Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Author Archives: Jim Van Heule

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…

Exploring New York’s Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region of New York is now one of my favorite regions of the country second only to the Black Hills area of South Dakota. With its variety…

Change of Plans: Convalescing in Vermont

Traveling serendipity took a turn in ways not imagined recently. We had just finished our visit to Acadia National Park and started looking for the next place to explore. Maybe…

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…

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…

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,…

Jim Versus the Volcano

Have you seen the comedy movie, Joe Versus the Volcano, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? It’s a movie about this guy named Joe, that for reasons I’m not going…