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Patagonia eBike Small Group Tour – March 2025

April 8, 2024 3 Comments »

patagonia ebiking torres del paine

Join me on an epic journey to Torres Del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia! I’m so excited to offer this unique way to experience and see the park as well as immerse yourself in the estancia culture of the region. In 2023, I took this trip as a trial run to work out the […]

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 them. 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 about one of the hardest hikes he’s done. He chose the Vilcabamba Trail to Machu Picchu – an alternative to the Inca […]

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 […]