Morning Express with Robin Meade

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Country music artists Natalie Stovall and the Drive perform in Atlanta

'Trailer Swift' follows country band everywhere

Natalie Stovall and the Drive are heating up country music. The band, led by ​fiddle player/vocalist Stovall, includes Miguel Cancino on guitar, Zach Morse on bass, guitarist/vocalist Joel Dormer and drummer James Bavendam.

The group, who has been together for almost a decade, has traveled all over the world playing college campuses, clubs and military bases, averaging about 200 shows a year! Now, they're taking things to the next level with the release of their first single, "Baby Come on With It," off the band's recent self-titled EP from Hitshop Records.

TV host Rene Syler always travels with cotton t-shirts, but they're more than just undergear for this road warrior

Forget the hair dryer -- pack T-shirts instead!

On her show “Sweet Retreats”, Rene Syler helps people find the best vacation spots. The Live Well Network star is always on the go. “My friends always ask me 'Do you ever sleep?' And the answer is 'Not very long,” the New York-based mom says.  “I travel because I do a lot of public speaking. I have a website goodenoughmother.com… Also, I spend a lot of time going back and forth to Los Angeles.”

As a self-proclaimed “low maintenance” traveler Syler admits being resourceful is key. The former journalist packs plenty of cotton T-shirts before heading out on a trip. “I wear them under my clothes, but I also dry my hair with them,” she laughs. “My hair is naturally curly…and the hotel towels can be really tough on my hair.” 

Showtime Eric Young

Wrestler's fishing gear includes pink Speedos?!?

Nothing is too crazy for pro wrestler “Showtime” Eric Young. Fishing for sharks from a paddle board in Florida? Check. Free-dive spearfishing for bass under ice in Montreal? Been there, done that. As host of Animal Planet’s “Off the Hook: Extreme Catches,” Young travels across America learning nontraditional ways to catch fish.

“What scares me is almost nothing,” admits the self-described adrenaline junkie. “And I don't know if it's bravery or stupidity. I think I kind of ride that line between the two things.”

Road Warrior Randy Fenoli of TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress' gives us his travel tips

Hotel = home? TLC star redecorates his rooms

Hate your hotel room? Re-arrange it!

That’s what TV host Randy Fenoli does.

Pro golfer Lexi Thompson never leaves home without her ladybug earring

Secret to teen's success on the green? Bugs!

Lexi Thompson picked up her first golf club when she was 5 years old. “I actually have two brothers that play golf that got me interested and I live on a golf course so that helped me out a lot,” she says.

The Florida native says she started traveling locally for golf events in elementary school. “It was always a fun time, but now it’s 15-hour flights instead of just roadtrips for me.”

Nate 'Big Easy' Lofton of the Harlem Globetrotters laughs during the NBA All-Star celebrity game

Size makes travel tricky for Globetrotter

When you’re a big guy like Harlem Globetrotter Nate “Big Easy” Lofton, you need room to stretch out when you’re on the road. “I am 6-foot, 9 inches, 260 pounds on a good day -- 270 on a good day, too!” Lofton laughs. “My favorite way to travel is our team bus,” he explains, “I’ve got a lot of leg room.”

Being on tour with the team for four months or more poses additional challenges when it comes to his size 16 shoes! “I've been told I pack more shoes than a girl would pack,” jokes Lofton. “We might be in California today. We could be in New York tomorrow. They might call and say I have to go to Russia the next week, so I need to be prepared.”   

Cheryl Burke’s travel must-have? A blankie!

Dancing has always been an escape for Cheryl Burke. “It’s been something that's always been there for me,” the 28-year-old says. “It’s been amazing to turn to something that you know that you can do and you feel confident doing.” 

The “Dancing With the Stars” professional found her calling at an early age. “My mom got me into ballet, soccer, volleyball, basketball, you name it. But dance class is the only class I never complained about,” she recalls. Burke started taking ballet at age 4, but the glitz and glamour of the ballroom caused her to switch genres seven years later. She started competing all over the world as a teen and never looked back. 

Photographer Nigel Barker former judge on 'America's Next Top Model'

What's in Nigel Barker's box marked 'studs'?

Growing up in London, Nigel Barker was studying medicine when his mom, a former Miss Sri Lanka, entered him in a modeling competition. 

"One thing led to another and after a few years in the modeling world," Barker says, he picked up his camera "and flipped from one side of the lens to the other." 

Dominic Monaghan, host of 'Wild Things' on BBC America, shows off a praying mantis

Road Warrior: 'Lost' star hunting for 'Wild Things'

You know him as Charlie from "Lost" or as one of Frodo’s loveable companions in "Lord of the Rings," but actor Dominic Monaghan is now trekking the globe in search of exotic creatures on his new show, "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" on BBC America.  

His passion for travel and exploring comes naturally and started young. “My parents moved every four years or so. I got bitten with the travel bug when I was a little kid. And I think my parents taught us a real sense of fearlessness about travel.” Monaghan says. 

U.S. Olympian Christie Rampone

Road Warrior: Gold medal-winning 'soccer mom'

Cleats? Check. Jersey? Check. Diapers? WHAT? 

When star defender Christie Rampone hits the road for a game with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, Oreo yogurt and a monkey blanket top her packing list. 

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