Linda Ballou


Africa: Victoria Falls

Mosi-oa-Tunya, or Smoke that Thunders as it is known by indigenous peoples of Africa, was discovered by Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone in 1855. He renamed and claimed this largest curtain of water in the world for Queen Victoria…

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Oregon’s Waterfall Wonderland

Elowah Falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge cascades in endless curtains of white. I sat mesmerized in the cooling mist and relished the sight of it being whipped sideways by a wild wind. While I could have lingered in this…

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Ecuador, South America

Saddle Up in Ecuador

We cantered along the ancient Inca trade routes with vistas stretching to eternity. While descending on a narrow track into the less-traveled Zuleta Valley, the sky darkened. A mist hit us and a few drops fell on my cheeks. Instead…

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