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5 Best Dark Sky Locations for Stargazing in U.S.

“Dark Sky Parks” are the best places to stargaze, and here's where you can find them. Darker skies mean plenty of opportunities to truly marvel at the beauty of the universe — if you’re in the right spot. They’re called “dark sky” parks and they’re free from light pollution. In short, you’ll see the universe […]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

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

Roadtreking for short trips is awesome too

By Ari B. Adler Special Guest Blogger When we bought our “previously loved” Roadtrek (2008 190 Popular) my wife, Jessi, and I believed we had made the right choice because it had enough room inside but wasn’t too big on the outside. We have found that to be a great decision based on our 2-week […]Read More

Winter Camping: Here We Come!

Spots are rapidly disappearing for our second annual Winter Freezeout Camping Adventure at the spectacular Tahquamenon Falls State ark in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We had about 14 RVs and about 25 people last year. This year, with little publicity but word of mouth, we have already exceeded that. The event is totally free. You have to […]Read More

Learning to Slow Down on a Fall Color Photo Hike

One of the nice things about the small motorhome lifestyle is how well it fits in with other hobbies and favorite pastimes. Take photography, for example. This weekend, as Southeastern Michigan temperatures dropped below freezing and we experienced out first frost of the year, I drove our Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL to a nearby park and […]Read More

Observations: RV Long Enough and You’re Home

I have been traveling since May 17. Today is the first day I feel like I am not on vacation. Today I feel like I am living in my RV. What makes today different? I am not sure but it might have something to do with the fact that I am staying in one place […]Read More

Sometimes, You Just Have to Rush the Season

The calendar says it's springtime in Michigan. But winter still thinks it's in charge, with nightime temps still often dropping to just above freezing. But for dedicated RVers, enough is enough. Sometimes, you just have to take matters in your hands and head out there. So it was with Jennifer and me this week as […]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

Dancing the weekend away on Mackinac Island: Where your RV can’t go

RVers aren't the only ones winding down the season this time of year. So is Mackinac Island, the summer resort island located in the Straits of Mackinac at the tip of the Michigan mitt, right where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Next weekend, the place shuts down until spring, with only a single hotel, restaurant […]Read More

3 Reasons to visit Michigan by RV

I am headed back home from a wonderful tour with my great friend and fellow RT owner, Laura, a Michigan native whom I met at the Branson Corporate Rally in May. We kept in touch on the Roadtreking: The Group  Facebook page and I managed to wrangle an invitation for a personal tour of her […]Read More

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