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Our Top 10 Favorite RV Adventures

Our life on the road is filled with RV adventures. Here are 10 of our favorite RV adventures to give you some inspiration about what's waiting out there! As I write this RV Lifestyle blog post, Jenifer and I are starting to pack our RV for our next RV Adventure. And as we do so, […]Read More

RV Sidetrip: Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, KY

The first thing you notice about the attraction known as the Ark Encounter is that it is huge – a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, it is in it’s own right a modern engineering marvel that amazes […]Read More

Mark Twain Cave & Lover’s Leap

The Mississippi was in flood the day we arrived in Hannibal, Missouri. The “Big Muddy” was definitely swollen, fast, and muddy. Hannibal is famous as the hometown of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), but we had another interest in the region.  The area around Hannibal is known for its maze caves, and as cavers ourselves we […]Read More

Emergencies are just a bump in the road

You all know Jennifer and I believe in serendipity travel, or not planning everything out down to the last mile so, as opportunities present themselves, we can pull over and stop and experience something new without worrying about reservations or a timetable. But I can honestly say that Rochester, MN and the world famous Mayo […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Knob Creek, KY

It was a holiday weekend and traffic was heavy. We had no desire to join the rush up I-65 toward Louisville. Plus we didn't need to be home until noon the following day. “Let's go up 31E to the Blue Grass Parkway and cut over to Lexington,” suggested Lynn. We had driven US-31E in the […]Read More

RV Closet Contents Revealed

RV closets are dimly-lit spaces jam-packed with clothes. And the smaller the RV, the more packed the closet.  The wardrobe closet in our 19.5 foot Roadtrek 190 Popular is 16-inches wide x 49-inches tall And 18-inches deep. The first trick we learned is although you can use regular size plastic clothes hangers you must insert […]Read More

Meals & Cleanup in a Winterized RV

Many people park their motorhomes in the winter. And of those that still use them, many do not cook in them except for perhaps using the microwave.  This is understandable since cleaning up is more of a challenge without running water, using the gray tank and having an operating water heater, but it is not […]Read More

RV Must-Do Trip: The Badlands of South Dakota

It's easy to see why American Indians and the early settlers called the area of southwestern South Dakota the Badlands. They are dry, unbearably hot in the summer, rugged, isolated and – in the days before modern transportation – extremely difficult to navigate. But while it may be an inhospitable place to live,  these days the Badlands […]Read More

Across the wide Missouri on the Lewis and Clark Trail

One of our favorite RV journeys was a trip that followed parts of two historic routes: The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Oregon Trail. It's hard to over emphasize the importance of these two 19th century routes. Lewis and Clark discovered the overland route to the Pacific, thus opening up the nation to east-west travel […]Read More

RV Sidetrip: Deadwood, SD

If you like gambling, you'll probably love Deadwood. If not, probably not so much. After years of passing by on the way to the Badlands or Yellowstone and seeing the signs, Jennifer and I made an RV sidetrip to this town on the edge of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The entire city is listed […]Read More

Killing Tumbleweeds

It was time to hit the road from Tucson, AZ to Las Cruces, NM. I’d had a wonderful week in the area, which is worth a separate article. But now I was headed to another famous park, Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, which is famous among birders. I wanted to stop, again, at the KOA […]Read More

Packing your Clothes: Divide, Roll, and Conquer

Class B campers allow notoriously little room for packing lots of clothes. So we borrowed an old sailboat trick.  We divided the clothes cupboard to make 8 cubbyholes on the bottom shelf for Roger's clothes and 8 cubbyholes on the middle shelf for Lynn's clothes. Then we roll our clothes tightly and slip them in […]Read More

Laura’s Notes from Texas

FINALLY- it’s been waaaaay too long since I’ve been on a road trip. This winter, I decided to head to the southwest, an area I have not been in my RS Adventurous. Good choice! The general route is to Dallas to see a friend, Big Bend National Park (it’s National Park Year after all) and […]Read More

Amazing story: The wreck of the Steamboat Arabia

Sometimes, as we Roadtrek across North America in our RV, we run into stories that are so amazing that you don't know how to categorize them. So it was with us in downtown Kansas City when we toured one of the most fascinating museums we have ever seen. It’s a museum devoted to the Steamboat […]Read More

Extra Power for your Laptop while RVing

We have an older Class B motorhome with a single group 24 deep cycle coach battery.  We have learned how to boondock successfully with a mere 75-80 amp hours and stay within our power limits (see article here).  But where we have to be careful is our laptop computers.  Since we mostly use them after […]Read More

Four Season Bedding for your Class B

When we got our Class B motorhome in 2009 we already were experienced bicycle tent campers and had a variety of sleeping bags. We had several weights of mostly backpacking type down mummy bags. But RV camping was not roughing it, and we were ready for something more home-like.  We played with the idea of […]Read More