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We are Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, hosts of Big Blend Radio, full-time travelers on the Love Your Parks Tour where we document parks and public lands across the country. Being digital nomads we also pet sit on our travels, and we love it!

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Art Destinations Across America &Raquo; 1721511495020 6C2D49D755Dcbb870A539357D5B06F79
Art Destinations Across America

From Arizona and New Mexico to Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina, this special episode of Big Blend Radio's WORLD OF ART Podcast with artist Victoria Chick features a panel discussion covering Ar…

From Arizona and New…

From Arizona and New Mexico to Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina, this special episode of Big Blend Radio's WORLD OF ART Podcast with artist Victoria Chick features a panel discussion covering Art Destinations Across America.FEATURED GUESTS & DESTINATIONS- VICTORIA CHICK is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector based in Silver City, New Mexico. She talks about Silver City as an art destination, as well the Southwest Regional Museum of Art & Art Center. Links to Visit: https://www.southwest-art-museum.org/ and https://victoriachick.com/ - CL…

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An Author, A Travel Writer, Two Musicians, And A Death Doula Walk Into A Bar &Raquo; 1721420693211 2544466134Fed6Abeacc8757Bebe860E
An Author, A Travel Writer, Two Musicians, and a Death Doula Walk Into a Bar

An Author, a Travel Writer, Two Musicians, and a Death Doula Walk Into a Bar....Step into The Wiggie Butt Club and enjoy this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Happy Hour Hang Out" Podcast that celebrates…

An Author, a Travel …

An Author, a Travel Writer, Two Musicians, and a Death Doula Walk Into a Bar....Step into The Wiggie Butt Club and enjoy this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Happy Hour Hang Out" Podcast that celebrates the month of July with a fun conversation that covers speakeasy culture, bucket list travel, music, books and writing, cocktails, and so much more! FEATURED GUESTS: * Author Matt Cost - https://www.mattcost.net/ * Travel writer & photographer Jo Clark - https://www.haveglasswilltravel.com/ * Death Doula Lea Brovedani - https://souljourneydoula.com/ * Musician, songwriter & producer J…

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Lea Brovedani - Letting Go To Have A Peaceful End-Of-Life &Raquo; 1721271245320 2Fdca99094B4300577A439881B4B1921
Lea Brovedani – Letting Go to Have a Peaceful End-of-Life

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's SOUL JOURNEY DOULA podcast with death doula Lea Brovedani, Lea discusses the importance of Letting Go to have a Peaceful End-of-Life. Letting go doesn't mean givin…

On this episode of B…

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's SOUL JOURNEY DOULA podcast with death doula Lea Brovedani, Lea discusses the importance of Letting Go to have a Peaceful End-of-Life. Letting go doesn't mean giving up. As we approach our final years, we let go of unrealistic expectations of others, of material possessions, of anger, jealousy, and other emotions that don't serve us.Lea's 5 Pillars of Support as a Death Doula:* Spirit - Uphold beliefs and practices* Emotion - Honor feelings* Mind - Life review and gleaning meaning* Body - Increase comfort, health and safety* Practical - Create completionsLea…

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Travel Advisor Cheryl Ogle - Planning A Family Reunion &Raquo; 1721252024680 C1Afbf1518De7474D5A740D843F69223
Travel Advisor Cheryl Ogle – Planning a Family Reunion

Celebrate Family Reunion Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station "Hey Wanna Go" Travel Show with travel advisor Cheryl Ogle. From cruises and resorts to budget-friendly adventure…

Celebrate Family Reu…

Celebrate Family Reunion Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station "Hey Wanna Go" Travel Show with travel advisor Cheryl Ogle. From cruises and resorts to budget-friendly adventures, hear about ways to reunite with loved ones of all ages and abilities to create those special memories. Check out Cheryl's blog on family reunions and multigenerational travel: https://tinyurl.com/ywr392af On Big Blend Radio every third Wednesday, Cheryl is a world traveler, accredited travel advisor, and owner of Hey Wanna Go that specializes in travel to Europe and the UK, as well as river a…

