Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: August 2017

Off the Beaten Path Near Acadia National Park

Acadia, in Maine, is one of the top 10 national parks in the U.S., with more than 2.5 million visitors annually. Come summer, it’s wall to wall people from Ellsworth…

Campskunk and Sharon Go North Into Denmark

We finished up our eight day stay in Hamburg on the Elbe and got our 10,000 mile service at the Hamburg Sprinter dealer, which is what we were waiting around…

Eating my way across Europe

Those of you who know me know I’m fairly simple. I live to eat, drink, hike, and travel. So while Campskunk is traveling across Europe in his Roadtrek, I ate…

OTBP: Hubbell Trading Post

Off the Beaten Path: Hubbell Trading Post

When you’re driving around the country, you often see the brown signs that mark some sort of historic site.  We often stop for these, even though they’re nothing we’ve ever…

Get a Handle on Laundry

Dirty laundry. Sometimes, it seems like it follows me everywhere. Especially on RV trips. What to do with it? For a couple of years, we stuffed it in plastic bags….

Cantaloupe Salad with Lemon Sherry dressing

Melons are tasty, in season and well priced right now.  Here is a recipe for a light summer salad to enjoy while camping.  The salad takes only a few steps…

Campskunk Plugs In – In Europe!

OK, OK, I weakened. I’ve been going along fine for months without shore power, but Sharon was intent on sitting in one particular riverfront spot for days – under a…

Hit or Miss: Three RV Product Review videos

I get sent lots of products to try out that suppliers and marketers think may interest our RV Lifestyle Channel viewers. My only rule is: If I review it, I…

Campskunk and Sharon RV to Hamburg

After leaving Berlin we headed northeast, went into Poland far enough so that Sharon could bag another country but not far enough for me to run afoul of the vignette…

What to Know: RV Fire Safety

What to Know: RV Fire Safety

One of the biggest fears many RVers have is fire and for good reason — each year, RV fires cause deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in damages to RVs….