Experiencing Sisterhood on a Surf and Yoga Retreat

February 13, 2019   4 Comments »

Experiencing Sisterhood on a Surf and Yoga Retreat

February 13, 2019 4 Comments »

surf and yoga retreat

I bobbed in the ocean, sitting on my board, breathing heavy from the paddle out past the break. I already felt like giving up, but my eyes were zeroed in on the horizon, squinting away the sunrise. My brain was on overdrive. This one? Too big. This one? No, wait…maybe…no. This one? No, I can’t […]

Denver Hikes for Visitors

October 2, 2019 2 Comments »

Denver hikes

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Chris Englert. I met Chris as a party last year and learned that she was an expert of Denver by foot, so of course I started talking to her about hiking in the area! I’ve asked Chris […]

Niece Project 4.0 The Decision

May 28, 2015 16 Comments »

aunt niece relationship

From the beginning of the Niece Project it was Allie who always intimidated me. She is my brother’s middle daughter and is like none of my other nieces. I honestly was never sure if she would even want to go anywhere with me, let alone out of the country. She was the one I always […]

Adventures in Connemara

January 22, 2015 15 Comments »

Amanda adjusted the bike seat and explained the gears on the electric bike. As I got ready to peddle off out of Clifden, she looked ahead at the dark clouds and asked, “Do you have rainpaints?” “No…not really,” I replied looking at my water resistant pants knowing darn well that resistant and waterproof were two […]

Copenhagen Attractions on a Budget

June 11, 2013 7 Comments »

Nyhavn Harbor image

I looked at my bag full of cereal bars and bananas and one thought ran through my mind – “Visiting Copenhagen could be the best way to lose weight ever.” Yes I know that Copenhagen is known for some of the best restaurants in the world, however Copenhagen (and all of Scandinavia) is also known […]

Postcard from Astorga Spain

May 14, 2012 13 Comments »

camino hammock

After a lovely break in Carrion de los Condes and getting treated to a scrumptious steak dinner from a retired doctor from Canada, things could only go downhill from there – and they did. Fast forward to me puking in a albergue toilet to begin week 3 of my Camino de Santiago journey . I […]

Using Your Network to Housesit Around the World

April 1, 2010 43 Comments »

I’ve been back ‘home’ in the US for 4 months, yet I’m still living out of two suitcases, changing locations every week, finding unique adventures, experiencing new things. I’ve been staying on lakes, farms, and in suburbs; watching cats, dogs, chickens, horses, and pipes (so that they wouldn’t freeze); gathering mail, picking up dry cleaning, […]

Do you have a cow? Lombok, Indonesia

January 6, 2007 14 Comments »

View Lombok Photography Happy New Year! My travels continue in 2007! Every year for the Christmas Holiday my sister and her family go somewhere in Southeast Asia for a week, lay on the beach and relax before the kids have to go back to school. I decided that I would go with them and continue […]

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