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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.

RVing in the Adirondacks: Beautiful Lake Champlain & Ausable Chasm

RVing in the Adirondacks should be on every RVer's bucket list! Lake Champlain and the Ausable Chasm are amazing destinations in the Adirondacks! We came through this area in June 2019 on our way down from a Leisure Travel Van rally in Montreal. Northern New York is simply gorgeous in the summer and Lake Champlain […]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

Best Road Trips in the Midwest

The Midwest portion of the U.S. is often called Flyover Country, but make no mistake, this region is gorgeous from the ground — and that means a lot of great RVing opportunities.. Miles of sun-kissed farmland and crystal clear lakes frame the view out your windshield while some of the slower scenic routes — from […]Read More

RV Podcast Ep 230: What will happen to Roadtrek owners?

What do Roadtrek owners do for warranty work and parts now that the company has shut down? The biggest scandal to envelop the RV Industry continues to dominate the RV news this week, namely the sudden shut down if the Roadtrek and Hymer factories in Ontario and the immediate termination of more than 850 workers. […]Read More

RV Podcast 189: The 2018 North American Camping Report

This week we dig into the 2018 North American Camping Report, an exhaustive study done each year by researchers into every aspect of camping and RV use. Our guest is Toby O’Rourke, president of Kampgrounds of America, which underwrites the study, and she will help unpack this report which is followed by the RV industry […]Read More

Another kind of RV Camping: Luxury RV Resorts

The motorhome lifestyle comes in a lot of different flavors. Most of our experience has been on-the-go, traveling, sightseeing and most often, boondocking or dry camping far off the beaten path and away from civilization. But there is another way to enjoy your motorhome by experiencing motorhome resort communities meant for longer stays and offering luxury, peaceful […]Read More

Mackinac Island: Our favorite getaway

There are no motorized vehicles allowed and no places to camp but this beautiful island in the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan's two peninsulas has been calling Jennifer and me for nearly half a century. We took all our kids here starting when they were babies and we keep coming back year after year, now with […]Read More

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