This Roadtreking Life

 This Roadtreking Life

As we wait to set off on our next Roadtreking trip, I’m thinking about all the things I like about this small motorhome lifestyle we have embraced.

Here's a quick list:

  • Waking up to sunlight streaming around the edges of the shades of our Roadtrek and the smell of that first cup of coffee brewing as I start the day.
  • The first peek out the window at our surroundings. We boondock a lot so often, it’s wildlife I see. I love to sip that coffee and quietly watch the world wake up.faforites
  • The smell of bacon frying  as I start to make breakfast on the picnic table outside.
  • Taking Bo for his morning walk in a new campground or forest.
  • Walking with Jennifer, exploring our surroundings, hand-in-hand
  • Doing my morning blog work from a campchair next to the Roadtrek.
  • Watching the landscape which unfolds like a high definition movie on the other side of the windshield as we head to our next destination.
  • Changing our mind on route and stopping on a whim  to spend the night at a spot we didn’t expect to find but looks inviting
  • Quiet, two-lane state or county roads, the “Blue Highways” that let us see the small towns and farms and wide open spaces far off the hurried interstates.
  • Finding a local “Mom and Pop” restaurant or market or local produce stand that lets us experience local and regional foods that aren’t pre-packaged, frozen or microwaved.
  • Taking a nap in the middle of the day in our “look-at-the-sky” chairs outside the Roadtrek.
  • Pulling off the highway at a park, along a riverbank or lake front, or with a great view of the mountains and just hanging out for a while in a beautiful location. Maybe for an hour, maybe all day.
  • Meeting new people who share our live of travel and the outdoors. Everybody has a story. Everybody has something to teach us.
  • Watching a sunset from a new place.
  • Seeing the clouds pass by in a bright blue sky, with some birds way up high coasting on the thermals. Or seeing the stars in a jet black sky far from big city light pollution. This is why we call our tilt-back chairs “look-at-the-sky” chairs.
  • The smell of a campfire
  • Watching the fire sitting next to Jennifer, with Bo behind us with his back to the fire. Not saying a word, just being together, content, relaxed and listening to the wood crackle and burn as it turns into a bed of hot red embers
  • Hearing an owl late at night just before we drift off to sleep in our king sized bed atop the foam pads we use as a topper that makes it so comfortable.

How about you? Share your favorites under comments below.


Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland 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 at He and Jennifer also host the weekly RV Podcast and do twice-weekly videos on the YouTube RV Lifestyle Channel. They have written 10 books on RV travel.


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