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Get Ready for Good Times –Part II

February 11th, 2011

Get Ready for Good Times –Part II By Linda Ballou NABBW’s Adventure Travel Expert In the first half of this piece I talked about preparing your body for adventure. Now, I will share a few tips about developing a mindset that will allow you enjoy your journey more. (1) Remember who you are. Don’t forget that even though you may wear the same jean size as your guide, they are used to the climate, and the pace of the activity. You are calling muscles into action that you haven’t talked to for a long time or maybe have never previously met before. Pace yourself. Don’t be competitive... Read More

Get Ready for Good Times-Part I

January 9th, 2011

Get Ready for Good Times-Part I By Linda Ballou NABBW’s Adventure Travel Expert Soft adventure is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry.  People want to get outdoors, breathe fresh air and rid themselves of city stress.  But, do they have the stamina, and energy to withstand the rigors of sleeping in a tent, paddling a kayak, or hiking all day? Outfitters are fond of saying that anyone can enjoy outdoor adventure holidays that include horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, kayaking and birding. I think this is true with the caveat that you prepare yourself for your adventure. Since... Read More

Mid-Life Rehab

September 13th, 2010

Fifty, an age blessed with knowledge, but burdened with the collection of good and bad experiences, is simultaneously a powerful, yet fragile age. Some accumulated trauma goes so deep it is a part of our physiology, affecting what we do and how we feel. The fast darting of cars can rekindle the horror of a forgotten automobile accident, triggering adrenaline that settles into muscle tissue as harmful lactic acid. The memory of experience is in our bodies, as well as our minds. A genuine Mid-Life Rehabilitation helps eliminate negative physic influences and enables us to enjoy healthier and happier... Read More

Mother Nature Has Her Own Solution to Clean up the Oil Spill in the Gulf

July 1st, 2010

I have a strong connection with nature and I write to bring awareness to ecological problems about the globe. The current BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the Gulf is the worst environmental travesty perpetrated by mankind in our lifetime. It horrifies me that BP knew they were taking risks that could allow this to happen and yet they did nothing to prevent it. Greed in the name of the almighty dollar caused this catastrophe. I am absolutely appalled, disgusted, dismayed, and downright mad about what is going on, or should I say what\’s not going on in the cleanup effort. Several groups... Read More