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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 invited her […]

4 Reasons to Go Beyond Belfast

March 3, 2015 8 Comments »

Northern Ireland Attractions Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Belfast is one of the up and coming destinations that seems to be gracing many ‘must visit’ lists . Yet as great and gritty as Belfast is, don’t stop there, keep going North! There are many reasons to go beyond the city and see the other Northern Ireland attractions along the coast and in villages. […]

Border Crossing Surprises

February 26, 2015 6 Comments »

belfast sightseeing

I looked at my Google Maps serving as my GPS on my dashboard and was completely confused. The numbers made no sense. The GPS voice started talking to me as she always did, “in 2 miles turn left on….” Wait a minute – miles? My brain had been trained to kilometers for the last 2 […]

The Hidden London Canal

February 7, 2012 23 Comments »


I gave him a smile and a head nod of acknowledgment and he gave me a proper raised eyebrow and reserved recognition as we swiftly passed each other shoulder to shoulder. A typical greeting among runners. I continued to dodge bicycles speeding by me as I ran along the canal gazing at houseboats and a […]

Short on time in London? Stop at a Museum!

October 14, 2011 21 Comments »

  London has done it right, they’ve made their many museums completely accessible to everyone.  Unlike other art hub cities (ahem…New York City) – London has made their museum admission completely free encouraging everyone to enjoy and hopefully appreciate the art treasures inside.  I only had a short time in London, but I was able […]

How to Photograph the Prime Meridian Line for Free

July 21, 2011 42 Comments »

Prime meridian greenwich

I was excited when my friend Vera invited me to Greenwich for a rainy Sunday afternoon. This was my chance to complete an important step in my global travels. I had already stood on the equator in Kenya when I began my travels in 2006, and now I would have the opportunity to straddle the […]

It’s Real Now

July 19, 2011 8 Comments »


Have you ever worked so long and hard on something that you forgot what you were doing or why you were doing it? The idea of the Mongol Rally for me started back in June 2010; that’s when I found some teammates that agreed to come with me. Ever since then I’ve been working on […]