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  • 6 Hacks for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

    6 Hacks for Staying Warm in Cold Weather

    This sponsored post features products from Stanley, with genuine reviews after testing each product: When the winter chill comes this California girl gets excited. It feels like after a lifetime of living without snow, I’ve got lost time to make up for. I used to think winter would be so painfully cold, but even up […] More

  • These Last-Minute Rules from the Trump Administration Could Harm Travelers

    These Last-Minute Rules from the Trump Administration Could Harm Travelers

    Yes, travel is our focus at Frommer’s. But that doesn’t mean we can ignore the actions of government that affect how we travel—our safety, our rights as consumers, and the protection of the natural and historic sites we cherish. As the nonprofit investigative journalism organization ProPublica has brought to light, the outgoing Trump administration has […] More

  • Island Paradise Opens for Anyone Who Takes the Covid Vaccine

    Island Paradise Opens for Anyone Who Takes the Covid Vaccine

    Last summer, the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Brazil, tried to save its tourism industry by expressly inviting people who had contracted Covid-19 and recovered. Now that the coronavirus vaccines are rolling out, another island paradise is putting out the call for a different set of travelers: those who have been vaccinated. […] More

  • 5+ Best Jackets for Travel Tested on the Road

    7+ Best Jackets for Travel for Any Weather

    We love our versatile clothes. Not only does it help us pack light, but since we like a mix of urban and outdoor adventures, it preps us for any activity. Since we’ve lived in all types of climates over the years, we’ve had the chance to test out different jackets, and here are our favorites. […] More

  • Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Madurai

    Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Madurai

    An old lady, looking very graceful with silvery strands of hair matching the silver anklets she was carrying in her hand goaded me gently to buy the trinkets. Another woman, a little more aggressive, with small bags, slung around her neck rather stylishly edged her out and persuaded me to look at her colourful wares. […] More

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    Claremont Inn and Winery Stratton Eastern Colorado

    In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from writer Sherry Spitsnaugle. I met Sherry at a Denver event and found out that she was a travel writer! So not only does she have a cool name, but she also has a way with words! All opinions, […] More

  • All Rats Must Die! The Story of Rat Eradication on South Georgia Island

    All Rats Must Die! The Story of Rat Eradication on South Georgia Island

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonCastbox | Stitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Humans and rats have lived in an uneasy relationship for millennia. Rats have spread diseases like the bubonic plague, destroyed grain harvests, and stolen our pizzas.  In return, rats have given humans……pretty much nothing.  As […] More

  • Best Smart Backpack in 2021

    Best Smart Backpack in 2021

    Smart backpacks, just like most of our smart gadgets, are becoming the new norm. As more people become mobile offices, the traditional laptop backpack is no longer sufficient. The urban nomad wants to be digitally connected at every moment, and laptop backpacks are now transitioning to a more stylish and functional design with integrated technology. […] More

  • 2020’s Best Underwater Photos: Dive into the Wondrous World Below

    2020’s Best Underwater Photos: Dive into the Wondrous World Below

    Underwater photography can be as strange and wondrous as images taken from outer space, but the view from beneath the waves often has the added benefit of containing peculiar life-forms (out in space, those have remained notoriously camera-shy). For the ninth year in a row, the Underwater Photography Guide’s Ocean Art Contest celebrates the best […] More

  • The British Pound(s)

    The British Pound(s)

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript If you visit a different country you might need to get some of the local currency. You might get Ringgit in Malaysia, Pesos in Mexico, Kip in Laos, or Tala in Samoa.  However, there is one country […] More

  • Moving Day in New York

    Moving Day in New York

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Since the year 1790, New York City has been the largest city in the United States.  Given the population density of the city, the vast majority of the people there rent apartments.  Now imagine if everyone in […] More

  • One Step Forward, Too Many Steps Backward: Asia Struggles with Equality

    One Step Forward, Too Many Steps Backward: Asia Struggles with Equality

    Covid vaccines appear to be working and Trumpism is fading. For LGBTQ people in North America and most of the European Union, things are arguably looking up. That’s not, however, the case in much of East Asia. Being “different” in Asia isn’t, however, completely gloom-and-doom; and that’s mostly due to the leveling effect of the […] More

  • The Best Airbnbs To Dream of In Lake Tahoe

    The Best Airbnbs To Dream of In Lake Tahoe

    Dreaming of a winter wonderland, a secluded cabin for two, or a place to share with friends? When the time is right and you’re heading to my neck of the woods, here are seven amazing Airbnbs in Lake Tahoe to consider whether you’re solo, a couple, looking to isolate away from everyone and everything, or […] More

