Monday, May 24, 2010

Praise for Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales

Book Review by Bonnie Neely, Editor at Real Travel Adventures

Lost Angel Walkabout by Linda Ballou is one of the most beautifully written travel books I have ever read. Linda tells her personal experiences of her many travels in different continents and environs. She is well-known as a top adventure travel writer, and her tales of her intrepid soul's search for beauty in the wilds and her ability to rouse physically to any demands of the setting will thrill the reader. She increased my desire to become more physically fit so that I could do some of the things she is daring and fit enough to do. She grew up in Alaska and has always loved horses. Her travel tales about returning to that wonderful environ and her experiences in many different places which involved riding horses are so beautifully inspiring. Linda also leads walkabouts in Los Angeles. I highly recommend her book as a treasure you will want to read, and then to re-read aloud to anyone who might want to listen. Her use of words is very commanding and her descriptions so vivid you will feel you have traveled alongside her and seen all the beauty of the surroundings which she so deeply appreciates. This is a MUST READ

Review by Bonnie Neely, Editor at Real Travel Adventures

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Authors Story "Irish Mist" included in anthology of Why We Ride!

I am proud that my short story "Irish Mist" is included in this anthology of Why We Ride with a forward by Jane Smiley. Why We Ride is available at Amazon

About the Book:

Women and their horses—a symbiotic relationship based on trust, camaraderie, friendship, and love. Why we Ride presents the stories of 27 women who ride, sharing their emotions about and accounts of the most important animals in their lives-horses!

About Linda Ballou:

Linda is travel writer and the author of Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii, Her Epic Journey and Lost Angel Walkabout. You can find Linda and order her books here

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hot Tip from the Spirit Well

If you want to lose the crowds on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon try the
unmarked trail to Shoshone Point. An easy one-mile march through a cooling pine forest takes you to steps that lead to a pinnicle that juts out over the canyon.
Here you can watch cloud play admire Vishnu with the sound of nothing but wind voices and the rush of birds in flight.