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Desert Adventures in Scottsdale

March 10, 2020 1 Comment »

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I’ve been in deserts all over the world, however it’s a landscape that is foreign to me. I grew up in the Midwest and never really thought I’d actually see a desert – it was as far off as the ocean was to me as a kid! As an adult I’ve come to learn that […]

Exploring the Culture of Wisconsin Supper Clubs

February 22, 2020 4 Comments »

Wisconsin supper clubs culture

The most sought-after dining experiences these days offer a fusion of ingredients and flavors all artfully placed on a plate so beautiful you are afraid to touch it. However, there’s a quiet food renaissance happening in Wisconsin that is taking food back to its simple roots. It’s more than just food; it’s the complete dining […]

Hiking the East Coast Trail Newfoundland

January 29, 2020 No Comments »

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You’ve heard of the Pacific Coast Trail, the West Coast Trail, and the Appalachian Trail in North America. But do you know about Canada’s East Coast Trail in Newfoundland? It’s a hiking trail you’ve likely never heard of, but it’s one of Canada’s Great hikes. Table of Contents: What is the East Coast Trail in […]

What to Expect on Your First Visit to Newfoundland

January 16, 2020 7 Comments »

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I arrived at baggage claim at St. John’s airport; it was my first time to visit Newfoundland. I saw Caroline and a short, stout man smiling at me and I sighed in relief. It’s always great when a plan comes together with your flights on time and you meet up with your travel companions as […]

How to Experience New Orleans Off the Beaten Path

January 8, 2020 1 Comment »

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Compiled from multiple trips to NOLA, this New Orleans Off the Beaten Path guide will take you away from the lines and ordinary attractions, and help you find the local and unique things to do in the crescent city. I love to go out and explore a city to find new spots that haven’t been […]

Cincinnati Food You Have to Try

December 24, 2019 1 Comment »

Cincinnati Chili

Within just few thousand feet I had a taste of Germany, Britain, Greece, and Belgium. And the most surprising thing is that all of this ethnic food and drink was found in Cincinnati! Findlay Market has over a century of Cincinnati food history and has been an institution in the Over the Rhine neighborhood for […]

Travel Tiny at Colorado’s Tiny House Resort

October 29, 2019 No Comments »

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One of my least favorite things to do is going back to a place I’ve been before. I have a bad case of ‘been there, done that’ attitude my whole life. I wish I understood why, but I do know that it is something deeply rooted in my DNA. This need to do something different, […]

Denver Hikes for Visitors

October 2, 2019 2 Comments »

Denver hikes

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Chris Englert. I met Chris as a party last year and learned that she was an expert of Denver by foot, so of course I started talking to her about hiking in the area! I’ve asked Chris […]

Rookie in the Saddle Overcoming My Horse Riding Fear

September 12, 2019 3 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. Sherry has written for me before, so I’m thrilled to have her back to tell this story about her first horse riding experience. I can certainly relate to horse riding fear, I was bucked off […]

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