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Linda Ballou’s Costa Rican Odyssey Part Two: A Little Country With A Big Heart &Raquo; Flowers Blue River Resort By Linda Ballou 300X225 1

Linda Ballou’s Costa Rican Odyssey Part Two: A Little Country with a Big Heart

Some of the flowers at Blue River Resort. Linda Ballou photo.  By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Bowers of luxuriant tropical flowers grace the well-tended grounds of the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs. Magenta spikes of torch ginger, mounds of yellow hibiscus, and many varieties of dripping orange heliconia brighten the scene. Meandering […]

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Linda Ballou Shares Part One Of Her Costa Rican Odyssey: From The Lush Rain Forests To The Shining Sea &Raquo; Rafting Sarapique River Linda Laura Patricia And Pelar 600X400 1

Linda Ballou Shares Part One of Her Costa Rican Odyssey: From the Lush Rain Forests to the Shining Sea

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Linda and fellow adventurers, Laura, Patricia and Pelar enjoy rafting Sarapique River Linda, Laura, Patricia and Pelar After enduring hours of cramped airplanes, air-conditioned hotels, and buses, being immersed in nature once again finally settled my molecules into place. My tired body came alive as we rocked and […]

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Do You Really Need Travel Insurance? Adventure Travel Writer Linda Ballou Shares Her Experiences And Advice &Raquo; Emergency Medical Service 2023 11 27 04 57 42 Utc 1024X683 1

Do You Really Need Travel Insurance? Adventure Travel Writer Linda Ballou Shares Her Experiences and Advice

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Writer Since Covid hit our shores, travel insurance has become more important than ever. While it is true flight delays have lessened, flights are still a huge variable when you travel. Travel delays, as well as trip interruptions and cancellations, are not just frustrating and inevitable, they can be […]

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Linda Ballou Recommends You Take A Walk On Kaua’i’s Wild Side &Raquo; Hanalei Bay Linda Ballou 300X137 1

Linda Ballou Recommends You Take a Walk on Kaua’i’s Wild Side

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Hanalei Bay today. Linda Ballou photo When I lived on the North Shore in 1978, there was not one home on the shore of horseshoe-shaped Hanalei Bay. The notorious Taylor Camp treehouse colony, populated by hippies living off the land, was in full swing. The now famous Tahiti […]

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Linda Ballou Visits Po‘ipū And Is Sunny Side Up On Kaua‘i &Raquo; Poipu Cost Walk Linda Ballou 1 300X200 1

Linda Ballou Visits Po‘ipū and is Sunny Side UP on Kaua‘i

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Po‘ipū Cost Walk. Linda Ballou photo.  Po‘ipū is the favored spot by visitors to the Island because it guarantees full blown sunny beach days. In 1978 Po‘ipū Beach was a deep azure plunge where I floated in ecstasy. But in 1992 Hurricane Iniki carved out a new coastline. […]

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Linda Ballou Shares Her Adventures On The Coconut Coast Of Kaua’i &Raquo; Arboretum Kapaa Back County Linda Ballou 300X135 1

Linda Ballou Shares Her Adventures on the Coconut Coast of Kaua’i

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate As a young woman, I had dropped out of society and landed on the North Shore of Kaua‘i. It was a head-spinning transformative time in my life. There, I was introduced to people experimenting with alternate lifestyles and those leading highly creative lives. After a year of Island […]

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Linda Ballou Shares Highlights, Photos Of Her Recent Adventure To Costa Rica – Land Of Divine Diversity &Raquo; Ticos Linda Ballou 225X300 1

Linda Ballou Shares Highlights, Photos of Her Recent Adventure to Costa Rica – Land of Divine Diversity

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate Linda’s shot of a couple of happy, young locals, or Ticos, as the Costa Rican natives call themselves. Costa Rica, the poster child of eco-tourism, has so many fun, outdoor adventures options it’s hard to choose. Twenty-five percent of the country is preserved habitat to ensure the continuation […]

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Book Review: My Reaction To Peter Attia Md’s New Book, “Outlive” &Raquo;

Book Review: My Reaction to Peter Attia MD’s new book, “Outlive”

Title: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity Author:  Peter Attia, MD (author, audiobook narrator) with Bill Gifford (author) Reviewed for BabyBoomer.org by Gregory Damian   I started listening to Peter Attia MD’s “The Drive” podcast in December of 2021. At first I was skeptical of some of Dr Attia’s thoughts and positions. I assumed he was […]

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Book Review: Lost Angel Unleashed: You’ll Be “Gobsmacked” At Ballou’s Third Book In Her Lost Angel Travel Series &Raquo; Lost Angel Series Banner 1 1 1 300X144 1

Book Review: Lost Angel Unleashed: You’ll Be “Gobsmacked” At Ballou’s Third Book in Her Lost Angel Travel Series

Title: Lost Angel Unleashed: Stories from the Heart (Lost Angel Travel Series: Book Three) Author Linda Ballou Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Books in Linda Ballou’s Lost Angel Series Lost Angel Unleashed is the third in Linda Ballou’s Lost Angel Travel Series. The first two are Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler’s Tales  and Lost […]

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