Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: August 2016

Daycamping along the Gulf Islands National Seashore

One of our most favorite tracts of National Parks Service property is the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a 160-mile stretch of gorgeous and very secluded beaches, undisturbed by development and characterized…

RV Sidetrip: The World of Coke in Atlanta

The quintessential American drink is Coca-Cola. Nothing comes close. Culturally, the syrupy soft drink is globally recognized and cuts across all political, economic and social divisions and in a real…

RV Recipes: Thick Crust Peasant Bread

This bread is simple and so tasty with a cheese platter or a bowl of soup. Ingredients: 6  1/2 cups flour (all purpose) 1 package yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1 …

Our Rendezvous with My Friend Mick

We have been on the road six years now, and one of the more interesting characters we have met in our travels is Mick the Brit. I first bumped into…

Georgia’s Pine Mountain Trail and FDR’s Legacy

One doesn’t normally think of Georgia as a state with lots of backcountry hiking, but thank Franklin D. Roosevelt for creating a vast stretch of wilderness there that not only bears…

RV Recipes: Beer Can Chicken

Main Dish: Grill Roast a whole chicken on the grill and reward the Chef with a beer while they tend to the grill! Cooking time: 80-90 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients:…

Biking & Riding the West Coast

As of four days ago I have begun my official duty as the “sag wagon” for my friend and compatriot, Cat. She and her dogs are bicycling the Pacific Coast…

RV Sidetrip: The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Right off I-75 in downtown Atlanta is the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere with 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and tens of thousands…

RV Recipes: Cheddar onion herb bread

  rising dough for homemade grilled bread Enjoy freshly prepared bread while on your next RV camping trip.   Bring along a box of Hot Roll mix and a few other ingredients! Ingredients…