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Age: 45-55

Member since January 2017

My wife and I are both prof's at a local college who love to get away in the summer!


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Laura and I (Stephen) both teach computer science (yes, we do Windows) at Durham College in Oshawa Ontario. We are both introverts and love to take long quiet summers away from the big city lif of the rest of our existence. We travel with our 30 foot MH, a Forest River FR3!!, and our two cats (who always stay inside the motorhome). Last summer we camped in Nova Scotia for almost two months and stayed with some great Boondockers along the way! What a great experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet people.

Now we are looking for a way to do it again!

Now when I say we are introverts, you have to understand that we are in front of classes of 30 or so students every day. What we look for in summer are a quiet time and quiet conversation. We love to meet new people, but only in rather small groups. We read (a lot) and take pictures. My wife says I am the only person she knows that when asked "what are you thinking?" or "what's on your mind" and answers "nothing" is telling the truth!

Skills & Expertise to Share

For myself, being modest, good to expert on computers (networks, wireless, security) woodworking and out of the box solutions. For my wife, good to expert on computers (networks, wireless, security)and COOKING!

SMFranks's Pets

Two small older cats, Caitlyn and Buffy :) They stay in the MH and are not interested in going out, but they love to watch the squirrels!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

New to this but haven't met a place that we were unhappy with yet!

SMFranks's Hometown

Oshawa, Ontario. I'm going to start asking around, so I can add to this later!


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SMFranks's Guest Details

SMFranks's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

30 feet long

Forest River FR3 30DS Motorhome, just over 30', pulling a Jeep Cherokee for side trips and scouting. Set up for solar, we can dry camp comfortably for 3 to 5 days in a row, then tend to make sure we camp somewhere with full hookups to dump flush and refill.

SMFranks's Travel Preferences

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

SMFranks Has 1 Host Location

Serenity Shores

Canso, NS, CA
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SMFranks's References (19)

References from Hosts (10)


June 2020

Great guests

Always a pleasure hosting SMFranks on their travels thru. Only had a short visit due to Covid unfortunately. Super neat and tidy as guests. Welcome anytime here.


July 2019

Lovely friendly couple.

I was lucky to have a very nice people come to stay at my empty lot. These couple are super nice and friendly. We have a very common interests. I hope they will come back to stay here again. I welcome them anytime.


August 2018

Always Welcome

SMFranks were great guests. Communication on arrival time was perfect and despite the pouring rain, they got set up in their spot with humour. They are welcome here anytime as are their 4 legged kids. 😉 Can't recommend them highly enough. Hope to see you next year on your way thru.


August 2018

Too short stop

SMFranks's s topped by on there way back home. They are respecfull People. Welcome back.


August 2018

SM Franks

This was a wonderful visit ...wish they could have stayed longer...I learned a lot from them on various topics and had a great chat....they are coming back next July....


June 2018

Family reunion.

We may not be related, but when SMFranks arrive, it's like family has come home to visit. Love having them stay. And they have an open invitation to come back anytime.


June 2018

Great visitors

Laura and Steve stopped by for an overnight while on their way to Nova Scotia. Great guests and would welcome them back anytime.


August 2017

great guests

Welcome any time


July 2017

Wonderful guests

SMFranks were our guests and we enjoyed sitting around our fire and chatting each evening they were here. Also shared a meal together ....totally enjoyed having them with us


June 2017

And they're off!

SMFranks are on an enviable summer's journey and it was a pleasure to host them on their first night out. Terry and Maya

References from Guests (9)


September 2021

Serenity Shores for real

Thank's to the Franks, The site was more than quiet and has a great view. To access I would say a 30ft rig is pretty much the biggest rig that can access. For all other smaller rigs it is really a great spot.. Thank again


August 2020

A little corner of seaside paradise

I greatly enjoyed Frank and Laura’s hospitality - what a lovely place! Woke up to the sound of loons. Hope to return one day.


August 2019

Peaceful and kind

The hosts were so kind and welcoming throughout our whole stay. They were kind and totally supportive in our want to just stay on their property and truly get some RnR. Recommend if you’re in the area and looking for a place to unwind!


July 2019


The Frank's & their location combine to make this one of my favorite BOONDOCKING stays of 2019! The Frank's are completely off the grid (except WIFI which they do graciously share) as they prepare their almost wilderness but beautiful location for their eventual retirement home.
The nature is beautiful & the Frank's are very gracious hosts.
Thank you both,


July 2019

Incredible Hosts and Location

What a great place! We came for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival which we were introduced to because of host's comments on their Boondocker site. What a cool event with wonderful artists. To make the trip perfect was Serenity Shores, Stephen, Laura, and the cats.

Their location is beautiful with amazing sunrises across the ocean and so peaceful. Our hosts were wonderful, treated us like family, and gave great recommendations.

They were gracious enough to let us stay a few extra days and help with some projects around their property and contribute to their dream.

Amazing stay and hosts! Thanks so much!!!!


July 2019

Back stories

Lovely people, lovely setting. We exchanged stories around the campfire and had the opportunity to see their future plans for their homestead. Hope to get back in 2 years to see their dreams come true.


July 2019

An inspiring shore scape.

The folks at Serenity shores are so generous to share their scenic little corner of NS and their camp fire with us and others.


July 2019

Amazing view and wonderful people

Stayed for two nights. Such friendly and generous people. Had a wonderful time chatting about everything. Enjoyed being able to help with the construction on their new workshop. So happy for them finding this magical place on the Nova Scotia coast.


July 2018

Great Stay

We had a great stay and learned abit about there part of the Island
Would definitely go back if we have the chance 😎