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8 Places to Discover in Japan off the Beaten Path

January 23, 2024 1 Comment »

Japan off the beaten path

Japan is having a travel heyday right now – and rightfully so – it’s an incredible country.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite countries to travel to. However, in my quest to find the lesser-traveled places wherever I go, I spent a lot of time in Japan off the beaten path on multiple trips […]

Istanbul Neighborhoods: How to Choose Where to Stay?

June 16, 2022 55 Comments »

In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles, how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic […]

Travel Disasters and How to Minimize Them

June 1, 2022 2 Comments »

travel disasters

Sponsored Content by Medjet but personal stories and tips from Sherry If you’ve traveled for any time at all, then you have one of those stories… a close call, the story of the time that was nearly a travel disaster – or maybe you had an actual travel disaster. I have plenty of those stories […]

Travel Solo With These Expert Travel Safety Tips for Women

April 8, 2021 5 Comments »

travel safety tips for women

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Sherry Spitsnaugle. I asked her to interview JC Lightcap about his expertise in Travel Safety. I met JC at a Travel Massive event and immediately fell in love with his website and bootcamps on travel safety and […]

Snowshoeing 101: Why do it, What to Wear, Where to Go

February 23, 2021 No Comments »

what to wear snowshoeing

I adore hiking, being outside, pushing myself, enjoying nature, and photographing beautiful views. However, when winter comes around, I’m always a little sad to hang up my hiking boots. Don’t despair fellow hiking lovers, you can still get out on the trails in the winter – all you need are snowshoes and to know what […]

Training for Hiking: A Plan For Longer Distance Hikes

March 23, 2020 6 Comments »

training for hiking

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, but she’s also a trainer focusing on health coaching for active experiences. I asked if […]