Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: July 2017

Our Favorite Chairs

One of the most asked questions we get has to do with the portable chairs we carry around with us in our RV for outside seating. We carry four of…

Traveling Tech Gadgets for the RV Lifestyle

So many gadgets! Jennifer and I journeyed to Grand Rapids, MI and met up with our pal Steve VanDinter, the regular Traveling Tech correspondent for our RV Podcast, to show…

Off the Beaten Path: Bats in Texas!

Roadtrekers traversing the U.S. will probably end up in Austin, Texas sooner or later.    When you do, be sure not to miss out on one of the country’s greatest…

Mandarin Poppyseed Dressing/Marinade

I took a look in the pantry and pulled out some ingredients I thought would go well together as a salad dressing and or also make a flavorful marinade for…

RV Podcast Episode 150: Snakes Alive!

Snakes. They are out there. And RVers, campers and hikers are much more likely to encounter them than the average person, especially this time of the year, when warm weather…

Be Prepared to Cross the Border into Canada

Canada’s many attractions is at the top of every U.S. RVers bucket list. especially this year when admission to Canadian National Parks is free to everyone as part of the…

Off the Beaten Path: Blair, Nebraska

Off the Beaten Path: Blair, Nebraska

If you’re familiar with historical Native American figures beyond Crazy Horse and Osceola, you’ve likely heard of Black Elk. He was born to the Oglala Sioux on Wyoming’s Powder River…

Unboxing my new video gear

It seems like every day, I get email from readers who wonder about the gear and photo equipment I use for my RV travel stories here and on our YouTube…

Tips: Turn Off Your GPS

Jennifer’s Tips: Turn Off Your GPS?!?!

The idea of turning off our GPS or satellite mapping units while RVing might sound a little crazy in a day and age where we’ve become ultra-dependent on them. But…

Lemon Meringue Pie

  I love a good lemon meringue pie and this recipe worked out great.  Full lemon flavor with a pleasant tang! Pre heat oven: 350 degrees Convection or regular oven….

Episode 149: The Changing Face of Camping

Camping in North America is changing rapidly. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll learn in our interview segment from the most comprehensive camping study ever done, from the industry’s…

Campskunk and Sharon Tour Prague

We’re getting good at this – to see these big European cities, we Google around for a campingplatz (campground) near public transportation with good security, and drive on in through…

Tiny Tick Big Problem

Tiny Tick, Big Problem

Warmer weather means we’re spending more time outdoors — and potentially more exposure to a tiny creature that poses big problems. I’m talking about ticks, a biting, blood-sucking bug not much…