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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 2 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 […]

Unusual Places to Visit in Tokyo

December 17, 2019 2 Comments »

I could people watch in Tokyo all day. Just sit in one of the busy subway stations and watch millions of people go by. As tempting as it was to simply write about Tokyo’s underground culture, I also knew I wanted to get out and see some of the sites. However, this was my second […]

8 Best Travel Books Your Carryon Desperately Needs

November 29, 2019 No Comments »

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In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Maria Martinico. I met Maria at a women’s networking and travel event in Denver.  I rarely have time to read these days, so I asked Maria to write about her best travel books she’s read since she’s […]

Travel Gift Ideas

November 27, 2019 19 Comments »

Travel gift ideas

I really hate excess and stuff…unless of course said stuff helps me travel in some way! I know that you are bombarded by Holiday shopping lists already – Black Friday, Cyber Monday…blah. But I understand that unlike me, most of you do actually shop for the holidays – so I’ve put together a small list […]