Tamra Bolton

Member Since:
Nov 2013

I am a photojournalist who loves to write about new places, interesting people, great food and wine. A native Texan, I love outdoor adventures and sampling food and wine from all over the world. I also enjoy sharing my favorite Texas places and foods with people everywhere. 

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5 Places for Empty Nesters to Explore

Find 5 great places to spend some time exploring as a couple. Locations across the country are included.

Beautiful Bellingrath Gardens

Take a tour of the most popular gardens in the South, Alabama’s Bellingrath Gardens.

How Sweet It Is!

A visit to three of the best chocolatiers in the nation, including the legendary Norman Love of Ft. Myers, Florida.

How America Celebrates The Holiday Season

A trip across America looking at the holiday traditions that make us special.

Washington’s Whidbey Island Offers Romantic Getaway

A roundup of all the exciting romantic adventures Whidbey Island has to offer during the winter months, especially February.

Secrets of the Fit Chef

Food-loving Kathy Fang lets you in on her secrets of staying fit while staying healthy and enjoying the foods you love.

Take A European Vacation – No Passport Needed

A visit to the islands off the coast of Washington have a definite European flair and they are all Fido Friendly!

A European Style Vacation Without Leaving The Country

The islands off the coast of Washington make you feel a world away with their unique community feel and culture.

The Queen Reigns Supreme At Medieval Times

A brand new show for the popular chain features the Queen in the starring role for the first time ever.

Why You Should Serve Succotash At Thanksgiving

A surprising look into the history of one of the first Thanksgiving foods and how it is making a comeback to the modern American table. Recipe included.

The Golden Compass Author Philip Pullman’s New Book

A peek at the author and his newest book in a trilogy many fans have been waiting for, The Book of Dust.

5 Fabulous Places For Empty-Nesters To Explore

A round-up of great places to reconnect after sending your last chick off into the big wide world.

Tweet and Share To Help a Vet

This is a story about how to help a great cause – war-injured veterans and their families.

5 Tips To Make Your Transition From Summer To School

Ideas for making the transition from summer to school less stressful.

Throw Your Own Backyard Farm to Table Dinner

With the recipes and the hints in this article, you can throw your own farm to table dinner right in your backyard.

Poet Kwame Alexander Opens Library In Ghana

The celebrated writer, poet and educator, Alexander believes nothing is impossible. Moved to establish a library for school children in Ghana, he continues to change lives through education.

Travis Mills Opens Free Retreat For Veterans

Travis Mills is a quadruple amputee vet that is giving back in a big way. This free retreat offers vets and their families a chance at a real vacation.

Celebrating 75 years of The Little Golden Books

This is a tribute to the wonderful books that were a part of American childhood for so many years. Learn the fascinating history behind the creation of these beloved books.

40 Years of The Great Texas Balloon Race

In Longview, Texas every July a balloon spectacular is held. The GTBR will celebrate 40 years in 2017 and has world class competition.

Texas Escape – The Small Town of Granbury

Granbury may be small, but the excitement, good food and entertainment is anything but tiny. Great place for a weekend of adventure, fun and good times.

10 Signs of Summer Dehydration

This article gives you tips for remaining hydrated while traveling and the danger signs to look for if you think you are dehydrated.

Stay Fit With Help From A Chopped Champion Chef

Chef Kathy Fang gives her best tips for getting into shape for summer fun and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Magnificent Scenery and Mule Rides

Want to see a view of the Grand Canyon that’s different? Visit the North Rim for a very different experience.

Carry The Load For Someone You Love

A look at the incredible movement started by two Navy Seals that has united people across the nation.

San Francisco Carnaval

A multi-cultural celebration of food, music, dancing and the arts.

What’s New With Salvage Dawgs?

Mike and Robert of the popular show Salvage Dawgs are creating a new line of furniture based on their creations on the show. See how you can find these pieces […]

Mother’s Day Memories from American Authors

This is a collection of Mother’s Day memories from some well-known and new authors. Their sentiments bring to mind the importance of honoring our mothers and other women who have […]

New TLC Show Gives Girl Starters A Chance To Shine

Learn about an amazing new show that gives girls a chance to follow their dreams and create their businesses with help from the corporate world.

Two Vets Two Races Two Continents

Follow the amazing stories of two injured veterans, learn about their ties to British royalty and what they are doing to help others through the marathons they run.

