Dan & Lisa Goy: Our first camping vacation in Mexico was in 1985 traveling in our Class B. Our children were small (2 & 4 years old) and our parents and friends thought for sure we would never be seen again. This 4 month adventure would be a life altering experience as we fell in love with Mexico. We traveled down Baja, moving from beach to beach, then took the ferry from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta on the mainland. We spent most of December just outside of Acapulco in Pie de la Cuesta and were invited to a Mexican family’s home for Xmas in Mexico City before returning home to BC. There is no doubt this experience changed our lives forever as we have continued to embrace RVing in Mexico in winter when possible, routinely since 2002. The Mexican camping experience is more than just tropical sun & fun, the culture and customs are truly unique and the people are wonderful, always willing to help and ready to make new friends that often last a lifetime.
Our love of Mexico was pivotal in the decision to start Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours in 2008. Lisa’s 25 years of organizing camping fun & adventure for families with Girl Guides of Canada and Dan’s 30 years of experience working with people in diverse sectors of the economy including government and tourism ensure our tour delivers a Mexico RV experience of a lifetime.
Dan and Lisa were married in 1978 in Burnaby, BC, and have lived in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. They settled in Surrey, BC ten (10) years later in 1988 and have raised three (3) children who are now adults. Dan and Lisa share their house with Lisa’s 85 year old Mom who has traveled and camped in Baja with them many times, the last in 2015.
Larry & Janet Lammon: We are avid fisherman and campers and have been visiting Baja since the 1960s with our families. We have been members of Vagabundos del Mar Mexican Travel Club for over two (2) decades and have been leading RV Caravans on Baja for the past three (3) years for the club and also organizing fishing tournaments. We first met Dan & Lisa a few years ago in Cabo San Lucas while we were both leading an RV Caravan tour group and were impressed by their personal approach, on-tour excursions and limiting the caravans to small groups is a great concept. We really look forward to our role as Wagon-Masters with Baja Amigos, we find it very rewarding introducing RVers to Baja for the first time who will be as amazed with the stunning beauty and wonderful people as we were. Words really can’t express it; this must be experienced first-hand.”
Larry and Janet were both born and raised in California, married for more than 25 years raising their family in Los Angeles. Larry spent many years as a Beverly Hills Policeman before a teaching career with the Los County Office of Education. Janet spent almost 25 years with the United States Postal Service working as a Letter Carrier and Supervisor. They both retired in 2013 and now enjoy traveling and fishing with their German Shepard, Sampson.
Mike & Kelly Steinfort: Mike & Kelly Steinfort: RVing in Mexico is not for everyone, but is definitely for us! Despite the negative media hype about traveling in Mexico, never once have we ever felt nervous or at all threatened. We have always found Mexicans so very friendly, helpful and welcoming everywhere we have been. We really look forward to leading other RVers on Baja and assuming our role as Wagon-Masters for Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours.
We have seen most of Mexico up close and personal and Baja is definitely a fabulous RV destination, particularly for 1st time Mexico campers.
Mike, a 4th generation Kansan, was born and raised on a farm near Junction City. Kelly, an Army brat, grew up in a Military family living across the US and Germany. Mike worked as auto mechanic until starting a 25 year career with the Junction City Fire Department, retiring in 2012 as fire chief. Kelly worked in banking for many years and recently retired from a career in Real Estate in Junction City, KS. Mike & Kelly have been married for 20 years plus and look forward to spending more RV time in Mexico.
Dave & Darlene Smith: We began our travels to Mexico as many do, an all-inclusive resort in the Mayan. Later we then spent a week in Puerto Vallarta which we thoroughly enjoyed. Following retirement, we joined an RV Caravan Tour with Dan & Lisa and Baja Amigos. We dropped off in Los Barriles for two months and loved it. The following winter, 2015, we drove to Lo de Marcos on mainland Mexico and a wonderful time. The trip with Baja Amigos had given us the confidence to travel to Mexico on our own. We spent the winter exploring the many small towns from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan. We returned to Baja boondocking at Playa Santispac and later settling in our old haunt in Los Barriles. Mexico is our happy place. We love the friendly people, the culture, the weather and especially, the beaches.
We were born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and high school sweethearts, happily married forty years and counting. Once our two children, Jason and Shelley, were finished school we moved to the country northeast of the city. We have been full time RV’ers since 2014. Our son Jason, his wife Elfie and our two grandkids Colton (6) and Teegan (3) live on Vancouver Island. Our daughter Shelley and her partner Darren live in Winnipeg. Dave is a retired sales rep whose passion is music. He’s a drummer who has recently taken up the harmonica. Darlene spent the early years at home with the kids, then many years working in finance. Darlene loves to cook and enjoys various crafts.
We have RV’d the coastal highway through California and Oregon, explored most of Texas, thoroughly enjoyed the Natchez Trace Trail and have seen many states and sights on our travels through the USA including Graceland. We’ve travelled across Canada from Manitoba to Vancouver island several times and look forward to being a part of your Baja adventure as Wagon-Masters for Baja Amigos.
Lorne & Josie Parker: We decided to retire early, get married and go RVing. We have travelled extensively, exploring many tropical countries in the Caribbean including Belize, Costa Rica, Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Panama and, of course, Mexico. After purchasing a “Traveler’s Guide to Camping on Mexico’s Baja” we spent the next 3 months exploring this magnificent peninsula. The people are so friendly, the food fantastic and scenery outstanding.
We really enjoyed everything Baja had to offer, including fishing, hiking in the mountains, and long walks on gorgeous beaches. We love RVing and look forward to working with Baja Amigos RV Caravan Tours and sharing our enthusiasm about Mexico with other campers.
Lorne and Josie Parker live in Campbell River, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island surrounded by lakes, mountains and the Pacific Ocean. They both retired from the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex in 2016, Josie as the General Facility Manager and Lorne as the Manger of Operations.