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Training for Hiking Long Distances

March 23, 2020 No 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, she’s also a trainer focusing on health coaching for active experiences. I asked if she […]

How to Travel to Antarctica: The Ultimate Guide

December 20, 2019 43 Comments »

iceberg images antarctica

Traveling to Antarctica is a bucket list item for a lot of people. And I’m lucky enough to have been to Antarctica – not once – but twice. On two occasions, I got to travel to Antarctica and cross a couple of items off my bucket list.  Right there at the top – there it […]

My Year in Review and Holiday Greetings

December 21, 2018 4 Comments »

holiday 2018

Happy Holidays! I can’t believe it’s my 12th year of doing these holiday videos!  I’m not a video person mainly because I hate editing video.  It takes me a full 10 to 12 hour day to get this video done.  So every year I don’t think I’ll make the video and then tradition (and guilt) […]

Roam Sweet Roam Car Camping

September 17, 2018 22 Comments »

solo car camping tips

I read the Facebook comment “If you’re anywhere near Crested Butte, I’d love to say hi!!” left by Ottsworld reader, Vicki Hill. I often get messages from people/strangers wanting to meet up when I’m in their town or nearby. If I have time on a trip I LOVE to meet readers. Yes, yes I know […]

I Suddenly Got Blood Clots From Flying: How You Can Avoid It

August 28, 2018 45 Comments »

blood clots and flying

There are lots of things that can either be frustrating or scary about flying. There’s the lost/delayed luggage, delays, lines at security, turbulence, lack of space, and of course…snakes on planes (at least in Hollywood). I’m pretty familiar with all of these annoyances (except the last one!) because I spend a lot of time flying. […]

Why You Should Travel More

August 15, 2018 7 Comments »

Vacation Deficit Disorder

I am currently 30,000 feet in the air flying home after an incredible 2 week vacation in India with my niece. These 2 weeks actually felt like about 5 weeks away – but India always has that effect on me since I feel like I am eons away from my normal life when I am […]

Tips for Buying Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance

June 4, 2018 7 Comments »

annual multi trip travel insurance

I hate insurance shopping. Medical insurance, travel insurance, car insurance – I hate it all. I’ve always referred to travel insurance shopping as the worst thing to do on my trip planning list. Nothing squashes the excitement of a trip more than reading the fine print of all the ways you can die or things […]

Hit the Open Road with These Best Drives in the World

May 31, 2018 1 Comment »

best drives in the world

There are a billion best drives in the world, best scenic drives, and best road trip articles out there – and honestly, your best ones are probably the favorite ones you’ve been on. With that in mind, I’ve compiled something a little different. Here, you won’t find the usual list – instead you’ll find the […]

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