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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.

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

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

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

10 Clearest Lakes in the U.S.

I've written about surreal destinations, magical caves, and a whole lot more, but there's just something extra special about a clear, clean, refreshing lake.  Of course, it could be/probably is something to do with our Michigan roots, but I happen to think many of our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers enjoy a clear lake as much […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Old Asylum in Michigan

It’s a chilly autumn night with a mist of rain falling on rustling dying leaves as the tour guide opens a creaky metal door that seems out of place in the middle of what appears to be an insignificant patch of grass. Holding our flashlights, we enter with a group of 18 others. The tour […]Read More

7 Biggest Lakes in the U.S.

As Michiganders, we hold a special place in our hearts for the lakes of the U.S. and Canada.  Of course, we’re especially partial to the Great Lakes, but there are many, many others. When it comes to sheer size of the bodies of water, the team at Travel Trivia recently broke down a list of […]Read More

Crossing into Canada to Lake Ontario’s northern shore

We love camping in Canada and recently crossed into Ontario from Michigan for a short getaway on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. We crossed via the Blue Water Bridge from Port Huron, MI to Sarnia, ON and ended up in a spectacular campsite directly on the water at Presquile Provincial Park. Except for the […]Read More

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Family Vacation

Michigan's Silver Lake State Park is midway up the Lake Michigan coastline and is known all around the world for the awesome and accessible sand dunes that are easily explored by foot or off road vehicles. We just spend at awesome time camping with family there and thought you'd like to come along with us!Read More

Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands

At the southwestern end of Lake Superior, just off the coast of Wisconsin, is a collection of islands known as the Apostle Island National Seashore. And a great way to see them is by boat, on a four hour excursion tour that is well worth your time. Jennifer and I rolled the camera on our […]Read More

Alone at Silver Lake

We were going to head home Monday. But then we realized, we can work anywhere. Serendipity is our rule. And so, instead of returning to our sticks and bricks home on the other side of Michigan, we pointed the nose of our 2017 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL 4X4 North and followed the Lake Michigan shoreline […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Junkyard Art in Michigan

A  trip took us to the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Our way home took us along M-28, on the southern shore of Lake Superior, where we passed a colorful metal sign advertising “Junkyard Art.”  Pulling off into a surprisingly large parking area, we chuckled at a sign that said, ‘Donations welcome but not […]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

Following the winds of curiosity around the Great lakes

It’s taken us a few years to develop our traveling style but, with more than 100,000 miles now under our wheels, I can now say I’m finally comfortable with the way me move around North America. Essentially, we follow the winds of our curiosity. It seems natural to us. Not so for others. For example, […]Read More

RV Destinations: Across the Top of the Great Lakes

Sharon and I were looking for new roads and sights as we came east to the Kitchener Roadtrek factory and went back out west, and we were richly rewarded by routing our trip over the top of the Great Lakes coming and going. It's not the fastest way on the biggest road, but we are […]Read More