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Explore Pocahontas County, West Virginia by Motorcycle

"Over Bonnie" mural in Marlinton, WV

There's nothing like early spring in the Appalachian Mountains! Frosty mornings, sunny afternoons, and gorgeous sunsets that you can watch through trees whose branches aren't yet covered in leaves all remind you that it's great to be alive.

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7 Tips for Eating Healthy Meals on Vacation

Grilled vegetables—easy to prepare at a park or buy at a grocery store or farmers market

Eating in restaurants, amusement parks, and on-the-go from gas stations can easily derail healthy eating habits, but you have more choices now than ever before—and the mobile web will help you find them.

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Ask Me Anything about Solo Travel

Plenty to do in the Bay of Fundy, solo travelers always welcomed

A road trip is the perfect way to experience solo travel. We live in a big, beautiful country with a great deal to explore. Bonus considerations: you already know the language and you don't have to learn to drive on the "other" side of the road! Ask me anything about solo travel in my free teleseminar. Details here

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Ask Tamela Anything About Planning a Road Trip

Hopi Point at Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ


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Charlotte to Chattanooga: A Four-Day Itinerary

The TN Aquarium is a great family attraction

Fox 46's "Good Day Charlotte" producer asked me what I'd recommend to someone looking for a quick getaway from the Queen City if they had four days to travel. Easy answer: Chattanooga.

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What’s in Store at Ride to Reboot Retreat for Motorcyclists?

Sunset at Mountain Quest Inn


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Ride to Reboot Retreat for Motorcyclists in West Virginia

Join us for "Ride to Reboot" June 12-14, 2015 at the beautiful Mountain Quest Inn

Some of America's BEST motorcycling roads are in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. That's why Neale Bayly, Drew Alexander and I chose it for our first Ride to Reboot retreat for motorcyclists.

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American History comes to Life in a South Dakota Rest Stop

Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery lit up my passion for historical travel sites

Like too many of us in the pre-Ken Burns era, my high school history experience was more an exercise in rote memorization than a way to understand the human condition (or myself).

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A Solo Road Trip: 8 ways to Relaunch Your Life

Crossing the Mississippi River at La Crosse, WI


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Lessons on Gift Exchanges: Stuff ≠ Love

This is what a Play-Doh elementary school project looks like after 20 years of dessication

I met "Sheri" a few years ago on my book tour and she got in touch when she moved to Charlotte (my city) in March. She arrived at exactly the same time we were moving out of our suburban four-bedroom home into a smaller urban townhouse and came over to preview the massive yard sale that took us weeks of preparation. She bought a few things that she admitted she didn't need and I was happy to sell them.

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