Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: May 2018

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…

Lemon Lavender Greek Yogurt Creme Brulee

  This is a healthier version of crème brulee I developed that works well in the Instant Pot. You can vary the flavoring you add to the base of the…

Is a Cassette Toilet Right for Your RV?

Cassette toilets are very popular in Europe and they are showing up more and more in RVs made in North America. But are they right for you and your RV…

RV Podcast 191: What to do with your RV

It always amazes me how our RVs enhance our lifestyle. We collect stories from the road on how people use their RV and the stories are endless. The hobbies, personal…

It is All About Family

Family is one of the most important influences in a person’s life. My trip this spring revealed itself to be about family. There are many types of families and I…

Sit comfortable with a yoga block

One of the things many of us do when we’re stopped for the night is spin the front passenger’s seat around so that instead of facing forward, it faces the…