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Most of us hustle through our days. A need for speed becomes a way of life instead of a means to an end; a habit instead of an occasional necessity. Road tripping has made me more mindful both on and off my motorcycle.
Travel Slow.

Tuscany Italy by Motorcycle: Crete Senesi and Pienza

Italy's Etruscan Chianina

There’s nothing like a few days in Italy to turn even a fast-food junkie into a foodie. Italians are proud of their culinary heritage and my tour guide, Enrico Grassi is a goodwill ambassador of all things cultural and gastronomical in the boot-shaped country. Even scenic pullovers are an opportunity for …

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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? The segment leads with the JFK assassination (53 years ago today) but 13 seconds into the segment, it turns to a couple of my favorite subjects: roadside kitsch and road tripping. The radio production wizards took a simple interview and …

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

This post was updated on April 12, 2016: Monticello has kindly offered two adult and two children’s visitor passes to the winner of my drawing. Monticello will contact the winner and arrange for the visit. Drawing will be 5/27/16. No purchase necessary. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter. …

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How to Entertain Kids on a Winter Road Trip

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Headed out on a winter road trip? I can help. In 2015 I made 30+ TV appearances, giving tips on where to go, how to get there, and how to make it kid-friendly. Here are some of my best tips for planning a trip and keeping the kids from whining and …

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Leaf Peeping and Waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway

This year’s wet weather may have postponed your annual trip to the North Carolina Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway to take in the fall foliage. Good news, you haven’t missed a thing. The dazzling colors will continue to descend from high elevations to low through the beginning of November. When to …

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Vacation Makeover: Solve 5 Common Vacation Problems

Never take a miserable road trip again. Use Tamela's tips

All too often vacations—even holiday weekends—don’t meet our expectations. The kids are bored and grouchy, you’re overrunning your budget, and the amusement parks are beginning to look the same. Does it really have to be this way? Here’s how families can transform their next vacation into one that is peaceful, …

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Why You Need at Least Three Days to Explore Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone River formed Yellowstone's Grand Canyon

Yellowstone National Park is an American icon. It’s what comes to mind when you think about a national park. With summer vacation planning in full swing, I’m begging you not to shortchange yourself when you visit. Three days is the minimum stay, but spend five if at all possible. Matt and …

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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. Here’s a ride report from my trip through Pocahontas County, West Virginia …

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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

I recently hosted an “Ask Me Anything” tele-seminar about planning a road trip. One of the most-requested topics was eating healthy meals on the road. Eating in restaurants, amusement parks, and on-the-go from gas stations can easily derail healthy eating habits. The good news is that you have more choices now than …

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Ask Tamela Anything About Planning a Road Trip

Hopi Point at Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Thanks to online resources (including review sites) anyone can decide WHERE to go. But when it comes to a road trip, you’re often in motion for as long or longer than you’re at your key destinations. That’s where I come in. In my free online Q&A, session, I will share …

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