He's Just Not That Into Me

HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO ME

I woke up this morning lying in bed thinking about the day, and what I had to do. Suddenly it popped into my mind; hitting me as if...

Experiencing Sisterhood on a Surf and Yoga Retreat

EXPERIENCING SISTERHOOD ON A SURF AND YOGA RETREAT

I bobbed in the ocean, sitting on my board, breathing heavy from the paddle out past the break. I already felt like giving up, but...

 
 
 
Maine Huts and Trails Hiking

MAINE HUTS AND TRAILS HIKING

If you want to go hiking in Maine, you'll probably end up being bombarded by options in Acadia National Park. It is the most popular...

The Best Way to See Fall Colors in Maine

THE BEST WAY TO SEE FALL COLORS IN MAINE

I looked down at my boots and smiled at the colorful leaf-covered trail. I enjoyed hearing the crunch of leaves under my boots and...

 
 
 
The End of the Niece Project

THE END OF THE NIECE PROJECT

This is it - the end. When I started on this project I wondered if I had the ability to stick to such a long-term project and now......

Experiencing India As a Teenager

EXPERIENCING INDIA AS A TEENAGER

This article by my niece was first published in The Journal, the Intrepid Travel Blog. I have their permission to repost it. I am so...

 
 
 
Go Barrel to Bar With this Kentucky Bourbon Experience

GO BARREL TO BAR WITH THIS KENTUCKY BOURBON EXPERIENCE

If you are the type of person who would travel to Louisville just to experience the Kentucky bourbon industry there, then you've probably...

The Difference Between Cruising and UnCruising

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRUISING AND UNCRUISING

I'm not a person who cruises. However, I am a person who uncruises. I know what you are thinking - “she's lost her mind - there is...

 
 
 
Colorado Dog Sledding and Winter Adventures

COLORADO DOG SLEDDING AND WINTER ADVENTURES

As we drove down the switchbacks of Berthoud Pass I pointed out Winter Park ski hill to my friend Lynn. We both looked at the little...

How I Ended Up On My First Solo Trip

HOW I ENDED UP ON MY FIRST SOLO TRIP

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from blogger Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie. I met Jackie recently...

 
 
 
20 Tips for Traveling Alone for the First Time

20 TIPS FOR TRAVELING ALONE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Is this the year you will finally take that first solo trip? I was probably like you 12 years ago obsessing on how I was more intimidated...

Surprising Things To Do in Nuuk Greenland

SURPRISING THINGS TO DO IN NUUK GREENLAND

I eagerly looked out the window as we landed on the world's largest island, but all I could see was white. Snow was everywhere. I looked...

 
 
 
My Year in Review and Holiday Greetings

MY YEAR IN REVIEW AND HOLIDAY GREETINGS

Happy Holidays! I can't believe it's my 12th year of doing these holiday videos! I'm not a video person mainly becuase I hate editing...

Have Yourself a Poopy Catalan Christmas

HAVE YOURSELF A POOPY CATALAN CHRISTMAS

There is no Santa in Catalonia. That's right - none. The kids in the northern part of Spain are told that Santa passes them over and...

 
 
 
Things to do on an Iceland Stopover

THINGS TO DO ON AN ICELAND STOPOVER

I was finally doing it; the exit sign was in front of me shining brightly like a beacon. I was going to step out of the airport into...

How to Spend a Day Like a Local in Jaipur

HOW TO SPEND A DAY LIKE A LOCAL IN JAIPUR

This article was originally published on The Journal , the Intrepid Travel Blog. I have their permission to repost it. The moment I...

 
 
 
5 Unique Experiences on the Faroe Islands

5 UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON THE FAROE ISLANDS

I'm happy to report that after 12 years of traveling extensively, it's still possible to have those days where a new place stuns you...

When the Unexpected Happens While Traveling

WHEN THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS WHILE TRAVELING

I had dozed off on my early morning Atlantic Airways flight from Iceland to the Faroe Islands. Fighting jetlag from my previous day's...

 
 
 
Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands

ICELAND, GREENLAND, FAROE ISLANDS

These are the destination outliers, the remote and less-visited islands in the North Atlantic. In fact, up until 2010, few people had...

Things To Do When You Are New To Denver

THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NEW TO DENVER

Even though I moved to Denver in June of 2017, I actually feel like I've only been here a few months. I'm still trying to get to know...

 
 
 



Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

Georgia – Tbilisi has been the capital city since the fifth century, the country of one of the most ancient histories and cultures in the world. Its special geographical... Read more ...

The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about...

The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire

AP Gary Martin, the gunman involved in a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire on colleagues. Five people were killed and five... Read more ...

Zappos' Presidents' Day Sale Features Cole Haan, Nike, and More

Zappos' Presidents' Day Sale Features Cole Haan, Nike, and More

Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they're having an actual sale, marking down over 60 shoes, boots, and apparel for Preidents' Day... Read more ...

Rolls Can't Keep Up With Demand For Cullinan

Rolls Can't Keep Up With Demand For Cullinan

In a twist that literally everyone saw coming, Rolls-Royce is working at capacity to fulfill orders for its new gargantuan SUV. Sales keep rolling in to dealers, so much so... Read more ...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents “Page to Stage” and “Concept to Creation”

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend Presents “Page to Stage” and “Concept to Creation”

Today we welcome Michigan State University's Academic Specialists and Costume Designers Angie Wendelberger and Rebecca E. Schuiling to the blog with - “Page to Stage” and... Read more ...

Hotel Arras to Open in Asheville

Hotel Arras to Open in Asheville

This spring, new luxury accommodations open in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The new Hotel Arras in Asheville, North Carolina , will provide a boutique luxury... Read more ...

Formula One Champ Jenson Button To Run A Trophy Truck In The Mint 400 and...

Formula One Champ Jenson Button To Run A Trophy Truck In The Mint 400 and Baja 1000

My favorite thing is seeing former Formula One champions racing in other disciplines. First it was Kimi Raikkonen trying his hand at NASCAR trucks, then came the big one when... Read more ...

Organize Your Stuff With These Discounted, Industrial-Looking Shelves

Organize Your Stuff With These Discounted, Industrial-Looking Shelves

If you could use more organization and storage space around the house, consider picking up one of these discounted, industrial-style shelves on Amazon's Gold Box. These “wood”... Read more ...

Buy This Alfa Romeo SZ Before It Hurts Somebody

Buy This Alfa Romeo SZ Before It Hurts Somebody

Alfa Romeo's Sport Zagato is a weapon. I don't mean that it's good on track or particularly fast, though it's no slouch at either. No, I mean it's a weapon in the sense that... Read more ...

MORNING JEEP RIDE AROUND THE REFUGE NETS US A BREAKFAST BURRITO AT KARL'Z...

MORNING JEEP RIDE AROUND THE REFUGE NETS US A BREAKFAST BURRITO AT KARL'Z SAND SHACK

With the past 4 days of running around willy-nilly we decided to stay right where we are today. Aside from a Jeep drive around the refuge this morning we didn't do a whole lot... Read more ...

Riding The Stunning Verde Canyon Railroad - a Top USA Attraction

Riding The Stunning Verde Canyon Railroad - a Top USA Attraction

I found it strange that no one from our community had recommended the Verde Canyon Railroad as one of the top things to do in Sedona . We had so many other tips that were spot... Read more ...