull it with a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 truck.
Delightful guests. Didn’t get to visit because they were out and about doing all the things tourists do. I’m happy they saw everything they had planned. I definitely hope they come back again.
We didn’t get to spend much time with this couple due to a storm that came in. Strong winds but they survived the storm. We would love to host them again.
Such a nice couple to have visit. They've not only traveled a good bit in the U.S. but also abroad. It was fun trading travel stories. Would always welcome them back.
We had a great time Visiting with this couple. They stayed 2 nights during the week, I was working and they were out looking at attractions., Very quiet until they we’re sitting outside their camper in the shade when I went over and bend their ears for awhile. ( I don’t leave the farm vary often). I hope to meet them again and find out how the Star Trek museum was. Safe travels and have a great time.
This reference is unlike any that we have written before, in that we never had the privelege of meeting this couple. It occured that their overnight stay request was for a weekend we were going to be away. At first and as happened before I was going to reject the request, mostly for security reasons, but after reading their bio and references, I got to thinking maybe we should see if they would be comfortable with us being gone. Now it was dissapointing that we did not get to meet them and learn about their travels, particularly international and more particularly the land down under but our trust was not misplaced. We appreciated that J noticed the plants needed some watering, asked us if it would be ok and took care of that little chore. We commend them to future hosts and should their travels ever bring them our way again and in need of a BW host, we would be honored to host them, hopefully in person.
He’s trap in the US from Australia due to COVID. Making the best it by traveling our beautiful country. Love having them, welcome back anytime. Safe travels
Very happy to host these nice folks again.
Great company, very considerate and friendly.
Really enjoyed our chats.
We look forward to hosting these newlyweds again one day.
Hope to see this couple again one day. Very nice folks. Would have them stay anytime.
Had a great time with another boater and Kiwi. Happy hour was a lot of fun. They were great guests. Quiet and respectful.
Did see much of them as we had errands to run and they went to see Ruby Falls. Pleasant couple and they left everything neat as a pin!
They are welcome back any time.
Quiet, courteous, and respectful. We enjoyed being their host. Looking forward to our paths crossing again one day.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances we weren’t able to be home when cruisingkitty arrived nor were we able to spend any time with them. They communicated clearly and arrived when expected then got setup and settled in like experts. Left no trace on departure and they would be welcome back anytime. Hopefully they will consider staying again if they’re ever back in the area.
We enjoyed meeting this great couple and having a chance to visit with them about their travels and some of ours. If their travels bring them back this way they are always welcome
Hosted Cruisingkitty for two nights in September.
Fun to be around, they are welcome back anytime!!
Have fun in your travels.
had a great time, when we crossed paths, stayed 3 day during the week so i was working all day and they were out and about checking out local attractions. but when we did meet up at night we had a great time telling storys of how we both got where we are today. great boondockers, very quiet and kept to them self until i would but them to come hang out... hope to meet again either as a host or out on the road. happy trails guys :)
Great guests. We wish them the best of luck on their adventures and hope to see them again soon
Obviously from the review title we don't have a lot of experience. That being said I can't imagine a better pair of guests. Courteous, quite clean and delightful. They are certainly welcome back anytime.
Even with this virus, with masks and social distancing, we had such a very enjoyable visit with these folks. Great communication prior to their arrival. They are independent and respectful. It was very interesting to hear about their lives together and apart, and the way other countries approach things. Great cooks, and awesome chili! We were happy that we could host them, and you will be very glad that you did as well! They are welcome back anytime!
Good communication prior to their stay!
They are all around, down to earth, good people, so very appreciative and respectful, while keeping with social distancing.
A self-reliant couple and worldwide travelers they have much to share from life experiences. Like minds, our conversations were about anything and everything and we only scratched the surface! We really hated to see them leave, and looking forward to seeing them again one of these days!
If you should get a request from CruisingKitty make it a point to clear your schedule, you'll be so very glad you did!
We really enjoyed meeting these folks. They have an interesting background and are very pleasant. No problems at all, and we would be happy to host them again.
cruisingkity and her mate were no bother, no worries, no stress. Hardly knew they were around. Wishing them safe travels during these trying times.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry I couldn’t meet you. Maybe you can return when I can be there. Safe travels.
Had a great visit from cruising kitty and her fellow. Good communication, very nice folks. They would be welcome back anytime!
Even with the virus running amuck, we had a very enjoyable visit with these guys. They were great guest, very respectful of rules, and a true pleasure to get to know. We hope they make it home safely for their appointment, and look forward to the day they come back when we can socialize more!
Glad we were able to share some time & conversation.
Beautiful afternoon & nice chat.
Maybe they'll find their way here again one day.
We'd be pleased to host them.
cruisingkitty stayed on one of my RV sites for 5 days. The mister being a former IT man set up my WiFi router extender for better service. I found them to be friendly, appreciative folks. They are welcome back any time.
This couple has returned & will always be welcome back to our farm.
enjoyed hosting cruisingkitty great conversation around the campfire welcome back anytime
Glad to have a spot that was a welcome relief from some of the Corona closures and travel limitations. Kept our social distance while still enjoying the sharing and company of the other guests and hosts.
Travel safe. Stay healthy. Welcome back under better situations.
Cruisigkitty stayed 3 days on one of my RV sites. My WiFi signal at my RV sites was very week so I bought the best extender I could find. I attempted to install it but gave up. Jxxx volunteered to assist. Having been an IT man he was able to figure out the requirements so that I now have good WiFi signal for future Boondockerswelcome guests. Crushing kitty is welcome to return whenever they wish.
Enjoyed meeting these lovely people & hearing about their love story that has extended over the decades.
Welcome back any time.