Media Packet

My name is Sherry Ott and I’m a travel writer, photographer, and speaker from

OttsWorld gets more people to see the world by specializing in finding and sharing the most unique destinations and experiences in the world.  My goal is to inspire readers to push their limits and invite change into their lives through travel.  My own travels influence people’s decisions on where to go and what to do for their vacations as well as longer trips.

In addition, I’m the Co-founder of , the leading career break travel site in America.   Meet Plan Go provides valuable information and resources for future career-break explorers. In addition to the articles and planning tools on the website, we also hold a national conference about extended travel for North Americans where we help people make decisions on where to go and what to do as well as motivate them to dust off their passport and see the world. Meet Plan Go has been named on the Best Travel Websites Ever by

35% of readers say they’ve decided on a travel destination based on stories/images they saw on OttsWorld

Website Statistics:

Ottsworld  Launched June 2006:

  • Ottsworld receives 26,205 unique visitors per month  and 45,237 page views per month (2014 monthly avg).
  • Google Page Rank of 4; Alexa Rank approximately 149,180 worldwide (72,083 USA)
  • Social Media (@Ottsworld):
    • 28,404 Twitter followers
    • 18,500 Pinterest followers
    • 3,475 Instagram followers
    • 3,837 Facebook likes
    • 5,811 Google+ followers
    • Klout ranking 66
  • Audience:  Ottsworld – Primarily female age 25-44.  47% of overall traffic is from the US. (9% Canada, 8% UK, 4% Australia, 2% Germany)

What do I offer?

Whether I travel independently or in association with a sponsor, my goal is to always promote and inspire my readers to visit the destinations and learn more about my partners.

OttsWorld provides:

• Research & Travel Tips
• Personal Travel Stories
• Participation in Marketing and Influencer campaigns
Inspirational Photography
• Entertainment
• Inspiration for Future Travel
• Speaking Engagements
• Sponsorship Opportunities

Writing Outlets:

Yahoo Travel
Huffington Post Ambassador working on special projects & providing Highlights/Wanderlists
Ottsworld posts are syndicated in full on
Guestpost on other sites as relevant.

View a current list of freelancing articles and outlets here.

Featured In:

New York Times – Making the Dream Trip a Reality – Career Break Travel Myths with Sherry Ott
USA Today – Learn how to Escape the Cubicle & Hit the Road – Ditch Your Day Job to Travel the World
Travel & Escape’s Original Web Series – Beyond Wanderlust:  The New Nomads
Women’s Health Magazine Online – 6 Tips for Making Solo Travel Amazing
BBC Travel – Forms of Identification:  Sherry Ott
America Bar Association Journal – Sabbaticals Help Lawyers
Short stories published in book To Nepal With Love
Photo Documentary on Laos in online magazine Pology
Fodor’s – Instagram Favorite Follow Ottsworld
Rudy Maxa’s World – January 2014 Interviewed about career break travel
Travel and Escape Award Winning Web Televsion Show – New Nomads

Accolades and Speaking Engagements:

2015 New York Times Travel Show Panel on Solo Travel
2014 – Invited to White House Travel Blogger Summit and named one of the  130 most influential travel bloggers and digital media outlets
2014 TBEX North America Keynote Speaker
2014 – Awarded as one of USA Today 10 Best Business Travel Bloggers
January 2014 – #31 in Top 100 Travel Blogs list 
Viator Top 25 Travel Blogs for 2011
Ottsworld ranked in the Top Around the Word Travel Blogs by
Sherry Ott chosen as Keables Chair for Iolani School in Ohau Hawai 2014.  Established in 1982, the Keables Chair has flourished over the decades, bringing educators and professionals, from a variety of backgrounds, to serve as resident teachers.
Meet, Plan, Go! Named one of the Best Travel Website Ever by

Examples of Reviews and Press Trips:

Targeted Destination coverage – Big Island of Hawaii
Walk Beirut – Ottsworld city tour review
My Favorite Activity in Barcelona – Ottsworld cooking class review
Apartments for Extended Travel – Lonely Planet review Barcelona
Red Mountain Resort and Spa – Ottsworld review
How to Best Utilize the I Amsterdam Card – Ottsworld review
Numbers into Beauty – Ottsworld press trip Valencia Spain
Travel to Costa Brava Spain via Amateur Traveler Podcast

Social Media Projects:

I have an active and broad social networking following.  I provide a complete social media package to clients and prefer to cover my travels live on twitter and facebook as they happen.

Carlson Club Global Traveler Campaign
#MyJasper Social Media Campaign
Exodus Travels Social Media Blogging Campaign
#VisitLanai – New Media Artist In Residence Program 2012
Queensland #Room753 Campaign

What do People Have To Say About Sherry?

I worked with Sherry on the award-winning #VisitLanai program in 2012. Sherry is committed to delivering the best outcomes possible. To do that, she explored the destination and sought out unique story ideas. She leveraged her stories across numerous outlets in addition to her popular blog. She pays attention to detail and is very responsive in the planning conversations. I endorse her work without reservation.” — Roxanne Darling, Lanai Visitors Bureau

I would hands down recommend Sherry. She is organized, efficient, and flexible. Her photos, content and social media interaction gave us exactly the kind of promotion we were hoping to see. Her level of professionalism and post-campaign reporting made the campaign seamless and a big success“.
–Monika Sundem, Adventure Life

Sherry’s life story and photography is incredibly beautiful and inspiring… Sherry Ott herself is an amazing and inspiring woman! Sherry has taught people all over the world about the importance of taking a break from the workforce. She is a hard worker and is truly dedicated to the life’s work she has taken on. Sherry’s professionalism paired with passion for her work makes her a wonderful person to work with. Through our two campaigns that she took part in, she has proven to be a great asset, a friend and a great support to our company!”  –Sara Robles, Go with Oh

“Sherry is extremely professional. She knew her outlets and stories before approaching us so it was very straight forward to find the Outback experiences to match her needs”–Laura Matar Myriad Marketing

 Contact Information:

Please contact me to find out any further information about my projects, writing or how you may work with me to get your product or service in front of our readers.

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” – John le Carre

Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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Where am I and Where am I going?

Minnesota/Wisconsin -> Nebraska

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