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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 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.

Gadgets: The Tech I Use on the Great Lakes Tour

Lots of people have asked how I'm filing my Great Lakes Shoreline Tour reports and what tech gear I have on our Roadtrek Etrek. It was raining yesterday and we were stuck in camp so I did a short little video to show some of the gear I'm using. I'll do more and show the […]Read More

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Marais

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from Mike Wendland on Vimeo. The heat wave that enveloped the nation's midsection this summer was just the excuse we needed to pack up the Roadtrek and head north, nearly 400 miles from our suburban Detroit home to one of the most spectacular stretches of undeveloped wilderness coastline found anywhere in […]Read More

7 States with the Most Coastline

We love RV trips that take us along coastlines. You too? So here's an article about states with the most coastline. One of the best views RVers have on the road can be found traveling along, or even stopping at, the amazing coastlines the U.S. has to offer. A few years ago, on a whim, […]Read More

20 Delightful State Parks for RVing in the fall (for 2020)

Planning to go RVing in the fall? Despite sweltering temps and the long days of an August summer, a change in season is right around the corner — what better time to look at the best state parks for autumn camping? Of course, like many lists of this sort, this is entirely subjective — especially […]Read More

Best State Parks Across the U.S for Fall RVing

We know that RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers LOVE state parks across the U.S. And why wouldn’t you? After all, there are more than 6,000 state park units across the nation. That means that while RVing, chances are you will find some beautiful locations. Of course, it means it can be challenging to put together a […]Read More

Serendipity Travel: Following the Winds of Curiosity

It’s taken us the past five years to develop our traveling style but, with more than 130,,000 miles now under our wheels, I can now say I’m finally comfortable with the way me move around North America. Essentially, we follow the winds of our curiosity and move, or stop, often on a whim. We call it […]Read More

How We Roll: Working Out on the Road

Jennifer has one requirement as we travel: We find a place to work out. She's a fitness instructor by occupation, though lately, because of our near-fulltime traveling schedule, she's had to cut back on the classes she teaches. But that doesn't mean she cuts back on her fitness goals. Admittedly during some trips – like […]Read More

RV Destination: Michigan’s buggy Bois Blanc Island

Scratch another place off my bucket list: Bois Blanc Island, in the middle of Michigan's Straits of Mackinac, half way between the Upper Peninsula and the Lower. As we were rounding the Lake Huron shoreline of the Michigan Mitt and driving through the northeastern town of Cheboygan on our Verizon Great Lakes Shoreline Tour, we […]Read More

Of rainy days and meandering

“Not all those who wander are lost,” so wrote J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings. We love that quote because we love to meander, to take roads less traveled, off the Interstate. And as we are starting our Great Lakes Shoreline Tour that will take us 3,500 miles across eight states along the […]Read More

RV Podcast #331: The Amazing Power of Family Camping

Family Camping, whether in a tent, pop-up camper, a towable trailer, motorhome, or any other type of RV, unites families through great memories! That's what we talk about in this 331st episode of the RV Podcast. And through our special podcast guest – a Mom and Grandma who has passed along a love for the […]Read More

7 Awesome Attractions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no shortage of attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula no matter what time of year you visit. Here are our Seven Favorites. Luckily for Jennifer and me, the Upper Peninsula (more commonly known as the U.P.) has been right in our backyard because we live just a couple hundred miles south in the lower […]Read More

RV Podcast #317: When are you TOO old for the RV Lifestyle?

This week on the RV Podcast we ask and answer the question: When are you TOO Old for the RV Lifestyle? And rather than beat around the bush, let’s answer that question right now with just five words: You are NEVER Too Old! This week, we will hear the encouraging answers from lots of RVers […]Read More

The UP in Fall: In Full Color [WITH AWESOME VIDEO]

The UP in fall is an experience that belongs on every RVers bucketlist. We couldn't have timed it any better. Our fall trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the first two weeks of October was peak time for fall color. And although the last few days of or explorations out there saw a […]Read More

RV Podcast 311: Try Moochdocking for cheap RV Overnights

You surely have heard the term moochdocking by now, a variation on the boondocking trend that is so popular with RVers these days. While boondocking is typically off-grid camping in remote areas, moochdocking is camping – usually without hookups – in people’s driveways or the back of their property. This week, we’ll learn about a […]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

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