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Everything you Need to Know About Hiking the Annapurna Circuit

June 30, 2020 No Comments »

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We saw the first glimpse of them from the plane window. The famous, rigid, snowy Himalayan peaks were practically at eye level with our cruising altitude; I imagined reaching out and touching them.  They looked beautiful and scary at the same time. Cold, hard, and barren; as if they were saying “leave us alone, you […]

Training for Hiking Long Distances

March 23, 2020 No Comments »

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In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from a fellow hiker, Becki Rupp. I met her in Denver at the Travel and Adventure show. Not only is she a travel lover, she’s also a trainer focusing on health coaching for active experiences. I asked if she […]

Hiking Banaue to Batad Rice Terraces

March 5, 2020 6 Comments »

I had been hearing about the amazing beaches in the Philippines for years now, so I always had it on my list as a ‘must see’. I had the perfect opportunity to travel to the Philippines for my niece’s softball tournament so I thought this would be my chance to finally experience the Philippine beach […]

The Best Way to See The Cliffs of Moher

February 28, 2020 17 Comments »

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I really hate crowds and ‘over-populated’ tourist sites. This makes being a travel blogger a bit difficult at times. When my Wild Atlantic Way roadtrip itinerary took me to the uber-touristy Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, I wondered if I would really like it, or if all of the people would annoy me. They […]

Hiking the East Coast Trail Newfoundland

January 29, 2020 No Comments »

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You’ve heard of the Pacific Coast Trail, the West Coast Trail, and the Appalachian Trail in North America. But do you know about Canada’s East Coast Trail in Newfoundland? It’s a hiking trail you’ve likely never heard of, but it’s one of Canada’s Great hikes. Table of Contents: What is the East Coast Trail in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Walking the West Highland Way

January 21, 2020 No Comments »

West Highland Way

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from Kit Parks. I met Kit at a blog conference. I learned that she is a podcaster and an avid long distance hiker; we immediately hit it off! We shared stories on different long distance walks and bonded! I […]

Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu

November 14, 2019 1 Comment »

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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 […]

Essential Hiking Gear: An Easy-To-Use Guide For Any Hike

November 1, 2019 8 Comments »

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There are many kinds of hiking–day hikes, multi-day hikes, long distance hiking, circuit hiking, pilgrimages, tramping, bushwalking, trekking, and more. I’ve done and enjoyed them all. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of practice at packing the perfect hiking gear for the specific hike I’ve got planned. This guide will help you put together […]

Denver Hikes for Visitors

October 2, 2019 2 Comments »

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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 […]

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