Where shall we go Roadtreking? The Road beckons.

 Where shall we go Roadtreking? The Road beckons.

Where shall we go Roadtreking? The Road beckons. 2As we finish up outfitting our RV, the road is calling. I just edited a little promo video that we'll use for our video report intros and to hopefully get the attention of some potential sponsors. It's attached to this post.

Now, where shall we go? What would you like us to discover and report about?

Yellowstone is at the top of the list this summer. So are the badlands. Michigan's Upper Peninsula warrants a trip.

Where else?

Would you like reports on rallies? More tech reports? Gear and equipment reviews? Travel destination reports? What people shall we seek out and meet?

I've been a journalist for decades and traveled most of this country. But always I'd parachute in, get the story and move on to the next. It was hurry, hurry, hurry. Everything was on deadline it seemed at times as if the country was just one huge strip mall. What greenery and mountains and seashores and rivers and valleys I saw were in the flyover country down below or glimpsed at a distance from a speeding rental car. If we got close to the beauty, it was only as a backdrop for a standup before it was back to the airport. When we overnighted, it was in look-alike Hampton Inns or Marriotts and Sheratons. It was crazy.

This time, on my own time, in my Roadtrek RV with my wife, Jennifer, and Tai the Norwegian Elkhound, the journey is the story. I can't wait meet the people, see the stars in a night sky, experience the land, and take in all the adventure and inspiration that this new RV life offers.

So give me your suggestions on what I've missed all these years.

Use 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 RVLifestyle.com. 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.


  • Well Mike, this post starts off with a glaring error…you’ll never finish outfitting your RV! The more you use it, the more changes and little things you’ll decide you want to do. You’ll discover that stuff you thought would be invaluable you’ll never use, things you never thought of, until you needed them, you don’t have and, then, you’ll never need again. It’s an endless cycle, but a fun one for sure.

    As for places to visit, I’m going to renew my suggestion that you come to the East coast sometime for a trip. Acadia National Park in Maine is a must see; definitely one of our favorite places and an annual trip. On the subject of National Parks, get an annual pass; best $80 you’ll spend. From Acadia, venture up to the Canadian Maritimes, St. Stephen, St. Andrews, St. John, Moncton, Nova Scotia. One of our favorite places is St. Andrews and the Kiwanis Oceanfront Campground there. A great place to stay, reasonable rates and a great place to do some day tripping from. That region experiences one of the largest tide shifts in the Atlantic, something like 54 feet from low to high. Visit Hopewell Rocks in Moncton. You can walk on the sea floor there at low tide, and under some islands which look like wine glasses when the tide is out.

    Got plenty more but, the bottom line is “come East”.


  • You’re so right about outfitting, Alan!!!!
    Next up… if I can sneak past the wife… my amaeur radio setup.
    East sounds awesome!

  • As said Alan ” One of our favorite places is St. Andrews and the Kiwanis Oceanfront Campground there.”
    Last fall we were there. Very nice places for visiting. My photos are here

  • Would you like reports on rallies? YES More tech reports? YES Gear and equipment reviews? YES Travel destination reports? YES What people shall we seek out and meet? Track down Davydd. He has really thought through several issues. That would make a great interview.

    How long do you have to travel? If you have a month or more, some of the “Big Ones” are 1) Alaska 2) tour of Glacier and the Pacific Northwest, including traveling down the coast of Washington, Oregon and California. Wrapping up in Yoesemite. 3) The Maritime Provences. 4) Arizona, New Mexico and South Texas (including Big Bend). The last one is best done in the winter.

    If you have less time, from your location you can cover the Badlands, and Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in less than a month. My only suggestion if you make this trip is to see the Badlands before Yellowstone. We did it the other way around and after seeing Yellowstone, the Badlands looked kind of little.


  • Thanks Gordon… planning to do all you suggest. Lining up sponsors now. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  • You can’t go wrong with any of the suggested places to visit. Hal and I have been to all of them with the exception of Acadia/NE area. That was a trip we planned for summer and fall of 2010 but friends asked us to travel with them to AK. We did and spent three month and drove 14,000 on that trip. Acadia etc. is still on our list.

    When we traveled from Yellowstone to The Grand Tetons we stopped to see The Church of the Transfiguration. It is a small log church right on the main highway. The view looking at and through the window behind the pulpit is breathtaking and a spiritual experience in itself.

    I know you and Jennifer will enjoy wherever your B takes you and look forward to reading about all your adventures.

  • Hello Mike.

    Karen and I have done the east coast twice. Acadia is beautiful. There’s nothing like the ruggedness of Maine’s ocean shoreline. Sunrise and sunset from the top of Cadillac mountain can be spectacular. Stop in at the Jordan Pond House for “popovers” or lunch on the lawn. The view of Jordan Pond and the mountains beyond it wonderful.
    Bass Harbor Head lighthouse is on the same the same island as Acadia and is possibly the most photographed light house in North America. It’s not so much the lighthouse itself as it is the location.
    We always go to Baxter State Park when we are in Maine. Great hikes and the best place to see moose I’ve ever encountered. Just go to Sandy Stream Pond and sit around for awhile. You will see one soon.

  • Come to Virginia Beach, VA. Particular HWY 58 Maybe we met in the middle as I walk heading west.

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