Age: 30-45

Member since September 2020

Family road trip!

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We're a family of six with kids ranging from 6 to 12 years old. We're driving a oldie but a goodie, 1991 Winnebago micro mini Warrior on a Toyota truck chassis, 21 feet in length. When we got word that my wife and I could work remotely through year end, and that the kids school would be online, we decided to hit the road, departing from Philadelphia in mid September and returning whenever we decide on we've had enough! In light of covid-19, we plan to hit as many national parks as we can, rather than spending time in cities and towns, although we're somewhat playing everything by ear And trying to be flexible and hope that our bosses and our kids teachers in school do the same! We have Wi-Fi hotspots but they can be spotty, so reliable Wi-Fi is a huge plus for us! Our rig is fully self-contained and I don't think we'll need to use the AC much and so don't need to use generator or hookups, but if it's available might be nice to charge our laptop batteries in case our solar system is falling behind. This is our first long trip since buying our RV in June, so we look forward to learning till exciting and adventurous learning experience! We're also very experienced Airbnb hosts and love meeting new people but also respect privacy and don't take offense to minimal interaction.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I'm fairly handy and physically fit and can lend a hand if you need one. My day job is lawyering and small time real estate investing. My wife Rama is a business intelligence professional, and generally pretty good with computer/technology stuff.

alukesmith's Pets

We do have one dog, a medium sized boston terrier/staffie mix, which we'll be bringing along. She's extremely sweet with all humans but isn't usually friendly with new dogs or cats until she gets to know them. But we also have no problem keeping her in the RV except for leashed walks. She prefers to stay within arms reach of us anyway!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Looking forward to figuring that out on this first trip!

alukesmith's Hometown

Historic Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

alukesmith's Guest Details

alukesmith's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

21 feet long

1991 Winnebago micro mini Warrior, 21 ft in length plus a two and a half foot or so tow hitch cargo carrier

alukesmith's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 6-12

alukesmith's References (9)

References from Hosts (9)


July 2021

Wish we'd had them a little longer!

This lively family is having a big road-trip adventure, but they didn't take up much space or oxygen on their overnight with us. Friendly, quiet, considerate, independent. Wish we had time to learn a little more about their travels. Welcome back any time. Happy Trails!


March 2021

Grateful for your visit!

Thank you for staying with us I’m glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you again down the road.


February 2021

Luke and his pals.

Very nice bunch of guys and were very respectful and were no bother at all.
After showing them how and where to hook up they came and went on there own for the 2 days they were in the area taking a course in winter mountaineering.


November 2020

Very nice family.

Husband met the family when they arrived. Very friendly and respectful. Happy to host them. Welcome back anytime.


October 2020

Roadschooling Family

Nice, quiet guests. We are glad to have hosted this family who are making an adventure out of homeschooling.
Happy travels.

A former member

October 2020

Ideal Boondockers!

We really enjoyed this family's visit and glad it was during good weather for them. They were fully understanding of the way Boondockers works and had good communication and minimal requirements. They were indeed quiet as previous referees testified and moved on without us even realizing! We love their unplanned unhurried approach to their journey and they deserve more successful camping stops along the way. They are fully recommended!


October 2020

Very Nice Family

Respectful, great communicators, welcome back any time.

Cal n Judie

October 2020

Nice family

Very nice family, quiet, barely knew they were there. Welcome back anytime.


October 2020

Quiet, lovely family

Since COVID made us socially distanced, we didn’t visit as much as we would have liked, but they had school, outings to do, they came & went so quietly, we never really knew when they came & went. We’d have them back again.