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…