Linda Ballou: Lost Angel in Paradise



Travel writer and author Linda Ballou talks with Big Blend Radio about her book “Lost Angel in Paradise: Outdoor Days from L.A. to the Lost Coast of California” that takes travelers on 32 day trips along the coast of California.



Escape with Linda Ballou as she takes you on her favorite power-packed outdoor days along the sun-splashed California Coast from Malibu to Mendocino. Let your spirit free strolling long stretches of sand in solitude. Breathe deeply of the restorative energy of fern forests shaded by towering redwood giants. Kick-start creativity while meandering among flower-infused meadows, listening to wind voices off a full-blown sea. Get the rust off your soul and find harmony in nature. When you are done with your hike, tuck into tasty treats at a sweatband-friendly eatery Linda has tested personally. You have earned your calories! Linda implores you to explore, and to seize your day in the “Beauty Way”—a state of harmony in nature that the Navajo call Hozho. These daytrips can be enjoyed by anyone with a modicum of fitness and a spirit of adventure. For more see:

A love triangle of extremes has proven to be a solid base for Linda’S writing. From her roots in Alaska she received strength, centeredness and respect for the awful power of nature. While living in Hawaii, she found nurturing, a spiritual awakening, peace and her heroine for her acclaimed historical novel, “Wai-nani—A Voice from old Hawaii.” Her second novel, “The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon,” takes Gemcie McCauly from the Grand Prix show jumping circuit to the John Muir Wilderness and back again. Join her on a wild ride on her way to World Cup. In “Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales” Linda shares her most meaningful travel adventures.

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