Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: February 2014

Camping the Big Sur Coast

Last week I had a friend visit from Vermont. Her major goal was to escape the cold and the snow and visit me. Escaping the weather sounds like many of…

Early Spring on Florida’s NE Coast

I have been doing too much driveway camping lately – it’s nice to see my family and all, and to take care of doctor’s visits, maintenance, and pitching in on…

Documenting Your Travels

We drove through rain and snow today to reach the Beckley, WV travel plaza.  We’d had enough of driving for the day, so we picked a large safe place to…

Mardi Gras along the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast is now recovered from the ravages of Katrina and the BP oil spill and is now celebrating Mardi Gras in communities large and small. Here’s the video:…

Travels with Tai

So far this year, Tai has had his hackles raised by a wolf in northeastern Minnesota, been terrorized by a Chihuahua and yesterday in Alabama, he came snout to snout…

Potholes: Worst year ever

It’s not just the snow and ice that have been setting records in northern states and provinces this winter: So have potholes. Before setting off on a long trip south…

The Jennifer Interview

Our latest interview is with…ta da… my wife Jennifer, as suggested by various readers when I asked for ideas on who they’d next like me to interview. And in this…

Boondocking vs RV time shares

Have you ever been invited to a Time Share talk? You know the ones I am talking about, you get lured in with all the special gifts they will offer…

Wanderlust – Here she goes again

Maps? Check. Shorts? Check. Binoculars, scope and camera? Check. Canine Co-pilot who can’t read a map worth a darn? Check. Olga, my trusty Roadtrek camper, is ready to be de-iced,…