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October 15, 2019: WBTV News: Family Entertainment over the Holidays

June 18, 2019: WBTV News: Music Festivals in the Blue Ridge Mountains

March 18, 2019: WBTV News: Appalachian Ramps Festivals

January 8, 2019: WBTV News: Barbados for your Winter Getaway

November 2, 2018: WBTV News: Great Blue Ridge Drives for Leaf Season 

October 5, 2018: WBTV NewsMotorcycling in Italy

August 10, 2018: WBTV News: Summer’s End in Southwestern Virginia

June 15, 2018: WBTV News: Beat the Summer Heat in the Great Lakes

May 18, 2018: WBTV News: Memorial Day Festivals in the Carolinas

April 17, 2018: WBTV News: Kentucky Horse Country

March 29, 2018: WJZY (Fox 46): Discover Your Traveler Type

March 26, 2018: WBTV (Bounce TV) Plan a Vacation Using Your Traveler Type

February 12, 2018: WBTV News What’s Your Traveler Type?

January 4, 2018: WBTV News Packing Bulky Winter Clothing 

November 30, 2017: WJZY (Fox 46) Holiday Road Trips

November 13, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV): Don’t miss these holiday festivals and light displays NC and SC

October 12, 2017: WJZY (Fox 46) NC Leaf Season and Fall Festivals

October 3, 3017: WBTV (Bounce TV) NC Leaf Season and Fall Festivals 

August 10, 2017: WJZY (Fox46) Traveling to Western North Carolina for the Solar Eclipse

August 8, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Watch the Solar Eclipse in Transylvania County, NC

May 19, 2017: WJZY (Fox 46) Mobile Apps for Planning a Vacation

May 16, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Two Tank Trips: Memorial Day Weekend Festivals

April 18, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Coal Heritage Tourism Sites

March 22, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Four Apps for Planning Roadside Stops

February 21, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Heritage Music Trails in North Carolina and Virginia

February 9, 2017: WJZY (Fox 46) Black History Month in South Carolina

January 24, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Two Tank Trips: Georgetown County, SC 

December 19, 2017: WBTV (Bounce TV) Safety and Comfort Tips for Holiday Road Trips

December 1, 2016: WJZY (Fox 46)

November 15, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) Holiday Lights in the Carolinas

October 18, 2016: WJZY (Fox 46): Peak Leaf Season in NC Mountains

October 11, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) Leaf Season in North Carolina

October 4, 2016: WBTV (Morning Break) Where to go for NC Leaf Season

September 15, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Shoulder Season Travel” 

August 25, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Labor Day Destinations in Asheville, NC”

August 2, 2016: WJZY (Fox 46) “There’s more to Watkins Glen than racin'”

July 28, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “There’s more to enjoy in Watkins Glen, NY than racin'”

June 21, 2016: NBC Charlotte (Charlotte Today) “Enjoy Camping with Your Family this Summer

June 18, 2016: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “Get the Most Out of Your Camping Trip”

June 16, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Great Outdoors Month”

May 19, 2016: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “SC Cornbread Festival Preview”

May 16, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) two segments:

May 2, 2016: Charlotte Today (NBC Charlotte) “Car Games for Kids”

April 15, 2016: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Bon Appetit! Bon Appalachia!”

April 12, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello”

April 9, 2016: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “Solo Travel and the Appalachian Bon Appetit Project”

March 12, 2016: WBTV (CBS Charlotte): Spring Staycation Ideas

March 11, 2016: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Quick Spring Break Destinations in NC”

March 7, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Spring Break: Four-Day Itinerary Full of Family Fun”

February 9, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “National Parks for Spring Break: Death Valley, Everglades and Congaree”

January 19. 2016: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Three National Parks Close to Charlotte

January 11, 2016: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Birmingham for MLK Day”

December 29, 2015: Charlotte Today (NBC Charlotte) “Be Healthy, Wealthy and Wise while Traveling in 2016”

December 18, 2015: WCCB Wilson’s World “Getting Ready for that Holiday Road Trip”

December 5, 2015: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “How to Pack for a Your Next Holiday Road Trip

December 2, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Keeping the Kids Entertained on Long Road Trips

November 12, 2015: WBTV (Bounce TV) “Tamela Rich’s Research Findings: The Five Universal Fears”

 October 28, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) The Road Less Traveled, Dealing with Fear and Anxiety” Tamela on Good Day Charlotte talking about fear and anxiety

October 24, 2015: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “Plan Your Holiday Road Trips Now”

October 13, 2015: WBTV (Bounce TV)   “Face Your Fears Day”

October 12, 2015: Charlotte Today (NBC Charlotte) “Best Destinations to See Fall Foliage

September 14, 2015: WBTV (Bounce TV): “West Virginia Exhibition Coal Mine”

September 10, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Learn to Ride a Motorcycle”

August 31, 2015: Charlotte Today (NBC Charlotte) “Labor Day Celebrations along the Blue Ridge Parkway”

August 18, 2015:  Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Labor Day Getaways”

