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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.

North Carolina and the Smoky Mountains

We just spent a fabulous week in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina filled with lots of outside fun like whitewater rafting and mountaintop zip lining. It was a very busy week in one of the most beautiful spots in North Carolina. We took a train ride deep into the Nantahala Gorge, drove the Road […]Read More

Ask Us Anything – From the Smoky Mountains

This week's Ask Us Anything live broadcast came from Bryson City, NC, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains where we will be spending most if the week at another one of our Roadtreking gatherings. This one is themed around all the awesome rivers here, offering our attendees a chance to shot the rapids, take […]Read More

From the Great Smoky Mountains Photo Safari

What a great week it was, bringing 30 RVs to the Roadtreking Great Smoky Mountains for a week of hiking and photographing one of the most beautiful spots in North America. We keep all of our Roadtreking gatherings to about this number as that is the maximum size (it works out to around 50 people) […]Read More

The Roadtreking Smoky Mountains Photo Safari

(Note 2/8/16: This event sold out in 10 hours. See the end of the post for notice about other events we'll be adding) Roadtreking is all about the small RV lifestyle of adventure and exploration and with co-host Yan Seiner, I am happy to announce that our next Roadtreking Gathering is now ready for reservations […]Read More

A Fall Photo Hike through the Great Smoky Mountains

Veteran “Leaf Peepers” will tell you that there are few places in North America as stunning as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when it comes to the most beautiful, breathtaking displays of autumn color. The problem though, is getting there at peak color time and before wind and rain quickly drops the painted leaves. But this […]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

The Uncertainty of RV Travel in 2021

What a year 2020 has been. We can’t wait till 2021 begins. But that said, there are no guarantees on what RV Travel in 2021 will be like. It promises to still be challenging. Very challenging in certain places. In fact, as we review all the growing travel restrictions, lockdowns and restrictions as we experience […]Read More

Are these the best RV road trips in the U.S. for 2021?

We’re always trying to bring you great routes to travel, but we just came across a list of what just may be the best RV road trips in the U.S. The list we’re talking about was compiled by the good folks at To make it easy for you to read, we put the list […]Read More

RV Podcast #314: Working remotely from an RV from wherever you want

This week on the RV Podcast we talk about working remotely from an RV from a remote and beautiful area far away from the crowds. That’s where we are this week, camping in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula. Now as RV travel writers and reporters, we’re always working remotely from an RV. But with the pandemic, […]Read More

RV Podcast 312: RV Stories from Real RVers living the RV Lifestyle

This week in the RV Podcast Interview of the Week, we’ll hear from a group of RVers who will share their individual RV stories about how they got into the RV Lifestyle, what challenges they’ve had, and what the RV Lifestyle is really like. These are REAL RV stories from REAL RVers, unedited and I […]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

RV Podcast 311: Try Moochdocking for cheap RV Overnights

You surely have heard the term moochdocking by now, a variation on the boondocking trend that is so popular with RVers these days. While boondocking is typically off-grid camping in remote areas, moochdocking is camping – usually without hookups – in people’s driveways or the back of their property. This week, we’ll learn about a […]Read More

Fall Foliage: 5 Awesome RV Destinations for fall color

We have some awesome RV destinations for fall color to share with you! Whether you consider autumn the grand finale to summer or the calm before the storm of winter, few can argue that fall foliage delivers some of the most stunning scenery all across the country.  Obviously, different places deliver peak fall color seasons […]Read More

The awesome Synchronous Fireflies of Congaree National Park

It's an amazing sight that happens every May around this time: a mystery of nature known as the synchronous fireflies display. It happens in the Congaree National Park in South Carolina. Each year the fireflies somehow are able to coordinate their blinking to turn on and their lights at precisely the same time. Thousands upon […]Read More

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