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.

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

3 Critical RV Bad Weather Tips

RVers need to follow these bad weather tips when severe storms are in the forecast As I am writing this blog, tropical storm Isaias is heading for the East Coast.   RVers along the Eastern Coast of the United States are bracing and wondering what steps to take during impending bad weather.  Watching the weather and the […]Read More

3 super helpful RV Clubs to join

RV Clubs offer great ways to make the RV Lifestyle even more enjoyable by connecting with a community of like-minded travelers, saving money, and getting help if you break down on the road. Jennifer and I are not, by general practices, joiners. And we didn't think we would be particularly fond of camping in big […]Read More

17 steps for quick RV setup at a campground

RV setup at a campground for newbies can be a daunting experience those first few times. Here's a very helpful checklist for you. We're in a Class C RV so the things we do and the order in which we do them may differ for you if you are in something different. But generally, whatever […]Read More

A fabulously fun off the beaten path visit to Storybook Land, SD

It was one of those picture-perfect October days, late in the afternoon, when we pulled into the parking lot of Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota. By Tom & Patti Burkett “Storybook Railroad closed for the season,” the sign read at the entrance as if to ward off the oncoming disappointment from a carload of children.   […]Read More

10 Easy RV Tips about cleaning RV floors

We have some RV tips for you this week that comes from our Facebook community in answer to a question about cleaning RV Floors. John was the original poster on our Facebook Group and he asked: QUESTION: What is the best way or tool to vacuum and mop my RV? In the first two hours […]Read More

RV Podcast 305: What RV travel during COVID is REALLY like

This week in the RV Podcast, we hear what RV travel during COVID is like. RVers from across North America candidly share their experiences, what was open, what was closed, how welcome they were, and what it’s like trying to do the RV Lifestyle in these challenging times.  This week in our interview of the […]Read More