Debra Pamplin

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

Since beginning my career as a freelance writer in 2008, I have had many articles published on a variety of topics. Websites such as USA Today Travel, Coldwell Banker and have run my stories. I currently freelance for

My byline appears in prints such as AAA Southern Traveler, Oklahoma Today, Kentucky Monthly, AAA Midwest Traveler,Missouri Life, Golden Isles Magazine, Northwest Meeting News, Jacksonville Magazine, Desoto Magazine and Floss Magazine.

Debra Pamplin, Author at NerdWallet

Debra is a freelance writer whose work has been featured by USA Today Travel, Coldwell Banker and in regional publications such as AAA Southern Traveler.


Magazine Articles

AAA Southern Traveler
Harrowing Holiday

A scary good time awaits in Baton Rouge this Halloween Season!

Kentucky Monthly
No Limits for Exile

Country Music fans agree that '55' IS just a suggestion when it comes to the continuation of the band Exile. Hear from original band members and learn what is in store for fans this year!

Golden Isles Magazine
Peggy Buchan

The pier on St Simons Island provides a beautiful backdrop for strolling couples, standalone fishermen, and plein air painters. For one such artist, Peggy Buchan, the south end spot has become her open air workspace - an oasis of light, color, and creativity.

Golden Isles Magazine
The 3 Redneck Tenors

When was the last time you laughed during an opera? Well, you may find it hard to stop when the 3 Redneck Tenors come to town in April as part of the 2018 season of Golden Isles Live! The musical trio brings an experience unlike any other. Picture: Duck Dynasty in Carnegie Hall.

Golden Isles Magazine
Season Tickets

Curtains part. Musicians draw their strings across their instruments. Singers adjust their microphones. The conductor raises the baton. The audience sits silent in anticipation. Within the Golden Isles, there are plenty of opportunities to hear composed symphonies from adults and young adults alike, as well as live vocal concerts and comedy routines from a variety of nationally known acts.

Golden Isles Magazine
Farm-to-table takes on a new meaning with Dirt Road Organics

Two years ago, a food revolution got underway in the Golden Isles when Dirt Road Organics opened its doors. More than a coop, Dirt Road Organics offers organic, locally grown foods to South Georgians as part of a buying club that maximizes options for those seeking organic, healthy food choices.

Desoto Magazine
To Swim with the Fishes

Southern locations that provide swimming with dolphins, manatees and more!

DeSoto Magazine
May 2017
Vintage Curtain Call

Beautiful historic Southern architecture and the arts.

Sounds on the Seas

An inside look at the wide variety of music-themed cruises!

Desoto Magazine
Living in Island Time

The captivating St.Simon's Island, GA has been voted a Top Ten island in the nation. Learn how to live on island time....

AAA Southern Traveler
Baton Rouge's Bicentennial

The city that explorer Pierre LeMoyne d'Iberville named "red stick" will observe a bicentennial this year. Although LeMoyne first spotted Baton Rouge, La., in 1699, the city was incorporated on Jan. 16, 1817.

Golden Isles Magazine
10 activities for animal lovers

An article put together by a handful of writers, my portion can be found under sections five and six.

Desoto Magazine
A Taste of Charleston

´╗┐Regional cuisine, great chefs, kitchen designs and the latest gadgets.

Desoto Magazine
Our Dear Dolly

An intimate look at one of country music's hottest stars.

Golden Isles Magazine
Laughter and legends: Jekyll Island Comedy Weekend

Jekyll Island Club is hosting the 5th annual Comedy Weekend with two nights of all-star comedy lineups. Mark your calendars for January 20 and 21, and be prepared to laugh! Hosted by New York City comedian Andy Pitz, the two-night event highlights three different comedians each night, and a cash bar will be available.

Desoto Magazine
Southern Harmony

By Debra Pamplin. Photography courtesy of Webster PR Since the first time "Save a Horse" hit the radio airwaves, Big & Rich have been a household name. John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin have been one of country's favorite duos since 2003.

This Is My South
Weekend Guide to Orlando - This Is My South

What is the first thought that comes to mind when you hear 'Orlando'? Some might think of the actor, Orlando Bloom, while many others might see images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Orlando is home to the mouse ear caps, colorful characters and a variety of theme parks that make up Walt Disney World Resort.

Visit South
St. Simons Island Pier Village

Pier Village is a small, but very busy section of St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where, on any given day, locals can count on seeing three things: fisherman with nets and rods on the pier, pancakes on the griddle at the Sandcastle Caf├ę, and local artist, Ms. Peggy Buchan.
A New Adventure

By Debra Pamplin Later this year, visitors to Missouri's vacation destination will have a new adventure to take-Fritz's Adventure on Highway 76, next to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. And it promises to be a sliding, climbing, and swinging good time.

Desoto Magazine
Four Voices, Four Decades

An intimate look at the past forty years of one of country music's favorite groups, The Oak Ridge Boys.

