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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 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.

RV Must-Do Trip: The Badlands of South Dakota

It's easy to see why American Indians and the early settlers called the area of southwestern South Dakota the Badlands. They are dry, unbearably hot in the summer, rugged, isolated and – in the days before modern transportation – extremely difficult to navigate. But while it may be an inhospitable place to live,  these days the Badlands […]Read More

A study in contrast: From the Badlands to the Black Hills

It's pretty amazing what a few hundred miles can do to the view. That was driven home to us today as we made our way across South Dakota taking in the vast green prairie and its lush grasslands, the wind carved canyons, ravines and hoodoos of the Badlands and the rolling thick pine forests of […]Read More

The Beautiful Badlands – The Open Mike RV Tour continues

I don't know why they call it the Badlands. It's big and wild and rugged and beautiful. I guess if I were on horseback, or trying tp pull a wagon train, or being chased by Indians here, maybe the name would fit. But after driving it in my Roadtrek, peddling it on my mountain bike […]Read More

12 Surreal US Destinations Worth the RV Trip in 2021

RV travel is filled with some amazingly surreal US destinations for RVers to explore. Here is a list of our favorites from across the country. Take, for example, the waterfall that looks like it's practically made of fire. And that's just one of the surreal US destinations I'm talking about here.  The places may leave […]Read More

11 Perfect Spring Road Trips to Take in your RV in 2021

It's not too soon to start thinking about Spring road trips! We're guessing many RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers are doing that very thing. Assuming the COVID-19 travel restrictions start to ease up soon, we have some great spring road trips to suggest for you after this long winter comes to an end! But when it […]Read More

20 Delightful State Parks for RVing in the fall (for 2020)

Planning to go RVing in the fall? Despite sweltering temps and the long days of an August summer, a change in season is right around the corner — what better time to look at the best state parks for autumn camping? Of course, like many lists of this sort, this is entirely subjective — especially […]Read More

RV Podcast 305: What RV travel during COVID is REALLY like

This week in the RV Podcast, we hear what RV travel during COVID is like. RVers from across North America candidly share their experiences, what was open, what was closed, how welcome they were, and what it’s like trying to do the RV Lifestyle in these challenging times.  This week in our interview of the […]Read More

RV Podcast #304: Rising COVID fears and RV Travel

Rising COVID fears and RV Travel uncertainty are causing RVers to stay closer to home and be much more cautious in their plans for the rest of the summer and into fall. As the nation once again finds COVID rates dramatically rising, RVers are wondering what to do with summer travel plans. “Should we stay or […]Read More

Dinosaurs Still Astonish at These 2 Great RV Road Trip Stops

By Tom & Patti Burkett Dinosaurs are one fun thing you can count on seeing in your RV road trip on the blue highways of North America. They're everywhere! Many of us grew up fascinated by these prehistoric creatures, and had our first look at one on the Sinclair Oil gas station sign.   If we […]Read More

Inspiring RVs for MDs: How RVers are helping front line medical workers

RVs for MDs RVers are helping front line doctors and medical personnel fighting the COVID-19 pandemic by donating their RVs to those health care workers to give them a safe place to hang out without infecting their family. In our interview of the week you’ll learn about RV4MDs, an awesome Facebook group that is helping […]Read More

10 Places to Catch the Best Wildflower Blooms in the U.S.

Many of our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers — have brighter days on the brain. Specifically, the kind of days that yield vast areas of stunning wildflower blooms.  That's why I put together a list below of some of the best places in the country to see wildflower blooms, with the help of the folks at […]Read More

Best Road Trips in the Midwest

The Midwest portion of the U.S. is often called Flyover Country, but make no mistake, this region is gorgeous from the ground — and that means a lot of great RVing opportunities.. Miles of sun-kissed farmland and crystal clear lakes frame the view out your windshield while some of the slower scenic routes — from […]Read More

11 Great Roadtrips for Adventurous RVers

It's no secret that our RV Lifestyle fellow travelers in the U.S. and Canada love the great outdoors and all that it has to offer.  Likewise, many of you enjoy getting out and being active outside.  That's why I was happy to find a post from Outside magazine about “The Best Road Trips in North […]Read More

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