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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.

Our Five Favorite Stops in South Dakota along I-90

A lot of people think I-90 on South Dakota is a boring drive. But not us! We love the entire route and sometimes have spent as much as a week traveling through. That's because there are so many places to stop and explore. Everybody knows about places like Sturgis, Deadwood, the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore. […]Read More

Campskunk Goes to Barcelona

We packed up and headed south from Narbonne in southeastern France down the Mediterranean coast, looking for new adventures and wishing to see a bit of Spain. It's already high 80s and low 90s in the interior, but the coast is staying cooler for now, and we liked the way the weather forecast looked around […]Read More

Thinking of a Type B RV? Here are the Questions you Should Ask

Buying an RV is perhaps the second biggest purchase most of us will make next to our house. In some cases, with kids grown and newly retired from our jobs, it becomes our house as more and more people embrace the fulltiming style of a life on wheels. And these days, Type B RVs seem […]Read More

Episode 127: Can Two People and a Dog Really Live in a 24-foot Motorhome?

On the Valentine’s Day episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast, Mike and Jennifer answer your questions about their relationship, living for long periods in a 24-foot camper van and how two people so different can get along so well. I’ve been saving all sorts of questions our audience has been sending Jennifer and me over […]Read More

The people you meet when you travel with a dog

Spent the night at the KOA in Sweetwater, TN, halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga. We've stayed there before and we chose it because – like many KOAs – it has a fenced in area for dogs to run and play off leash. When we drive long distances, we always feel sorry for Bo, who at […]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

RV Sidetrip: Deadwood, SD

If you like gambling, you'll probably love Deadwood. If not, probably not so much. After years of passing by on the way to the Badlands or Yellowstone and seeing the signs, Jennifer and I made an RV sidetrip to this town on the edge of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The entire city is listed […]Read More

Dump the printed books, use apps to find RV camping spots

Hot doesn’t begin to describe what August in the Badlands was like. The dashboard thermometer read 101 degrees and as we drove out of the Badlands National Park towards Interior, SD, the two lane blacktop shimmered with heat waves that even kept the area’s healthy rattlesnake population hunkered down in their burrows. We approached a […]Read More

Meeting Travelers in My Back Yard: The Anza Borrego Desert

This year I have decided to push myself socially. It is time to hole up a little less. My first adventure into this realm was suppose to be the FMCA Rally in Indio. Unfortunately that was stalled by a leaky roof in my “sticks & bricks” house, the night before I was suppose to leave. […]Read More

The Bad Lands of Montana’s Makoshika State Park

The Lakota people used to call the area around far northeastern Montana “Makoshika.” Depending on who is doing the translating, it either means Bad Land or Bad Spirits. And while it is as hot, dry and seemingly inhospitable a place as you can imagine, the Makoshika State Park is well worth a visit and an RV […]Read More

RT40 Roadtreking Podcast: Hitting the Road After the Kids are Gone

Empty nesters have two choices once the last kid leaves home for good: sit around pining for the good ol' days or make some great new days. The RV lifestyle offers a way to make some great new days – to get out to see amazing places and meet awesome people and not just exist, but live. David and […]Read More

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