July 31, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Camping for Beginners in Cherokee, NC

July 18, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”

July 6, 2015: WBTV (Bounce TV):“Mammoth Cave National Park”

June 18, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

June 8, 2015: WBTV (Bounce TV)  “Historical Road Trip: Monticello (Virginia) to Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) via Skyline Drive…

May 28, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “How to Involve Kids in Planning a Road Trip”

May 15, 2015: Charlotte Today (NBC Charlotte) “Eating Healthy on Vacation”

May 11, 2015: WBTV (Bounce TV): “History of Memorial Day and NC Observances”  Tamela Rich on WBTV (CBS) talking about road trip planning

May 7, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens (SC)

April 29, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Planning a Vacation on the Blue Ridge Parkway”

April 23, 2015: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “How to Plan a Great Vacation”

April 22, 2015: WCCB Charlotte Rising with Wilson’s World

April 1, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Charlotte Staycations for Spring Break”

March 25, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “The Overhead Challenge and how to Pack Light”

March 21, 2015: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “Road Trip Tips for Solo Travelers and Families”

March 18, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Historical Sites for Spring Break: Monticello”

March 11, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46) “Road Trip: Charlotte to Chattanooga”

March 9, 2015: WBTV (CBS Charlotte) “Solo Travel Tips”

March 4, 2015: TWC News “In Depth” with Rob Boisvert

March 3, 2015: Good Day Charlotte (Fox 46): Tips for Traveling Solo

November 25, 2014: WCCB News Rising “Packing Less for the Holidays, Part TWO”

Tamela on "Wilson's World" remote segment

November 24, 2014: WCCB News Rising “Packing Less for the Holidays, Part ONE”

October 29, 2014 NBC Charlotte “Larry’s Look”

September 8, 2014 WFVZ “Travel Blogger Tours Northeast”

June 20, 2014 NBC Charlotte News “Larry’s Look”

June 18, 2014: NBC Charlotte  “Charlotte Today”

May 30, 2014Alabama Tonight”

May 30, 2014  “Talk of Alabama”

July, 2013 KTVQ News “Montana This Morning”

July, 2013 KULR8 News

August 10, 2011 WBTV News

July 4, 2011  KGO (San Francisco)

June 21, 2011  KDFW (Dallas-Ft Worth)

June 17, 2011 WBTV News

June 19, 2011 News Channel 14

August 25, 2010 Charlotte Today Special: Women Motorcyclists Charlotte, NC

August 9, 2010 WCNC news interview Charlotte, NC

July 14, 2010 KTVZ coverage of BMW Rally Bend, Oregon

June 27, 2010 WCHS-TV   video Cancer Benefit Ride Ashland, KY

June 26, 2010 Coastal News 14 : Cross Country Ride to Support Breast Cancer Charlotte, NC


March 10, 2015 Francene Marie on WSOC The New 103.7

October 20, 2014 Bonnie D. Graham show

May 9, 2014  Sharkie’s Pep Talk:

April 22, 2014 Maggie Linton Show, Sirius XM Radio

December 8, 2011 WBT Radio with Keith Larson where we talk about my travels and Live Full Throttle

August 10, 2011 Sidestands Up Radio

June 14, 2011  News-Talk 1110 WBT Keith Larson w Tamela Rich

January 13, 2011 Sidestands-Up-Tamela-Rich

October 19, 2010 WFAE- Charlotte Talks (NPR affiliate) Charlotte, NC

August 19, 2010 Iron Horse Radio WIXE Monroe, NC

August 11, 2010 WBT Radio with Keith Larson Charlotte, NC

Newspapers and Magazines

October 12, 2015: Carolina Business Connections “Are You an Office Fearmonger?”

November 30, 2014 USAToday “Pack these tips for a better holiday trip”

September 6, 2014 Brattleboro Reformer (VT) “Cross-country motorcycle trek leads writer through Brattleboro”

June 16 2014 Center for a New American Dream “Living the Dream: Mindful Minimalist Tamela Rich”

June 14, 2014 Bed Bath & Beyond Blog “How to pack a week’s worth of stuff in a carry-on bag”

May 23, 2014 U.S. News & World Report “Fun and Affordable Family Vacation Ideas for Summer”

July 9, 2013 The Billings Gazette “Award-Winning Author to Speak at Yellowstone Relay for Life”

June, 2012 BMW Owners News-06-12 “The Extra Mile” profile and interview with Tamela

May 2012 The Charlotte Observer “Charlotte woman questions breast cancer ‘pink-washing'”

August 4, 2011  South Charlotte Weekly

June 23, 2011  South Charlotte Weekly

June 16, 2011  South Charlotte Weekly

August 13, 2010 South Charlotte Weekly Charlotte, NC

August 9, 2010 The Charlotte Observer: A dream, a cause and a ride across the country, Charlotte, NC

June 24, 2010 Charlotte Observer: 40 days on the road for breast cancer research

May 24, 2010 Charlotte Observer: She’ll be blogging down the highway