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Wai-Nani - A Voice From Old Hawaii &Raquo; 1721229393956 549733A6F9E4C3C0A4C7B78B83Deba3A
Wai-nani – A Voice from Old Hawaii

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou" she discusses her novel “Wai-nani - A Voice from Old Hawaii.” Through Wai-nani's eyes, experience the Hawaiia…

On this episode of B…

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou" she discusses her novel “Wai-nani - A Voice from Old Hawaii.” Through Wai-nani's eyes, experience the Hawaiian society as it existed when Captain James Cook arrived at Kealakekua Bay in 1779; ride the billowing seas with Eku, the wild dolphin she befriends; learn why she loved the savage, conflicted ruler, Makaha; walk with her as she defies ancient laws and harsh taboos of the Island people; share the love she received from all who knew her and learn how she rose to become the most powerful woman in old…

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K. Nicole Connell - Natchitoches Is Fun For Everyone! &Raquo; 1721138553412 Ca4C0A786C481F2F2D9D86856114C050
K. Nicole Connell – Natchitoches is Fun for Everyone!

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer, Parks & Rec Month, Picnic Month, Family Reunion Month, and more on this episode of Big Blend Radio’s “Go to Natchitoches” Podcast. From Zydeco and Meat Pie…

Celebrate the Dog Da…

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer, Parks & Rec Month, Picnic Month, Family Reunion Month, and more on this episode of Big Blend Radio’s “Go to Natchitoches” Podcast. From Zydeco and Meat Pie Festivals to cruising Cane River Lake and exploring Cane River Creole National Historical Park, K. Nicole Connell of the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau talks about the various multigenerational experiences this beautiful and historic destination offers. Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest settlement in Louisiana. Celebrating a vibrant blend of Fren…

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Clifford Garstang - Author Success Insider &Raquo; 1721101678046 Dfea433F30E781Be0C4C166Bfd239Dca
Clifford Garstang – Author Success Insider

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Insider" spotlight features Clifford Garstang, author of six works of fiction including the novels “The Last Bird of Paradise,” “Oliver’s Travels,”…

This episode of Big …

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Insider" spotlight features Clifford Garstang, author of six works of fiction including the novels “The Last Bird of Paradise,” “Oliver’s Travels,” and “The Shaman of Turtle Valley,” and the short story collections “House of the Ancients and Other Stories,” “What the Zhang Boys Know,” and “In an Uncharted Country.” He is also the editor of the acclaimed anthology series, “Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet.” A former international lawyer, he lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Check out Cliffor…

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Feuza Reis - Buying Property In Sicily &Raquo; 1721052816236 Eeb17F6A8C854Eb03502248448E18Eaa
Feuza Reis – Buying Property in Sicily

This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features travel blogger Feuza Reis who shares the ins-and-outs of purchasing property in Sicily, especiall…

This episode of Big …

This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features travel blogger Feuza Reis who shares the ins-and-outs of purchasing property in Sicily, especially through unique 1 Euro Homes project in San Piero Patti. A small village that's home to around 2,500 residents, San Piero Patti is located approximately 2 hours from each major airport in Sicily, 1 hour from Messina, and just 20 minutes from Patti, a larger city with around 9,000 inhabitants. This hilltop area offers stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. From here, you can see the Aeolian Islan…

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Author Wendy Lyons Sunshine - Tender Paws &Raquo; 1721045468465 D71B6D5Db54830Fc868C859538E365Bf
Author Wendy Lyons Sunshine – Tender Paws

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "The Pet Connection" Podcast features award-winning author and journalist Wendy Lyons Sunshine who discusses her new book, "Tender Paws: How Science-Based Parenting C…

This episode of Big …

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "The Pet Connection" Podcast features award-winning author and journalist Wendy Lyons Sunshine who discusses her new book, "Tender Paws: How Science-Based Parenting Can Transform Our Relationship with Dogs." Full of illustrative cases and thoughtful insights to support dog welfare and inspire your own pet parenting journey, "Tender Paws" explores parallels between human and canine research; delves into attachment theory, the effects of trauma, parenting styles, and sensory issues; and offers strategies that meet the needs of all dogs — often in unexpectedly…

