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Getting Rid of It to Travel

December 11, 2012 11 Comments »

This is the season for shopping – it’s impossible to escape the marketing overload in December! November is for giving thanks, January is for purging bad habits – and December is for accumulating. Ever since I started traveling, I don’t really do any holiday shopping or give out holiday gifts. Mainly because traveling has taught […]

How to Save Big $$ for Travel

December 13, 2011 2 Comments »

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Accepting change is hard. Most people don’t have a choice, when the world changes – they eventually have to change with it. My mother on Facebook is a great example of this; it was the only way she was going to keep up with her grandchildren’s lives. I have to admit though – I’m a […]

Telling Travel Stories Through Video

July 13, 2011 No Comments »

We are seduced by video.  It’s everywhere – your tv, the internet, your phone, and in your car.  You can’t escape it.   And I’m willing to bet that most people want to be a part of video, behind the camera or in front of it; we are fascinated by it.  In my world of travel […]

Explore the world through Photos and BlogSherpas

May 3, 2011 2 Comments »

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Have you ever noticed that little blue image at the bottom of my blog before? Go ahead…take a look now…I’ll wait until you scroll down… Yes – that’s right, I’m the member of an elite travel blogging team that travels the world to bring you the best stories and content inspiring you to dream and […]

Sports Trips: The Ultimate Sporting Events Travel Bucket List

February 18, 2010 8 Comments »

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100 Sporting Events You Must See Live An Insider’s Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime By Robert Tuchman Lately, every night I sit down to watch people around the world play in the snow. I love the Olympics. It brings back family memories of sitting around the television after dinner, watching Dorthy […]

Book Review – Tales from Nowhere

November 16, 2009 5 Comments »

Tales from Nowhere Unexpected stories from unexpected places – A Lonely Planet Anthology Edited by Don George Authors – various A fellow travel friend gave me this book a couple of years ago as he thought I’d enjoy it considering my fondness for travel writing and traveling to ‘out of the way’ places. I took […]

Shop till you Drop

May 16, 2009 2 Comments »

I’ve been busy working in retail this weekend…actually, I’ve been building a store!  No, it’s not a brick and mortar store, it’s an online travel store for Ottsworld readers.  Of course this little project that should have been rather simple ended up taking me about 4 hours, but it’s done now; mission accomplished! Check out […]

The Motorbike Diaries – Vol. 7

March 24, 2009 2 Comments »

Start from the Beginning – Motorbike Diaries Vol. 1 I’m on the road and my motorbike is parked in my living room having a vacation!  I thought I would put out this post though since it pertains to motorbikes and Vietnam.  Stay tuned for more Motorbike Diaries and travel posts when I return from my trekking […]

Book Review: Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

November 9, 2007 No Comments »

Snowflower and the Secret Fan is a fictional book set in 19th Century China – fittiing for all of my China travel in Oct. and Nov. I actually read this book for my sister’s book club. I must start with I normally don’t read fiction – for some reason it lacks the ‘thrill ‘ factor […]