How to Travel to Antarctica: The Ultimate Guide

December 20, 2019 44 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 […]

8 Surprising & Fun Things To Do In Cincinnati Ohio

November 22, 2019 8 Comments »

things to do in Cincinnati ohio

I know we all have a limited amount of vacation time. I also know that most people are enticed by the exotic, beachy, or popular destinations when you do spend that precious vacation time. So why am I telling you to take that vacation time and travel to Cincinnati? Have I lost my mind? I […]

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 33 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 49 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 […]

Bike Tour Tips From My First Cycling Trip

June 21, 2018 3 Comments »

bike tour tips

Like biking through the landscape of Basque Country, there are lots of ups and downs when taking your first bike tour. With each new adventure comes learning, and my biggest learning was there was no reason to be fearful about it. Fear so often holds us back from doing things we want to do (like […]

8 Things You Should Do Before You Buy 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 […]

How to Plan a Destination Classmate Reunion

May 22, 2018 1 Comment »

class reunion ideas

The year was 1988. We had big hair…lots of hair. I used to spend an hour each morning curling my already permed hair into even tighter little curls with a curling iron the size of my pinky finger. I really did want to be ‘Baby’ from Dirty Dancing even though I had stick straight hair. […]

Are you ready for this?I am giving away Nova Scotia Lobsters!

Don’t miss the chance to win a Nova Scotia lobster dinner delivered to your door!

Want to Travel More?

Get my best travel tips,

unique destination ideas,

and travel discounts

in my weekly email!