Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: May 2018

3 Apps to find Cheap Gas

Gas prices are soaring with the summer heat, making drivers even more alert for the lowest possible prices. Fortunately, a number of apps can help drivers hunt down the lowest…

Off the beaten Path: Arthurdale, WV

By Tom and Patti Burkett If you were a West Virginia coal miner, life was especially hard in the early 1930s.  The Great Depression had pulled the bottom out of…

Meandering through Nebraska

I am moving west. It is a slight push as I need to be in Boise by early next week. Elsie the cat is going to visit friends of ours…

Tangerine Pie

This is an easy pie that is easy to make and perfect for those that love tangerine or citrus  desserts.  You can bake this dessert up in a convection oven…

How To Be The Kind of Camper Campground Hosts Want

I am finishing up six weeks, off and on, at Kirk Creek Campground in California’s Los Padres National Forest. This premiere campground is famous worldwide for its beautiful location overlooking…

We go to RV Owners School

We were recently invited to come share our RV experiences with a group of Roadtrek and Erwin Hymer of North America van owners in Canada. Our destination was Waterloo, Ontario,…

Janet finds help for her electrical issue

A few days ago I discovered three outlets in my Roadtrek SS Agile were not working. Oh no, major crisis. Any time anything goes wrong it becomes major, immediately in…

Jim Versus the Volcano

Have you seen the comedy movie, Joe Versus the Volcano, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? It’s a movie about this guy named Joe, that for reasons I’m not going…

Fresh Crab Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Here is a recipe for an appetizer I paired at the recent Roadtreking Gathering at Indian Leap Winery in Sonoma California.  The appetizer is refreshing and paired fabulously with the…

Leveling Blocks and Campervans

Sometimes bigger IS better – a friend of mine has a 36 foot Foretravel Class A motorhome, and takes great pride in showing me his leveling system. It’s a button…

Off the Beaten Path: Pompey’s Pilar

By Maggie Burkett In eastern Montana, the Yellowstone River is lined with rimrock cliffs that extend more than a hundred feet in the air.  They posed a substantial obstacle to…

RV Quick Tip: Prevent refrigerator odors

Here’s how to prevent odors from building up in your refrigerator when it’s not being used: Subscribe to our Free RV Newsletter and get a RV Packing List as a…