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Mike 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. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.

From the 2018 Roadtreking Winter Campout

This year's annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula has brought dozens of campers from all across the country to0 a winter wonderland of beautiful forests blanketed in over two feet of snow. Although the event was scheduled just from Friday through Sunday, most arrived early. Pretty much the […]Read More

Episode 175: Straight Talk for RV Wives

Among a host of topics, today’s episode features a “For Women Only” advice section from Jennifer for RV wives. Now I think husbands will also benefit to this but what she’s done is address a bunch of concerns that RV women have raised with her as she has met them in our travels across North […]Read More

How to camp in the cold and snow

We love to camp in our RV in all seasons and in all parts of North America. Winter camping, in fact, is one of our favorite RV activities. But there's some big differences between camping in the winter compared to other seasons. A while ago, we got a nice e-mail from a reader who asked […]Read More

Starting the New Year on the Road

It’s a new year, with new places, adventures, friends and memories to be made. On this first day of 2018, we find ourselves on the road again, traveling this day through southeastern Michigan, into Indiana and Illinois, through Chicago and up through Wisconsin. By Tuesday we’ll be somewhere near Rochester, Minnesota, where made an unexpected […]Read More

The 2018 Calendar for Roadtreking RV Lifestyle Gatherings

We don't call our events “rallies.” We call them gatherings. There's no membership requirements. Any and all types of RVs are welcomed. Tenters are welcome. Even people who camp in the pack of their car are welcomed. There are no dues. No nametags. No agenda. It's all about the RV Lifestyle. The only requirements we […]Read More

Episode 157: How to find the perfect boondocking spot

Boondocking just may be the biggest trend affecting the RV Lifestyle these days. For one thing, with so many new RVers coming on the scene, it’s getting more difficult each day to find an open site at a campground. But for another, new technology like solar power, engine generators and lithium batteries are making it […]Read More

Time to reserve your spot for our annual winter campout

The time is here to reserve your space for our 4th annual Tahquamenon Falls winter campout, to be held the weekend of January 19-21, 2018 in Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula. This event is handled a little differently than our other gatherings. You make your reservation directly with the Michigan DNR site and pick your site […]Read More

Our 3rd Annual Roadtreking Winter Campout, Day One

Here we are back at the beautiful Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula once again – our third winter campout and out most active yet. There are about 60 of us here in 35 RVs, from across the five different states and Ontario. Some, hooked on winter camping from previous gatherings up here, […]Read More

Staying Warm with Reflectix

There's a whole bunch of us camping in the cold northwoods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this weekend  and though we're surrounded by massive amounts of  snow, we are  nice and toasty warm inside our RVs. We're at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and this is an annual event for most of us, filled with snowshoeing, big campfires, […]Read More

EPISODE 119: The Evolution of Recreational Camping

Modern campgrounds are replete with delightful irony: an increasingly sophisticated range of utilities and conveniences services them, yet they are marketed to perpetuate the cherished American ideal of the backwoods camp.   This week, we meet Martin Hogue, a landscape architect and professor who has studied the emergence of the American campground. Hogue has produced a […]Read More

When a Roadtrek finds you, embrace it

By Ari B. Adler When Jessi and I purchased our new-to-us 2008 Roadtrek 190 Popular nearly one year ago, it was a large financial decision that in hindsight seems like a bit of an impulse buy. I had spent many months researching RVs. I knew it was time to move up from our small, pop-up […]Read More

Boondocking across Michigan’s UP

It's been a week without plugging into electricity as we've traveled across the UP, enjoying the beautiful colors and staying in remote or near empty state and federal campgrounds. And it's been glorious. We spent four days with a group of other Roadtrekers in the primitive (no hookups) Presque Isle campground in the Porcupine Mountains […]Read More

More RV Lessons from the Road

Since I released the post on the 10 lessons we've learned in our now over 110,000 miles of RV travel over the past five years, several readers have asked for another installment. So here it is. This one, though, has 12 things we've learned from the road. 1) GPS units are all unreliable – If you […]Read More

My new Challenge: 100 miles on the North Country Scenic Trail

One of the great things about traveling North America in an RV is all the new opportunities you come across to experience the land and have adventures. So it is with the North Country National Scenic Trail, which I discovered this past weekend on a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I was on the trail to participate […]Read More

RT72 Conversations around a winter campfire

I am amazed at how many RVers are content to put their RV in storage for the season and never think of using it for winter camping. In this week's podcast, you meet a group of hearty winter campers who participated in our annual Winter Campout at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's snow-covered Upper Peninsula this past […]Read More

Winter finally arrives

It's snowing out. A lot. As I write this on a Sunday morning, the abnormally warm and rainy winter weather we have been experiencing in Michigan has given way to very cold, windy and snowy weather. The roads are a mess. My motorhome, parked in the drive, has a thick coating of snow and ice. […]Read More