Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: April 2012

Replacing the TV in the Roadtrek

Our 2006 Roadtrek RS-Adventurous came with an analog TV, a converter and an old analog DVD player. It was cumbersome, at best to watch TV and the image size and…

RV Dreaming? Fulltime wanderlust

Still geeked from the maiden trip in our new Roadtrek, I find myself sneaking out to the driveway and just sitting it it, marveling at how cool it is, fantasizing…

Video: RV accessories

Boats and houses aren’t the only “money pits.” RVs, we’re learning, is an RV. Still, half the fun of RVing is enhancing the experience with handy extras. I have a…

A Blue Highway Day

I’ve always loved traveling backroads. The Blue Highway routes first memorialized¬† by William Least Heat-Moon whose account of his journey along the back roads of the United States was first…

We’ll Chose State Parks From Now On

Here’s the first major lesson we’ve learned about where to camp: Toss the giant Woodall’s campground guide and choose state parks. I’m posting this from the Henry Horton State Park…

Michigan…we’re heading back

Usually, there’s nothing but sadness when a long family vacation ends. And as we watched our two sons, their wives and our grandkids pack up and leave the beachhouse we’ve…