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My 10 Days Rafting in the Grand Canyon

January 13, 2021 3 Comments »

rafting in the grand canyon

“I’m going to play you something,” my rafting guide Mike said to me. It was just the two of us as my other raftmates were in the kayak. Mike, a 40+ year veteran of the Colorado River set down his phone near me in the raft and I heard the familiar sound of Vivaldi’s Four […]

South Africa Silver Linings in times of Covid19

December 2, 2020 1 Comment »

COVID19 silver linings

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from Shelley and Lars. I ‘met’ Shelley when she sent me a message on social media and mentioned that they were stuck in South Africa during the pandemic and ended up having a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I asked her to […]

30 Best Gifts for Friends Going Traveling

November 19, 2020 21 Comments »

Travel gift ideas

2020 has been a very challenging year for travelers and the travel industry. But I’m feeling hopeful with the news of pending vaccines that our travel future is looking up. I can’t wait to hit the road again internationally when it’s safe, and I’m sure I’m not alone. That’s why I updated this list of […]

Must Have Unique Gifts for Travelers from Etsy

November 10, 2020 No Comments »

unique gifts for travelers

Just like my travels that take me to unique places, I also love gifts that are unique. We might not have been able to travel much in 2020, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t dream about travel. At this time of year I normally write articles about travel gear gifts, but this year I’ve […]

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