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Jo Clark - Four Blue Ridge Mountain Towns &Raquo; 1720973196513 Ea962E8778Bd10Ed75A8A63D0Da96425
Jo Clark – Four Blue Ridge Mountain Towns

We're going to the Blue Ridge Mountains on this episode of Big Blend Radio's JO GOES EVERYWHERE! Podcast with travel writer and photographer Jo Clark. From beer and moonshine to museums and rock churc…

We're going to the B…

We're going to the Blue Ridge Mountains on this episode of Big Blend Radio's JO GOES EVERYWHERE! Podcast with travel writer and photographer Jo Clark. From beer and moonshine to museums and rock churches, hear about Riner, Radford, Roanoke, and Rocky Mount. They are all an easy day trip from each other, with the Blue Ridge Parkway nearby. Read Jo's article about these historic towns here: https://recipestravelculture.com/4-rs-blue-ridge-mountain-towns/ Jo Clark is a travel writer and photographer based on South Carolina’s Grand Strand. She has a thirst for knowledge, history, great food, a…

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Christy Wood - Equine Energy And Emotions &Raquo; 1720885785498 8145Ce4C1Fad5Fc001Cc19Aa6A87Cb4B
Christy Wood – Equine Energy and Emotions

It's all about how to read and understand your horse's energy and emotions on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "ABC's of Horses" equestrian podcast with Christy Wood.Christy Wood is a World Champion …

It's all about how t…

It's all about how to read and understand your horse's energy and emotions on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "ABC's of Horses" equestrian podcast with Christy Wood.Christy Wood is a World Champion horse trainer, also exhibiting in jumping and trail. She is a winner in extreme trail obstacle challenges, and is a carded horse show judge with 7 breed associations. Along with being an author and instructor, she is the owner of Wood N Horse Training Stables in Three Rivers, California. Learn more about Christy, her equine services, and her books, at: https://wdnhorse.com/ The "ABC's of Horses" …

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Kathleen Walls - Kansas Oddities And Roadside Attractions &Raquo; 1720538909663 26Ebeaaa09D52Fa842F6449B50Da7585
Kathleen Walls – Kansas Oddities and Roadside Attractions

From the Oz Museum and the Ad Astra Missile Silo to the World's Largest Belt Buckle and the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things, this episod…

From the Oz Museum a…

From the Oz Museum and the Ad Astra Missile Silo to the World's Largest Belt Buckle and the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA travel writer Kathleen Walls focuses on interesting oddities and roadside attractions in Kansas. Read Kathleen's article about it all here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/theres-something-odd-in-kansas/ Kathleen Walls is publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways at https://www.americanroads.net A member of the In…

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Rita Sever - Small Organizations And Human Resources &Raquo; 1720527590333 Aa672A17524930F5A76Db5A5E2C74Dd1
Rita Sever – Small Organizations and Human Resources

This episode of Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS Business & Career Show features author, professional coach, and organizational trainer Rita Sever who discusses HR in small organizations. Along …

This episode of Big …

This episode of Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS Business & Career Show features author, professional coach, and organizational trainer Rita Sever who discusses HR in small organizations. Along with sharing her career background in HR, she talks about:* When a small organization should invest in HR * What are some of the dangers if they don't have HR* What are some of the challenges HR faceRita Sever is a regular expert guest on Big Blend Radio. She is the author of “SUPERVISION MATTERS: 100 Bite-sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team,” and “LEADING FOR JUSTICE: Supervision, H…

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Women Of The Rivers And Forest In Western Northern Carolina &Raquo; 1720613880630 4982De3674424767F48B46Ccc92C0Da1
Women of the Rivers and Forest in Western Northern Carolina

Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month and National Forest Week with this episode of Big Blend Radio that was recorded onsite with Steve & Karen Wilson, owners and innkeepers of the The Lion &…

