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Oct.19.2011
Adventure travel writer Linda Ballou knows how to bring home a great story when she goes on a trip: Get into trouble. For her, the deeper the water, the fouler the weather, the more hazards underfoot and overhead, the better the story will be to tell. Think about the alternative. You come back from...
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Jul.07.2011
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Elaine Masters, author of Drive Time Yoga, and host of the women’s radio show Gathering Roads interviews adventure-travel writer Linda Ballou. In just 15 minutes you learn why Linda is in such a hurry to get to as many beautiful places she can before they are gone. Just in from rafting the...
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May.10.2011
Lost Angel Walkaout-One Traveler's Tales
 5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty tales from a brilliant storyteller, 2 May 2011 By Zoe Dawes "Quirky Traveller" (Cumbria) - See all my reviews    This review is from: Lost Angel Walkabout (Paperback) So enjoyed this book. Linda has a really engaging way of writing and manages to change the...
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Apr.20.2011
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I am honored to be the featured writer on the North American Travel Journalist Association www.natja.org home page.  I have been a member of NATJA for over decade. It is a wonderful organization providing a platform and resources for expert, or budding travel writers alike. They help writers get...
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Mar.28.2011
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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Mar.20.2011
Let me take you there
  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...
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Feb.21.2011
Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales
Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales bagged the Bronze in the NorthAmerican Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2010 competition in the travelNarrative/Guidebook category! This awards competition, now in its 19th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing and photography. “We...
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Jan.04.2011
Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales
Lost Angel Walkabout was selected for the top travel writing book in 2010 by adventure-travel journalist and photographer Ellen Barone. It is exciting to be included on a list of travel writing luminaries like Tim Cahill and Rolf Potts, both writers I emulate and admire.  Check out the list. I plan...
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Dec.20.2010
Lost Angel Walkabout
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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Dec.02.2010
Linda Ballou at Jack London's Wolf House at his Beauty Ranch in the Valley of the Moon
I didn't realize it when I was growing up in gold country, but I was walking in the footsteps of America's  best-loved adventure writer. Over the years our paths have crossed many times. I feel a special connection to a man I never met, but whose actions and deeds inspire me still. http://www....
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Nov.18.2010
Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales
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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Nov.10.2010
Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales
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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Nov.10.2010
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
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Nov.04.2010
We made it
I am the L.A. Outdoor Travel Examiner for Examiner.com The articles in this column provide insider tips for great outdoor days in L.A., or are easily done in a day trip. They will begin with the suggested adventure details and end in sweat- band friendly eateries. You will learn historical tidbits...
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Oct.22.2010
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Lost Angel takes in tumble falling in the footsteps of John Muir   http://www.tripatini.com/profiles/blogs/a-taste-of-lost-angel
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