We're a Belgian couple in our thirties traveling through the US and Canada for about 10 months in a small motorhome. We're both novices to RV'ing so it's all one big adventure for us. Back home we live in Antwerp, so we're used to an urban environment and on this road trip we'd like to get back to nature as much as possible. Dorian is a social worker and Evelien a teacher. We love traveling and have been doing so since the day we met (about ten years ago). We started out tent camping in Italy, a few years later we went backpacking through Southeast Asia and now we're ready to head out for our long-anticipated road trip in the US & Canada, something we've been dreaming about for a long time. We always enjoy meeting new people and we think boondocking will be an excellent way to immerse ourselves in local communities and culture.
Dorian is an excellent cook with a passion for Asian cuisine. Evelien has Italian roots so obviously she's in charge of the pasta. ;-) We both speak a number of languages: Dutch (our native language), English, French and Italian.
We like to spend time in nature so our favorite boondocking locations will probably be in green environments, although we're also going to pass through some major cities. The route we have in mind takes us through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Alberta, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado but you never know where the road might lead us...
Antwerp is a small city compared to North-American cities, but it has a nice and cosy historical district with lots of gothic features. It is also the birthplace of our most well-known figure Peter-Paul Rubens and the hometown of brewery Moortgat where our beloved beer Duvel is made.
We just bought ourselves a 1996 Fleetwood Jamboree. It's a mini-mototorhome that's just under 25 feet. It has all the appliances we need: cooker, oven, microwave, AC, TV, shower and toilet and of course holding tanks. The generator is quite noisy, but we try to limit using it as much as possible.
We enjoyed hosting Dorian & Evelien and sharing travel stories. They are both very pleasant and would love to have them come and visit again.
They only stayed one night but we chatted about all the places we had traveled. Really a nice couple. I'm planning on meeting up with them on the road in a couple months.
Our friends from Belgium were fun to have at our place. I would highly recommend them to anyone they wish to visit. Come again anytime.
Dorian and Evelien spent five nights with us while waiting on repair parts for their motorhome. While here their gained experience with their motorhome and made it their own.
They are a young interesting professional couple very quite, polite and appreciative. We really enjoyed their visit and will miss them.