Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: June 2017

Episode 146: What is the RV Lifestyle?

We talk a lot about the RV Lifestyle? But what is it? This week, we hear from a whole bunch of different RVers, from all across North America. I bet…

How RV Travel Spoils Us

As we’ve been traveling across America this week, we’ve encountered a lot of people doing  the same thing – but by automobile. We see them at rest and fuel stops, stretching,…

Tough Choices in the Life of an old RV

Our Roadtrek had been running great. We had passed our 200,000 mile service with no issues. Our transmission had been rebuilt at 172,000 miles (a bit short of the expected…

Chicken Enchiladas

Homemade chicken enchiladas come together quickly and are tasty leftovers for lunch the next day! Ingredients: 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 2 stalks celery 1 can cream of chicken soup…

OTBP: WOOLAROC

Off the Beaten Path: Woolaroc, OK

Remember Phillips 66 gas stations? Well, Frank Phillips made his money in the oil business and he thought about building a big east coast mansion like his friends the Rockefellers…

TIPS: FOOD STORAGE

Tips: Food Storage

I’ve talked before about using Ziploc bags to store all sorts of stuff, from food to spare parts to things like cereal that can be emptied out of those big…

Episode 145: The Power of a Dream

This week in our interview of the week, we meet Alicia Crabbe, a retired woman and solo traveler who is living her dream as a guide and naturalist, leading people…

Campskunk’s Drive Up Into Austria

After three relaxing days at Nevegal in the Dolomites, it was time to head north. On Sharon’s list of things to visit is Vienna, Austria, which was about 400 miles…

The Clothes We Pack for an RV Trip

A viewer named Lilli writes: “I am brand new to Class B travel, and I would love it if you would share your clothing list for a 2-3 week trip…

Sour Cream Apple Pie

This recipe will make 2 pies and is very tasty! I made one with a bottom crust and one without a bottom crust.  The topping is a crumble rather than another crust. …

OTBP: Angel Oak

Off the Beaten Path: Angel Oak

Charleston, South Carolina is full of bloody history, low country folklore, and pirate tales, so us finding such a thing there was maybe not a surprise. John’s Island, a bit south…

RV Sidetrip to The Enchanted Highway

The Enchanted Highway is a collection of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures constructed at intervals along a 32-mile stretch of two-lane highway that cuts south across the prairie off…