Celebrate Parks &…

Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month and National Forest Week with this episode of Big Blend Radio that was recorded onsite with Steve & Karen Wilson, owners and innkeepers of the The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Montford Historic District in Asheville, North Carolina.Hear about author Wilma Dykeman and Jean Webb who worked to protect and preserve the French Broad and Swannenoa Rivers and the Asheville parks connected with the rivers on a 17-mile green path. Learn how Edith Vanderbilt honored her late husband's wishes of selling an 86,000-acre tract of the …

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Author &Amp; Comedian Claire Berger - How Much Is Enough? &Raquo; 1720468588371 9B0127Fd91C0Cb8B8C626E31856E10D2
Author & Comedian Claire Berger – How Much is Enough?

This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Books & Authors" Show with Books Forward features comedian and author Claire Berger who discusses her interactive memoir, "How Much Is Enough? Gett…

This episode of Big …

This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Books & Authors" Show with Books Forward features comedian and author Claire Berger who discusses her interactive memoir, "How Much Is Enough? Getting More by Living with Less."Claire Berger got her start as a comedian at the famous Second City in Chicago, catapulting her into the spotlight as a studio warmup comedian for Seinfeld and other iconic TV shows. And now at 67 years old, Claire is taking center stage with her first book that thoughtfully explores a universal question that lingers in the minds of many: "How Much Is Enough?" From p…

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Dr. Jackie Eubany - Fun And Heart-Healthy Summer &Raquo; 1720462701568 1Fc4E8F096F97792165Ee5503Ed2Ae7D
Dr. Jackie Eubany – Fun and Heart-Healthy Summer

Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month and National Picnic Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's HEART HEALTHY LIVING WITH DR JACKIE Podcast that's all about how to have a fun and hear…

Celebrate National P…

Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month and National Picnic Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's HEART HEALTHY LIVING WITH DR JACKIE Podcast that's all about how to have a fun and heart-healthy summer! Dr. Jacqueline Eubany is a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, and author of the best-selling book, "Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story." More: https://womenandheartdiseasebook.com/ New episodes of "Heart Healthy Living with Dr. Jackie" air every 2nd Wednesday at 12pm PST. Follow the Podcast: https://hearthealthyliving-drjackie.podbean.com/ Hosted on Acas…

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Ange Chew - Discover Surrey, British Columbia &Raquo; 1720456704746 40D070606Dccc7B3C79849F1E141C426
Ange Chew – Discover Surrey, British Columbia

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel Show" with the International Food Wine & Travel Association features Ange Chew, Executive Director of Discover Surrey. Hear about Surrey'…

This episode of Big …

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel Show" with the International Food Wine & Travel Association features Ange Chew, Executive Director of Discover Surrey. Hear about Surrey''s vast natural beauty, global dining, affordable accommodations and rich, vibrant culture. A vibrant mosaic awaits in Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia by population, next to Vancouver. t’s a diverse, complex and authentic region that’s experiencing change at a rapid pace, but taking it all in stride. Plan your visit to Surrey, B.C, here: https://discoversurreybc.com/ Lea…

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Author Jeff Nelligan - Four Lessons From My Three Sons &Raquo; 1720366816335 90D17583Ce798278Ab11A212D39E8D37
Author Jeff Nelligan – Four Lessons From My Three Sons

Celebrate Purposeful Parenting Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Quality of Life" Show featuring acclaimed parenting author Jeff Nelligan who discusses his book, "Four Lessons From My Thre…

Celebrate Purposeful…

Celebrate Purposeful Parenting Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Quality of Life" Show featuring acclaimed parenting author Jeff Nelligan who discusses his book, "Four Lessons From My Three Sons: How You Can Raise Resilient Kids." Every Dad and Mom in America wants to raise a resilient kid. This 2nd Edition of "Four Lessons from My Three Sons" – expanded to include guidance for parents in a post-lockdown world - explains how the author’s parenting techniques helped propel his sons to the U.S. Naval Academy, Williams College and West Point and beyond. More: https://www.nelligan…

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