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Tamela Rich

Author Tamela has extensively traveled the U.S. and Canada, delivering her message to Pack Light | Travel Slow | Connect Deep. Her keynotes and workshops include life lessons she has learned through chance encounters on the road.

Red Lodge and Variety

Little guy on big horse in Red Lodge

Unlike any parades I’d ever seen back east, almost everyone in this one was either on mule or horseback.

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Standin’ on the Corner

Tam in Winslow, AZ

How a pop song saved an Arizona town that the railroad abandoned and an interstate bypassed. I'm standin' on the corner of Winslow, Arizona.

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Celebrating Outlaws

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

I entered the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum with a breezy attitude, looking forward to seeing the place where colorful outlaws paid their public debts. I emerged a very different person. Here's why.

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Canine Bikers

GS_rider_terrier_at_Lolo_Pass_Summit

I wasn't there to explore the Northwest Passage, I was there to ride the Lolo Pass. At the summit, I met Clark the biker and Henry the pannier dog, one of many canine bikers I've met.

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The Power of Tribe

Battle Rock

Kevin Bacon's not the only one who's six degrees of separation from the other people in his tribe. We're all drawing closer together each day. Here's a story of how my tribe reached out to me from yesterday's story.

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Cocksure in Port Orford

Port Orford's Battle Rock

My "sea to shining sea" aspiration at Port Orford, Oregon: is this a case of no guts, no glory? or "pride goeth before a fall"?

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Redwoods and Resiliency

I first learned about Redwoods in a Highlights Magazine. Forty years later I met them in person. I hope that these photos and factoids inspire you as they did me.

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Nowhere to Sleep in Oil Country

Here's a story where fellow campers came to my rescue

Trying to find a place to camp in North Dakota oil country took some ingenuity and the help of fellow campers willing to brave Yellowstone River mosquitoes.

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Glacier, Montana and the Kindness of Strangers

Here's a tale of stunning beauty and the kindness of strangers from my favorite national park, Glacier.

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Carlin, Camping and Stuff

Garage full of junk

George Carlin had it right when he riffed on our relationships with our stuff. "A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it..." Motorcycle travel helps put this into perspective.

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