Press and articles that have been written about me:
Coverage of my Summer of 2011 RVing around the Great Lakes of Michigan: Jamie Kramer with UpNorthLive.com (Traverse City local ABC TV news station) did an interview that’s now on YouTube – “RV Woman Takes on Michigan“
Michigan Department of Natural Resources press release: “Texas Woman Goes Solo in her RV at Michigan State Parks”
“Malia is working her way around the perimeter of both peninsulas, stopping at …each state park on her itinerary. She’s guiding her readers through an up-close-and-personal look at Michigan, offering tips on where to stay, the best campsites and scenic attractions along the way.”
Petoskey News Review (Morgan Sherburne): “Texas Woman Makes Petoskey Stop in Her RVing Life”
“I’m in love with Petoskey,” she said, as she is currently extending her stay in the area. “I’m so glad I’m here. Harbor Springs revived me.”
Smoky Mountain Heart Song
This wonderful woman I met in Tennessee did this page on her blog about me and I was just blown away by how nice it was for her to let me know she and Tennessee were still thinking of me. And I swear I still hear the Smokies calling me back!
“Living the Dream as a Fulltime RVer” – Through all the troubles and all the wonderful sights, Malia will be one person who doesn’t regret what she hasn’t done on her deathbed. She’s just a woman living an unusual life and loving it.
The Spokesman-Review – “Mom, Daughter Tackle Blue Ridge”
Malia Lane usually travels solo in her 36-foot motor home. About once a year, however, her 80-year-old mother joins her for a long road trip. This summer they followed the Blue Ridge Parkway from milepost 469 in the Smoky Mountain National Park in North Carolina to its beginning in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park.
Spokesman-Review (Julianne Crane): “Solo RVer Discovers Peace on the Open Road”
It’s Christmas Eve and Malia Lane is alone – but she’s not complaining or feeling sorry for herself. “There is a big difference between loneliness and solitude,” said the solo RVer during a telephone conversation from her temporary resting spot in Yuma, Ariz.
Camping Road Trip.com (Anna Sibel)
“Malia Lane and Her Inspiration’s Journey”
A single woman RVing full-time on her own is not as rare a sight as it may have been ten or maybe 20 years ago. And yet, for all that their numbers are growing, the decision to solo RV full time is not a decision most women are willing to consider. It can be frightening, after all, and the solitude may be overwhelming for a woman alone on the road.
Women RVers (Julianne Crane):
“RVer Malia Lane Shares Her Favorite RV Holiday Memory”
My first Christmas in 2001 as a fulltime RVer with my best friend and a sad Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.
“Solo RVer and Writer Malia Lane is Back on the Road Again” – “No matter how nervous I was about hitting the road again,” says Malia, “there is no doubt at all this is still what I want to do. I had thought for a while maybe it was time to give up the keys and settle down in Austin again; but after about 20 miles, all those doubts were gone and I was again singing my theme song, With Arms Wide Open, as loudly as I could.”
July, 2014: Freedom Song: Interviews with 2 Solo Women Travelers at Opposite ends of the Earth.
Ayesha Thomas interviewed me for an article about women traveling alone from different countries. Interesting perspective: “This challenges the common perception that traveling solo is a pastime best left to men. Women should stay home and be safe, most cultures tell you.” Stay home and be safe – where in the world is that even possible???
And like she sums it up: “The only thing that really stands between us and that dream destination is the courage to go!”