5 East Tips For Winning At Blackjack

Traveling to a city with casinos and want to try your luck? Follow these easy guidelines and Lady Luck might shine on you!

5 Offbeat Museums

Love to find the unusual and strange? Check out these off the main road, offbeat museums scattered across the country.

Celebrate National Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Meet a real life Scottish storyteller and travel with the author as she explores the legendary glens of Scotland.

3 Local Chocolates Worth Traveling To Try

Chocolate is as personal and as different as the people who create delicious concoctions with this favorite ingredient. All across America chocolatiers are making their own versions of the ‘best […]

Photos: How To Eat Your Way Across Glacier Country

Follow the food! These photos with delicious descriptions give you the secrets of the best places to eat in Western Montana’s Glacier Country.

Which NFL Team Has The Most Loyal Fans?

A fun survey of NFL team merchandise purchases during the 2016-17 season to find out who has the most “loyal” fans.

Exploring Avery Island, Louisiana

What hot food stuff is made from salt mined on an island? Tabasco sauce! Check out the unique history of this food and it’s origins.

Extreme Sport – Welcome to Winter’s Wild Sport of Skijoring

A wild ride through the snow-covered Montana countryside near Glacier National Park.

Marian Salzman’s Top Trend Picks for 2017

Want a glimpse into the future? Marian Salzman has a record of spotting future trends and making eerily accurate predictions.

How America Celebrates The Holiday Season

Take a trip across America and see the many different ways that Americans celebrate the holidays.

East Coast Art, Food and Culture

A brief exciting tour of the hot new trends in RI arts and food culture.

Whatever Happened To General Hospital’s Dr. Tony?

Ever wonder where old soap stars are and what they’ve been up too…? Find out the remarkable things Brad Maule aka Dr. Tony has been up to since he left […]

Knowing This Digital Nomad Can Save You Hundreds!

A brief profile of a successful digital nomad and his coupon site that allows him to live the nomadic lifestyle he loves.

Granbury, Texas – Escape to Small Town Texas

Small Texas towns are tiny treasured glimpses into our past, if you take the time to get off the beaten path.

Why You Should Serve Succotash At Thanksgiving

Learn the surprising history behind this humble dish…a perfect addition for your Thanksgiving table.

Mush! Mush!: Experience the thrill…

Take a wild ride on a genuine dog-sled through the snowdrifts and forests of western Montana.

Quirky Nebraska Monument

Take a visit to one of the strangest man-made monuments in the USA. The plains of western Nebraska is home to quirky Carhenge.

Maple Syrup – A Vermont Staple

Ever wonder if maple syrup is as good for you as it taste? Find fun facts about this fall favorite and some great places to sample the delicious treat.

A Visit to the Robert Frost Farm

An inside look at the place that inspired many of the famous poet’s best known works.

A Visit to the “Big House”

A trip to University of Michigan’s stadium is on every football lover’s bucket list! See why it’s such a legend on this visit to the “Big House”.

A Visit to the Oldest Winery in America – Brotherhood Winery

Take a step back into American history with a visit too the oldest winery in America…see how the wine industry in the New World began in Washingtonville, New York.

Alabama Gulf Coast

Up for a last minute fall getaway? Try the Alabama Gulf Coast for a culinary/nature adventure!

Edison & Ford Winter Estates – A Behind the Scenes Look at Two American Geniuses

A fun, fact filled trip to the winter estates of American icons Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

65 Years of Golden Books

Remember those slim little volumes you cherished as a child? Loved the illustrations? Here’s your chance to see the originals up close and personal!

Sanibel Island

A visit to the shelling capitol of the world! Spectacular sunsets and sea turtles are bonuses!

Truth Doesn’t Have A Side

Dr. Omalu’s new book tells story of concussion risks. Played by Will Smith in movie “Concussion”, this tells the truth behind the dangers of contact sports.

Eat Your Way Through Montana

A romp through the surprising food scene in Western Montana featuring everything from award-winning chefs to enterprising home cooks.

Be Bond For A Day At Gateway Canyon

The trip of a lifetime for some can be had all at the same resort in Western Colorado…excitement, great food and a dash of danger make for an unforgettable experience.

