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7 of the Best Day trips from Denver

June 3, 2020 No Comments »

day trips from Denver

I moved to Denver for one of the great loves of my life…the mountains. I can look out my apartment window and see them; they are close, but sometimes seem so far away (especially when you don’t have a car!). They taunt me, with their inviting snow-covered peaks, aspens, rugged trails, and high-altitude lakes. The […]

How to Foster Kittens

April 28, 2020 2 Comments »

how to foster kittens

It’s my favorite time of year – it’s Kitten Season! That’s right, you read that correctly – Kitten Season. Along with lilacs blooming, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the grill being lighted for the first time – this is the time when an inordinate amount of kittens are born. I was one of […]

Travel Tiny at Colorado’s Tiny House Resort

October 29, 2019 No Comments »

wee casa tiny home resort

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 […]

Colorado Dog Sledding and Winter Adventures

January 16, 2019 No Comments »

colorado dog sledding snow mountain ranch

As we drove down the switchbacks of Berthoud Pass I pointed out Winter Park ski hill to my friend Lynn. We both looked at the little ant-like people coming down the runs and kept driving. Even though Colorado has had one of their best early snow seasons that had everyone flocking to the slopes in […]

Things To Do When You Are New To Denver

November 23, 2018 4 Comments »

new to denver things to do

Even though I moved to Denver in June of 2017, I actually feel like I’ve only been here a few months. I’m still trying to get to know my new city and find some balance in my life of travel and work. As you’ve likely noticed if you follow my social media (and you should […]

Going to Great Heights Hiking in Crested Butte

October 23, 2018 2 Comments »

crested butte hiking colorado

You have to love a place that sits where the road ends. I think that’s what made Crested Butte Colorado so special to me, it sits at the base of the mountains with only one road in and out. The main road through the town of Crested Butte eventually just ends outside of town when […]

How Hiking the Colorado Trail Kicked My Butt

June 12, 2018 2 Comments »

Colorado Trail

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from an Ottsworld reader and blogger Michelle Parsons. I met Michelle when I moved to Colorado; she was a kindred spirit who had just left her IT project management job to travel, blog, and become a musician.  When she […]

How to Plan a Destination Classmate Reunion

May 22, 2018 1 Comment »

class reunion ideas

The year was 1988. We had big hair…lots of hair. I used to spend an hour each morning curling my already permed hair into even tighter little curls with a curling iron the size of my pinky finger. I really did want to be ‘Baby’ from Dirty Dancing even though I had stick straight hair. […]

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