AAA Midwest Traveler - Fork in the Road - May/June 2016

Hard to pronounce, easy to savor, this dish tops the list at a noteworthy Iowa restaurant. It's no stretch to say the small town of Decorah in northeast Iowa is not on many traveler's lips as a food destination. Yet, visitors to Decorah (population 8,000) often remark about the number of good restaurants in town.

AAA Midwest Traveler
Child's Play

Families heading to Missouri in March will get schooled on affordable and entertaining getaways for spring break. Springtime in Missouri means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and a chance to enjoy the state's many family-friendly attractions for spring break escapes. Kansas City, Springfield, Branson, and St.Louis.

AAA Southern Traveler
The Heart of it All

Central Florida's Polk County has plenty of family-friendly activities to help you create a vacation everyone can love. When thinking of Florida, what comes to your mind? Orlando? Miami? Palm Beach? Certainly, these cities are popular destinations. For your next Florida getaway, however, keep Polk County in central Florida in mind.

AAA Southern Traveler
Make Time To Explore Mobile

Coastal city entices with a mix of attractions, restaurants, and more. Mobile, Ala., is not only one of the oldest cities on the Gulf Coast, it's one of the most well-rounded destinations in the South. The cultural and historically rich city offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities for family vacations or a weekend getaway for two.

Floss Magazine
The Man Behind the 'MasterPeace'

Through a scheduled phone call, an interview was conducted with the music icon. The short interview was my first national interview, and was a great learning experience.

USA Today Travel

USA Today
Family Vacations in South Texas

South Texas offers something for everyone. (Photo: texas proud image by buckwheat from ) South Texas is a warm, trendy section of the state. Along the coastline are many beach resorts for families to enjoy. In addition to standard beachfront motels are dude ranches, bed and breakfast inns and family resorts.

USA Today
RV Resorts in the Branson, Missouri Area

Branson, Missouri is home to many RV resorts. (Photo: kananaskis-country-campground image by Peter Walenzyk from ) Branson, Missouri is home to more than just live music shows. Horseback riding trails, boating activities, and hiking trails are some options provided for a healthy vacation.

USA Today
Attractions Near Table Rock Lake in Branson

There are many attractions in Branson, Missouri, that are close to Table Rock Lake. (Photo: swings image by michael langley from ) Branson, Missouri, is home to more than just country music shows. Attractions close to Table Rock Lake include Silver Dollar City, White Water, Segway tracks and go-kart tracks.

USA Today
RV Camping in Branson

Branson, Missouri is home to many RV Resorts. (Photo: rv image by Greg Pickens from ) While Branson is known primarily for live music shows, there are many other sides to the small town in Missouri. Many options in hotels, condos and campgrounds make up this city.

MapQuest Articles

Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida's Museum of Science and History, or 'MOSH', is a local and traveler's favorite destination. Featuring local history and science exhibits, MOSH is Jacksonville's most visited museum. The museum is perfect for families and adults interested in historical or science exhibits. Field trips for schools and homeschools are scheduled often.

Dorothy's House in Liberal, Kansas: Must Know

Stephen Saks Photography / Alamy Dorothy's House Museum in Liberal, Kansas, is an interactive walk down the yellow brick road. Join Dorothy as she gives you a tour of the farm house and then leads you down the famous road where you can meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Toto.

Silver Springs State Park, Florida: Must Know

Silver Springs State Park is Florida's first tourist attraction, as well as one of the largest artesian springs on planet Earth. Often called the gateway to the Ocala National Forest, Silver Springs has been a natural landmark since the 1870s. The be...

Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker
Five Essentials for Your Walk Through List

Before touring your dream house, prevent the neglect of any essentials by compiling a list of all your expectations. Buyers can sometimes get sidetracked by what a house does offer and forget to notice what it doesn't. Most people know exactly what they want in a home.

Coldwell Banker
Fun Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer

Jacksonville, Florida is known for its sunny summer days. Tourists and locals alike are always looking for fun under the sun as well as for cooler, indoor activities. Learn to beat the heat while having fun in the summer. Jacksonville, Florida is known for fun in the sun.

Philips Lifeline
Choosing Between Assisted Living and In-home Care

As our parents age, we worry about their safety, their health and their overall well being. It's difficult, however, to provide all of the care they need ourselves. Though it's a tough decision to make, i n-home care and assisted living are two options you may be considering to ensure your parent is getting the care they need.

Blog Interview Articles

Outside the Box
Interview with Matt Iseman

We know him as the "Go-to Guy" from Clean House,and one of the voices found on 'American Ninja Warrior', but before Hollywood fame, Matt Iseman spent his time caring for patients. Dr. Iseman left his practice, and moved to Hollywood with a dream.

Outside the Box
Interview with Muse Watson

Known primarily for his portrayal of Mike Frank on 'NCIS', Muse Watson has also been in feature films and various other shows. . Through the power of Facebook, I was able to connect with another TV star. This time, Mr. Muse Watson, "Mike Franks" on the hit show " NCIS" was willing to supply some great answers to the following questions.

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