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Exploring the Culture of Wisconsin Supper Clubs

February 22, 2020 No 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 24 Comments »

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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 […]

Hiking the East Coast Trail Newfoundland

January 29, 2020 No Comments »

east coast trail newfoundland

You’ve heard of the Pacific Coast Trail, the West Coast Trail, and the Appalachian Trail in North America. But do you know about Canada’s East Coast Trail in Newfoundland? It’s a hiking trail you’ve likely never heard of, but it’s one of Canada’s Great hikes. Table of Contents: What is the East Coast Trail in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Walking the West Highland Way

January 21, 2020 No Comments »

West Highland Way

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from Kit Parks. I met Kit at a blog conference. I learned that she is a podcaster and an avid long distance hiker; we immediately hit it off! We shared stories on different long distance walks and bonded! I […]

What to Expect on Your First Visit to Newfoundland

January 16, 2020 6 Comments »

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I arrived at baggage claim at St. John’s airport; it was my first time to visit Newfoundland. I saw Caroline and a short, stout man smiling at me and I sighed in relief. It’s always great when a plan comes together with your flights on time and you meet up with your travel companions as […]

How to Experience New Orleans Off the Beaten Path

January 8, 2020 1 Comment »

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Compiled from multiple trips to NOLA, this New Orleans Off the Beaten Path guide will take you away from the lines and ordinary attractions, and help you find the local and unique things to do in the crescent city. I love to go out and explore a city to find new spots that haven’t been […]

Cincinnati Food You Have to Try

December 24, 2019 1 Comment »

Cincinnati Chili

Within just few thousand feet I had a taste of Germany, Britain, Greece, and Belgium. And the most surprising thing is that all of this ethnic food and drink was found in Cincinnati! Findlay Market has over a century of Cincinnati food history and has been an institution in the Over the Rhine neighborhood for […]

How to Travel to Antarctica: The Ultimate Guide

December 20, 2019 43 Comments »

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Traveling to Antarctica is a bucket list item for a lot of people. And I’m lucky enough to have been to Antarctica – not once – but twice. On two occasions, I got to travel to Antarctica and cross a couple of items off my bucket list.  Right there at the top – there it […]