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Mike Wendland is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road at RVLifestyle.com. He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.

Mackinac Island: Our favorite getaway

There are no motorized vehicles allowed and no places to camp but this beautiful island in the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan's two peninsulas has been calling Jennifer and me for nearly half a century. We took all our kids here starting when they were babies and we keep coming back year after year, now with […]Read More

Our love affair with Mackinac Island

For the better part of four decades, there is one place that has lured Jennifer and me back again and again, multiple times each year: Mackinac Island, located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. It's a place where motor vehicles are prohibited […]Read More

Dancing the weekend away on Mackinac Island: Where your RV can’t go

RVers aren't the only ones winding down the season this time of year. So is Mackinac Island, the summer resort island located in the Straits of Mackinac at the tip of the Michigan mitt, right where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Next weekend, the place shuts down until spring, with only a single hotel, restaurant […]Read More

Crossing the Mackinac Bridge in an RV

Spanning the two Michigan peninsulas is the Mackinac Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere . It is always a highlight of our trips to the Upper Peninsula. When you say “Big Mac” to a Michigander, the bridge is what they think of, not the hamburger. Counting the approaches, the bridge is five […]Read More

The 5 Best Things to Do in Munising Michigan

Munising MI was one of the first destinations Jennifer and I ventured to when we started RVing! Take a look at this video I did of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore all the way back in 2012 when Jennifer and I first started our RVing adventures. This isn’t even on our YouTube channel! This video […]Read More

Awesome camping in the UP: Michigan’s stunning Upper Peninsula

Camping in the UP – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – is an RV owner’s delight, with little bays, promontories, nooks, and wilderness crannies to explore in the up-close style that RVers prefer. We visit the UP in all seasons, several times a year. Yes, we even visit in the winter, when heavy snow as deep as […]Read More

3 Amazing Destinations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is filled with gorgeous destinations– here are some of our faves! Whenever someone asks us “Where is one of your favorite places in the US to go boondocking?” Our answer is, unquestionably, in unison “The UP of Michigan.” The UP meaning Michigan's Upper Peninsula of course. Luckily for us, it has been […]Read More

5 Former U.S. National Parks to Visit in 2021

Did you know there are former U.S. National Parks still worth a visit? RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers know how lucky the U.S. is to have a National Parks Service that lets them get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful locations in North America.  We write about them often — highlighting the […]Read More

7 Awesome Attractions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no shortage of attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula no matter what time of year you visit. Here are our Seven Favorites. Luckily for Jennifer and me, the Upper Peninsula (more commonly known as the U.P.) has been right in our backyard because we live just a couple hundred miles south in the lower […]Read More

The UP in Fall: In Full Color [WITH AWESOME VIDEO]

The UP in fall is an experience that belongs on every RVers bucketlist. We couldn't have timed it any better. Our fall trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the first two weeks of October was peak time for fall color. And although the last few days of or explorations out there saw a […]Read More

Where to find FREE or Cheap RV Sites Camping (2021)

Here's a HUGE list of Free or Cheap RV Sites & Camping Locations! This has been a crazy year for RVers. With so many newbies turning to RVing and Camping because of COVID-19 concerns, campgrounds have become overcrowded and overpriced. 2021 is going to be even more crazy busy! Frankly, given the current state of […]Read More

Legendary RV Destinations: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Whether seeking to escape the heat, check out amazing fall colors, or take a unique winter adventure, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has plenty to offer — especially Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the UP. Something just happens when you drive across the five miles of the Mackinac Bridge and find yourself in the […]Read More

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