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Appalachian Roots Music: What’s with the Banjo?

We will visit the Blue Ridge Music Center and learn the history of bluegrass music on the Appalachian Mountains and Music Motorcycle Tour

I never learned to like bluegrass music as a child of the 1970’s. After all, we had the Rolling Stones, The Who, and Fleetwood Mac on the AM/FM dial so who needed that old timey stuff? (How ironic,the words “AM/FM dial” when talking about old timey stuff). And why were banjos …

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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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Free Travel Planning Workshops

When it comes to planning a family road trip Tamela Rich will give you expert advice

With cheap gas prices nationwide and domestic travel on the rise, I’m offering three free workshops to help everyone gear up for fun, memorable and affordable summer travel experiences. Two workshops are at REI’s Northlake Store in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m offering a free teleseminar too! Details on all three right here. Vacationing in the Blue …

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Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cherokee public art bear

I created this free guide to planning a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just click the link below. No registration required.   As I ascended the foothills toward Cherokee and the Smoky Mountains on my motorcycle, a refreshing breeze of magnolia and jasmine wafted through my visor. It was a …

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Floydfest 2013

It seems a lot of people who listen to my podcast and read my blog do so to get advice on where to take a weekend getaway or vacation. If that description fits you, quickly, before all the tickets are gone, grab a ticket to Floydfest in Floyd, Virginia, right …

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The Blue Ridge Parkway: America’s Favorite Drive

Tamela Rich's motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Quick! Of all the sites administered by the US National Park System, which one is the most visited? The Grand Canyon? Yosemite? Yellowstone? No, think east, not west, dear Reader. The correct answer? The Blue Ridge Parkway, a two-lane ribbon of road connecting North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains and Virginia’s …

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Lessons on Flexibility and Ego

Every day of each road trip has its own theme. The first week of my 2012 road trip dished up plenty of chances to exercise flexibility and to get my ego in check. Delayed before Day One I had planned to leave from the southernmost point of the Blue Ridge …

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