Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: June 2018

The long way to Acadia National Park

With our Roadtrek campervan RV purchase completed, it was time to start planning our first big adventure. We had just moved from Michigan to Arizona and experiencing our first summer…

Bigfoot, The Dogman and the Paulding Light

Every part of the country has it’s share of myths and mysteries about monsters and spooky phenomenon. But Michigan seems to have more than its share. We had fun on…

Bridge Walking in Michigan

Aune Oswald Campground in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is one really nice place to stay if you want to set up camp, watch freighters steam up and down the St….

Roadtreking’s 2018 Glacier Gathering

All of America’s National Parks are treasures. But when it comes to beauty and the sheer drama of the landscape, Glacier National Park has to be at the top of…

Glacier Chicken

  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…