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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.

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Crossing Lake Michigan

Our Roadtrek has its sea legs. Sometimes, to really appreciate something, you have to immerse yourself in it. So it was with Lake Michigan on a trip  around the Great Lakes Region some time ago on our Verizon Great Lakes Shoreline Roadtreking tour. No, we didn’t go swimming in it. Instead of getting wet in the lake, […]Read More

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Southwest Michigan

Of all the eight states that touch the Great Lakes , Michigan – with 2,147 miles – has the most coastline. So as we rounded the bottom of Lake Michigan from the Indiana border and made our way into Southwest Michigan on the last leg of out 10-segment adventure, there was a sense of déjà […]Read More

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana

The one thing we have learned on this Verizon Great Lakes Shoreline Roadtreking Tour is that very often, a surprise is literally around the next corner. So it was when we got off the car ferry in Manitowoc, WI, directly across Lake Michigan from Ludington, MI As we made a right turn out of the […]Read More

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Lake Michigan’s northern shores

Michigan's UP is hemmed in by three of the Great Lakes. Everyone knows about Superior and Huron but the lake on the UP's southern border has some great camping and exploring opportunities, too. So. after three weeks of travel on our Verizon Great Lakes Roadtreking Shoreline Tour, we have now arrived at the fifth of […]Read More

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Superior’s North Shore

Of all the traveling we’ve done on this 4,000-mile Verizon Great Lakes Roadtreking Shoreline Tour, Lake Superior’s North Shore in Wisconsin and Minnesota has provided the most diverse scenery to date. Up there, as we rounded the US-side of the lake and started heading north to Canada, especially north of Duluth, we were overwhelmed by […]Read More

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Lake Superior’s UP Coastline

There’s a reason it’s called Superior. There is no other lake like it in the world. It is truly immense, so big that it contains more water that all four of the other Great Lakes combined. You’d need two more Lake Eries to equal the water in Superior. Superior is so big we will need […]Read More

The Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Lake Huron’s Upper Peninsula coast

Oh boy. There goes the schedule. With 10 segments due on our Verizon Wireless Tour of the Great Lakes shoreline across eight states, I have a pretty ambitious travel schedule. We were doing all right until we crossed over the Big Mac Bridge into Michigan's Upper Peninsula following the Lake Huron shoreline. But then we […]Read More

The Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Lakes Ontario and Erie

I always knew I was lucky to live in Michigan, the very heart of the Great Lakes. But until I started this drive along the shoreline of all five Great Lakes, I didn’t realize how fortunate I truly am to call this area home. I also didn’t realize how interconnected they are. From a hydrological […]Read More

The Great Lakes Roadtreking Shoreline Tour

We're about to set off on a 3,500 mile trip that will take us farther than if we drove across country, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. And although we till visit eight states, we will never really leave the Midwest. We'll be driving much of the U.S. shorelines that touches the five Great Lakes. […]Read More

AirVenture 2021: The great Oshkosh Airshow

AirVenture bills itself as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” but it's more commonly known as the Oshkosh Airshow! And after being canceled last year, it is most definitely on this year with the 2021 dates set as July 26 – Aug. 1. Jennifer and I travel about ¾ of the year, which means we are […]Read More

Legendary RV Destinations: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Whether seeking to escape the heat, check out amazing fall colors, or take a unique winter adventure, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has plenty to offer — especially Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the UP. Something just happens when you drive across the five miles of the Mackinac Bridge and find yourself in the […]Read More

5 Amazing Lakes to Visit This Summer

Love Lakes? Breezy summer days are just around the corner, and though it may be hard to imagine right now, we, and our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers, will soon be heading to lakes from coast to coast. I write often about our beloved Great Lakes and recently wrote about the “10 Clearest Lakes in the U.S.,” […]Read More

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