Year: <span>2016</span>

Campgrounds and temporary workers

We were surprised when we booked a couple nights at a favorite campground in Southwest Georgia the other day to be told that the place was almost full and that we could only get a spot for one of the two nights we wanted. We'd stayed at the 78-site Chehaw RV Campground in Albany, GA […]Read More

Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer

This is an easy tasty appetizer that comes together quickly and with just a few ingredients. I was able to get all of the ingredients on one shopping trip to Trader Joe's. Consider this crowd pleasing small bit appetizer for an upcoming family or friend gathering. These ingredients are camp friendly and the appetizer not […]Read More

Fall Camping in the Shenandoah

When we came out to the east coast we headed straight to Assateague National Seashore, but weren't able to stay there. For one thing, Hurricane Matthew had dumped 16 inches of rain the week before, and even though it's all sand, the island was still waterlogged, and a third of the campsites were flooded. More […]Read More

The people you meet when you travel with a dog

Spent the night at the KOA in Sweetwater, TN, halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. We've stayed there before and we chose it because – like many KOAs – it has a fenced in area for dogs to run and play off leash. When we drive long distances, we always feel sorry for Bo, who at […]Read More

Apps, Apps and More Apps

It's been a while sinceI shared some of my favorite apps. So without further ado, by category, her's what I've been experimenting with these days. Photo Apps Photo apps just seem to keep getting better and better, giving us the ability to turn pictures taken with our smartphones into professional-looking shots. They’ve been around awhile, but […]Read More

RV Show and Tell: Our indoor/outdoor thermometer and clock

Reader Gene wrote: “Some time back you talked about adding an indoor-outdoor thermometer to your RT. What kind was it? and how well did it work out? I have been having poor luck with the ones I have tried.” It's easier to do a show and tell sometimes…. so here it is. We've had out […]Read More

RV Show and Tell: My new Professional Grade Wilson Cellular Amplifier

I mentioned on Podcast Episode 112 that the Wilson Amplifier people sent me their top of the line Cellular Amplifier to test out in our RV and that sure peaked a lot of reader interest. In particular, many wanted to know how we mounted that big spring mounted outside antenna that most truckers install on […]Read More

Raspberry Pecan Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is a great version that can be baked in an oven or on the grill over medium indirect heat. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at:   Ingredients: 4 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 cups […]Read More

Episode 112: How to Get The Best RV at the Best Price

In this week’s podcast we answer your questions about staying connected on the road with the Internet and Satellite TV, plus tips about how to rodent-proof your RV. And we talk about how to get the best RV at the best price, learning from Steve Fretz, whose Pennsylvania dealership was just named as the 2016 […]Read More

The 2017 Schedule of Roadtreking Gatherings

We're ready to announce the dates, locations and themes of the 2017 schedule of Roadtreking gatherings. Again, these are not rallies. They are small, informal gatherings built around activities, hiking, photography, exploring, socializing and great campfires. We try to limit them to no more than 50 people or so each, so we can all get […]Read More

Our Year of the Bo

Each year, as the regular camping season comes to a close, Jennifer and I usually reflect back on the year and give it a theme based on the place or experience or that most shaped our RV year. This year, we agreed, the most influential force for our RV journeys was Bo. Bo, of course, is our Norwegian Elkhound, […]Read More

Mike’s Tech Update: Switching Smartphones (Again)

As I seem to do about twice a year, I've switched mobile phones. I can blame it on my job. I mentioned it in a Facebook Live report the other day and a bunch of you emailed me to ask why I did so…. so, let me explain: Besides RV travel writing, I'm also a tech […]Read More

Fretz RV: Roadtrek’s Oldest Dealer

As Jennifer and I have traveled across North America, we've come to realize that the RV business – more often than not – is a family affair. Yes, there are big chains and superstores and impersonal corporate players out there. But it's been our experience that the best dealerships – the most successful ones – […]Read More

Skillet Artichoke and Olives

Try this skillet dish as an appetizer served with baked pita chips or gluten free tortilla chips. You could also serve this dish over some brown rice or pasta. Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at:   Ingredients: 2 cups water packed artichokes, cut in 1/2, pat dry 1/2 cup […]Read More

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