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Age: 45-55

Member since January 2015

Active 50ish year old travelers

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We’ve always enjoyed travelling together. Whether to Sante Fe in the winter, Savannah in the spring, time living in Germany, racing in Oklahoma or New England or Scotland … travel has been something we’ve shared and been invigorated by.
But these adventures started at a distinct point in time … Paul and I decided to take a road trip in November of 2013. We have done other shorter adventures in the past, but this would be three weeks of traveling. We made up a loose plan to head down to New Orleans, make our way to Big Bend National Park in Texas and then wind our way back to PA. We filled our Honda Fit with all our gear, tents, running shoes, bikes etc.. and headed South. The trip went well and stirred up a desire in both of us to travel more
Paul’s parents have been travelling around Europe for several years in a camper van, an idea which became more appealing to him as time went by. He turned 50 shortly after we arrived home and announced that he wanted to buy a Sprinter van and customize it for traveling. I thought he might be joking but he actually bought a van via e-bay and that was that. I am glad he measured our driveway first because the van barely fits in it. The winter and spring of 2014, and later the early winter of 2014/2015 saw a huge amount of work to outfit the van with solar power, cabinets, bedding and more.
There is nothing better than exploring a new place to make you feel alive and present. It could be running the canyon trails in Texas, cycling in Colorado, wading across the Escalante River, camping under the stars, eating local flavors, swimming with the fishes, hiking the Wonderland trail. These are the memories I want to remain with me. I feel grateful for the possibility.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am an artist/massage therapist, also host of airbnb for 8 years.
Paul is a computer software engineer(music software-Ardour) and he is an amazing cook. Paul also did our whole van conversion himself and is willing to share advice or any build information.

PaulnJulie's Pets

no pets but we enjoy other peoples

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Up on the Hill in Ontario was really nice and with friendly hosts

PaulnJulie's Hometown

We live now in Galisteo New Mexico but sometimes our van is our home. We have lived in Philadelphia area most of our lives. Paul is originally from the UK and Julie is from Wisconsin

PaulnJulie's Guest Details

PaulnJulie's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

22 feet long

2010 Mercedes Sprinter NCV3 2500 170" converted by Paul. Roof holds 540W of solar panels to charge 505 Ah of AGM batteries which run: Isotherm refridgerator, Espar D2 diesel heater, PrecisionTemp RV550-NSP propane water heater, and a custom built computing rig for Paul's work. We rarely use shore power but at times it is needed in the winter with low sun. 40 gallons of onboard fresh water, dual propane for cooking + hot water. Outdoor shower (for now). Full build thread on Sprinter-Source forums is here:

PaulnJulie Has 1 Host Location

Historic Galisteo Village

Galisteo, NM, US
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PaulnJulie's References (23)

References from Guests (22)


June 2021

Nice quiet stay

PaulnJulie are wonderful. Very friendly and inviting. Easy access to Santa Fe for dinner, shopping or in our case, live music! Recommend getting here in the daylight for easier navigation. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks PaulnJulie!


May 2021

Quiet night in the New Mexican countryside

Hosts were very nice. Super quiet spot to spend an evening either before or after doing the Santa Fe tourist thing. Wifi available. T-Mobile and Verizon signals pretty weak. We would repeat.


May 2021

Galisteo stay

Paul and Julie were great hosts! Our 2nd BW experience and they confirmed that this is a great way to travel and to meet fellow campers. It helped that they had a similar van. Thanks guys!!


April 2021

Pleasant to work with

We were unable to complete our stay but they were accommodating and kind


April 2021

Very relaxing place

Doc and I had an enjoyable and relaxing stay on the host property. They were very nice and helpful. We really appreciate them letting us stay on their property.


April 2021

Wonderful, off the beaten path!

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Julie and Paul’s place. They were easy to communicate with and we’re so thankful for their hospitality. We plan to come again!


March 2021


I had a wonderful stay. Quiet and relaxing. Hosts were awesome! GreT place to stay and destress.


February 2021

Sleepy village

PaulnJulie we're fantastic hosts. Their property is level, quiet, and secluded. We enjoyed chatting with them and hearing of their adventures.


