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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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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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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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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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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

Parents today prepare for road trips by stocking up on DVDs and iPad games. They’ve got nothing on my parents, who traveled with three kids from our home in Ohio to visit family in southern California… Mid-summer…in a Vista Cruiser station wagon…with a weak air conditioner. What was their secret for success? A …

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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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Motorcycle Road Trip Itinerary: The Deep South

Tamela's map for her 2014 Deep South road trip

My first motorcycle road trip of 2014 takes me to the American Deep South. I’ve got lots in store for you, from roadside kitsch to fascinating people and places as I traverse North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. My kickstand’s up for Memorial Day weekend at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in …

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