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8 Best Travel Books Your Carryon Desperately Needs

November 29, 2019 No Comments »

best travel books

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Maria Martinico. I met Maria at a women’s networking and travel event in Denver.  I rarely have time to read these days, so I asked Maria to write about her best travel books she’s read since she’s […]

5 of the Best Upper Midwest Road Trips

July 10, 2018 14 Comments »

upper midwest road trips

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from blogger and road trip expert Kristi. She not only writes about road trips she’s taken (and she’s taken a lot!), she’ll also help you plan yours down to every detail! I was excited to have her write about […]

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 I found my love of hiking on San Diego’s Trails

May 29, 2018 3 Comments »

San Diego Trails

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from an Ottsworld reader and blogger Stacey Ebert. Not everyone loves hiking like I do, for some it’s an acquired taste.  She tells us how about how she has discovered her love of hiking.    All opinions and experiences […]

How to use a Travel Credit Card to Travel for Less

May 15, 2018 1 Comment »

Travel for less with travel hacking

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from an Ottsworld reader and Youtuber Tim Rutherford. Amy and Tim Rutherford retired in their 40s by trimming $6,500 from their monthly spending. They are passionate about teaching others the strategies that helped them say goodbye to their careers […]

How to Start Travel Hacking

May 10, 2018 No Comments »

how to start travel hacking

I just wrote about how I decided to get a travel focused credit card to take advantage of some of the travel perks they offer. However, another reason to get a travel focused credit card is because you want to get start travel hacking! Travel hacking is the process of earning travel reward points at […]

Facing My Fears on a Bike in Thailand

January 30, 2018 7 Comments »

Biking thailand

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from a fellow adventurer and biker, Jennifer Coleman. As a side note, I will be taking off on my first bike tour this year – so I soaked up all of her recommendations on how to overcome biking fears! […]

Planning and Saving For A Niece Project

January 17, 2017 9 Comments »

One of the most rewarding types of travel and writing I do is traveling with my nieces as part of the Niece Project. It’s not simply about building important relationships with my nieces or being a travel mentor to them; it’s about inspiring other Aunts and Uncles to do the same – experiences over stuff. […]

Things To Do in Istanbul Turkey

October 20, 2015 10 Comments »

Things to do in Istanbul

I can’t do it all myself these days, so I’ve had traveler Staci Schwarz helping me with various admin stuff on my blog – thank you Staci!  Recently she and her family took off from Iowa for a career break and are currently traveling the world.  They just landed in Turkey and she did the […]

The Best of Croatia

September 24, 2015 2 Comments »

I want to continue to inspire others to travel with kids who aren’t their own and be travel mentors, so I decided to start taking guest posts about other Niece/Nephew Projects! You’ll hear their stories, tips, ups and downs. Over the next week you’ll be seeing Aunt Michaela and Niece Laura’s story here on Ottsworld! […]