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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 »

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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 »

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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 […]

The Nebraska Bird Ballet

April 26, 2019 5 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. I met Sherry at a Denver event over the holiday season and found out that she was a travel writer and also writes for the library in Denver! So not only does she have a […]

Driving the Pacific Coast Highway Without a Plan

April 18, 2019 2 Comments »

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In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer and traveler, Staci Schwarz. I met Staci a few years ago when she and her family left for a family sabbatical.   I loved following her travels and subsequent learnings from that experience.  However now her kids […]

Maine Huts and Trails Hiking

February 8, 2019 1 Comment »

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If you want to go hiking in Maine, you’ll probably end up being bombarded by options in Acadia National Park. It is the most popular hiking area in the state. However, if you are looking to get away from the crowds, but have an incredible hiking experience in Maine, then you’ll want to go west […]

The Best Way to See Fall Colors in Maine

February 7, 2019 3 Comments »

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I looked down at my boots and smiled at the colorful leaf-covered trail. I enjoyed hearing the crunch of leaves under my boots and the sound of water trickling in the river next to me. The last few days on the trail were like a long, deep inhale of fresh air; my yoga teacher would […]

Go Barrel to Bar With this Kentucky Bourbon Experience

January 22, 2019 1 Comment »

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If you are the type of person who would travel to Louisville just to experience the Kentucky bourbon industry there, then you’ve probably already done your fair share of distillery tours. I was that person. I had been through the ‘this is how you distill liquor’ tour a million times, and was looking for something […]