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Tribute to My Hillbilly Grandparents: Appalachia Proud

Trapping was a winter way of life for boys I grew up with

I've been traveling the Appalachian Mountains all of my life, first in the family station wagon, then on my motorcycle. It's gorgeous country, and the people who call it home are often misunderstood. I know this because they are my people.

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Holiday Road Trippin’ with ABC Radio

Listen to free tips for a perfect holiday road trip

Did you hear me interviewed on an ABC radio affiliate today?

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The “Ambition Dress” and Extending My Middle Age

Tam with Shepherd Center Seniors

Yes, that's me with a group of seniors in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the Shepherd Center Author Series. 

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West Virginia’s Miss Vickie: Let Go, Let God

Miss Vickie's famous Dodge 1950 Ram

My travels have blessed me with countless—countless—chance encounters. From a fry cook walking across America before he goes blind, to a homeless Vietnam veteran, and the people who shared their journeys with cancer with me, I have been blessed, and my character molded by each one of them.

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Camping For Beginners with Kids: Free Download

This free download makes your first camping trip super easy


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Safety as a Woman Traveling Solo

Tamela Rich with Kristen Miranda on WBTV talking solo travel and the Appalachian Bon Appetit project

I've learned a lot about myself as a woman traveling solo. That's my #1 reason for recommending it.

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Monticello and Slavery: Is this Historical Site Family-Friendly?


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Celebrating Six Years on a Motorcycle

Tamela on her BMW motorcycle on a windy road

Six years ago this month I decided to learn to ride a motorcycle. Since then I've traveled 47 states and 5 provinces on my trusty BMW G 650 GS—often solo.

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Visit Death Valley Now, the Desert is Blooming!

Death Valley 2016 in a rare super bloom?

After sunset, we took a gravel road that was designed to cross the park. However, we found that it was completely unmarked, which left us to our own devices.

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Congrats to Adam Holden-Bache on his Award-Winning Book

Adam Holden-Bache's award-winning book, "How to Win at B2B Email Marketing"

How to Win at B2B Email Marketing: A Guide to Achieving Success is a pioneering work in the field of email marketing.

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