Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tips: Shoe Bag Storage

Jennifer’s Tips: Shoe Bag Storage

Storage in RVs is always at a premium raising one key question: Where do we keep all the things we need? My friend Peggy Bechtel offered a great tip that…

Turkey Sausage Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

This lasagna has an interesting twist using a creamy white Béchamel sauce rather than the typical ricotta style lasagna.  Although lasagna requires a few x-tra steps and ingredients to prepare,…

Snowbound in the Upper Peninsula in our Roadtrek

Right now, we’re waiting for the roads to be cleared of snow. Until the plows come through, they’d be pretty rough driving. The nearest town is 15 miles away, though…

From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

This year’s annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula has brought dozens of campers from all across the country to0 a winter wonderland of…

OTBP: Piper Aviation Museum

Off the Beaten Path: Piper Aviation Museum

One of the reasons we love our Roadtrek RV is that it’s useful for so many things beyond traveling. We’ve used it to haul lumber home for a project, and…

Fireball BBQ sauce

Fireball Whiskey BBQ Sauce A tangy sauce to have on hand to top your grilled Portobello mushrooms, flat iron steak or chicken! Ingredients 1/2            …

Episode 175: Straight Talk for RV Wives

Among a host of topics, today’s episode features a “For Women Only” advice section from Jennifer for RV wives. Now I think husbands will also benefit to this but what…

Video and Photo Apps for RVers with Smartphones

If there’s one thing pretty much all RVers have these days regardless of the type of vehicle they travel in, it’s a smartphone. Besides being an RV travel reporter, I…

Jennifer’s Tip: A Bright Idea

Whether wanting to conserve battery life or read when our partner is ready for sleep, we don’t always want all the lights in our RVs on. That’s why I thought…

Jambalaya

This recipe was made in the 6 quart Instant Pot. Reduced all the ingredients by half when making this in a 3 quart Instant Pot. The recommended fill line for…

Tips: Avoid the Laundromat

Jennifer’s Tips: Avoid the Laundromat

Though convenient, hitting a laundromat isn’t always everyone’s favorite necessary chore when RVing. Our friend Tom, of Ottawa, offers a tip that might come in handy – at least for…