Category Archive: Trip Prep and Planning

How to Overcome Travel Fears

October 27, 2015 11 Comments »

Travel Fear

Your heart races, you start to sweat, and a state of intense fear overcomes you; this is terror. I’m one of those people who hate watching scary movies, I never go in haunted houses (thanks to some scarring incidents as a kid), and I don’t watch shows about ghost hunters. I really don’t like this […]

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Packing Tips From a Teenager

September 22, 2015 2 Comments »


I want to continue to inspire others to travel with kids who aren’t their own  and be travel mentors, so I decided to start taking guest posts about other Niece/Nephew Projects! You’ll hear their stories, tips, ups and downs. Over the next week you’ll be seeing Aunt Michaela and Niece Laura’s story here on Ottsworld! […]

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Can I Help Plan Your Next Vacation?

July 1, 2015 3 Comments »

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Clicking through link after link after link searching for that nugget of travel inspiration you need?  Getting lost in the deep, dark hole of Trip Advisor  reviews ping ponging back and forth – book it, don’t book it, book it, ewwww…don’t book it! Going to tons of travel websites and brochures that basically say, “Trust […]

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Wild Atlantic Way Road Trip Guide

March 12, 2015 18 Comments »

Wild Atlantic Way map and guide

  Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way takes on the status of one of the longest coastal drives in the world at 1,600 miles. It joins the ranks of other great coastal roads like Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail, Big Sur, Maui’s Kaekili Highway, and South Africa’s Garden Route. Drive down narrow one-lane roads to see secret beaches, […]

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Carry-On Challenge #GlobalTravelerSherry

September 25, 2013 3 Comments »

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Disclosure: Club Carlson compensated me and provided for my travel and accommodations in exchange for writing about my travels with them. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest observations and opinions. I hate packing. I’m a horrible packer. Even after 7 years I still take too much stuff with me. However […]

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