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South Africa Silver Linings in times of COVID-19

June 17, 2024 2 Comments »

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 […]

Travel to Tahiti: No Honeymoon Required

April 17, 2024 No Comments »

Travel to tahiti cruise

“I thought I’d have to get married to travel to Tahiti,” my friend and solo traveler Lisa said to me while we were sipping pina coladas on the upper deck of Windstar’s Star Breeze. Lisa joined me and a few other friends on this Windstar Dreams of Tahiti cruise. She is an avid diver and […]

Patagonia eBike Small Group Tour – March 2025

April 8, 2024 3 Comments »

patagonia ebiking torres del paine

Join me on an epic journey to Torres Del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia! I’m so excited to offer this unique way to experience and see the park as well as immerse yourself in the estancia culture of the region. In 2023, I took this trip as a trial run to work out the […]

Winter Things to Do in Beaver Creek for Non-Skiers

February 14, 2024 No Comments »

things to do in Beaver Creek

Being a non-skier in Colorado can be perplexing to people. People often question why I moved to Colorado if I don’t ski. Of course, that’s ludicrous – there are so many things to do in the Colorado Rockies besides skiing! It’s inevitable that as a non-skier in Colorado, you’ll likely have skiing friends, however, you […]

8 Places to Discover in Japan off the Beaten Path

January 23, 2024 1 Comment »

Japan off the beaten path

Japan is having a travel heyday right now – and rightfully so – it’s an incredible country.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite countries to travel to. However, in my quest to find the lesser-traveled places wherever I go, I spent a lot of time in Japan off the beaten path on multiple trips […]

How to Photograph the Northern Lights and Keep Warm Doing It

December 18, 2023 9 Comments »

Northern Lights Photography feature

Northern Lights photography is not like other night photography; it has challenges that go way beyond normal night photography challenges – namely…the cold! You only get Northern Lights in the winter when you have those gorgeous dark skies. In addition, the aurora oval revolves around the geomagnetic north pole, placing you in some of the […]

Insider Tips for Experiencing Fairbanks Northern Lights

December 12, 2023 1 Comment »

Fairbanks Alaska Northern Lights Tour Feature

I was surprised that many people don’t even have Alaska on their radar for Northern Lights trips! Go do a search, and you’ll be inundated with Iceland and Norway, but Alaska is still a bit of an outlier. And you know what that means? It’s the perfect place to plan your Northern Lights trip because […]