January 2021

Quiet and Off a the Beaten Path

During this COVID thing you aren’t able to interact with your hosts but my stay was very pleasant. The directions made it easy to find. I have ATT and was even able to get cell phone service. Recommend!


November 2020

Near Santa Fe

This was a great stop along my route. It's off the beaten path and serene and the parking is in their driveway next to their Sprinter van. Hosts were extremely accommodating and informative with their directions. I had great conversation with the Paul in the morning. Very good people.


November 2020

Near Santa Fe

This was a great stop along my route. It's off the beaten path and serene and the parking is in their driveway next to their Sprinter van. Hosts were extremely accommodating and informative with their directions. I had great conversation with the Paul in the morning. Very good people.

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October 2020


Great chat with my hosts, at a distance of course. So loved the art my host creates. Such a unique and picturesque village they live in. I had such a peaceful night. A thousand times thank you!


June 2020

Cordial Hosts.

PaulnJulie guided us into a parking space when we arrived. They gave us information about the village and surrounding area. They have a beautiful property and it was a pleasure to stay there.


March 2020

Thank you for the shelter from the storm!

My thanks to our wonderful hosts who made us feel welcome and had a nice chat. We pulled in during a storm and really appreciated the safe night stay. The following day was beautiful and we were able to enjoy the area after a nice rest. Easy to follow directions and very peaceful area. Our 22ft. RV fit nicely in the drive. Cheers, hope to visit again on our travels.


February 2020

Our Second Stay

Our second stay with Paul and Julie--just as good as the first. We'll be back again, I'm sure. Thank you!


January 2020

Lovely spot and wonderful hosts!

Paul and Julie were very welcoming and quickly made us feel "at home!" Very peaceful and relaxing. Our Sprinter van fit perfectly but larger/longer rigs will want to confirm with the hosts that they will fit and be able to maneuver. We will be back, for sure!


January 2020

Great stay!

Our hosts were easy to communicate with, he drove out to get us to show us an alternate way to their place, the direct route had a 5 ton limit bridge, our Class 6 is 6. We had a nice conversation with both of them. The place was lovely and scenic. Wish we would have noticed the great art work on their yard earlier, would have loved to check it out. Definitely recommend and definitely would stay again!


December 2019

Great hosts

Very gracious hosts..made us feel welcome. Highly recommend!


November 2018

Hospitable to no ends

So glad we had the chance to stay with Paul & Julie and experience their amazing hospitality and magical spirit, moments before they sell the house and get on the road. Until we meet again!


August 2018

Quiet place close to the city. Wonderful host.

This is a great place to stay! Its close to the city without being too busy. Plus, you'll love the people. I feel like I left with more friends than I came with!


July 2018

Five stars for Paul and Julie

Paul and Julie provided a great spot for my little RV for two days. From their house I was able to take a bus into Philadelphia on July 3rd and 4th. It is a quick 30 minute bus ride to the center of Philly from their house. They also provided needed advice on visiting the city, since this was my first. A great host that is welcome anytime at my place. Visited several museums, took a bus tour, saw “Rocky”, “ The Thinker”, and many other works of art. Had a great Philly Steak Sandwich, ate at some pubs and street vendors. The weather in the city was hot, which was a good excuse for occasional icecream. A great stay. I was so hot that I was sure “The Thinker” was thinking about how to get some ice cream, not trying to solve some world problem.

Cath and Frank

May 2018

So happy we stop by this place

We stayed at PaulnJulie for two nights. They live in a nice, quiet and friendly area that is a 15 minutes drive to downtown Philly. The Boondocking spot is in the street, but it is a private road, so almost no traffic and they can pass a cord for electricity. They also let us use there facilities wich was really convenient for us. These guys are great hosts, they know the city pretty well and gives you good tips for where to go. We were also lucky to get invited to a get together a neighbor hosted for Memorial Day. It gave us a chance to meet new people and to get to know our hosts better. We hope the visit us in Montreal!

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November 2019

Very Nice People

We booked a stay at Paul and Julie's. They were very responsive and flexible. Unfortunately, we ran into mechanical problems and never made to their place, but I'm sure it would have been great based on my interactions with them.