Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: August 2018

RV Quick Tip: Dealing with dirty shoes

Whether our home is big or small, it’s always good to remove our shoes before going inside. But where do you keep those dirty shoes? Jennifer found a great quick…

Ask Us Anything

Our weekly Ask Us Anything LIVE YouTube broadcast comes to you from the Emerald Coast along the Florida panhandle, where we will be spending the next few weeks. This week,…

Swinging With An Existing Bike Rack

Several travelers (including me) have been searching for a way to open the back doors of their Roadtrek van with a hitch mounted bike rack installed. There have been several…

Instant Pot Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus

Creamy risotto is definitely a yummy comfort food that will keep your kitchen or galley nice and cool this summer!        This version of risotto is enhanced with…

Glacial Features At My Montana Campsite

After over two weeks up on the Beartooth Plateau getting snowed on, I needed to find a new spot to camp. Montana is very generous in its dispersed camping rules,…

Driving the Tail of a Dragon in a small RV

We didn’t intentionally choose US 129 on our route to the Smoky Mountains and the Bryson City area there. Our GPS system put us on that road, which we soon…

Quick Tip: Hotel parking lots for overnights

This week’s Quick Tip works well for Class B and campervan owners. I wouldn’t try it with any other RV, though. But what about all the parking lot light? We…

Off the Beaten Path in Franklin, IN

We were in Franklin, Indiana, and Rob Shilts was waiting for us, out of the rain, beneath a marquee that dazzled with a half-mile of neon and a thousand chasing…

Shower Caps: A must-have RV item!

This tip came via email from a listener to our RV Podcast named Donna, who wanted to share a tip on an inexpensive item that she has found extremely handy….

Instant Pot Baby Back Pork Ribs

The Instant Pot does a great job in creating fall off the bone delicious ribs and keep your RV our home from heating up in this warm stretch of summer!…

North Carolina and the Smoky Mountains

We just spent a fabulous week in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina filled with lots of outside fun like whitewater rafting and mountaintop zip lining. It was a very…