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Air Out Your Spirits at Wyoming's Laramie River Ranch



                                     

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home.”

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Added by Linda Ballou on December 30, 2017 at 3:50am — No Comments

I can't believe I've been gone so long!!

I have not posted on this site because I have been busy publishing my book The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon. I just released the audio book..here take a listen. In the story I take you from the Grand Prix Jumping circuit to the High Sierras i the John Muir Wilderness. Wild on Horseback!!

Added by Linda Ballou on October 25, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Astounding Africa: Your Time has Come!!

The distant echo of South Africa has become a thunderous roar, and I am thrilled to announce I am heeding the call and going on safari in May! Not just any quickie, surface-deep safari, but total immersion withOverseas Adventure Travel’s “Ultimate 17-day Safari.” We will travel as a small group  to conservation-minded Botswana; less-traveled Zimbabwe…

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Added by Linda Ballou on January 30, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Astounding Africa: The Time has Come

The distant echo of South Africa has become a thunderous roar, and I am thrilled to announce I am heeding the call and going on safari in May! Not just any quickie, surface-deep safari, but total immersion with Overseas Adventure Travel’s “Ultimate 17-day Safari.” We will travel as a small…

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Added by Linda Ballou on January 30, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Nature's Bounty in Oregon's Columbia Gorge

Learn more about the lush abundance of life in water-rich Columbia Gorge and the Mount Hood region of Oregon in my article that appeared in Real

Adventure Travels Magazine

Elowah Falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge cascades in endless curtains of white. I sat mesmerized in the cooling mist and relished the sight of it being whipped sideways by a wild wind. While I could have lingered in this amphitheater of yellow lichen and green moss, there was far more to…

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Added by Linda Ballou on September 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tranformative Travel on Empowered Living Radio

 

 

 

 

 

Transformative Travel    Tori Eldridge author of…

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Added by Linda Ballou on April 12, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Riding High in Ecuador

Join me on this exciting riding adventure and more just  outside of Quito, Ecuador

Spirits soared as I galloped through undulating fields of shimmering wheat beneath a brilliant sun in the highlands of the Northern Andes of Ecuador. The sound of my steady mount’s hoofs upon the grassy lane and the brisk wind cooling my cheeks were all I thought of as I followed Sally…

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Added by Linda Ballou on March 10, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

The Highs and Lows of Ecuador

I am thrilled to have my adventures in Ecuador spotlighted on Around the World TV.

In this interview I  share my adventures at Sacha Lodge, a jungle lodge nestled in the Ecuadorian Amazon basin that is a birders nirvana, but fun for anyone who enjoys exploring the natural world. I also share highlights of my…

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Added by Linda Ballou on November 4, 2013 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Lost Angel at home in Paradise

After living in California most of my life I am still a tourist here discovery sweet spots and loving it!

Here is my article in my boomer column and a clip that captures the sea breeze for you! Article link below

Winging it on the Central Coast

Added by Linda Ballou on July 9, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments

The Enemy is a story that always renews my sense of gratitude

The Enemy

I entered this story in Daves Travel  Contest.  You might find that It jogs your perspective.

Added by Linda Ballou on June 24, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Let me Take you on an "Un-Cruise?"

I'm not a cruise person, but when I was offered the chance to tour the Hawaiian Islands on board a yacht shared by 36 other passengers I began to change my mind. Then when I learned the trip begins in Lanai, one of the few Hawaiian Islands I've not explored and  then the Safari Explorer heads to Molokai where guests hike the sacred Halawa Valley I got excited. The next stop is the Big Island and a walking tour of historic Kailua/Kona. Since, I have just completed creating a map of…

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Added by Linda Ballou on December 17, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments

A Taste of 'Lost Angel Walkabout': The Day I Became a Sailor

The indifferent, howling storm tossed us through the night. The Hawaiian Islands are 2,000 miles from the nearest land. The waves come in from the open ocean and there is nothing to slow their momentum. We pitched twenty feet up, then plunged down, slamming on the water with a heavy thud. After several hours of this rude pounding, I gave up to the fatalistic notion that this was the way I was meant to go. Since I planned to have my ashes scattered at sea, I felt this was just a short cut to…

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Added by Linda Ballou on December 15, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Saddle Up Dudes

I think it was Will Rogers who said “The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse.” May I extend that thought to include women and children as well? Guest ranches allow city dwellers the chance to learn how to ride and to breathe deeply of the vast expanses of wilderness that make out country so special.

In my article The Last Chance for Romance in…

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Added by Linda Ballou on August 8, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Lost Angel Walkabout is A Winner

 

 



My travel essay collection Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales filled with chills, spills, giggles and…
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Added by Linda Ballou on May 29, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Seeing the World with New Eyes

 

My story Seeing theWorld with New Eyes is  being spotlighted on Wanderlust and Lipstick,a site dedicated to tours for  adventurous women.This wander tale is included in my travel essay collection Lost Angel Walkabout. It takes place on the turn…

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Added by Linda Ballou on May 21, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

My Top Six Adventure Pix

This is the latest article I posted in my column on the National Association of Baby Boomer Women site.

There should be an adventure here for everyone!

 

My Top Six adventure pix

Added by Linda Ballou on March 25, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Wild West Wander on the San Juan Skyway in Southwest Colorado

Something for everybody in the most sublime country Colorado has to offer!

Wild West Wander Part I…

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Added by Linda Ballou on February 6, 2012 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Best Armchair travel 2011

Travelnwrite top picks 2011

 

Excited to be selected for Travelnwrite.com's best arm chair travel books for 2011.

Check out Lost Angel Walkabout and other fine books on thier list.

Happy New Year

Linda…

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Added by Linda Ballou on January 2, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Lost Angel Walkabout-# 3 on top ten for 2011

Renee's top ten list for 2011 

Nice holiday gift to be selected for Yolanda Renee's top ten reads in 2011. In this half hour show she gives insights and tells us why a given book got on her list…

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Added by Linda Ballou on December 29, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

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