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Troubadours in Thermopolis, Wyoming

Randy and Wormz by their conversion van

Thermopolis, Wyoming reminds me that we all need a steam valve. Basically, that’s what Thermopolis is—North America’s steam valve. Its the world’s largest mineral spring, to boot. I stayed at the Fountain of Youth campground, which  has its own “Sacajawea hot spring,” named after  the woman who led Lewis & Clark to the …

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A Full Week of Appearances in Billings, Montana

Tamela on her motorcycle

This summer I’m headed for a week of  speaking engagements and book signings in Billings, Montana, one of my favorite cities. Here’s the lineup, in case you are in the area or know someone who is. Monday, July 8 St. Vincent Hospital is sponsoring an evening with me, where I’ll tell …

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Women on Wheels® Here’s What I Have Planned for Us in Billings!

Tamela and her BMW

When we get together in Billings, here are four sessions I hope you’ll enjoy. I hit the road in two weeks! I’ll be with WOW’s president, Cris Baldwin, and the Heartland Chapter for dinner and some laughs on Monday, June 24. We’ll tell you all about it when we get …

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Women on Wheels® Here I Come!

Cattle drive sculpture in Billings, MT

I’m looking forward to being with several hundred Women On Wheels® (WOW) at their 27th International Ride InTM  this July. They’ve asked me to keynote the opening ceremonies and lead four workshops (outlined below). To get there from my home in North Carolina, I’ve planned this itinerary. Are you on my way? …

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The Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway Catfish

Like so many of you, I was brought up not to lie. So while I’d like to say the best website in the world is mine, it’s not; it’s Roadside America. When you’re mapping out where to stop between points A and B, you’ve got to consult Roadside America.  If you …

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Lava Hot Springs and Risk Taking

Lava Hot Springs

I’ve often wondered who the first genius was who thought of soaking in a natural hot spring for medicinal purposes. Brave. I got my first chance to soak in a volcanic hot spring in a little town called Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. It’s located about 100 miles southwest of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where …

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Mastermind Group for Business Authors Forming in April

man in a library reading "the ultimate book on leadership"

I’m forming a new mastermind for non-fiction authors beginning April 11, 2013. Download this PDF with all the details If you’ve been saying “I need help writing my book,” this mastermind group might be just what you need to move the book out of your head and into readers’ hands. You …

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Craters of the Moon

When you think of Idaho, I bet you don’t think of it being an inactive volcanic site, but that’s what it is. President Coolidge designated a large area in southern Idaho as a national monument, and called it Craters of the Moon, based on what people could see of the moon …

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Middle Aged Motorcycling Urges

Biker Bunnies with my bike in Lava Hot Springs

I remember the day I became an “Idaho Biker Bunny.” I was in line at a Wyoming Taco Bell with four other Conga riders from Idaho, whom I met in 2010 on my first road trip. They agreed to escort me from Cheyenne through their beautiful state all the way …

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Putting Myself in Time Out

My ever-patient friend and traveling companion, Jill

  If you aren’t listening to the podcast version of this story you are missing out on a treat. Sound effects and mood music plus lots more detail. TRY IT! One of my many failings is impatience. Yesterday I talked about repairing my gas tank cap with duct tape, and I promised …

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