Year: <span>2015</span>

RV Lessons Learned in 2015

It's been quite a year. Over 40,000 miles traveled and Twenty-Eight states visited. We were on the road in our Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL 197 nights, had awesome adventures and more than a few setbacks. And through it all, our excitement and enthusiasm for the small motorhome lifestyle remains as high as it was when we began […]Read More

RT68 Retirement: What Are You Waiting For?

Is retirement all it's cracked up to be? Yes, a new study says it makes you happier and healthier. In this episode, we focus on retirement and it's many benefits, particularly retirement and RVing. Plus our usual tips, RV news, Tech news and destination reports. [spp-player] Complete shownotes for Episode 68 of Roadtreking: The RV […]Read More

The Top Ten Roadtreking Stories of 2015

Every year as December draws to a close and the New Year approaches, it's traditional for the media to list their Top Ten stories of the year. So, we figured, why not do the same here at the Roadtreking RV Travel blog? We've carefully tabulated the popularity and the number of reads that each story on […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tip: Accessories for the RV Bathroom

In an RV, space is at a premium. And no where is that more true than in the bathroom. There isn't a lot of room there for extras. But we've added two little items that, to me, are great accessories. The first is a very handy retractable 8-foot long clothesline we found on Amazon for around […]Read More

Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder! Get Outside!

There is a great book that has become a “go to” teaching tool for conservationists around the country. It is Last Child in the Woods, Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, written by Richard Louv. “Last Child…is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure […]Read More

Merry Christmas, Roadtrekers

We come in all sizes, ages,  colors and from different cultures, states, provinces and countries. We drive different RVs, have different political beliefs and lifestyles. But we are united by our mutual love for travel, adventure, the outdoors and the Roadtreking Way of Life. We are a community. A family. In a world in which […]Read More

RT67 If You Are an RVer, You Better Learn Pickleball!

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America and the closet thing possible to being the “official” sport of RVing. In this episode of Roadtreking: The RV Podcast, we interview Rusty Howes of pickleballchannel.com, the premier media outlet of the entire sport. who explains how RVers have been largely responsible for driving the sport of Pickleball […]Read More

The REAL Winter Freezout Camping Adventure

I hear Mike Wendland and Yan Seiner have been trying to convince people to wander off somewhere way up north and freeze to death in a few weeks, and have a much more attractive alternative to propose. How about a Freezeout in Florida? I'm already down here and am all set up for the next […]Read More

Tiny Homes meets Micro Camping

The tiny homes craze has moved into the RV community with something called micro camping, and, in particular a lightweight bicycle camper than can be built for $150. Paul Elkins is the inventor and he is quite the tinkerer and an expert small boat and shelter builder. He also shares his numerous inventions and his […]Read More

RT66 Why you Need to be in Perry, GA in March

In this week's episode, we talk about  an RV gathering that will teach you more about RVing in three days than most people learn in a lifetime. The Family Motorcoach Association's upcoming gathering in Perry, GA is the kind of event every RVer should attend at least once in their lifetime. In this episode, Mike talks to […]Read More

Winter Camping: Here We Come!

Spots are rapidly disappearing for our second annual Winter Freezeout Camping Adventure at the spectacular Tahquamenon Falls State ark in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We had about 14 RVs and about 25 people last year. This year, with little publicity but word of mouth, we have already exceeded that. The event is totally free. You have to […]Read More

Mobile Ka Band Satellite Internet Arrives

Well, here I am out of the frontiers of science again. You'd think I would have learned my lesson after the devious Jim Hammill had coerced me into testing all this experimental RV stuff, but noooooo, I'm at it once more, this time with a superfast version of mobile satellite internet. It's experimental – at […]Read More

Decorating the RV for Christmas

Every year since we were married more than 40 years ago, Jennifer and I have made our way to the little town of Frankenmuth, MI at the base of the Michigan Mitt's Thumb region where we pay a visit to Bronner's – the world's largest Christmas store. Doubtless you've seen the signs along the interstates, […]Read More

2016 Free Days at National Parks

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate! All national parks will waive their entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016. The 16 entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be: January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day April 16 through 24 – National Park Week August […]Read More

RT65 Planning your 2016 RV Boondocking Adventures

It's the time when many RVers start dreaming and planning about the places they'll visit in the coming new year. For many this year, that means more off-the-grid boondocking wilderness experiences, far from the crowds and in beautiful places where one can be close to nature. But boondocking poses its own special problems and in […]Read More

RV Photo Shoot: The Animals of the West

I've spent much of the past few weeks editing and distilling down the 2,800-plus photos I've taken on our western trips over the past couple of years and thought I'd share my top 12 favorite photos of  the animals of the West with you. I have truly embraced photography now as my main hobby and as we traveled […]Read More

Trips: Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail – A Great RV Tour

In the heart of central Kentucky – not far from it’s famed bluegrass country – is an area known as the Bourbon Trail, a confluence of seven distilleries that produce the bulk of the world’s Bourbon. Formally designated by Congress as “America’s Official Native Spirit.”  The distilleries offer tours and tastings and offer a perfect […]Read More

East Across Texas on I-10

It's always a long drive from out west to Florida, where we spend the holidays with family. Some years we just grind it out, driving all day and arriving worn out. This year we had been chased south to I-10 by the weather well before Thanksgiving, so we had a chance to slow it down […]Read More