Year: <span>2016</span>

Jennifer’s Tip: Carry an Extra Serpentine Belt

My tip this week is about being prepared for emergency repairs while on the road. I share it because of an experience we had earlier this year. We were in hot and humid Florida and navigating stop and go heavy traffic around Destin, which was getting very crowded with vacationers flocking to the area’s beaches […]Read More

Our Top Ten Rules for Getting Along in a Motorhome

As the year ends, a lot of newcomers are planning or have just bought their first RV. I can make that determination by the many questions I ask about how two people (and a dog) can get along in an RV, specifically, a class B campervan type. So I went to the video vaults and dusted off […]Read More

Baked Quiche

Preparing a quiche while camping can be a tasty breakfast option. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Ingredients: 1 pre-made pie crust in a tin (freezer section of the market) 3 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup grated goat cheese 1/2 cup diced orange bell pepper 1/2 […]Read More

The Best of Three Worlds: The addition of our Florida condo

We now have the best of three worlds: The Roadtreking world, where we can go anywhere, stay anywhere and boondock far off the grid in spectacular wilderness or enjoy luxury resort-style campgrounds; Our home in Michigan which is located on a beautifully wooded lot with a trout stream in the backyard; and now our new […]Read More

RV Sidetrip: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Craters of the Moon is a U.S. National Monument and National Preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho that is like no where else on earth, a volcanic wonderland that is easy and fun to explore in one of the weirdest landscapes you can find anywhere. And it’s perfect for Class B recreational […]Read More

Benefits of Using your RV as a “Sag Wagon” for Long Distance Bikers

Last summer I was a “sag wagon”  for my friend Cat. Sag stands for service and gear. She bicycled the Pacific Coast from Vancouver BC to the border of California and Mexico. She was biking with her two dogs. I was traveling in my Roadtrek with my cat, Miss Elsie. The trip started with the whole menagerie camping […]Read More

Pepper Jack & Beer Fondue

A warm appetizer that would be fun to enjoy when getting together with friends outdoors or when hosting a pre dinner cocktail hour.  The consistency of the cheese is best when using a block of cheese rather than pre-shredded.  You can serve this fondue right out of the skillet. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure […]Read More

Hurricane Damage at Florida’s Gamble Rogers State Park

While we were noodling down the eastern seaboard, enjoying the fall foliage in the Shenandoah, things were a bit more hectic for my family here in northeastern Florida. Hurricane Matthew came up the coast just offshore in mid-October, spreading a half foot or more of rain and 70-80 mile per hour winds throughout the area. […]Read More

Episode 116: Get out there and Hike the Florida Trail

In this episode of the podcast we talk about one of the best kept secrets in the nationwide system of hiking trails – the Florida Trail, a 1,300 mile trail that runs across the state and is very accessible to RVers. Plus news about a rowdy bull moose in Montana, self-driving RVs and an update […]Read More

Mike and Jen’s Top Ten Traveling Tips

We get lots of questions from regular readers and listeners of out podcast about how we travel and where we stay while heading from pace to place in our RV. So, in no particular order, let me share our Tip 10 Traveling Tips: Stay off the Interstates – This is often easier said than done. […]Read More

Honey Mustard Pecan Chicken or Salmon

Simple and delicious recipe that works well using chicken thighs or try it with fresh salmon!  I used fresh chicken thighs above and paired the meal with a light tasty Pinot Noir. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Ingredients: 1/4 cup honey mustard or any mustard (other than […]Read More

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