Early retirement has given us the opportunity to do what we love - wander around the country with no destination, no schedule and no time constraints. What more could we ask for?
We've been boondocking, stealth camping and staying in provincial or state parks while trying to avoid the big RV Resorts for seceral winters. Some of our travels take us overseas and then we backpack to youth hostels or find homes on couchsurfing.org. We have hosted many couchsurfing travellers at our lakefront home and have found them all to be interesting and entertaining. Recently we have discovered we can combine travel in our Pleasure-Way and housesitting for a few weeks every once in a while. People of like minds usually get along well and we certainly found that Boondocking Hosts are open-minded and fun. We look forward to meeting many more of you on our future travels.
We are always ready to plan a pot luck get-together for fellow travellers.
We have chosen to no longer have our own pets because we travel extensively. We often housesit while on our travels and that fills our ‘pet fix’.
With a Mitsubishi 4WD poptop camper we bought we found some great boondocking spots in Australia. The WMA areas and Equestrian Parks in central Florida have been good for us in the winter months. BLM lands in the Southwest are nice and quiet with lots of hiking possibilities. The best so far has been boondocking on the arroyos and at beach palapas in Baja Mexico.
With a population of 30,000, Orillia is just an hour and a half north of Toronto, Ontario. Close enough to benefit from all that this world class city has to offer, but far enough away to be a quaint, rural town in the heart of Lake Country. We'd like to host campers but we live in a condo that makes it a bit of a challenge. We can accommodate a Class B in our parking lot, without hookups. However, in four miles there is a casino with a great treed parking area and a Walmart in town. We’d be happy to pick you up so you can spend some time with us at our lakeside condo.
Late August we welcomed RoBurta into our lives. She is a new 22’ Class B Pleasure-Way XLMB. With the easy to fold away Murphy Bed we have eliminated that hassle of making up the bed every night - what a treat. And the configuration allows for a full bathroom and separate shower and lots of livingroom space with a reclining sofa. And the factory installed rooftop solar panels and built in generator allow us lots of freedom. All this and no slideout suits us for our boondocking lifestyle. Because of her, we said goodbye to NuBurt, our 2008 Roadtrek RS Adventurous Class B that was home for several months the past two winters. It seemed pretty luxurious compared to Burt, our previous VW Westy. And a big step up from camping in the minivan! We've added a couple of extra feet onto the 22’ length with a swing-away box to hold our camp stove and bbq. Our bikes come in really handy for day trips into towns without closing up camp.
The trekkers are a truly nice couple. They are welcome back anytime. We spent quite a few hours under the palapa and around the fire discussing the differences between Canada and the US. Made us want to visit their area. Come back anytime.
Trekkers are welcomed back any time. A very nice couple and I am looking forward to seeing them at their place this summer!
I enjoyed meeting them very much and hope to meet them again, this summer.
This was a very pleasant visit and was time well spent hosting the "Trekkers." Nice people.
We had a great visit with Trekkers, and learned manky things about traveling from them. So glad to have met them.
We would love to host them again if they are ever in this area.
Great guests. Very friendly. I enjoyed having them.
I would enjoy having them visit again
Nice couple. Didn’t get to visit much so don’t have anything else to offer.
We had a wonderful conversation with the Trekkers and would entertain them again.
Very nice couple with lots of travel knowledge. Picked up some good information on vacationing from them. Their brand new RV is super nice.
Four D Ranch
2 people that know real meaning of boondocking.Welcome back anytime.
We spent an enjoyable evening trading travel stories with these folks. They are welcome to stop by again.
Trekkers were quite congenial and pleasant to have as Boondockers. We enjoyed conversation, coffee and cake with them. They are most welcome any time they wish to return.
The Trekkers spent a couple of days with us. They are very nice, well traveled people. We enjoyed several hours of sharing stories about our world and USA travels. We taught them a new way to enjoy chocolate cake. We have a couple of new friends next time we visit Canada; eh? :)
I enjoyed staying in Orillia. The accommodations are lovely, right on the lake, and Trekkers are incredibly gracious. A very interesting and fun couple, who love travel and are great conversationalists. I hope we meet again! I highly recommend.