Jennifer Wendland

Jennifer Wendland travels North America with husband, Mike, in a small Motorhome. She has worked with Mike as a television producer and traveled extensively all over the world. She is a self-described "gym rat," enjoying fitness and exercise wherever she goes. She is a certified Water Aerobics instructor and has taught large group classes in leading health clubs for more than 20 years. She and Mike have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They travel about two weeks out of every month. When not on the road, they live in southeastern Michigan.

Jennifer’s Tip: Seven Life Hacks for RVers

This week I have a whole bunch of tips. I call them Life Hacks for the RVer…. little things that can make a big difference. I have seven of them, life hacks I've either learned herself or been taught by others. 1) Get rid of yucky odors – Want to quickly freshen up the inside of your RV? […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Simple Shower

This tip comes by email from one of our listeners named Wendy… who came across an inexpensive little gadget that can help with staying clean and showering on camping trips and hikes. It’s called the Simple Shower and it is a specially designed portable shower that attaches to just about any one- or two-liter bottle to convert […]Read More

Tips: The Benefits of a Steamer

If you’re looking for a very handy way to make sure your clothes look good and are wrinkle free as you’re traveling in your RV – and let’s face it, who isn’t – this tip is for you. It’s an iron called the Power Steam Pro. I bought one at a Family Motorcoach Association Family Reunion rally […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Shoe Bag Storage

Storage in RVs is always at a premium raising one key question: Where do we keep all the things we need? My friend Peggy Bechtel offered a great tip that I’m happy to share with you. Simply pick up a shoe bag and a good ol’ fashioned tension rod (like the kind for curtains) and […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tip: A Bright Idea

Whether wanting to conserve battery life or read when our partner is ready for sleep, we don’t always want all the lights in our RVs on. That’s why I thought it would be great to pass along this tip from Julie, of Nebraska. “I have a Mighty Bright (brand) clip on LED light,” she says, […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Avoid the Laundromat

Though convenient, hitting a laundromat isn’t always everyone’s favorite necessary chore when RVing. Our friend Tom, of Ottawa, offers a tip that might come in handy – at least for smaller loads of laundry. “You can wash your clothes as you go,” he says. “You put your clothes in a covered pail with a lid […]Read More

Tips: Control Shedding

We love Bo, our Norwegian Elkhound dog, but there is definitely one thing we don’t love: His fur. In other words, he sheds. A lot. He is a big dog with a thick, healthy double coat of long hair and with the heat and humidity that comes with the summer travel season, Bo lots of […]Read More

Why You Should Take Swim Noodles to Camp

Ever run into your awning support pole? Hurts, doesn’t it? We’ve all done that. So don’t think you’re the only one. Well here’s a tip to help you avoid that…. or at least to make it not hurt so much when you do. They’re pool noodles. Yes, you read that right: those Styrofoam logs that […]Read More

Tips: Plan Ahead, Avoid Getting Stranded

While we love tips from Roadtreking readers and listeners the most, sometimes we offer you information based on our own experiences. That includes one of the times we had to be prepared for an emergency repair while on the road. We were in hot and humid Florida and navigating stop-and-go heavy traffic around Destin, which […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: What to Do with Old T-Shirts

If you are like us, you have drawers full of T-shirts you’ve collected over the years from your various travels. Most are seldom or ever worn, yet you’ve hung on to them all because they represent nice memories. But all they are really doing is gathering dust. Here’s an idea: Make a quilt from them. […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Just Add Water (To Clean Up)

One task we RVers all have that is no fun is doing dishes. So anything that can make that chore less time consuming is welcome. That’s why I’m happy to pass along a tip about a product that combines an ultra-durable Bounty paper towel with the grease-fighting power of Dawn dish soap. It comes from […]Read More

Tips: Enjoy Being a Senior

Most of my tips are about “things” to make RVing more pleasurable, but one Roadtreking fan sent a tip not too long ago that is a bit different. It came via our Facebook Group from our friend Cindy Larsen. Simply put, it’s a great guide for being part of today’s senior generation. The list is quite extensive, […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Get More Into Your Freezer

One frustration many RVers have is not having enough room to take all the things they’d like in those small RV refrigerators. Our friends Tom Burkett and his wife, Patti, have found an innovative way to get more food in the RV freezer. The Burketts have a 1997 Roadtrek Popular-190. And though he calls his […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Manage Mail While RVing

One thing most RVers have in common when hitting the road is how to handle our good ol’ fashioned snail mail. You know snail mail – mail sent via U.S. Postal Service takes a bit longer to arrive than email, hence the reference to a slow-moving snail. Our friend, Valerie, offers a great tip for […]Read More

Gadgets: One Cool Light!

One of the things we like the most about doing this blog and the podcast is hearing from you and receiving your tips. Sometimes, it’s about how to do things better while on the road, or maybe a helpful do-it-yourself project. Or it could be a nifty product you came across that you want to […]Read More

Tips: Finding Dogsitting Services

One problem those of us who travel with dogs regularly face is what to do with our pets when we have a place to go or an activity to do that doesn’t allow dogs. Listener Judy shares a website she used called Rover.com, which claims to be the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Avoid Becoming a Missing Person

Our Roadtreking friend Mary Z recently shared a fascinating article from Outdoor magazine that notes 1,600 people go missing from our public lands each year. They’re doing stuff like hiking, jogging, exploring – you know, the kind of stuff many of us are doing or plan to be doing soon. Many who go missing are never seen […]Read More