Sunday, March 30, 2014

Saddle Up in Ecuador

Linda leading riders in the Andes

Making tracks on the Inca Trail in the highlands of the Northern Andes fulfilled all my riding fantasies.
This adventure gets you up close and personal with the stunning  landscape and the sweet people who call  it  home. To learn more please enjoy my feature article in ........

Real Travel Adventures Linda Discovers Ecuador on Horseback
End of the day at Hacienda Cusen

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Best Stress Busters on the Big Island

Linda after these treatments

Could you use a lomi-lomi massage, therapy in a warm pool, or perhaps sea- water cleansing to get rid of toxins in your body? How about a little ho’oponopono that comes from the heart to clear you psyche? Two hundred yeas ago when disapproving missionaries arrived, Hawaiians took their beliefs underground. But in the 1970s, native Hawaiian healers dared to bring their ancestral knowledge back into the light of day. The intensity of the elements of earth, fire, water and wind has made Big Island a magnet for healers of all persuasions. Their special knowledge is easily accessed if you know where to look.  
You won't be sorry you did!      

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hiker Babe meets Empowered Woman

Hiker Baby and Empowered Woman
Big fun leading Tori Eldridge author of Empowered Living on a hike in her own back yard.
It always tickles me when I can introduce a trail to someone who loves to hike, has hiked many trails in the Santa Monica Mountains and is as excited as I am to find a new one. I took Tori to theMalibu Springs Trail/NicholasPond that overlooks the Pacific and back canyons beneath Boney Ridge. As we switch-backed up the mountain, I huffed and puffed, stopping with the excuse to point out the views, while Tori barely broke a sweat. In top form, Tori, a black belt Ninja, makes Wonder Woman look like a wimp. Raised in Hawai’i, she is in tune with nature and loves the outdoors. Her eclectic acting/dancing/singer career has taken her to Broadway and back to L.A. where she resides in Malibu.
Tori  Eldridge author of Empowered Living

In her book Empowered Living, Tori suggests you make a list of all the things that are great about yourself to amp of your self-esteem.  Her martial arts training has given her an awareness that anyone, but especially  females, can benefit from. I travel a great deal on my own, so the message she is offering is very valuable to me. Being more aware of your surroundings and knowing how to respond in an emergency can easily save your life.

We talked about many things. Books. Writing. How nature heals and how it is big enough to absorb our pain. I hope you will tune into our conversation on April 14th  on Empowered Living Radio 

focused on how  travel can transform us. The best part of the interview for me is that I have made a new friend that I can share with, learn from, and hopefully hike with again.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Exploring Ecuador

I am very pleased with the presentation of my article Exploring Ecuador in the spring issue of

  Travel World Magazine.

 In this issue of the publishing arm of North American Travel Journalist Association you will find stories about Diving in Micronesia, Tracking Tigers in Nepal, Hiking with Llama and much more. My article is on page 15-21.

Sacha Eco- Lodge-Amazon Basin

Ecuador is a pint-sized country chock full of outdoor adventures, a deep cultural heritage and sweet extending people. It boasts the largest bio-diversity per square mile on the planet. In this piece I share my experience at Sacha Lodge in the heart of the Amazon basin.