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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 ... Read More »

Your Daily Getaway: Armchair Travel Option for Email Subscribers

Wyoming pasture, fence, road and horizon

Johnny Cash – I’ve Been Everywhere Powered by mp3soup.net Some day I’ll visit all the locales mentioned in the tongue-twisting song, “I’ve Been Everywhere” ( click above to listen to my favorite rendition by Johnny Cash). I’ve been to a great many of those North American places on my motorcycle, ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Helmet Head: Lessons from the Road About Myself

Three pictures from my 2012 road trip

  “Helmet head” is a term we motorcyclists use to describe the way our hair looks when it comes out from under the helmet. It’s never pretty. I also use the term for what goes through my mind as I travel under the helmet. Because you can hardly find a restaurant ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Lessons from the Road

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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: ... Read More »

Case Study: My Social Media Road Trip

I had the opportunity to debrief the Business Sorority of NC on the vital role that social media played in my 2010 road trip. I used Twitter, Facebook Pages, Vimeo, Flickr, and my travel blog to: raise money for my expenses and  the National Breast Cancer Foundation get news stories in ... Read More »

April Book Lust: Special Travel Edition

Regular readers know I’m planning a major road trip this summer across 20 American states. This month’s Book Lust features American travel-related books on the regions I’ll be passing through and a special contribution by the inimitable Paul Denlinger on a place I hope to one day visit: China. Country ... Read More »