Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: September 2018

Off the Beaten Path to the Wisconsin Dells

It seems that every major urban area has a favored natural retreat that draws its residents when it comes to getting away for a while. For Angelinos it’s the beach….

The Best Free Museum in America

From the dramatic, life-sized displays to the memorials dedicated to thousands of soldiers, The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA offers a captivating look into our nations past. It’s been…

RV Quick Tips: New way to start your campfire

Tired of paper matches that run out or burn poorly? Same with the little plastic lighters fulled with butane. On a recent camping trip, our friend Tom Burkett shoed us…

Rice Pilaf

I came up with this tasty side dish as a homemade version of the packaged rice mix… no preservatives! Want more recipes like this? Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook…

Dog Proofing your RV

We have traveled in our Class B motorhome with 2 to 5 dogs.  They are all ~50 lb. Standard Poodles, so shedding was not a problem, but dirty paws were….

Life on the Mississippi – in Ontario

We have been killing a few days in the Ottawa area, waiting for a service appointment with the local Mercedes dealership, and have been following the Ottawa River downstream and…

Hershey RV Show 2018 Video Recap

There were just under 60,000 people attending the Hershey RV Show this year, officially named America’s Largest RV Show. And while RV shows in Pomona, CA and Tampa, FL would…

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

When traveling on the road and craving a fresh bakery item to enjoy over the next few days… here is a coffeecake that you can put together in a snap…

How to Test a Battery Isolator

Nearly every motorhome owner will at sometime experience a charging problem with their house battery. Note that even if you have two (or more) house batteries we will use the…

RV podcast #209: America’s National Parks in Crisis

America’s National Parks are in crisis. A growing near $12 billion backlog of desperately needed repairs and maintenance is seriously affecting America’s National Parks. Inadequate federal campgrounds and deteriorating or…