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BigBlendMagazines.com Mission Statement
"BigBlendMagazines.com 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."
About The Editors
Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, owners and operators of Big Blend Magazines,are
a mother and daughter team that started working together over 20 years ago.
It all began when Nancy, a successful wildlife artist, writer, and photographer, led tours from Los Angeles to Kenya, East Africa. This ultimately led to her moving to Kenya -
They settled in South Africa where they started a magazine called 'Splash!' -
Once in California, it wasn't long before the old 'publishing bug' took over, and
in 1997, Big Blend Magazine was born. Since then, Nancy and Lisa have enjoyed traveling
throughout the country and Mexico, and have published regional coloring-
Living in East Africa and working for Joy Adamson of "Born Free Fame," gave me the opportunity to study wildlife up-
Lisa was raised in Kenya, England and South Africa, having left the states at 1½ years old. Her lifestyle in these countries has given her a very open and inquiring mind, a love for travel, wildlife and natural places, and a passion to protect our planet and it's inhabitants. She is a keen photographer, a musician, songwriter and singer, a writer, editor, and is the "social secretary" or marketing director of Big Blend Magazine.
Her love of music led her to starting a band, "Human Spirit" that played in the San
Diego area for 3 years, until the time constraints of running a magazine requiring
a lot of travel, made it impossible to do both. Now, as co-