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Grand Lake Lodge – a Century of History and Glam

September 1, 2020 No Comments »

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In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Sherry Spitsnaugle. I met Sherry at a Denver event and found out that she was a travel writer! So not only does she have a cool name, but she also has a way with words! She’s lived […]

Top 3 Western Towns to Visit Off the Beaten Path

August 25, 2020 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.  Maria writes about her girlfriend getaways to unknown western towns in the US in this post. You’ll love her witty words since she’s […]

Hiking in Vail and the New Normal of COVID Travel

August 18, 2020 No Comments »

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I felt as if I had traveled far from home, yet I was only 1 ½ hours from Denver. The luxury Colorado ski town of Vail felt sort of like the French Riviera; I heard more international languages than English as I walked through Vail Village! There were men in skinny jeans wearing pashminas…wait…did I […]

15 Things To Do When You Are New To Denver

August 11, 2020 4 Comments »

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Note – During COVID15, many of these things to do around Denver may not be operating. Please check the business’s website prior to going. Please also bring a mask and socially distance as required. Even though I moved to Denver in June of 2017, I actually feel like I’ve only been here a few months. […]

Everything you Need to Know About Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

June 30, 2020 No Comments »

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We saw the first glimpse of them from the plane window. The famous, rigid, snowy Himalayan peaks were practically at eye level with our cruising altitude; I imagined reaching out and touching them.  They looked beautiful and scary at the same time. Cold, hard, and barren; as if they were saying “leave us alone, you […]

Discovering the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest

June 23, 2020 No Comments »

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A heart can mean many things – an organ, love, life, compassion, understanding, feeling, the center. Sometimes travel can lead you to the heart of a place where you experience a deep connection, have an epiphany, or simply fall in love. That’s when travel switches from an activity to a transformation. It doesn’t happen on […]

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