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Istanbul Neighborhoods: How to Choose Where to Stay?

June 16, 2022 55 Comments »

In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles, how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic […]

Travel With Me to Ireland For a Unique Adventure

January 4, 2022 Comments Off on Travel With Me to Ireland For a Unique Adventure

ireland custom hiking tour

Note: This tour for 2022 WAS full but I had a recent cancellation. If you are wanting to grab this one available spot – you can enter your info on the waitlist form here. It’s first come first serve. I will contact you quickly and ask you to put down a deposit. And poof…the spot […]

It’s Christmas Every Day in Seiffen Germany

November 23, 2021 No Comments »

Nutcrackers lined up Christmas every day

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Sherry Spitsnaugle. I met Sherry S 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! All […]

Getting to Wrangel Island in the Arctic Just Got Easier

October 22, 2021 No Comments »

wrangel island cruise

You’ve cruised to the Caribbean, around the Greek Islands, down the Danube River in Europe, and maybe you’ve even made it to Antarctica – what’s left for you in the cruising world? Why not head north, waaaay north; high above the Arctic Circle lays Wrangel Island. It might just be the last new place on […]

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 […]

Unique Things To Do in Connemara Ireland

March 18, 2020 15 Comments »

things to do in Connemara Ireland

Amanda adjusted the bike seat and explained the gears on the electric bike. As I got ready to peddle off out of Clifden in Connemara, she looked ahead at the dark clouds and asked, “Do you have rain paints?” “No…not really,” I replied looking at my water-resistant pants knowing darn well that resistant and waterproof […]

The Best Way to See The Cliffs of Moher

February 28, 2020 17 Comments »

cliffs of moher ireland

How do you go to a popular tourist site, but not feel like a tourist? It’s really a challenge at times, especially since I really dislike crowds and ‘over-populated’ tourist sites. This makes being a travel blogger a bit difficult at times. When my Wild Atlantic Way roadtrip itinerary took me to the uber-touristy Cliffs […]

Driving in Ireland: The Wild Atlantic Way (Map & Route Guide)

February 27, 2020 37 Comments »

Wild Atlantic Way Driving Trip

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way takes on the status of one of the longest coastal drives in the world at 1,600 miles. It joins the ranks of other great coastal roads like Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail, Big Sur, Maui’s Kaekili Highway, and South Africa’s Garden Route. Drive down narrow one-lane roads to see secret beaches, towering […]

The Ultimate Guide to Walking the West Highland Way

January 21, 2020 1 Comment »

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 […]

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