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.

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

Tips: One Cool Dog

If our Norwegian Elkhound dog, Bo, could pass along a tip, this would probably be the one – especially during warmer weather months. It deals with the one thing he doesn’t really dig about travelling with us across North America in our RV: The heat. Added to the issue is the fact that a lot […]Read More

Get a Handle on Laundry

Dirty laundry. Sometimes, it seems like it follows me everywhere. Especially on RV trips. What to do with it? For a couple of years, we stuffed it in plastic bags. And that, we learned the hard way is not such a good idea. The clothes get really stinky in them and even after washing that […]Read More

Tips: Mail Management from the Road

When we travel, we often wonder what mail we’re getting back home, and if there is something important to which we must attend. Well, listener Tom called in this great tip about a new service from the United States Postal Service – USPS Informed Delivery . The service, he says, “will actually send you an email each […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Turn Off Your GPS?!?!

The idea of turning off our GPS or satellite mapping units while RVing might sound a little crazy in a day and age where we’ve become ultra-dependent on them. But our friend, Jim, says doing that might just be a great way to create a more enriching travel experience. “You talk about travelling the roads […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tips: Keep Your House Safe While RVing

Most RVers are not full-timers and thus, when you hit the road, you have a sticks and bricks home to worry about. Mike and I travel about half the year, often for weeks at a time, so we’ve learned by experience how to make sure everything will be just fine at home when we return. Here’s […]Read More

Tips: Protect Your Spot While RVing

One of the nice things about having a Class B motorhome is mobility. You don’t have to tow a car behind you when you set out on your RV adventures. And when you’re at a campground and you want to do some sight-seeing or head into town for some shopping, you just unplug and take […]Read More

Tips: Food Storage

I’ve talked before about using Ziploc bags to store all sorts of stuff, from food to spare parts to things like cereal that can be emptied out of those big bulky boxes and stored in much less space. Not too long ago, a listener named Diane from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin offered up an alternative suggestion. […]Read More

Jennifer’s Tip of the Week: Mobile RV Repair Services

One of the fun things about visiting RV shows, like the Super B RV Show in Glendale, Arizona that Mike and I recently attended, is visiting with other RVers who share their tips and suggestions. That’s exactly what happened with one of our listeners named Jim, who came out to meet us and offered a […]Read More

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