  • Cute Cities and Sweet Towns

    Cute Cities and Sweet Towns

    Where we’re at: I’m jumping ahead to share my time in Upstate New York in October and November. I’ll jump back into chronological time next! PS: Did you see we’re holding a retreat in Upstate New York in the fall of 2021? Sign up here — it’s 50% sold out already! In 2020, I felt […] More

  • Best Priority Pass Airport Lounge At San Francisco (SFO) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Priority Pass Airport Lounge At San Francisco (SFO) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the second-largest airport in California and the seventh-largest in the U.S., serving 58 million passengers each year. We review the best airport lounge at SFO if you have a Priority Pass or relevant credit card. Auctions Sort By There are two Priority Pass lounges at San Francisco Airport; the […] More

  • Did Gutenburg Really Invent the Printing Press?

    Did Gutenburg Really Invent the Printing Press?

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript The printing press is considered to be one of, if not the greatest invention in history. The printing press allowed for an explosion in information and it ushered in the renaissance, the enlightenment, and the scientific and […] More

  • Gem at the fringe of town — One Farrer Hotel Staycation Review

    Gem at the fringe of town — One Farrer Hotel Staycation Review

    Yes we can use our Singapore Rediscover Vouchers at One Farrer Hotel 😀 Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562 (beside Farrer Park MRT)Cost: From S$197/night per roomTel: +65 6363 0101Website: One Farrer Hotel Despite its location, One Farrer Hotel checks all the boxes for a staycation — the rooms are affordably priced at S$197/night per room (5-star), […] More

  • The Dunbar Number

    The Dunbar Number

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript There is a number, a very special number, which is inside all of us. It is inside you, inside me, and inside every person on Earth. It dictates our social interactions. It has determined the size of […] More

  • East London Neighborhoods

    15 East London Neighborhoods – Best Areas in the East End in London

    Today I want to share my east London neighborhoods guide with you. The East End of the UK capital is full of great areas to explore, some of which are the trendiest parts of London right now. From hip Hackney to contemporary Canary Wharf, there’s a place to fit your personality. I’ve included a map, […] More

  • Are You a Morbid Millionaire? Lizzie Borden's House-Turned-B&B Is for Sale

    Are You a Morbid Millionaire? Lizzie Borden’s House-Turned-B&B Is for Sale

    As if we didn’t already know the real estate market can be murder, the house-turned-inn where one of the most notorious double homicides in U.S. history took place is now for sale.  Located in Fall River, Massachusetts, the three-story, dark green clapboard home became a gruesome crime scene in the summer of 1892, when Lizzie […] More

  • Graceland Launches What May Be The Priciest Virtual Tours in the World

    Graceland Launches What May Be The Priciest Virtual Tours in the World

    At the time of Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, there were fewer than 200 Elvis impersonators. In 2015, the count was estimated at more than 250,000, according to Oddee.com. Clearly, the King’s reign did not end when the Grim Reaper came for him. The pop idol, both in life and after it, has sold more than […] More

  • Top 10 Cheapest Countries to Visit This Year

    Top 10 Cheapest Countries to Visit This Year

    As we enter the new year, every travel lover starts planning their trips. As we all know, the cheaper the destination, the longer you can afford to stay — or the better your travel lifestyle can be while visiting. The cheapest countries to visit on this list offer both affordability and value for money. In […] More

  • Americans Flying Abroad Must Obtain Covid Tests Before Returning

    Americans Flying Abroad Must Obtain Covid Tests Before Returning

    Starting Tuesday, January 26, anyone flying into the United States will be required to produce proof of a negative Covid-19 test.  That requirement, announced by the Centers for Disease Control on January 12, might have slipped your notice, or maybe you thought the rule would only affect incoming tourists. Wrong. It’s for everyone. Including American […] More

  • A Finger Lakes Wellness + Hiking Guide

    A Finger Lakes Wellness + Hiking Guide

    Where we’re at: I’m jumping ahead to share my trip in October 2020 with Finger Lakes Wine Country. I’ll jump back into chronological time eventually! PS: Did you see we’re holding a retreat in Upstate New York in the fall of 2021? Sign up here — it’s 50% sold out already! When we put our destination […] More

  • Best Women's Rain Jacket in 2021

    Best Women’s Rain Jacket in 2021

    A woman’s rain jacket should not only keep her from getting wet in rainy weather, but it should also be practical and stylish. Whether you are the type to sing and dance in the rain or need to get to work warm and dry, you will need a reliable raincoat. When it comes to rain […] More

  • The Legend of D.B. Cooper

    The Legend of D.B. Cooper

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript On November 24, 1971, a man who identified himself as Dan Cooper purchased a $20 ticket for a short 30-minute flight from Portland to Seattle.  He had with him a briefcase filled with dynamite and wanted $200,000.  […] More

