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Roadtreking Blog



Stranded in Montana: Itís All Good

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 29 August 2014 - - - - - - · 80 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 - - - - - - · 77 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 - * * * * - · 172 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 - - - - - - · 86 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...


Apps for the Open Road

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 18 August 2014 - - - - - - · 255 views

Apps for the Open Road At FMCA's Family Reunion in Redmond last week, I presented a seminar called Apps for the Open Road in which I share some of my favorite apps and online resources for RVers.

Now we RVers all have our favorite technology devices, with Android and Apple smartphones and tablets accounting for the vast majority. Most apps now come in versions for different pl...


At the FMCA High Desert Reunion

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 18 August 2014 - - - - - - · 222 views

At the FMCA High Desert Reunion We’ve been in Redmond, Ore., most of the week attending the Family Motor Coach Association 90th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase (a rally). The aerial photo above, taken by the FMCA, shows the 1,500 coaches parked here at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.

There’s about 3,000 people here and, like all such big gatherings, there...


RV side Trip: Ride a Covered Wagon Aong the Oregon Trail

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 11 August 2014 - - - - - - · 124 views

The Oregon Trail, and the ancillary trails that led from it, constituted the single greatest migration in America – as many as a half a million men, women and children who traveled by wagon and by foot west for two decades in the mid-19th Century.

There are lots of books on the trail and lots of academic experts. But when it really comes to knowing...


Amazing story: the Wreck of the Steamship Arabia

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 07 August 2014 - - - - - - · 124 views

Amazing story: the Wreck of the Steamship Arabia Sometimes, as we Roadtrek across North America in our RV, we run into stories that are so amazing that you don’t know how to categorize them. So it was with us in downtown Kansas City when we toured one of the most fascinating museums we have ever seen.

It’s a museum devoted to the Steamboat Arabia, which sunk after running into a tree snag i...


Amazing story: the Wreck of the Steamship Arabia

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 07 August 2014 - - - - - - · 88 views

Amazing story: the Wreck of the Steamship Arabia Sometimes, as we Roadtrek across North America in our RV, we run into stories that are so amazing that you don’t know how to categorize them. So it was with us in downtown Kansas City when we toured one of the most fascinating museums we have ever seen.

It’s a museum devoted to the Steamboat Arabia, which sunk after running into a tree snag i...


Across the Wide Missouri on the Lewis and Clark Trail

Posted by roadtrekingmike, 05 August 2014 - - - - - - · 303 views

Across the Wide Missouri on the Lewis and Clark Trail We’ve now officially begun our trip west, a journey that will follow parts of two historic routes: The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Oregon Trail.

It’s hard to over emphasize the importance of these two 19th century routes. Lewis and Clark discovered the overland route to the Pacific, thus opening up the nation to east-west travel in the...