Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou

Get ready to leave the mundane behind. Jump in Linda’s backpack and join her on adventures around the globe. She seeks out the wild beauty of our planet, taking you from Alaska to Patagonia on the southern tip of Chile, on Big Blend Radio’s podcast, ”Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou.”

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Episodes

Wednesday May 15, 2024

From the Andes to Patagonia, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou" covers her 17-day sojourn into South America with Overseas Adventure Travel. You can read her stories on her South American experiences on NABBW.org here:* Chile: https://tinyurl.com/5n8caxzj* Patagonia: https://tinyurl.com/33ffa7be
When Linda visited Chile and Patagonia, conservation efforts spearheaded by Kristine Tompkins were underway. When her husband, Doug Tompkins, died in a kayaking accident in 2015, she picked up the pieces of their shared dream to purchase millions of acres in Patagonia and Chile with the plan to give the land to the government to create a national park system that would rival the one we enjoy here in the U.S. In this Ted Talk she provides all the details with images of the transformation she is leading in Patagonia and Chile. https://youtu.be/UWothcLpazU?si=pwm6HXxkzWnjcnzM
In 2023 National Geographic produced the film "Wild Life" spotlighting Tompkins efforts. Trailer: https://films.nationalgeographic.com/wild-life
Follow Linda Ballou's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/
Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzIUCV2e7qm3Bmktgu8osUzx2VOF35dgO&feature=shared

Adventures in Africa

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

From the Okavango Delta in Botswana to Zambia and Zimbabwe, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou" podcast highlights some of Linda's amazing adventures in Southern Africa. You can read her story about the Botsawana elephants in Linda's book, "Lost Angel Unleashed," and about her safari adventures on NABBW.org here: https://nabbw.com/expert-columns/travel/botswana-highlights-on-the-ultimate-safari/ Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzIUCV2e7qm3Bmktgu8osUzx2VOF35dgO&feature=shared Photos featured are by Linda Ballou and Tom Schwab. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In celebration of Women's History Month, on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda talks about two extraordinary women in history, Isabella Bird and Queen Ka'ahumanu.ISABELLA BIRD: Linda's latest novel, "Embrace of the Wild," was inspired by the life of equestrian explorer and travel writer Isabella Lucy Bird. It shares the story of raw courage and fierce strength of a plucky English woman’s unflinching desire to be free. Listen to her Big Blend Radio interviews covering Isabella Bird:* Embrace of the Wild: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/linda-ballou-embrace-of-the-wild/ * Faldorado on the Front Range: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/faldorado-in-the-front-range-with-isabella-bird/ QUEEN KA'AHUMANU: Linda's novel, “Wai-nani – A Voice from Old Hawaii,” was inspired by Queen Ka'ahumanu. Through Wai-nani’s eyes, experience the Hawaiian society as it existed when Captain James Cook arrived at Kealakekua Bay in 1779; ride the billowing seas with Eku, the wild dolphin she befriends; learn why she loved the savage, conflicted ruler, Makaha; walk with her as she defies ancient laws and harsh taboos of the Island people; share the love she received.* Story & Big Blend Radio about Wai-Nani: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/wai-nani-a-voice-from-old-hawaii/ * Linda's latest blog about Queen Ka'ahumanu: https://lostangeladventures.com/f/happy-birthday-kaahumanu--the-most-powerful-woman-in-old-hawaii * Linda's blog about Jason Mamoa & Chief of War: https://lostangeladventures.com/f/chief-of-war-starring-jason-mamoa-to-air-in-2024 Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda takes us to Tasmania where she spent a week exploring Cradle Mountain National Park, the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, and Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park on the sunny east coast. With 40 percent of the land in this island state preserved with 880 tracks lacing the national parks, Tasmania is one of the last hold outs for true conservation. The caring population of just over half a million are doing all they can to keep their home clean and green. Read Linda's story, "Tasmania: The Devil Made Me Do It!" that's featured in her book, "Lost Angel Unleashed: Stories from the Heart."Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda takes us on a Colorado River rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon. "Rafting in the Wake of Georgie White - Woman of the River" is a Solas Award story in her book, "Lost Angel Unleashed."WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/v6D6iPy0rJI Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda reminisces about her adventurous horse-pack trip into the High Sierras, a story she shares in her travel memoir "Lost Angel Walkabout." The experience was also part of the inspiration behind her award-winning novel, "The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon." WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/mpF7GEOnB7I Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda talks about the time when she met and interviewed Suzanne “Bobo” Bollins who lived at notorious Taylor Camp (1969-1977) in Kauai , where young people fleeing the Vietnam War and materialism of the mainland were living out the ultimate hippie fantasies, seemed a good prospect. It was said that Bobo swam the tumultuous waters of the Napali Coast wearing only a belt with a pouch containing food for when she reached the shore. You can watch a documentary about Taylor Camp here: https://youtu.be/fyQQWzxdx0M?si=maDNV8d_Zi5SZ3Tr WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/pjO7XudIArQ Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

Welcome to the first installment of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou." This episode focuses on historic and noteworthy equestrian explorer and travel writer Isabella Lucy Bird. Linda's historical fiction novel, "Embrace of the Wild" shares the story of raw courage and fierce strength of this plucky English woman’s un-flinching desire to be free. Hear about Isabella and how Linda set out to trace Isabella’s hoof prints through the Front Range where she rode 800-miles solo though the high country in the winter of 1873.Learn more here: http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/Embrace-of-the-Wild-.htmlListen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Big Blend Radio's LOST ANGEL TRAVEL ADVENTURES Podcast with LINDA BALLOU

Linda Ballou is a Southern California-based travel writer, and author. She shares her travel adventures and inside stories from her books on Big Blend Radio’s “Lost Angel Travel Adventures” podcast, with new episodes that air every third Wednesday at High Noon PST. Watch the episodes on YouTube or follow the podcast on Podbean, Spotify, Apple, iHeartRadio, and more.

Linda is a featured guest contributor on other Big Blend Radio podcasts, a travel writer for Big Blend Magazines, and the Adventure Travel Expert on the National Association of Baby Boomer Women. Her stories have appeared in numerous national magazines and have won coveted Solas Awards at Travel Tales Publications. You will find a host of travel articles on her site www.LostAngelAdventures.com. For more about her novels and travel books go to www.LindaBallouAuthor.com.

Big Blend Radio podcasts are hosted and produced by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter publishing team behind Big Blend Magazines, and full-time travelers on the Love Your Parks Tour.

 



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