Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: February 2018

My Fun and Expensive Trip to the Tire Store

After four years and 56,000 miles, it was time to replace the tires my Roadtrek Sprinter came with. I have a long one-ton chassis in my CS Adventurous, which means…

Getting Ready to Roll

I have spent a good winter in San Diego. After living full time in my rig for over a year I, rented a studio and moved in, late in November….

Meet our new eBikes

After a lot of consideration, Jennifer and I finally got eBikes. For some time, Rad Power Bikes  have been a sponsor on our RV podcast. We figured we really needed…

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Here is an easy way to make chocolate truffles with pantry ingredients!  I experimented with using evaporated milk in place of whipped cream to see if truffles could be made…

Replacing the Green Hose on a Sprinter

Well, I put it off as long as I could, but I need to hit the road for the season soon and I needed to replace my green wastewater hose….

Food & Community On-the-Road

I have been considering the importance of food in life. Why is it that we all want to cook our own mostly healthy meals when traveling in our RV’s? The…

Romance in a Roadtrek

Romance in a Roadtrek…or how to keep it sweet on the road… Hmmmm.   how to write this, how to write this… Well, one definition of romance is “a feeling of…

Way Down Upon the Suwannee River

Our Roadtreking gathering at Florida’s Manatee Springs State Park had us all singing that line from Steven Foster’s 1851 song a lot this past week as we kayaked, canoed, pontooned,…

Chinese Chicken and Rice Instant Pot Meal

These ingredients combine well and make a delicious Instant Pot meal. Remember to use a minimum of 1 1/2 cups of liquid when using an Instant Pot regardless of the…

Dewinterized in the Land of the Snowbirds

Now we’re talking. We’ve been down in Florida for a week now and over the weekend, the temperature hit 83 degrees Fahrenheit. It is definitely time to dewinterize. On Saturday,…

Two easy RV organizational tips

We received a great tip from a reader named Anne who emailed us two tips that help tidy up the interior of an RV. What Anne did was to purchase…

Sprinter Starter Repair

My Roadtrek CS Adventurous is over three years old, and I’m starting to get a few things that let be know it’s not showroom new anymore. A couple of weeks…

Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs and Potatoes

6 quart Instant Pot Serves 3 This is an Instant Pot recipe I came up with this week.  The sauce is delightful and the potatoes are perfect consistency when you…