Hello and thanks for stopping by! We’re Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, Big Blend’s mother-daughter travel, radio, and publishing team. Nancy, “Madam Geek” is the Mom, and Lisa, “Social Secretary” is the Daughter. We’ve been sailing the Big Blend media ship since 1997, and together have over 50 years of combined experience in tourism and hospitality, sales and marketing, publishing and media, writing and photography.
Through our Big Blend Radio podcasts and videos, and digital Big Blend Magazines, we create and share content that educates, entertains, and inspires a national and global audience. We believe that “Variety is the Spice that Brings Quality to Life,” and so we cover a multitude of topics that include Music, Books & The Arts, Food & Drink, Travel & Parks, Family & Lifestyle, Health & Wellness, Nature & Environment, Personal & Professional Development, and History & Culture.
We also happen to travel full-time on the Love Your Parks Tour, our quest to visit and document all of America’s parks and public lands, while showcasing their local community stories and treasures. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our pink sock monkey travel mascot Priscilla, she’s known as the “Queen of the Road.”
BIG BLEND MISSION STATEMENT Big Blend is a company based on the belief that education is the most formidable weapon that can be waged against fear, ignorance and prejudice. It is our belief that education starts at home and branches outward. Education leads to travel, and travel leads to understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of cultures and customs different to our own, and ultimately to world peace. Our company is further based on the principle that networking, communication, and helping others to promote and market themselves leads to financial stability; thus paving the way to better education, travel, and the spirit of giving back to the community.