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Training for Hiking Long Distances

March 23, 2020 No Comments »

training for hiking

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from a fellow hiker, Becki Rupp. I met her in Denver at the Travel and Adventure show. Not only is she a travel lover, she’s also a trainer focusing on health coaching for active experiences. I asked if she […]

Unique Things To Do in Connemara Ireland

March 18, 2020 15 Comments »

things to do in Connemara Ireland

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

Desert Adventures in Scottsdale

March 10, 2020 1 Comment »

desert adventures scottsdale

I’ve been in deserts all over the world, however it’s a landscape that is foreign to me. I grew up in the Midwest and never really thought I’d actually see a desert – it was as far off as the ocean was to me as a kid! As an adult I’ve come to learn that […]

Hiking Banaue to Batad Rice Terraces

March 5, 2020 6 Comments »

I had been hearing about the amazing beaches in the Philippines for years now, so I always had it on my list as a ‘must see’. I had the perfect opportunity to travel to the Philippines for my niece’s softball tournament so I thought this would be my chance to finally experience the Philippine beach […]

The Best Way to See The Cliffs of Moher

February 28, 2020 17 Comments »

cliffs of moher ireland

I really hate crowds and ‘over-populated’ tourist sites. This makes being a travel blogger a bit difficult at times. When my Wild Atlantic Way roadtrip itinerary took me to the uber-touristy Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, I wondered if I would really like it, or if all of the people would annoy me. They […]

Driving in Ireland: The Wild Atlantic Way (Map & Route Guide)

February 27, 2020 35 Comments »

Wild Atlantic Way Driving Trip

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, towering […]

Exploring the Culture of Wisconsin Supper Clubs

February 22, 2020 4 Comments »

Wisconsin supper clubs culture

The most sought-after dining experiences these days offer a fusion of ingredients and flavors all artfully placed on a plate so beautiful you are afraid to touch it. However, there’s a quiet food renaissance happening in Wisconsin that is taking food back to its simple roots. It’s more than just food; it’s the complete dining […]

I’m Ready for my 50’s

February 10, 2020 27 Comments »

turning 50

For the last 2 months I’ve been referring to myself as 50, even though I’m 49. It’s a weird way that I trick my brain into being comfortable with the age prior to my birthday. I’ve been doing this for years. It was working great – I was at peace with it, I’m 50, no […]


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