Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands

November 28, 2018 5 Comments »

iceland greenland faroe islands

These are the destination outliers, the remote and less-visited islands in the North Atlantic (aka West Nordic Region). In fact, up until 2010, few people had even considered them as a destination to travel to; who wants to go to cold, dismal climates for vacation? Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands are considered extreme travel […]

Leave Your Burdens Behind on Saint Olav Ways

July 31, 2018 7 Comments »

saint olav ways hike norway

Burdens…we all carry many with us. What if you could just choose some to leave some behind? That’s what I was thinking about as I slowly and steadily climbed up the Dovre mountain plateau along the Saint Olav Ways Gudbrandsdalen path. And even though I didn’t have a very heavy pack, I always have heavy […]

Take a Costa Brava Fishing Experience Like No Other!

July 17, 2018 12 Comments »

costa brava fishing boats

The sky was just starting to get light at 6:30AM. I moved slowly still trying to wake up as I took a deep breath of salty sea air. Palamos still felt like a ghost town at this hour, except for the little bustling activity around the fishing port. I watched as men greeted each other […]

How to Order and Enjoy Pintxos in San Sebastian

June 26, 2018 No Comments »

pintxos san sebastian

People are grabbing food, walking out and not paying. If that wasn’t confusing enough, I watch as no one behind the bar writes anything down or keeps track of anything. I wonder if this is akin to one of those super fancy restaurants when a waiter takes an order for six and never writes anything […]

Training for the Camino de Santiago Walk

March 6, 2018 1 Comment »

training for the camino de santiago

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from an Ottsworld reader and traveler Emily Ward. She is getting ready to embark on some epic career break travels and she’s starting with the Camino de Santiago.  I asked her to share her training plan with me to […]

Why I Want to Go Back to Ireland & Bring You With Me

December 28, 2017 11 Comments »

hiking in dingle ireland

It was love at first sight. I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs, and underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. […]