Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: June 2018

Mango Chutney Chicken Glacier Style

  Preparing this recipe in the convection oven of our rig tonight while camping in Glacier at Chewing Blackbones Campground while at a Gathering of RVs of all types! Jennifer…

Serendipity travel with no reservations

We love Serendipity Traveling…with no reservations and no set-in-stone agenda. That’s our preferred RV Lifestyle method of exploring. Come along with us on a beautiful day in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…

Episode 197: How to Camp for Free

Camping fees are skyrocketing. It’s common to pay $30 a night at state parks, nearly $50 at commercial campgrounds. Even close to $100 a night at some of the resort-style…

The Union Pacific Bailey Yard

It was a cold and rainy late April afternoon as we neared our 330 mile, 3:30pm driving limit. Ahead was North Platte, Nebraska so it was decided that this was…

Our Glacier gathering starts today

Here’s our LIVE “Ask Us Anything” streaming video from last night at our Roadtreking Glacier National Park Photo Safari gathering. We recorded it from our spot in the Chewing Blackbones…

RV Recipes: Tomato Basil Dip

You can whirl this dip together in ‘no time’ if you have a blender onboard.  Serve with some fresh raw veggies, your favorite cracker or pita chips.  This dip can also…

Episode 196: The 330 Rule for the RV Lifestyle

This episode comes to you from the road as we head west towards Glacier National Park and our annual Roadtreking photo safari there next week. We’re recording this episode from…

Honey Pecan BBQ Sauce

Making your own BBQ sauce takes just a few steps and about 10 minutes time but rewards you with a special slathering of goodness to compliment many grilled entrees. Ingredients…

Fifty Points to Happiness on Lake Ontario

We all want to write about the great places of North America we’ve enjoyed. Every once in awhile you come across one of those little gems that really doesn’t qualify,…

Getting ready for a long season of travel

We’re off for a long summer season of travel that will see us and our RV crisscrossing the country. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting the RV and…

Off the Beaten Path in Northern Wisconsin

Say “Wisconsin” to almost anyone, and they’re likely to think of cheese.  There is cheese in this story, but you’ll have to wait for it.  This is a trip along…