A Visit to Black Dog Salvage – The Real Business of Salvage Dawgs

Meeting people you’ve only seen on TV is usually disappointing because they don’t always behave in person the same as they do on TV, but Mike and Robert are as […]

Wine Country: In Burnet County, Nature, Wineries and History Create an Intoxicating Experience

Just northwest of Austin is a tiny county that has enough fun, food and unexpected sights to keep even the most seasoned traveler intrigued.

5 Quirky Museums to Visit This Summer

Road trips are a great way to discover out-of-the-way places like these…finding unusual treasures along the way is part of the fun!

Providence, Rhode Island – The Best Kept Secret on the East Coast

This article explores not only the capitol city, but all of Rhode Island, showing that the smallest state definitely has a lot to offer!

Celebrate Summer Solstice at America’s Stonehenge

Ever wonder why someone would create such a quirky masterpiece? Find out who’s behind this tribute to Stonehenge and the celebration surrounding it.

Happy National Burger Day – Celebrate with Juicy Hamburger History and a Side of Don’t Miss Burger Joints

The story behind the burger and some of the tastiest burger places to try!

Memorial Day – What the Holiday Really Means

Many people get Veterans Day and Memorial Day confused, this article explains the true meaning of this important day.

3 Bucket List Museums Every Rail Fan Must See

Take a ride along with me and visit three of the best train museums in the country.

Best-Selling Authors Share Mother’s Day Stories

Three NYT best-selling authors share personal memories and stories of their mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Red River, New Mexico – The Sunny Side of the Ski Area

A look at the season most people overlook at Red River…summer! There are a multitude of family activities and outdoor fun during this pleasant season.

Don’t Miss These Beautiful Gardens Across America

A visual feast of gorgeous photos as you take a virtual trip through three fabulous botanical treasures.

Earth Day 1970-2016: How Has It Changed?

This article gives a brief history of Earth Day with some unusual facts you may not know, along with a call to action.

Celebrate National Park Week April 16-24

A look at some of our most beautiful parks and some handy tips to prepare you and your family for a visit.

Celebrate What Bugs You at Quirky Texas Pest Festivals

A fun look at three Texas festivals that “celebrate” the states’ most obnoxious pests: the wild hog, mosquito and fire ant.

Still A Bridesmaid? The Best Place to Find A Husband May Be Mantana!

This is a tongue in cheek look at the great state of Montana, their manly population, great food and spirits, and spectacular scenery.

Glacier National Park Glistens in Winter

A brief look at the National Park and the surrounding area in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

Wide Open Spaces – Wyoming Beckons Those With A Cowboy Spirit

A visit to the Southeastern part of the Cowboy State where history comes alive and the views are fabulous.

Nacogdoches, Texas, Boasts 300 Years of History

IN magazine article highlighting the history of the oldest town in Texas and showcasing the modern side of Nacogdoches today.

A Day with Brad Maule: A Former General Hospital Star

Find out what a day in the life of this former GH star is like, now that he calls East Texas home.

Shoe Ins: At the Texas Horseshoeing School Farriers Learn the Newest Twists on an Ancient Profession

A day with the owner of the Texas Horseshoeing School turns into quite the eye-opener.

A Day with TV’s “Salvage Dawgs”

An intriguing visit with some reality TV stars that will make you smile.

Treasures of Arkansas

An exciting romp through the diamond and crystal mines, four-wheeling,zip-lining, horseback riding and all while enjoying great food and wine.

The Gathering of Cranes

Exciting visit to see one of the greatest migrations of earth, the sandhill cranes in Nebraska.

The Packers, Green Bay and Matt Flynn

Spending the day in Green Bay, home of the Packers, experiencing the history and love fans have for their team and our own, Matt Flynn.

Winter In Wisconsin

This article chronicles my adventures as a Texan experiencing the thrills of ice-fishing, a sleigh ride, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling for the first time.

Luke McCown’s Soft Side

An intimate look inside the everyday life of an NFL quarterback.

Egg Harbor

A visit to an unlikely museum in Wisconsin dedicated to the esteemed egg.

How The Pulpwood Queen Got Her Mojo Back

The fascinating story of a beauty shop owner who became the founder of the world’s largest book club.

When Cotton Was King

An inside look at one of the last working cotton gins of its kind in the country.

Dude Ranch Adventure

Spending a few days on a Texas hill country dude ranch/fat farm was more fun than I imagined.