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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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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. I wrote about my first visit to Chattown last summer and this is a good time up update my report. …

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A Solo Road Trip: 8 ways to Relaunch Your Life

Crossing the Mississippi River at La Crosse, WI

It’s the time of year when many people take stock of their lives, their goals and dreams, and make plans to change. We purchase new gym memberships, vow to be better parents, resolve to do more in our communities, and even make new career plans. But what if your life …

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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. Eavesdropping on conversations, I notice that the destination and the amount of money parents spend on their vacations has …

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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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A Full Week of Appearances in Billings, Montana

Tamela on her motorcycle

This summer I’m headed for a week of  speaking engagements and book signings in Billings, Montana, one of my favorite cities. Here’s the lineup, in case you are in the area or know someone who is. Monday, July 8 St. Vincent Hospital is sponsoring an evening with me, where I’ll tell …

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Speaking and Signing Books at Rally in the Gorge 2012

Rowena Overlook of the Columbia River Gorge

Right after wrapping up at the AMA’s International Women in Motorcycling Conference I’ll head to Stevenson, Oregon for the 10th Annual Rally in the Gorge. I’ve got to make time from Nevada to Oregon because I’m presenting on the first morning of the rally with my friend and motorcycle tour …

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Lessons from the Road

Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time. Among other things, I pondered relationships, physics, environmental economics, disease, mortality and the direction I want to take my life. Fear as a motivator I thought about the role of …

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Headed East

Friday morning my traveling companion, Dusty, and I turned east at Reedsport, Oregon.  From this point, daylight will no longer be on our side…moving south and east means shorter days. If you’re following my posts on Facebook or are a newsletter subscriber you know it’s been a whirlwind even though …

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Summer on the Road for Breast Cancer Causes and a Book

I’m riding my motorcycle across 20 American states and 4 Canadian provinces through July 28 raising money for breast cancer causes with other American and Canadian motorcyclists . While on the road I’ll also be interviewing women motorcyclists who’ve battled cancer for a book I’m writing called Live Full Throttle: …

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