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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 SouthernEdition.com have run my stories. I currently freelance for NerdWallet.com

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.

Portfolio

Regular Contributor Sites (Past & Present)

RV LIFE
Debra Pamplin, Author at RV LIFE

Since 2007, Debra Pamplin has worn her freelancing hat proudly. Though she has written about music, parenting, and lifestyle topics over the years, travel writing has always been her priority. Her byline has appeared in numerous print publications and popular websites over the years.

NerdWallet
01/04/2019
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.

AllOnGeorgia
Debra Pamplin, Author at AllOnGeorgia

Since 2008,Debra has enjoyed writing about travel and music for magazines and blogs. In 2013, she and her family moved to Coastal Georgia from SW Missouri. She is glad to have traded in cold winters for the sunny skies of the south.

Car Buyer University
04/25/2017
5 Clubs and Car Shows in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida, is home to many car shows. For those car enthusiasts who either love to show off their cars or love to attend the shows, there's much to choose from this spring. Depending on the event, they may be scheduled for a certain day each month, while others are annual.

Magazine Articles

AAA Go
10/19/2020
Tender Tennessee Christmas | AAA Go

Johnson City, Tennessee, is a great year-round go-to city, but during the holiday months, it's transformed into a winter wonderland. It's easy to get in the Christmas spirit while strolling down city streets lit up with Christmas lights, sipping hot chocolate with whipped cream from a local coffee shop and taking in the holiday decorations displayed throughout the city.

AAA Southern Traveler
09/01/2018
Harrowing Holiday

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

Kentucky Monthly
09/01/2018
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
04/27/2018
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
03/01/2018
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
08/25/2017
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
06/30/2017
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
06/01/2017
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.

Issuu
04/01/2017
Sounds on the Seas

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

Desoto Magazine
03/01/2017
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
03/01/2017
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
03/02/2017
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
01/01/2017
A Taste of Charleston

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

Desoto Magazine
12/01/2016
Our Dear Dolly

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

Golden Isles Magazine
12/29/2016
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
11/01/2016
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
10/05/2016
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
08/02/2016
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 Café, and local artist, Ms. Peggy Buchan.

Desoto Magazine
06/30/2016
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
05/01/2016
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
03/01/2016
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
03/01/2016
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
07/01/2015
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
2010
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 Fotolia.com ) 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 Fotolia.com ) 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 Fotolia.com ) 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 Fotolia.com ) 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.

Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker
08/26/2013
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
09/30/2013
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
10/07/2013
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.

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