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Parks & Public Lands, Historic Sites, Nature & Outdoor Recreation, Road Trip Travel


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  • Visiting the National Park of American Samoa

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    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures with Debbie Stone" Podcast, Debbie shares her adventures in the National Park of American Samoa, which is one of the most remote national parks in the U.S. It takes much effort and time to get here, but intrepid travelers who make the journey will discover untouched coral sand beaches, secluded villages, rainforests, rare flora and fauna, splendid vistas of land and sea and rich culture. Read about her visit: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/visiting-the-national-park-of-american-samoa/ Read Debbie's article about her experiences in the island country of Samoa, here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/the-rewards-are-many-for-those-who-venture-to-samoa/ Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures with Debbie Stone" podcast airs every 4th Tuesday. Follow the podcast here: http://tinyurl.com/m6z7v6ms 

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  • Experience the Spring Wildflowers in Sunny Palm Springs

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    The spring desert wildflower season has begun! This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Saturday “Palm Springs Sunshine Stays” Show features Kimberli Munkres who represents Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels. Hear all about the spring wildflower season including where and how to witness the beauty of these wonderful wildflowers, and the local boutique hotels that have gorgeous gardens to enjoy as part of your "flower powered" experience.Listen to this past podcast covering outdoor experiences in Palm Springs that includes hiking and cycling, jeep tours and aerial tram rides: https://youtu.be/VF73FQsqev4?feature=shared Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels is a consortium of independently-owned boutique hotels in the desert resort community of Palm Springs, in Southern California. Plan your visit and sign up for the monthly Boutiquely Palm Springs newsletter at: https://www.palmspringspreferredsmallhotels.com/ Follow this Big Blend Radio Podcast here: https://tinyurl.com/38883u9e Podcast photo courtesy of Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels & Visit Palm Springs.
  • Nature Tripping in Florida and Coastal Mississippi

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    Welcome to Part Four of our 4-Part Big Blend Radio NATURE CONNECTION Podcast series focusing on Nature Destinations Around the World and Across America. This episode covers Nature Destinations in Coastal Mississippi and Florida:- LISA EVANS - travel writer and photographer, and author of "“100 Things to Do in Coastal Mississippi Before You Die.” Visit https://writerlisa.com/ - KATHLEEN WALLS - Travel writer and author of numerous Florida books. Visit http://www.katywalls.com / and https://www.americanroads.net/ * DIANE DOBRY - Travel writer, podcaster, and memoirist. More: https://discoverydaze.com, and https://hungarianaquarian.com/  LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE NATURE CONNECT PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES HERE: http://tinyurl.com/5dkvjyfx * EPISODE ONE features nature photographer and Nature Connection cohost Margot Carrera, who talks about Communing with Nature in Sacred Spaces.* EPISODE TWO covers Nature Destinations from Vermont to California & Ecuador with travel writers Jamie Edwards & Linda Ballou.* EPISODE THREE covers Nature Destinations in North & South Carolina with Steve & Karen Wilson, owners of The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast, and travel writer Jo Clark. 
  • Nature Adventures in North and South Carolina

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    Welcome to Part Three of our 4-Part Big Blend Radio NATURE CONNECTION Podcast series focusing on Nature Destinations Around the World and Across America. This episode covers Nature Destinations in North & South Carolina:- NORTH CAROLINA: Steve & Karen Wilson, owners of The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, talk about what to experience in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Pisgah National Forest, in North Carolina. More: https://www.lion-rose.com/ - SOUTH CAROLINA: Jo Clark, travel writer and photographer, talks about Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, near Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Follow Jo's blog at https://www.haveglasswilltravel.com/ LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE NATURE CONNECT PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES HERE: http://tinyurl.com/5dkvjyfx * EPISODE ONE features nature photographer and Nature Connection cohost Margot Carrera, who talks about Communing with Nature in Sacred Spaces.* EPISODE TWO covers Nature Destinations from Vermont to California & Ecuador with travel writers Jamie Edwards & Linda Ballou.* EPISODE FOUR covers Nature Connections in Florda & Coastal Mississippi with travel writers Lisa Evans, Kathleen Walls, and Diane Dobry. 
  • Nature Connection Destinations - Ecuador to Vermont

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    Welcome to Part Two of our 4-Part Big Blend Radio NATURE CONNECTION Podcast series focusing on Nature Destinations Around the World and Across America. ON THIS EPISODE:- LINDA BALLOU, award-winning travel writer and author, talks about her experience at Sacha Lodge in Ecuador as well as the natural highlights of where she lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about Linda, who hosts Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Podcast, at https://lostangeladventures.com/ - JAMIE EDWARDS, award-winning travel writer and photographer, talks about her nature experiences in beautoful Stowe, Vermont. Cehck out her article about this sustainable destination on her blog site: https://iamlostandfound.com/best-things-to-do-in-stowe-in-summer/ LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE NATURE CONNECT PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES HERE: http://tinyurl.com/5dkvjyfx * EPISODE ONE features nature photographer and Nature Connection cohost Margot Carrera, who talks about Communing with Nature in Sacred Spaces.* EPISODE THREE covers Nature Destinations in North & South Carolina with Steve & Karen Wilson, owners of The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast, and travel writer Jo Clark.* EPISODE FOUR covers Nature Connections in Florda & Coastal Mississippi with travel writers Lisa Evans, Kathleen Walls, and Diane Dobry. 
  • Margot Carrera - Communing with Nature in Sacred Spaces

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    Welcome to Part One of our 4-Part Big Blend Radio NATURE CONNECTION Podcast series focusing on Nature Destinations Around the World and Across America. This episode features fine art nature photographer and co-host Margot Carrera who discusses sacred spaces in nature, and how we can energetically and spiritually help give back to nature. See Margot's photography, here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/margotcarrera/?etsrc=sdt LISTEN TO THE REST OF THE NATURE CONNECT PODCASTS IN THIS SERIES HERE: http://tinyurl.com/5dkvjyfx * EPISODE TWO covers Nature Destinations from Vermont to California & Ecuador with travel writers Jamie Edwards & Linda Ballou.* EPISODE THREE covers Nature Destinations in North & South Carolina with Steve & Karen Wilson, owners of The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast, and travel writer Jo Clark.* EPISODE FOUR covers Nature Connections in Florda & Coastal Mississippi with travel writers Lisa Evans, Kathleen Walls, and Diane Dobry. 
  • Linda Ballou - Tasmania, The Devil Made Me Do It!

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    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda takes us to Tasmania where she spent a week exploring Cradle Mountain National Park, the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, and Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park on the sunny east coast. With 40 percent of the land in this island state preserved with 880 tracks lacing the national parks, Tasmania is one of the last hold outs for true conservation. The caring population of just over half a million are doing all they can to keep their home clean and green. Read Linda's story, "Tasmania: The Devil Made Me Do It!" that's featured in her book, "Lost Angel Unleashed: Stories from the Heart."Follow Linda's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: https://shows.acast.com/linda-ballou