Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: December 2017

OTBP: Symmes Chapel

Off the Beaten Path: Symmes Chapel

We’d like to clue you in to one of our favorite mountain sights that you’re unlikely to find on a map.  Near Cleveland, South Carolina (see interactive map below) you’ll…

Pear Cranberrry Pie or tarts

These ingredients make a tasty pie or 8 small tarts for the holidays.  The green and red colors are perfect for the season and the combination of sweet and tart…

Would you believe? A Class B RV that sleeps six!

We just returned from the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY, where RV manufacturers and RV accessory companies introduced their 2018 lineups. We strolled through with a camera and…

Taking a Break at Gamble Rogers

Sharon, Fiona and I have been back from Europe since mid-October, and have been reunited with our Roadtrek since mid-November, but driveway camping gets old in a hurry for us….

Off the Beaten Path in The Smokies

Having been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park any number of times, and given that it’s the most visited of all our parks, we didn’t expect it to generate…

Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookie will certainly delight your family and friends this holiday season! Ingredients 1 cup butter (I use Kerrygold Irish butter) 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4…

Our Top 10 Christmas Gifts for RVers

It’s Christmas Time and we’ve gone through our RV looking over the gadgets, gizmos and accessories that we have enjoyed the most this year and think would be perfect gifts…