Mike Wendland

Mike 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. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.

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

Is this the #1 best dog park in the country?

We love dog parks and have visited them in our RV travels for almost 10 years now. We want to share what we think is the best dog park in the country. The irony is that it is right in our own backyard when we are at our sticks and bricks home in Michigan. Because […]Read More

10 super simple ways to extend the life of RV batteries

Had it with losing power while boondocking? Try these tips to extend the life of RV batteries RV batteries are one of those things that you really should know about. But in truth, all you care about is turning on your hairdryer, coffee maker, or toaster without thinking about where the power comes from. Talking […]Read More

Why are so many fulltime RVers calling it quits in 2020?

We're hearing about it almost every day now: fulltime RVers who calling it quits, coming off the road, and moving back into sticks and bricks houses. What's going on these days? The answer is complicated.  Because there are lots of reasons, all made worse by the realities of the 2020 pandemic. Most recently and perhaps […]Read More

RV Podcast #308: Overnight RV Parking at churches

Tired of noisy Walmarts and crowded CrackerBarrels for your overnight stops? Now you can do Overnight RV Parking at churches where it's quiet, secluded, and safe. This week in the RV podcast interview of the week, we learn all about Faithful Parking, a website that helps RVers find overnight RV parking at churches. Often those […]Read More

10 Spectacular Campgrounds in the UP [Michigan Upper Peninsula]

Thinking about a visit to the Michigan Upper Peninsula? Here are 10 spectacular campgrounds in the UP. Jennifer and I absolutely love the Michigans Upper Peninsula. Some people call it “God's Country” and we have to agree. It's that spectacular. The shores of three Great Lakes (Michigan, Huron, and Superior) encircle it and there are […]Read More

What the Great American Outdoors Act Means for RVers [GOOD NEWS!]

The Great American Outdoors Act is good news for RVers because it will bring a long-needed massive overhaul of the often crumbling National Parks system infrastructure. In a rare bipartisan move, the Great American Outdoors Act passed both houses of Congress and was just signed into law by President Trump. Finally! What’s in the Great […]Read More

Review of Nomad Internet for RV travelers

We've just tried Nomad Internet in our RV. We tested Nomad Internet for about a month. The company has specialized in providing reliable, highspeed cellular Internet service to rural areas all across America. They’ve now expanded and, using a Nighthawk router/modem/slash Internet hotspot, it is now providing unlimited and unthrottled 4G LTE Internet access to […]Read More

Alarming trend: RV Unfriendly Walmart Parking

Is Walmart RV parking going away? There are more and more RV unfriendly Walmart parking lots these days.  You most likely know that Walmart is an international company with hundreds of stores across the United States.  But you may not know the history and ties between Walmart and the RVing community.  As an RV enthusiast, […]Read More

RV Podcast 306: How to find a campsite despite the crowds

A lot of RVers are asking these days: How to find a campsite despite the crowds? The national news media has been filled with stories in recent weeks claiming that campgrounds are bursting at the seams across the country as people are taking up camping and RVing because they are afraid to take traditional vacations […]Read More