Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: March 2016

Episode 81: Livin’ in a Van

Remember the famous SNL Skit that Chris Farley did as he hilariously portrayed Mat Foley, an erstwhile “motivational speaker” who was “Livin in a Van Down by the River?” Well,…

Fantastic Vent Tips

One of the first things I learned about my Roadtrek was how to use the roof fan to provide ventilation. Being an old person who grew up in the south…

Bataan Memorial Death March

Last weekend I participated in the Bataan Memorial Death March. This is an event that commemorates the events of 1942 and beyond, when thousands of men and a handful of…

RV Recipes: Delicious Scones

This recipe produces scones that are moist and have great texture. I baked these scones in a regular oven at home and brought them along for a trip in some ziplock…

Another Fulltime RV Season Begins

I’ve packed up, I have said my goodbyes to my family, and I have tidied up the loose ends of projects I’ve been working on, both of my Roadtrek and…

An RVing “Adventure” in the Desert

This past weekend I met up with Roadtreking pals Mary Zuschlag and Linda Peden in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. A friend of mine joined us for Friday night. It…

Laura’s Notes from Texas

FINALLY- it’s been waaaaay too long since I’ve been on a road trip. This winter, I decided to head to the southwest, an area I have not been in my…

Episode 79: The RV Questions We Get

In this episode, we come to you from the Emerald Coast of Florida’s Panhandle, recording the podcast from a picnic table 25 feet from the Gulf of Mexico at the…

A perfect day

What makes a perfect day on an RV trip? I don’t know about you, but for Jennifer and me it is a day doing what you want, on no particular…

Home Really Is Where You Park It

We just set up camp in along the Emerald Coast on Florida’s Panhandle. We’re home. Last night, in Alabama, we stayed in a rest area along I-65. Alabama is one…

Spring starts in Alabama

Jennifer and I have a silly little game we play on our first RV trip south each year as we escape the long Midwestern winter. We go on a search…