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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 RVLifestyle.com. 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.

Latest Tips for Camping in the Badlands of South Dakota [2021]

One trip that belongs on every RVers bucket list is camping in the Badlands of South Dakota. It's easy to see why American Indians and the early settlers called the area of southwestern South Dakota the Badlands. They are dry, unbearably hot in the summer, rugged, isolated and – in the days before modern transportation – […]Read More

A study in contrast: From the Badlands to the Black Hills

It's pretty amazing what a few hundred miles can do to the view. That was driven home to us today as we made our way across South Dakota taking in the vast green prairie and its lush grasslands, the wind carved canyons, ravines and hoodoos of the Badlands and the rolling thick pine forests of […]Read More

The Beautiful Badlands – The Open Mike RV Tour continues

I don't know why they call it the Badlands. It's big and wild and rugged and beautiful. I guess if I were on horseback, or trying tp pull a wagon train, or being chased by Indians here, maybe the name would fit. But after driving it in my Roadtrek, peddling it on my mountain bike […]Read More

The 11 Best Midwest Camping & RV Spots (By State!)

The best Midwest camping offers everything an outdoorsman loves: hiking, fishing, sightseeing, and taking in American beauty. The Midwest has gotten a bad rap as boring or “vanilla.” People often picture flatlands with unchanging sightlines, but that’s not the case… You don’t want to miss out on visiting this natural wonderland! Covered in lakes, rivers, […]Read More

12 Surreal US Destinations Worth the RV Trip in 2021

RV travel is filled with some amazingly surreal US destinations for RVers to explore. Here is a list of our favorites from across the country. Take, for example, the waterfall that looks like it's practically made of fire. And that's just one of the surreal US destinations I'm talking about here.  The places may leave […]Read More

11 Perfect Spring Road Trips to Take in your RV in 2021

It's not too soon to start thinking about Spring road trips! We're guessing many RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers are doing that very thing. Assuming the COVID-19 travel restrictions start to ease up soon, we have some great spring road trips to suggest for you after this long winter comes to an end! But when it […]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

RV Podcast 305: What RV travel during COVID is REALLY like

This week in the RV Podcast, we hear what RV travel during COVID is like. RVers from across North America candidly share their experiences, what was open, what was closed, how welcome they were, and what it’s like trying to do the RV Lifestyle in these challenging times.  This week in our interview of the […]Read More

RV Podcast #304: Rising COVID fears and RV Travel

Rising COVID fears and RV Travel uncertainty are causing RVers to stay closer to home and be much more cautious in their plans for the rest of the summer and into fall. As the nation once again finds COVID rates dramatically rising, RVers are wondering what to do with summer travel plans. “Should we stay or […]Read More

Dinosaurs Still Astonish at These 2 Great RV Road Trip Stops

By Tom & Patti Burkett Dinosaurs are one fun thing you can count on seeing in your RV road trip on the blue highways of North America. They're everywhere! Many of us grew up fascinated by these prehistoric creatures, and had our first look at one on the Sinclair Oil gas station sign.   If we […]Read More

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