In a little over 10 months, Roadtreking, the RV podcast that features interviews, RV news, bucket-list destination reports and tips and technology advice to enjoy the small motorhome lifestyle has just reached the 1-million download mark, according to a news release.
Produced weekly by Mike Wendland and his wife, Jennifer, the show began in October 2014 as an hour-long show available from iTunes, Stitcher and various online apps and services, as well as the Roadtreking.comRV Travel blog.
“Very, very few podcasts ever reach that 1-million downloads milestone,” Wendland said. “And for those that do, it usually takes years. The fact that we hit that number in a little over 10 months shows just how much interest there is in RV travel and the small motorhome lifestyle.”
Each hour-long episode of the podcast features listener questions, RV News of the Week, a segment on Traveling Technology , an RV Event Calendar and off-the-beaten-path bucket list reports on the favorite travel destinations of RVers. The Wendlands produce the show from wherever they happen to be each week as they travel North America in a 2015 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL that is outfitted with solar power and high tech, high efficiency Lithium Ion batteries.
“We can do the show from literally anywhere,” he said. “We don’t need shore power. Between solar and the lithium batteries, we are energy independent. So we’ve done the show from very remote places like mountaintops and the deep woods of national and state forests. Last week, we did the podcast right next to our Roadtrek, parked right on the beach of Florida’s Emerald Coast.”