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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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Finding Courage to Relaunch Your Life

The "Courage" card that Jeri made for my birthday

My dear friend Jeri and I learned how to be grownups together.

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Connecting Deep: Life Lessons from Dolphins

Life lessons from dolphins

Matt and I spent the week of Christmas in Pawley's Island, South Carolina. The weather obliged, offering mostly-sunny skies and weather in the high 70's.

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