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More RV Lessons from the Road

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 15 September 2014 - - - - - - · 90 views

More RV Lessons from the Road Since I released the post on the 10 lessons we’ve learned in our 75,000 miles of RV travel , several readers have asked for another installment.

So here it is. This one, though, has 12 things we’ve learned from the road.

1) GPS units are all unreliable – If you rely totally on GPS to get you somewhere, sooner or later you’re goi...


RV Side Trip: Deadwood, South Dakota

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 12 September 2014 - - - - - - · 72 views

RV Side Trip: Deadwood, South Dakota 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 a recent RV sidetrip to this town on the edge of the Black Hills of South Dakota. The entire city is listed on the National Historic Register. The city aggr...


National Bison Range: Perfect for a Class B RV Visit

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 10 September 2014 - - - - - - · 50 views

National Bison Range: Perfect for a Class B RV Visit The story of the American bison is one of the most sad and captivating episodes in U.S. history. Once thought to be limitless in number – an estimated 50 million ranged across North America before European settlement – they were hunted to near extinction in the late 1800’s. Greed by hunters and a calculated political effort to eliminate...


Yellowstone Supervolcano is Not About to Blow, Says Park Service

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 08 September 2014 - - - - - - · 88 views
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Yellowstone Supervolcano is Not About to Blow, Says Park Service Well, at least it’s not going to erupt anytime soon.

Probably.

This has been a strange year at Yellowstone National Park, which indeed sits atop a supervolcano. Two months ago, extreme heat from the thermal features below caused oil to bubble on a road surface and damage a 3.3-mile loop road that takes visitors past White Dome Geyser, Great Founta...


Top 10 RV Lessons Learned After 75,000 Miles

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 05 September 2014 - - - - - - · 190 views

Top 10 RV Lessons Learned After 75,000 Miles We just turned 60,000 miles on our Roadtrek Etrek as we pulled into our Michigan driveway after our latest trip, which essentially was four months on the road through 21 states, taking us from Cape Cod on the Atlantic to the far Pacific Northwest. When you add the 15,000 miles we drove in our first RV – a 2006 RS Adventurous – that now gives u...


New Apps that RVers Will Enjoy

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 04 September 2014 - - - - - - · 340 views
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Apps. There are so many apps that empower our smartphones and tablets to do new and creative things that it’s almost impossible to keep up with them.  This week, I have three new apps that you may have missed that you will surely want to add to your RVing collection.

The coolest photo enhancing app I’ve seen in a long time is Instagram...


Stranded in Montana: Itís All Good

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 29 August 2014 - - - - - - · 173 views

Stranded in Montana: Itís All Good So, what’s your worse nightmare about an RV trip?  Having a mechanical breakdown in the middle of, say, Montana, at the start of a weekend?

Trust me, it’s not so bad.

I can say this because it happened to us last weekend, just as we were leaving Glacier National Park and the Many Glacier area, about as remote a place as you can find, wh...


RV Side Trip: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 28 August 2014 - - - - - - · 123 views

RV Side Trip: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Craters of the Moon is a U.S. National Monument and National Preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho that is like no where else on earth, a volcanic wonderland that is easy and fun to explore in one of the weirdest landscapes you can find anywhere.

And it’s perfect for Class B recreation vehicles.

Craters of the Moon formed during eight...


For Your RV Bucket List: Glacier National Park

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 25 August 2014 - * * * * - · 257 views
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For Your RV Bucket List: Glacier National Park As we’ve traveled across North America, visiting wilderness areas and National Parks, one park consistently came up at the top of the list of must-visit places suggested by fellow RVers: Glacier National Park in far northwestern Montana.

Now that we’ve been there and spent most of a week exploring  this dramatic and spectacular park, we...


Spritzing up your RV with Lavender at the Tumalo Lavender Farm

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 22 August 2014 - - - - - - · 114 views

Spritzing up your RV with Lavender at the Tumalo Lavender Farm Lavender. Just the word brings olfactory recall, doesn’t it?  Such a pleasant smell, such a pleasant flower. While we were RVing in the Pacific Northwest, I saw a notice in a local publication about a lavender farm that invited visitors. Before Mike could say “where are we headed today?”, I had the GPS programmed.

The Tumalo Lavend...