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RV Boondocking in Non-traditional Ways

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 25 July 2014 - - - - - - · 130 views

RV Boondocking in Non-traditional Ways When we talk about boondocking in an RV, we usually mean dry camping, off the grid camping in out of the way, wilderness areas, far from civilization and deep in the boonies.

Indeed, for Jennifer and I, that is our favorite place to be.

But that’s not the only place to be.

As I write this, we just spend a night boondocking in the parking lot of a...


Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Southwest Michigan

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 102 views

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Southwest Michigan Of all the eight states that touch the Great Lakes , Michigan – with 2,147 miles – has the most coastline. So as we rounded the bottom of Lake Michigan from the Indiana border and made our way into Southwest Michigan on the last leg of out 10-segment adventure, there was a sense of déjà vu about it all.

Around us were beautiful blue...


Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 61 views

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana The one thing we have learned on this Verizon Great Lakes Shoreline Roadtreking Tour is that very often, a surprise is literally around the next corner.

So it was when we got off the car ferry in Manitowoc, WI, directly across Lake Michigan from Ludington, MI

As we made a right turn out of the parking lot, we spotted a submarine. What on earth is a subm...


Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Crossing Lake Michigan

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 17 July 2014 - - - - - - · 275 views

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Crossing Lake Michigan Our Roadtrek Etrek now has its sea legs.

Sometimes, to really appreciate something, you have to immerse yourself in it.

So it was with Lake Michigan as we’ve been traveling around the Great Lakes Region these past several weeks on our Verizon Great Lakes Shoreline Roadtreking tour.

No, we didn’t go swimming in it. The heavy ice up this past...


Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Lake Michigan’s Northern Shores

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 14 July 2014 - - - - - - · 98 views

Michigan’s UP is hemmed in by three of the Great Lakes. Everyone knows about Superior and Huron but the lake on the UP’s southern border has some great camping and exploring opportunities, too.

So. after three weeks of travel on our Verizon Great Lakes Roadtreking Shoreline Tour, we have now arrived at the fifth of the big lakes – Lake...


Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Superior’s North Shore

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 11 July 2014 - * * * * - · 130 views

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Superior’s North Shore Of all the traveling we’ve done on this 4,000-mile Verizon Great Lakes Roadtreking Shoreline Tour, Lake Superior’s North Shore in Wisconsin and Minnesota has provided the most diverse scenery to date.

Up there, as we rounded the US-side of the lake and started heading north to Canada, especially north of Duluth, we were overwhelmed by the she...


Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Lake Superior’s UP Coastline

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 08 July 2014 - - - - - - · 214 views

There’s a reason it’s called Superior.

There is no other lake like it in the world. It is truly immense, so big that it contains more water that all four of the other Great Lakes combined. You’d need two more Lake Eries to equal the water in Superior.

Superior is so big we will need two reports to cover it all for our  Verizon Gre...


How We Roll: Working Out on the Road

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 07 July 2014 - - - - - - · 615 views
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How We Roll: Working Out on the Road Jennifer has one requirement as we travel: We find a place to work out.

She’s a fitness instructor by occupation, though lately, because of our near-fulltime traveling schedule, she’s had to cut back on the classes she teaches.

But that doesn’t mean she cuts back on her fitness goals.

We're on a very hectic Great Lakes Shoreline Tour...


The Great Lakes Shoreline Tour: Lake Huron’s Upper Peninsula Coast

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 01 July 2014 - * * * * * · 509 views

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 were seduced by the wide op...


RV Destination: Michigan’s Buggy Bois Blanc Island

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 27 June 2014 - - - - - - · 289 views

RV Destination: Michigan’s Buggy Bois Blanc Island Scratch another place off my bucket list: Bois Blanc Island, in the middle of Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, half way between the Upper Peninsula and the Lower.



As we were rounding the Lake Huron shoreline of the Michigan Mitt and driving through the northeastern town of Cheboygan on our Verizon Great Lakes Shoreline T...