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A raft of pond turtles sunning on a log like a scattered deck of cards barely looked up as a blue heron touched down lightly next to them. The heron fluffed his wing feathers and turned a black inscrutable eye skyward as the osprey sailed over riding a newly caught fish. In the distance I could...
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Today my husband and I traveled down to the town along the Alabama/Tennessee line where he and I first began. In honor of our love's ten-year journey, over the next three weeks I am going to post snapshots of how the two of us eventually became one. This snapshot took place the summer after Randy...
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             Abundant wildflowers thrive in the rich soil of the Smoky Mountains. One small specimen with a big name became a source of amusement between my sister and I in our younger years.             During a couple of years, we kept running into the same ranger. He would be at the amphitheater...
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Color me flattered   I am pleased to the first featured adventure-travel writer in the new and improved Travel World International Magazine. The March issue is dedicated to adventure travel from “Hiking on the Edge” in China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge to “Following the Herd” in Tanzania. Editor, Donna M...
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I have recently discovered a remote and charming village, called Bald Head Island, located on southern Smith Island off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina. It’s accessible only by ferry (20 minute ride); there are no cars on the island—only bicycle, feet, and golf carts. The village is about 5...
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I like to write on a variety of topics, so my inspiration comes from many places, people, and things. My favorite writing retreat, however, is the trail. In recent times, I've spent 2-3 months of each year hiking and backpacking in the U.S., South America, and Europe. It's tough to keep up a...
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I am absolutely over the top with what Rolf Pott’s review had to say about Lost Angel Walkabout. Rolf is one of the finest young travel writers of our time. I especially enjoyed Marco Polo’s, “Didn’t Go There” which displays good writing and tells readers what goes into creating a professional...
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Linda Ballou embraces life and the adventures it holds in her new book Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales. In this interview she explains why it was so important for her to take these journeys and why she wanted to get these reflections and impressions into the hearts and minds of readers....
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Wonderful assortment of adventure travel books, including my own Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales, free for the asking. Just click below for details of giveaway  http://lindaballoutalkingtoyou.blogspot.com/2010/11/your-life-is-trip-book-giveaway-nov-11.html  
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Praise for  an eclectic travel essay collectin filled with  chills,spills, giggles and squeaks by Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz of One Writer's Journey. http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-of-lost-angel-walkabout.html