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How to Photograph Paris

January 21, 2021 18 Comments »

How to photograph paris

I’ve been to Paris multiple times, and each time I find new inspiration. It’s one of my favorite cities to photograph, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve developed a few tricks on how to photograph Paris so that I can bring home unique photos of the most photographed Paris sites. Before I share my […]

My 10 Days Rafting in the Grand Canyon

January 13, 2021 3 Comments »

rafting in the grand canyon

“I’m going to play you something,” my rafting guide Mike said to me. It was just the two of us as my other raftmates were in the kayak. Mike, a 40+ year veteran of the Colorado River set down his phone near me in the raft and I heard the familiar sound of Vivaldi’s Four […]

How I Made it Through 2020 with Kittens

December 29, 2020 10 Comments »

kittens grown up

2020 hasn’t been a normal year – we all know that. But with the end of this year on the horizon – I wanted to give a little love to what got me through this tough year. Kittens My normal purpose is showing people the world of travel; ways to travel that they hadn’t thought […]

South Africa Silver Linings in times of Covid19

December 2, 2020 1 Comment »

COVID19 silver linings

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from Shelley and Lars. I ‘met’ Shelley when she sent me a message on social media and mentioned that they were stuck in South Africa during the pandemic and ended up having a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I asked her to […]

30 Best Gifts for Friends Going Traveling

November 19, 2020 21 Comments »

Travel gift ideas

2020 has been a very challenging year for travelers and the travel industry. But I’m feeling hopeful with the news of pending vaccines that our travel future is looking up. I can’t wait to hit the road again internationally when it’s safe, and I’m sure I’m not alone. That’s why I updated this list of […]


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