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.

Is 2021 year of the RV? Here are 5 strong reasons the answer is Yes!

The industry says 2021 is the year of the RV. RV sales are going through the roof. Dealers are reporting that customers are buying them over the phone, sight unseen.  RV trends in 2021 are all fueled by concerns over cleanliness brought about by the coronavirus and the strong desire to get out of the […]Read More

5 Great Places for RVers Who Hate the Rain

We can safely consider ourselves among those RVers who hate the rain and are looking for places that have little rainfall. But try as we might to lay out the best plans for our RVing adventures, our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers know that it's simply impossible to control the weather.  The best you can do […]Read More

5 Former U.S. National Parks to Visit in 2021

Did you know there are former U.S. National Parks still worth a visit? RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers know how lucky the U.S. is to have a National Parks Service that lets them get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful locations in North America.  We write about them often — highlighting the […]Read More

7 Awesome Attractions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no shortage of attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula no matter what time of year you visit. Here are our Seven Favorites. Luckily for Jennifer and me, the Upper Peninsula (more commonly known as the U.P.) has been right in our backyard because we live just a couple hundred miles south in the lower […]Read More

How one RV Manufacturer gets around the Sprinter shortage

If you've tried to buy a Class B RV on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis recently, you may have realized there is currently a Sprinter shortage. Because of the booming demand for small RVs on the popular Sprinter chassis and massive buys by Amazon, which uses them for delivery vans, most RV manufacturers simply can't […]Read More

Review of Nomad Internet for RV travelers

We tried Nomad Internet in our RV and came to really appreciate the fact that it is unlimited and unthrottled data. We tested Nomad Internet last summer and came away impressed by the service. The company has specialized in providing reliable, high-speed cellular Internet service to rural areas all across America.  Our experience was it […]Read More

RV Podcast 326: Parked RVs Bring Police Response

In the wake of the Nashville RV bombing of Christmas Day, a jittery public has been reporting parked RVs spotted on city streets, sending police to check them out. We’ll talk about that and why now may not be a good time for RVers to leave their units unattended on city streets in this episode […]Read More

Ship your RV to Alaska in 2021 – New pros and cons

For some, it makes sense to ship your RV to Alaska.  For those in the Lower 48, Alaska is a long, long way to travel. Even if you reach the Seattle-Tacoma area, figure another 40 plus hours of driving to reach Anchorage. One way to avoid the long drive is to ship your RV to […]Read More

RV Living 101: Our Complete Guide to the Most Helpful RV Resources

Keeping the RV Lifestyle carefree means having easy access to helpful RV Living resources. That's why we're publishing this RV Travel master list. Be sure to bookmark and share it! Jennifer and I have spent years collecting them. So bookmark this post. We know it will come in handy sometime. RV Living 101: Road and […]Read More

27 Effortless Winter Camping Tips for RVers

Your RV need not be in storage during the cold months. Get out there! Here are 27 Effortless Winter Camping Tips for RVers.   We are always amazed at how many RVers who live in northern states and provinces leave their RV in storage from the first frost until spring. Some, we know, are snowbirds, heading […]Read More

The Original RV – The Covered Wagon

Ever wonder what the original RV was? Wonder no more. You know the answer. It was a Covered Wagon. We RVers have our heritage and it really starts on Interstate 80 in Nebraska, America’s heartland. That's probably the main east-west route most RVers take when they head west to visit the National parks. I-80 was […]Read More

Our 10 Top 2021 RV Travel Resolutions

It's time to make our 2021 RV Travel Resolutions! We challenge you to make as many of them yours, too. Who would have thought that 2020 would have been the kind of year it was? But with growing optimism that 2021 will once again see RVers on the road in close to pre-pandemic numbers, now […]Read More

eBikes in National Parks [IMPORTANT NEW POLICY]

Contrary to what you may have heard, it is okay to bring and use eBikes in National Parks.  It wasn't always so. When eBikes first started showing up in National Parks, they were not always welcome. Each park seemed to have its own rules. There were some unpleasant confrontational between eBike riders and park rangers. […]Read More

Driving an RV in high winds [VIDEO plus 10 Important Tips]

Being in an RV in high winds can be very scary. I found out the hard way. I have a video to prove the point. And 10 tips for driving an RV in high winds. People ask us all the time, what's the scariest thing that has happened to you while driving your RV.  In […]Read More