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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.

Winter Camping Fun in the Upper Peninsula

Our annual winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula drew its best crowd yet, some 60 RVers from as far away as Florida. We had folks in fifth wheels, Roadtreks, Pleasure-Ways, Advanced RVs, home made converted vans and two tents equipped with wood burning stoves. We cross country skied, snow shoed, […]Read More

Snowbound in the Upper Peninsula in our Roadtrek

Right now, we're waiting for the roads to be cleared of snow. Until the plows come through, they'd be pretty rough driving. The nearest town is 15 miles away, though there's a sort of general store and gas station a mile or two down the road I could get to on snowshoes. But we don't […]Read More

The Upper Peninsula in Fall

In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, autumn means an explosion of colors, cool temperatures, gorgeous sunsets and a special time to enjoy the beauty of God's country. That's why we scheduled our Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure for October, held in the Porcupine Wilderness State Park. We arrived in peak color and experienced wildly fluctuating temperature. On […]Read More

Mike’s Top 5 Places to Visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

If you are a regular reader, you know Jennifer and I love to RV across Michigan's pristine Upper Peninsula – the UP – where big towns simply aren’t, and the scenery is jaw-dropping gorgeous with lots of forests, lakes and streams and, of course, the Big Lake, Superior, which some say is the coldest, deepest fresh […]Read More

Howling for Wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

One of the reasons so many RVers love Michigan's Upper Peninsula is because of all the wildlife. And in recent years, the chance, albeit slim, of seeing a wolf has been at least a possibility that has made the place pretty exciting. For the introduction of the grey wolf into Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one […]Read More

The Ultimate Predator: The Upper Peninsula Mosquito

I  started to write this last night from deep in the woods of the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was going to be such a perfect night. So we thought. From our USDA campspite at Robbin's Pond, there was probably not another human around for miles. Judging by the lack of tire […]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

8 Super Easy Tips on How to Sell Your RV

This week on the RV Podcast, we give you inside tips on how to sell your RV. Don't get low balled from a dealer that offers to buy it or take it in as a trade-in. Sell it yourself! We did and the process couldn't have gone more smoothly. And in the process, we learned […]Read More

12 Fascinating Regional Foods To Try On U.S. Road Trips

Regional Foods?  Seek them out Pride in their regional foods is one thing that nearly every American connects with — not to mention it always has a story that says something about the place and its history. Of course, we know our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers love two of those things: stories and food.  But what […]Read More

9 Reliable U.S. Destinations to See Northern Lights

Getting in touch with nature has many benefits, but perhaps one of the best is the ability to see the northern lights while RVing across the nation.  The science behind the phenomenon is fascinating, and for many seeing these magnificent lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fall and winter are the best seasons to witness the […]Read More

10 Best Selling RV Lifestyle Books, Guides & Courses

10 Best Selling RV Lifestyle Books, Guides & Courses   RV Lifestyle Guides & Courses Between our YouTube channel, blog, free guides, and podcast we give 99% of our material on the RV Lifestyle away for free for you to use and enjoy. However, there are RV Lifestyle Books, Guides & Courses that we’ve put […]Read More

The RV Podcast Meets Traveling Robert

This week on our RV Podcast interview of the week, we're going to continue our series of talking to other YouTubers and other bloggers who are out there covering the RV lifestyle. And I'm really excited to bring on as our special guest this week – Traveling Robert. He'll share his story and you'll get […]Read More

Camping fun in the snow

We had a ball camping in the snow in the rugged Upper Peninsula of Michigan at our annual winter campout this year. Twenty inches were on the ground, but the Michigan DNR folks had all our spots plowed out for us. Each site had electricity and everyone slept warm and cozy. Outside, we had a […]Read More

Every place has a story

Our guests this week are Tom and Patti Burkett, who share with us how they find all those fascinating off-the-beaten-path stories Show Notes for Episode #276 Jan. 15, 2019 of The RV Podcast: WHAT MIKE AND JENNIFER ARE UP TO THIS WEEK We’re recording this podcast at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. […]Read More

RV Bucket List Destinations for 2020

This week in the RV Podcast, we present the 2020 RV Bucket list. Each year at this time we ask our audience to call in and leave us a message about their RV travel plans for the New Year. And we have a lively assortment of them to play for you in the Interview of […]Read More

RV Travel when you are all alone

Welcome to another edition of the RV  Podcast – Your Guide to Freedom and Fun through RV Travel.  This week we meet a remarkable woman, Carolyn Rose of the YouTube Channel Carolyn’s RV Life. Carolyn left a big corporate job in the city for a life mostly spent in the boonies, traveling alone in her RV, to […]Read More

What worked, what didn’t in our RV Life for 2019

At the close of every year, before we plot out our adventures for the new one just around the corner, we like to review the past 12 months of travel, learning from all those experiences we’ve had on the road – the good and the bad. Truth of the matter is that it’s hard to […]Read More

The Power of a Tribe

As 2019 draws to an end and I sipped my morning coffee this day after Christmas, I checked in with my tribes. First, it was with the Fellow Travelers of our Facebook Group and our Facebook Page (yes, they are two separate social media entities). Then I went over to the Community tab of our […]Read More