Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

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Taking a Break at Gamble Rogers

Sharon, Fiona and I have been back from Europe since mid-October, and have been reunited with our Roadtrek since mid-November, but driveway camping gets old in a hurry for us….

Our Bags are Packed, We’re Ready to Go

Wow, that really went smoothly. After spending Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday getting it ready, We dropped the Roadtrek off at the port Monday morning. Thanks to my precise…

We Get Lost in Santiago de Compostela

This northern coast of Spain has been quite an adventure! We took a couple of days to cross it, and the scenery is amazing – mountains coming down to the…

Down the Loire Valley and South to Perigueux

We have been driving west from the French-German border at Strasbourg, staying in municipal aires du camping and enjoying the French countryside. I set the GPS for no toll roads,…

West Across the Rhine and Into France

After leaving the Hymer museum we drove south to Lake Constance, a glacial lake at the foot of the Swiss Alps. We stayed in a commercial campground there for a…

Hymer Museum – Part One

I’m overwhelmed with all the beautiful cars and RVs I saw yesterday at the Hymer Museum in Bad Waldsee, Germany, and wanted to show y’all some of the sights I…

Campskunk’s Nuremberg Visit

We said farewell to the Rhine and its castles and headed east from Wiesbaden on E45, the Interstate 40 of Europe. It was full of big trucks with German, Polish…

Following the Rhine Upstream

From Denmark we are slowly working our way south along the western border of Germany, which means that we are following the Rhine valley. We first hit the Rhine near…

Campskunk and Sharon Go North Into Denmark

We finished up our eight day stay in Hamburg on the Elbe and got our 10,000 mile service at the Hamburg Sprinter dealer, which is what we were waiting around…

Campskunk Plugs In – In Europe!

OK, OK, I weakened. I’ve been going along fine for months without shore power, but Sharon was intent on sitting in one particular riverfront spot for days – under a…

Campskunk and Sharon RV to Hamburg

After leaving Berlin we headed northeast, went into Poland far enough so that Sharon could bag another country but not far enough for me to run afoul of the vignette…

Campskunk and Sharon Tour Prague

We’re getting good at this – to see these big European cities, we Google around for a campingplatz (campground) near public transportation with good security, and drive on in through…