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This Roadtreking Life

| Updated Mar 21, 2017

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

Published on 2017-03-21

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

2 Responses to “This Roadtreking Life”

April 20, 2015at5:04 pm, Katherine A Morrison said:

Living on SS of $1300 a month. Is it even possible for me to roadtrek? I also need a way to bring my power chair. Ideas?? AFter being bedridden for the most part since 2001, I keep thinking of traveling to national parks, etc.

April 23, 2015at3:26 pm, Richard Guldborg said:


I think that is great that you want to travel. Here is a link to a place that has carrying racks for mobility chairs,

The one in the link is for a carrier that can carry a 400 lb. chair, folds flat when not in use and has a lightweight ramp that folds up so the chair can be loaded onto the carrier easily.
It’s 199.00 and they offer free shipping.

This not may not be just right for you but maybe that can help point you in the direction of sources to help you get what you need.

I too am living on my little social security amount and trying to decide if I can swing this lifestyle. So far, for me, it is looking pretty good. I just have to find a vehicle in good condition for a reasonable price. I’m real diligent in my search and I hope the right one comes up.

I wish you the best with your desire to travel and visit national parks.

Best regards,


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