Boondock RVing makes for the perfect getaway, despite the UFO

Sometimes, it's those spur-of-the-moment getaways that make for the best RVing. So it was this past weekend when we headed to northern Michigan and did some boondocking – camping on our own, in no designated camp space, with no commercial hookups. It was perhaps the best experience we've had in our RV all year, made even more fun […]Read More

Roadtrek’s new E-Trek

Roadtrek has announced a new environmentally-friendly and technologically-advanced model on the Sprinter chasis called the RS E-Trek. Boondockers are going to love it. Roadtrek says pricing is forthcoming but it expected to start at about $122,000. Here's the official release: Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc is pleased to announce a new model, the RS E-Trek. This new […]Read More

RVing across America: Popcorn Days in Nebraska

One of the best things about RVing in a Type B motorhome is you can get to a lot of great places far off the interstate…places like the Sandhills of Nebraska, a 10,000 square mile region of grass covered sand dunes that takes up nearly 25% of the state. While we were cruising these beautiful […]Read More

Three weeks in an RV: 12 lessons learned on the road

The RV is washed and cleaned now, squashed bugs rubbed off the front end, clothes and supplies unpacked, rugs vacuumed, fridge emptied. Here's our stats: 5,209 miles driven in 12 states. Fuel cost –  $941; Campground cost – $650 Now, three days after returning from a three-week trip out west – we're both ready for […]Read More

An RVer with his own personal drone

Across the globe, military and law enforcement agencies are using drones for security and surveillance purposes. But did you know that there are now personal drones that tech savvy consumers can use? I found an RVer who uses one as his hobby David Bott is one of a growing number of radio control hobbyists who […]Read More

Aerial shot of FMCA Indy event

We're about to head home from the Family Motorcoach Association Indianapolis 2012 Reunion. I shot several fun and informative videos I'll be sharing with you over the next week or so. But as we get ready to return to Michigan – after three weeks on the road – I wanted to share this cool aerial […]Read More

New Motorhome Showcase at FMCA Indianapolis Event

A highlight of the Family Motorcoach Association's annual reunion each year is the new motorhome showcase and the 2012 event in Indianapolis generated a lot of excited buzz. We spent most of our time looking at the Type Bs and a cool C. Here's our quick video tour of what caught our eye. By the […]Read More

Nebraska’s Sandhills and Popcorn Days cause us to backtrack

The biggest surprise we have encountered on our Open Mike extended road trip for the Family Motor Coach Association has been Nebraska. Yeah, there's a lot of corn. The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers chose an apt nickname. But what has captivated us the most about this state and compelled us to backtrack on our route […]Read More

Buffalo Crossing

Got some great video at Yellowstone National Park of a herd of bison crossing the Yellowstone River at sunset. They are huge, shaggy, magnificent creatures and watching them swim across the river was mesmerizing.Read More

The long, empty highways of the west

I don't think I've ever enjoyed driving as much as I have in Wyoming. After leaving Yellowstone, we headed south through the Grand Tetons, only to be terribly disappointed that these magnificent mountains were covered by haze. Partially from the heat, which has baked the west as it has the rest of the country, and […]Read More

I’m one happy Yellowstone camper

I am one happy camper. In fact, Jennifer says the picture of me below is the happiest she has ever seen me. After most of five days in Yellowstone National Park in our Roadtrek, I am leaving with great reluctance. I'm trying to think of a place that has so connected with me, so satisfied […]Read More

Grizzlies, Wolves and Travertine

The land of contrasts that is Yellowstone also applies to the weather. The overnight temperature dipped to 34 degrees and we awoke Sunday to an overcast sky. This was a day we dedicated to the big things of Yellowstone. Before heading into the park, we spent some time at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, […]Read More

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