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Connect Deep

The people and places I’ve encountered on my travels have taught me the importance of connecting with the natural world and to other people in ways that have made me more human and humane.

World Traveler-Author Allan Karl with Neale Bayly. Part Three of Four

Here's my friend and TEDx co-presenter Neale Bayly

The first two Parts of this series are focused on round-the-world traveler and author Allan Karl's adventures.

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A Child Bride’s 30th Wedding Anniversary

Me and Matt at Yellowstone National Park circa 2012

My odometer hasn't turned over in eight weeks.

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Runnin’ Shotgun with Dad and a CB Radio

the national 55 mph speed limit kicked up a rebellious streak in Americans and started a CB radio craze

In preparation for our bi-annual road trip, Dad installed a mobile CB unit in the station wagon and everyone in the family chose their "handles," which was sort of like choosing your Twitter name today.

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Planning a Family Vacation Road Trip? Here’s My Advice

Independence Day Cookies Billings, MT

July is prime family vacation and road trip season. I'm a people watcher, and since I am often alone on the road I get plenty of opportunities to observe families on vacation.

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My TEDx Talk with Neale Bayly: Chance Encounters

Neale Bayly and Tamela Rich at TEDx Charlotte 2-2014

When the organizers of TEDx Charlotte gave me and my friend Neale Bayly the opportunity to talk about the role that chance encounters have played in our lives we jumped right in.

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Join me for Storytelling at BMW Riders Association Rally

Tamela and Neale on the TEDx Charlotte stage

I'm looking forward to co-hosting "Tall Tales and Tell-Alls" with my friend and fellow TEDx Charlotte presenter, Neale Bayly (pictured above). If you're a motorcyclist join us!

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Your Daily Getaway: Armchair Travel Option for Email Subscribers

Wyoming pasture, fence, road and horizon

The Daily Getaway is a picture from my North American travels with a short caption or quote & sometimes a link to learn more. The perfect way to begin each day.

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Gettysburg and My “Mixed” Marriage

Faces of Gettysburg


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Meet 83-year-old Sally Stanke, a Woman (still) on Wheels

Group of women around a restaurant dinner table

If you think you're too young or too old to do what calls to you in life, you're going to love Sally Stanke, who celebrated her 83rd birthday last month.

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Middle Aged Motorcycling Urges

Biker Bunnies with my bike in Lava Hot Springs

The man, on the other hand, took action. "Hey, ladies. Are you the biker bunnies with those motorcycles out in the parking lot?"

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