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Where to Find the Best Cocktails in Quito

February 24, 2022 1 Comment »

best cocktails in quito

Art comes in many forms, but I hadn’t considered one of those forms in a cocktail. And I certainly hadn’t expected to find an accomplished mixology artist in Quito Ecuador. But sometimes the best experiences are when you least expect it. After a long day of touring around Quito, I sat down for a cocktail […]

Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu

November 14, 2019 1 Comment »

Vilcabamba trek peru

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from blogger Mark Whitman. Mark has hiked all over the world and I asked him to write someone up on one of the harder hikes he’s done. He chose the Vilcabamba Trail to Machu Picchu – an alternative to […]

Northern Argentina and Chile Landscapes

February 22, 2018 6 Comments »

Northern Argentina Devils Desert

I always wondered how Patagonia became Patagonia. The historical answer is that Magellan in 1520 used the word patagón to describe the Indians of the region. But more than just the history, I wondered how this region became so popular among travelers. It’s a unique region that spans two countries and seems to maintain an […]

Luxurious adventures in the Atacama Desert

February 12, 2018 1 Comment »

atacama desert tours

I walked down the long stone walkway, full of anticipation. The landscape was barren and dry, and the building in front of me was simple and brown blending in like camouflage. I felt like a giddy child overflowing with excitement about what was to come. I opened the heavy wooden door and my whole world […]

Three Ways To Experience Chilean Wine in Santiago

February 6, 2018 7 Comments »

Santiago wine tours

As we drove into the city of Santiago from the airport my mouth was agape. Santiago wasn’t at all what I was expecting. I was expecting Buenos Aires or Lima, but what I saw in front of me was a modern, clean city surrounded by nearby mountain peaks. The Andes mountains were so close around […]

What to do in Cartagena Colombia

August 13, 2015 17 Comments »

things to do in Cartagena

Surprisingly this was my first trip to Colombia. I was eager to leave the cold December in NYC behind to land in hot, steamy Cartagena. The best part –  it was so simple – no super long flight, and no jetlag. Poof! A quick flight from Miami and I was transported to a new culture. […]

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