Mike Wendland

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.

How to Get There Without Using the Interstate – RV Traveling the Beautiful Two Lanes

Charles Kuralt once echoed John Steinbeck by writing, “The interstate highway system is a wonderful thing. It makes it possible to go from coast to coast without seeing anything or meeting anybody. If the United States interests you, stay off the interstates.” RV traveling is more satisfying when you stick to the 2-lane roads as much as possible. Where Interstate highways offer a faster way to get between points, they lack the scenic beauty of America’s open roads.Read More

5 Best 12 Volt TVs for Your RV or Campervan (2021)

What are the best 12 volt TVs for your RV? On this list, you might find the best TV for your campervan. Even though Jennifer and I do not watch much TV, I still have one in our RV. Actually, there are two. It just came that way. It's always nice to watch our favorite […]Read More

Removing Bug Splatter from your RV

Are you as frustrated as we were with removing bug splatter from your RV? We just found a very affordable product that really works. We ended up washing the entire RV with it! And in the process, we erased stuck-on yucky bug splatter we have collected from five states over the past few weeks. It really works!Read More

5 Great Things to Do in Key West, Florida

Want to know some of the best things to do in the southernmost point of the United States? Key West has so much to offer. The drive through the keys to Key West makes for a bonafide tropical road trip, with spectacular beaches, numerous natural attractions, wildlife sanctuaries, and plenty of fresh seafood from nearby roadside shacks.Read More

Crowded National Parks brings major confusion

Have you heard about our crowded National Parks and the confusion changing policies have brought over not just getting in, but reservations, too? It's also the same at many State Parks as more and more adopt reservation-only camping policies. This week on Episode #348 of the RV Podcast, we dig into that issue and much more. And not just here on the blog and our audio version of the Podcast but also with our new video podcast released simultaneously on our RV Lifestyle YouTube Channel.Read More

17 Best RV Gifts for Dad

Stumped on what to buy your RV-loving dad for Father’s Day? We got you covered.  Father’s Day on June 20th (2021) will be here before you know it. It’s time to think gifts.  Luckily for you, if he has an RV or is into the lifestyle, there is no shortage of great gift options. Here […]Read More

Class A vs. Class B vs. Class C RV: Which is Right for You?

Most of you reading this probably already know that we have a Class B+ (technically a class C) motorhome, and we love it. Its small size feels easy to maneuver and saves Jennifer and me a ton of money on gas. I truly feel like it allows me to be more in touch with nature, and less encumbered by size and stress. But I also know that a Class A or Class B (a B+) or a larger Class C RV may be better suited to you and your family. Read More

Our 13 Best RV Road Food Stops for 2021

One of the biggest joys in the RV Lifestyle is discovering great road food as you travel across the country. Here is our list of 13 awesome places to stop and chow down on unique regional and unique specialties! Read More

Best Drinking Water Hose for Your RV (2021 Reviews)

Need a quality freshwater hose for your RV? What is the best drinking water hose for your RV? Here are important factors and different options to consider. Having access to fresh, clean water when using your RV is important. After all, you use it to drink, cook and bathe with. When it comes to purchasing the best drinking water hose for RV that you can find, I have done the leg work for you!Read More

6 Best Things to Do in Mallory Square, Key West, FL

Mallory Square is in Key West, the famous, historic island and the southernmost point in the United States. To state the obvious, this is a gorgeous area. There is a certain romance in the air combined with its natural beauty, knock your socks off sunsets, cultural diversity, art, museums, architecture, and tons of history-- much of which is located in Mallory Square.Read More

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