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.

Winter RV Camping: From Freezing to Fabulous

Have you been thinking about winter RV camping?  It's time to make your plans and get out there and do it. If you follow these suggestions, your winter RV Camping trip will be just as easy as it is in summer. You'll just wear a little more clothing! While international and airline travel has slowed […]Read More

RV Podcast #321: Using Google Photos [FREE!]

If you’re like most RVers, you take a lot of pictures. But what to do with them? In this week’s episode of the RV Podcast, we learn about using Google Photos and what it can do for you.  Our Interview of the Week guests are Chris and Jim Guld, known as the “Geeks on Tour” […]Read More

Age and RVing: Too old for the RV Lifestyle?

One of the most common questions we get has to do with age and RVing: When is someone too old for the RV Lifestyle? This specific question comes from Diane via our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group/  QUESTION: “Hubby and I are 64/62 and we were thinking we want to get an RV to start doing […]Read More

RV FAQ: Annoying RV Repair and service problems

If there is one single hot button topic sure to raise the dander on most RVers it has to do with RV repair and service problems. Let's see if we can help work through that. Let's answer this question from our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group from a reader named Todd, who writes: Question  “I'm new […]Read More

How to Get the Perfect Camp Host Job in 2021

Thinking about getting a camp host job or becoming a work camper? Now is the time to apply if you want to snag a work camping job in 2021! Camp host jobs are one of many options available to RVers that can reduce the cost of being on the road. However, it takes a lot […]Read More

RV Destinations: Avoid Crowds at these 8 Great Geological Formations

As the U.S. continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, geological formations offer great opportunities for adventures that don’t involve crowds — and for some outstanding RV destinations. I'm talking about geological attractions where you can see formations formed over millions of years due to the impact of factors such as weather, […]Read More

Class B vs Class C RVs: The Expert Guide

Class B vs Class C RVs: Whether you're looking to buy your first RV or ready to move on to a new one, that's the big question many RVers will face when heading out to make that big purchase. But how do you know which one is for you?  Fortunately, we spend a lot of […]Read More

RV Podcast #319: Are RV Covers Really Necessary?

This week on the RV Podcast, we talk about RV Covers: Are they worth it? Should you have one? What to look for? Our guests are two product managers from Camping World, located in different parts of the country, and they will help us understand what to look for in an RV cover, what kind […]Read More

Avoid Crowds at These 10 Stunning U.S. National Parks

RVers are no doubt familiar with the U.S. National Parks, but there are definitely some that are better for avoiding big crowds — something travelers may be interested in more now than ever. But with more than 400 recognized national park areas encompassing more than 84 million acres across the U.S., it can be hard […]Read More

7 RV Destinations to Find Hidden Treasures

We work hard to bring you as many rewarding RV destinations as possible, but we thought it would be especially interesting to talk about a few spots that could offer actual rewards in form of hidden treasures.   Sure, chests full of gold and jewels may be unlikely, but there are a bunch of beaches around […]Read More

Is this the end of the 2020 Camping Season?

The 2020 Camping Season is shutting down pretty much everywhere you go north of the Mason Dixon Line this weekend. And what a year it has been? There were shutdowns and forced closings, confusing partial openings, long lists of social distancing and cleaning requirements, the great debate over masks, and never-ending waves of pandemic-weary new […]Read More

RV Road Trip: 10 Weird Roadside Attractions

Our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers know how much we love bringing you Off The Beaten Path reports and other great stops, which is why I thought this one would be great, too — 10 weird roadside attractions! Many of the attractions on this list are open year-round, so they will make a good stop whether […]Read More