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Want Snow? Try These Winter Activities in Quebec

March 21, 2019 1 Comment »

Quebec winter activities

“I’m sorry folks, but we are unable to land because the runway needs to be cleared off. We’ll be diverting to Montreal until they can get the snow cleared and will try again,” our pilot explained. My trip to Quebec actually started by getting delayed by the snow. I was tired and sad as my […]

Travel With Me to Ireland For a Unique Adventure

March 17, 2019 19 Comments »

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Normally I ask people to ‘travel with me’ figuratively; follow my travels on social media and read my stories in my blog. However, this time when I say ‘travel with me’ I mean I want you to pack your bags and come with me…really!   I’m excited to announce that after my first pilot of Ottsworld […]

What to Eat in Naples, Italy

March 8, 2019 No Comments »

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I know many people skip over Naples in order to get to the Amalfi Coast, however it’s a big mistake! Naples has one of the most vibrant street and food cultures in all of Italy. It wasn’t that long ago that I used to be scared of going to Naples since you tend to hear […]

The 4 Best Ways to Visit the Panama Canal

February 28, 2019 1 Comment »

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As our Uber pulled into the Mira Flores Visitor Center at the Panama Canal, I suddenly had a memory race through my mind. I was transported back to being 13 years old again traveling with my parents for spring break in Florida. We always went to the same little place near Sarasota for the week. […]

Costa Rica and Panama Through the Senses

February 22, 2019 1 Comment »

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My hair blew in the wind and I took a deep, long breath; the Safari Voyager moved stealthily through the waves. My eyes focused on the horizon where the water met the sky. I was sitting on the bench looking out over the bow and soaking in the start of my vacation. Even thought we […]

12 Reasons To Walk The Camino de Santiago

February 19, 2019 1 Comment »

Why walk the Camino de Santiago

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from artist, writer, and hiker, Kate. I met Kate when she contacted me about her Camino de Santiago art business. I thought it sounded like such a great idea and way to have the Camino live on in a […]

He’s Just Not That Into Me

February 14, 2019 10 Comments »

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I woke up this morning lying in bed thinking about the day, and what I had to do. Suddenly it popped into my mind; hitting me as if I had run into a brick wall. The reason he doesn’t introduce me to his friends or let me in any further is because he doesn’t see […]

Experiencing Sisterhood on a Surf and Yoga Retreat

February 13, 2019 4 Comments »

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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 […]

Maine Huts and Trails Hiking

February 8, 2019 1 Comment »

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If you want to go hiking in Maine, you’ll probably end up being bombarded by options in Acadia National Park. It is the most popular hiking area in the state. However, if you are looking to get away from the crowds, but have an incredible hiking experience in Maine, then you’ll want to go west […]