Year: <span>2017</span>

Is this something I can fix?

I have been back in a sticks and bricks rental for a month. I am in San Diego getting all the “stuff” done that I need to get done. I have seen the dentist (at least once), completed all my annual medical checks, greeted new and old friends and am resting up. For the 30 […]Read More

Chocolate Ganache with Orange Peel

Here is a New Years Eve dessert that will bring lots of smiles and it's easy! Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/ Ingredients 8 oz.  chocolate cut in 1″ pieces 1 1/4 cups heavy cream Orange Zest from 3 navel oranges Directions Pour heavy cream into a medium saucepan, […]Read More

Tips: Control Shedding

We love Bo, our Norwegian Elkhound dog, but there is definitely one thing we don’t love: His fur. In other words, he sheds. A lot. He is a big dog with a thick, healthy double coat of long hair and with the heat and humidity that comes with the summer travel season, Bo lots of […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: New Vrindinban, West Virginia

In 1959, a young pharmacist in India gave up his family, his business, and his professional life for the sake of a religious vision. Over the next decade he studied scriptures and began writing commentaries. His work became the foundation for the international Society for Krishna Consciousness, known in the U.S. as the Hare Krishna […]Read More

RVers share their bucket list travel plans for 2018

On this abbreviated last episode of 2017, we asked out audience to call in and share their RV bucket list plans for 2018. Listen up! Maybe you'll get some ideas! [spp-player] Here's the 2018 Calendar for our Roadtreking gathering – https://rvlifestyle.com/2018-calendar/ And here are the 2018 apps mentioned by Steve VanDinter in his Traveling Technology segment: […]Read More

Answering your personal questions about the RV Lifestyle

We get lots of email questions. Most are pretty straightforward, about how to do this or that, or seeking advice or information about bucket list trips, choosing between the different RV models and brands…. That sort of thing. But we also get a lot that are, well, personal. I have been saving them for the past […]Read More

The critical shortage of RV service technicians

The boom in RV sales has created a major demand for RV service techs. The RV industry just can’t get enough of them. So it’s rolling out intense recruitment and training efforts to convince more prospects that this can be a very lucrative career. At the recent National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY, the […]Read More

Wild Rice and Mango Salad

This dish is delicious and can be served cold as a salad or warm as a main entrée or as a side dish.  I made up the recipe using ingredients I like that I though would compliment each other and that it did… Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/ […]Read More

Why You Should Take Swim Noodles to Camp

Ever run into your awning support pole? Hurts, doesn’t it? We’ve all done that. So don’t think you’re the only one. Well here’s a tip to help you avoid that…. or at least to make it not hurt so much when you do. They’re pool noodles. Yes, you read that right: those Styrofoam logs that […]Read More

Episode 171: Clearing up some lingering questions

It’s the week before Christmas, a time when most RVers are staying put, hunkered down to be with family and friends for the holiday. We thought this would be the perfect week to settle some nagging RV questions that have been surfacing all year around. Chief among them has to do with biodiesel fuel, and […]Read More

The RVers Complete Guide to Dog Parks

We love to travel in our RV with Bo. He is such a part of our van life on the road that it’s hard to imagine the RV lifestyle without him. Bo. Our two-year-old Norwegian Elkhound,  has been a part of our RV lifestyle since he was a pup. He loves to travel as much as […]Read More

Roadtrek Sprinter Electric Step Repair

  One annoying thing that happened while I was in Europe was that my electric step quit working. A quick peek underneath revealed that the actuator, the shock absorber shaped electrically powered thing that extends and retracts to move the step, had come loose at one end because the hole the bolt goes through had […]Read More

Citrus Peel Olive Oil Cake

This cake is light and refreshing… Enjoy! Want more recipes like this?  Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/   Preheat oven 350 degrees Bake time: 40 – 43 minutes Convection 50 – 55 minutes Traditional Oven Ingredients 3                          eggs, large 3   […]Read More

The PERFECT Snow Brush for Tall RV’s

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. Right. The problem with that is you have to clean it off. If you use your RV all year round like we do, that can be a tough job. Our 2017 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL 4X4 is 10 feet high. But I found the perfect tool […]Read More

Tips: Plan Ahead, Avoid Getting Stranded

While we love tips from Roadtreking readers and listeners the most, sometimes we offer you information based on our own experiences. That includes one of the times we had to be prepared for an emergency repair while on the road. We were in hot and humid Florida and navigating stop-and-go heavy traffic around Destin, which […]Read More

Episode 170: Are Walmart Parking Lots Safe for RVers?

In this episode, we talk about Walmart parking lots, one of the favorite overnight camping spots used by RVers when they need a quick place to spend the night.  Over the past couple of years, Walmart parking lots have been linked to story after story about crimes committed there. Many RVers, in fact, now are […]Read More

What you need in your RV Kitchen

No matter what size RV you have, storage room is always at a premium. And food preparation products and storage is one area every RVer needs to maximize for efficiency. That's why we askedMary Jane Curry, a Personal Chef and the RV Recipes writer  for our roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog, to help us identify the […]Read More

Is Boondocking right for you?

It was the quiet that we most noticed. There were no traffic sounds. No TV sets from nearby campsites. No laughter, no murmuring voices of anyone else. Just us. And yet, camped in the middle of the wilds of northern Michigan miles from the nearest paved road or power line on our first boondocking trip […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Symmes Chapel

We’d like to clue you in to one of our favorite mountain sights that you’re unlikely to find on a map.  Near Cleveland, South Carolina (see interactive map below) you’ll find YMCA Camp Greenville within the bounds of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.  The camp occupies 1,600 mountain acres at 3,200 feet, and has hiking […]Read More