Swinging With An Existing Bike Rack

Swinging With An Existing Bike Rack

Several travelers (including me) have been searching for a way to open the back doors of their Roadtrek van with a hitch mounted bike rack installed. There have been several bike racks that try and solve this problem by dipping or swinging the rack out of the way but...
Exploring New York’s Finger Lakes

Exploring New York’s Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region of New York is now one of my favorite regions of the country second only to the Black Hills area of South Dakota. With its variety of scenery and food, I fell in love with the area.  This region is known for its eleven lakes that resemble...
Change of Plans: Convalescing in Vermont

Change of Plans: Convalescing in Vermont

Traveling serendipity took a turn in ways not imagined recently. We had just finished our visit to Acadia National Park and started looking for the next place to explore. Maybe we would head North to Nova Scotia. We could head south instead and attend a Roadtreking...
The long way to Acadia National Park

The long way to Acadia National Park

With our Roadtrek campervan RV purchase completed, it was time to start planning our first big adventure. We had just moved from Michigan to Arizona and experiencing our first summer there was dreaded. That’s when a summer-long trip was brought up. Why not go...
The Union Pacific Bailey Yard

The Union Pacific Bailey Yard

It was a cold and rainy late April afternoon as we neared our 330 mile, 3:30pm driving limit. Ahead was North Platte, Nebraska so it was decided that this was a good place to stop on our journey to the East coast. There was a large storm in front of us that went as...
Fifty Points to Happiness on Lake Ontario

Fifty Points to Happiness on Lake Ontario

We all want to write about the great places of North America we’ve enjoyed. Every once in awhile you come across one of those little gems that really doesn’t qualify, but find it so relaxing that it would be a shame not to tell others about it. Fifty Point...
Jim Versus the Volcano

Jim Versus the Volcano

Have you seen the comedy movie, Joe Versus the Volcano, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? It’s a movie about this guy named Joe, that for reasons I’m not going to get into, decided to jump into an active volcano. I found myself thinking about that movie as...