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Age: 45-55

Member since February 2021

Retired Military Empty Nesters


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We are Retired Military Empty Nesters with 2 adult kids out of the house. Just us 2 plus 2 small fur babies (dogs). We met in West Africa while Russ was serving in Marine Corps and Vanessa was serving in Peace Corps. So we've had the travel bug for a lifetime. We recently spent 8 months in our sprinter van when pandemic hit, traveling across the US from CA to FL, visiting national/state parks, friends and family along the way. We treasure our RV experiences and are happy to host others along their RV journey as they create experiences of a lifetime. Also seasoned Home Exchange Hosts.
"RV" - Russ & Vanessa

Skills & Expertise to Share

Russ served 22+ years in Marine Corps infantry as a grunt so "Jack of all trades, Master of none".

Vanessa served in Peace Corps in West Africa (where she met Russ). Her parents were diplomats in State Department so she has traveled the world every few years with parents and then military husband. She speaks conversational French and German.

RVAdventure's Pets

Yes - 2 old dogs both 11 years (female pug and male chihuahua). Very relaxed, sweet,, and entertaining.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Stay tuned....just getting started with BW....

RVAdventure's Hometown

Port Charlotte, FL

RVAdventure's Guest Details

RVAdventure's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

24 feet long

Self-contained Class B 24-foot sprinter van (silver). Sometimes we tow our 21-foot Parker fishing boat for boating and fishing but that is case by case depending on our trip. We will inform host if we plan to tow our boat or might leave boat at home if host cannot accommodate.

RVAdventure's Travel Preferences

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

RVAdventure Has 1 Host Location

Florida Shack

Port Charlotte, FL, US
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RVAdventure's References (2)

References from Guests (2)


April 2021

Quick stay, good tips

Very nice couple, who had lots of tips to share about boondocking and travel. I hope to cross paths with them in the road!


April 2021

Wonderful hosts!

Such a wonderful stay! We were only passing through, but wish we could have stayed another night. RVAdventure were so friendly and welcoming. They gave us great suggestions for where to visit nearby and when we came back we had a nice conversation outside their house with some drinks. They recently finished a journey similar to what we're hoping for, so they gave us some great tips that we might try to implement. We'll definitely be back if we're in the area again!