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Linda Ballou Shares Her Recent ‘Wander to the Edge’ Podcast Interview

December 21st, 2020

It’s a wrap! 2020 is coming to a close. Adventure Travel Writer, Linda Ballou, shares highlights of her year in this interview with Adam Asher and Zanne Merkel on their podcast, Wander to the Edge. Topics in our discussion included: Why I need to be on the travel edge. What it takes to write a travel book. How to make travel writing work for you. Taking time to be in nature each day Forest Bathing and Hozho Seizing opportunities opening up in the travel world. Some of my favorite daytrips on the Coast of California My latest book Lost Angel in Paradise The audio book release of Lost Angel Walkabout-One... Read More

Wings COVID-Clipped, Linda Ballou Shares How She’s Experiencing Jubilation in the Year of the Virus

November 9th, 2020

By Linda Ballou, NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate The Mexican people call retired persons “Jubilants.” I was so busy I never thought much about retirement, but suddenly, due to COVID, here it is. I am unable to sell real estate because dealing with the public is just too dangerous now. My partner, who has been loving and supportive for 35 years, is convinced he will die if he gets Covid-19. Consequently, I have not gone out to dinner, hiked with a friend, or had a haircut for eight months. The virus didn’t just clip my travel wings, it ripped them out of their sockets. Linda in... Read More

Forget Q-Anon, It’s Time To Go Down The Rabbit Hole To Discover A New Conspiracy Hero, S-Anon

July 17th, 2020

Listen, I’m not going to say that Kanye West dropped out of the race for President of the United States just because I announced I was running. After all, I’m writing this, not reading it out loud. But I do find it coincidental that after I announced I was running for president last Friday, within days, Kanye suddenly dropped his 2020 campaign. Kanye announces his brief run for president before backing out because he’s scared of running against me. Hmmm. Suspicious. Kind of like a lot of other behavior by famous folks lately. Perhaps you’ve been hearing about some of it. Certain big-name... Read More

Brunch in Paradise

June 20th, 2020

Get your brunch on this Sunday Jun 21 from 11 – 3 p.m. at Palmas Tropical Escape’s (46 N High Street Columbus) Brunch in Paradise! Parking is FREE! Enjoy 5 Tropical Mimosas, fresh ocean breeze, food, music and more! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/927155721054480/.       For more fun things to do in Columbus this week, check out the latest issue of Fun10Columbus.   Read More

Trucks and Tacos

June 19th, 2020

Come hangout with Honest Speed Shop (5110 Trabue Rd. Columbus) this Saturday Jun 20 form 12 – 3 p.m. and bring your Truck/ Jeep and anything 4×4. Honest Speed Shop will have Chico’s taco truck so please bring some money to buy lunch to support another great local business.  We will have some giveaways.  It’s also Ruth Ann’s Birthday so make sure to bring her something special. We look forwarding to seeing you! Chico’s Tacos: https://www.facebook.com/chicostacoscolumbus/ For more information on this event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2912360635516891/.   For... Read More

Betty Bangs: Straight Outta Quarantine

June 18th, 2020

Enjoy some live music from Betty Bangs this Saturday Jun 20 from 7 – 11 p.m. at Chubby’s Sports Bar & Grill (1846 Hard Rd. Columbus). From Betty Bangs’ Facebook Event Page: We’re back, baby! Join us on the Chubby’s patio for our first show since lockdown. We’ll be sharing the stage with some very special guests and even though we can’t tell you who they are, we can promise you that all your rockabilly, outlaw, old school country, rock n roll, punkabilly itches will be scratched!!! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/324078101916620/.   For... Read More

Record Store Day 2020

June 17th, 2020

Used Kids Records (2500 Summit St. Columbus) is proud to announce their participation in the upcoming celebration of the vinyl record format and the independent retailers that have kept the medium alive!! Used Kids Records presents Record Store Day 2020 this Saturday Jun 20 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Since 1986, Used Kids keeps the record store tradition alive in Columbus buying, selling, and trading new and used vinyl records, among many other formats of music, as well as vintage hi-fi audio gear, and plenty of other related goods.  We are very excited about this year’s RSD, and eager to participate!! We... Read More

Angela Perley Live at Natalie’s

June 17th, 2020

Looking for some live music this weekend? Angela Perley will perform live at Natalie’s (945 King Ave Columbus) this Saturday Jun 20 from 8 – 10 p.m. Angela Perley has been gigging nonstop with her band The Howlin’ Moons since they released their debut album in 2014, laying down an interesting mix of folk, Americana, and ’60s-tinged psychedelic rock that floats seamlessly between Bob Dylan and Procol Harum, sometimes within the same song.”— No Depression All of this led up to Perley’s latest LP, ‘4:30’ (released Aug. 2, 2019), her first solo effort which she co-produced... Read More

Boozin’ Through the 90s Bar Crawl

June 17th, 2020

Do you miss the ’90s, fanny packs, JNCOS, overalls, bright colors, or even pigtails? Alright stop collaborate & listen because we do too! So dig through your closet, lace up your high tops & come dance the day away while listening to *NSYNC, Run DMC, Brittany Spears & Hanson…. mmm bop! Boozin’ Through the 90s Bar Crawl happens this Saturday Jun 20 from 3 – 10 p.m. in Arena District, Columbus. For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boozin-through-the-90s-bar-crawl-columbus-oh-bar-crawl-live-registration-73783455301.   For more fun things... Read More

Westgate Farmers’ Market

June 16th, 2020

The Westgate Farmers Market takes place the first and third Saturday of each month, June through October, from 9:00 AM to noon.  We are located at the West Gate Masonic Lodge. Westgate Farmers Market’s goal is to make healthy, locally-produced foods more accessible to west side residents and to teach residents the benefits of including locally-grown produce in their shopping and daily meal planning. This year’s market will be a little different.  Please continue to check our website for updates related to our response to COVID-19: http://www.westgatefarmersmarket.com/covid-19 Good food... Read More

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