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A Case Study in Serendipity Travel: Perry, Georgia

I've written before on our travel style – Serendipity, or just seeing what we come across and stopping whenever something interests us. I've shared how every place we've been – and I really mean every place – has a story to tell, interesting things to see if you just take the time. People email us […]Read More

Back to Nature: Florida Roadtreking and RV Fun

I am tired! The good kind. It’s been a busy time here at the “Back to Nature” rally in Crystal River, Fla.   I got here the night before the official start day. I usually don’t like long drives, but it was one of those days where I kept thinking, “it’s not that far, I can […]Read More

Laura’s 8 Reasons to RV Rally

Recently, after my 2 week, unplanned, solo trip to the Black Hills, I tried something new. I attended my first Roadtrek International rally.  It was a smallish (under 50 people), Region 7 rally held in Hutchinson, KS which is not far from my home in Kansas City.  I thought I would zip over, since I […]Read More

Live from the FMCA High Desert Reunion

We've been in Redmond, OR most of the week attending the Family Motor Coach Association 90th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase (a rally). The aerial photo above, taken by the FMCA, shows the 1,500 coaches parked here at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. There's about 3,000 people here and, like all such big […]Read More

Checking off the RV Travel bucket list

I'm about to check off a couple more items from our RV travel bucket list, trips that will take us coast to coast on a summer travel schedule that will have us going from Cape Cod to the Oregon coast, with numerous stops and detours along the way. The Cape Cod trip is from June […]Read More

Amateur Radio and the RVer

Thanks to the Internet and email, text messaging and Facebook updates, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends and family while traveling. But a very active group of RVers takes such connectivity to a whole new level, out-Interneting even the Internet when it comes to being able to communicate with the world. They take […]Read More

Wanderlust – Here she goes again

Maps? Check. Shorts? Check. Binoculars, scope and camera? Check. Canine Co-pilot who can’t read a map worth a darn? Check. Olga, my trusty Roadtrek camper, is ready to be de-iced, gassed up and loaded for trekking. I received an invitation that I couldn’t refuse from the Godfather of the Gulf. One of my Roadtrek Facebook […]Read More

An RV boom town in a Western Boom Town

Gillette, Wyoming is a certified American boom town. It's 30,000 residents have grown by a whopping 48% in the past decade as this western city has become the nation's self-declared “energy capital of America,” thanks to its vast quantities of  coal, oil and coal bed methane gas. But today, it just grew by thousands more as […]Read More

Tell me where to go: Help plan my RV trip to Wyoming

It's time to head west to Wyoming and, eventually, Yellowstone National Park. And this year, instead of repeating past routes, I thought it would be fun to get your suggestions, to crowd source our trip by drawing on the collected wisdom of our readers. In other words, tell me where to go. Here's the particulars: […]Read More

The story of Roadtreking.com: Serendipity RVing

“How'd you end up doing this?” If I could have had a quarter for every time we've been asked that about our roadtreking.com RV blog we could buy another motorhome. But since enough people seem to be interested….Here's how: This Roadtreking RV blog is a dream come true for me. Decades in the making, but now being […]Read More

Three weeks in an RV: 12 lessons learned on the road

The RV is washed and cleaned now, squashed bugs rubbed off the front end, clothes and supplies unpacked, rugs vacuumed, fridge emptied. Here's our stats: 5,209 miles driven in 12 states. Fuel cost –  $941; Campground cost – $650 Now, three days after returning from a three-week trip out west – we're both ready for […]Read More

An RVer with his own personal drone

Across the globe, military and law enforcement agencies are using drones for security and surveillance purposes. But did you know that there are now personal drones that tech savvy consumers can use? I found an RVer who uses one as his hobby David Bott is one of a growing number of radio control hobbyists who […]Read More

An RV City has formed in Indianapolis

I wasn't sure what to expect at the Family Motorcoach Association 87th Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Indianapolis. But this is a city. I am surrounded by 1,800 other motorhomes. Some 4,000 people are here. More are expected today when everything officially gets underway. This is my first time at an RV rally so pardon […]Read More

Nebraska’s Sandhills and Popcorn Days cause us to backtrack

The biggest surprise we have encountered on our Open Mike extended road trip for the Family Motor Coach Association has been Nebraska. Yeah, there's a lot of corn. The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers chose an apt nickname. But what has captivated us the most about this state and compelled us to backtrack on our route […]Read More

The long, empty highways of the west

I don't think I've ever enjoyed driving as much as I have in Wyoming. After leaving Yellowstone, we headed south through the Grand Tetons, only to be terribly disappointed that these magnificent mountains were covered by haze. Partially from the heat, which has baked the west as it has the rest of the country, and […]Read More

I’m one happy Yellowstone camper

I am one happy camper. In fact, Jennifer says the picture of me below is the happiest she has ever seen me. After most of five days in Yellowstone National Park in our Roadtrek, I am leaving with great reluctance. I'm trying to think of a place that has so connected with me, so satisfied […]Read More

Grizzlies, Wolves and Travertine

The land of contrasts that is Yellowstone also applies to the weather. The overnight temperature dipped to 34 degrees and we awoke Sunday to an overcast sky. This was a day we dedicated to the big things of Yellowstone. Before heading into the park, we spent some time at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, […]Read More