  • Tips for Hosting a Wellness Retreat with Your Friends • The Blonde Abroad

    Tips for Hosting a Wellness Retreat with Your Friends • The Blonde Abroad

    Sure, romantic escapes are incredible and I’m always up for a solo adventure but there’s nothing like going on a girlfriend getaway. I’ve talked to you guys many times before about my favorite destinations around the globe for girls-only adventures. From girls’ nights out in Vegas to female-friendly adventures in Cape Town, things are always […] More

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    What to do in Lucerne in 2021 – The ultimate travel guide

    Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info please refer to our Privacy Policy Oh La La Lucerne! The lake breeze, the impressive mountains surrounding the city and the beautiful architecture make Lucerne a […] More

  • Best Valentine's Day Travel Gifts

    Best Valentine’s Day Travel Gifts

    Looking for unique travel gift ideas for your husband, wife or significant other for Valentine’s Day? If your Valentine loves to travel, they might appreciate a travel inspired gift – whether they are traveling right now or reminiscing about travel at home. We have put together a list of 20 great Valentine’s Day gifts for […] More

  • Work from the Beach in Aruba at These Seaside Desks

    Work from the Beach in Aruba at These Seaside Desks

    Remote workers who are determined to have the most impressive background on Zoom calls have a tempting new option in Aruba.  The Caribbean island’s Boardwalk Boutique Hotel has set up outdoor workstations right on the beach and next to the pool.  Shaded by a palapa or tropical greenery, each station is equipped with Wi-Fi as […] More

  • A New Government Rule Might Have Just Killed Involuntary Airline Bumping for Good

    A New Government Rule Might Have Just Killed Involuntary Airline Bumping for Good

    Midnight regulations are actions taken during the lame-duck period of a presidential administration. They tend to be controversial moves, especially if one party is taking over the White House from another. That has certainly been the case during the waning days of Pres. Trump’s time in office. Since losing his bid for reelection in November, […] More

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    Best Places to Stay in Death Valley

    Death Valley may sound intimidating, and to some degree it is. It holds the record for having the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth, and its sweltering heat also makes it the nation’s driest national park. But behind the deathly name lies gorgeous land formations, salt pans, and trails. In fact, Death Valley is the […] More

  • Norwegian Gives Up: Low-Cost Airline Will No Longer Serve American Cities

    Norwegian Gives Up: Low-Cost Airline Will No Longer Serve American Cities

    More than 40 airlines have claimed insolvency in the age of Covid-19, but for American budget travelers, this carrier may prove to be the most missed. Norwegian Air, which was already having a hard time before the pandemic, has officially axed long-haul flights in a bid to stay aloft within Europe. “The executives of Norwegian Air […] More

  • Best Down Jacket in 2021

    Best Down Jacket in 2021

    Down jackets are insulated with layers of down feathers to keep you warm during those freezing winter days. The feather stuffing creates air pockets that retain warmth without adding much weight or bulk. Down jackets are light, snug, and easy to pack, making them the best-insulated jacket to take on your adventure. I have compiled […] More

  • As We Reassess Our Travel Lives, Eagle Creek Relaunches Pack-It System

    As We Reassess Our Travel Lives, Eagle Creek Relaunches Pack-It System

    It’s a heck of a time to launch a new packing product, but maybe Eagle Creek is counting on our pent-up wanderlust. Or perhaps the baggage giant is hoping that we’re all using the pandemic pause to throw out our lonely and long-unused luggage, Marie Kondo–style, to make room for new stuff. Whatever the reasoning, […] More

  • The Ultimate Wellness and Hiking Guide for Moab, Utah • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate Wellness and Hiking Guide for Moab, Utah • The Blonde Abroad

    Moab, Utah, located in southeastern Utah, is known for its gorgeous Mars-like scenery. It’s the perfect place for those who love serious adventures—from hiking to biking to jeeping to climbing. Because of all the impressive nature and endless possibilities when it comes to outdoor activities, it’s a wonderful place to get away from it all…and […] More

  • Indian Flag - part & parcel of Indian Patriotic Songs

    Top 22 Indian Patriotic Songs You Will Love To Listen

    Come Republic day on January 26th or Independence day on August 15th, our nation is reverberating with the Indian Patriotic Songs over the loudspeakers. Be it at public functions, in residential colonies, homes, and now on the mobile phones across the length and breadth of the nation. Of course with the Indian diaspora all over […] More

  • 5 Relaxing Places to Stay Around the World to Get Over Last Year

    5 Relaxing Places to Stay Around the World to Get Over Last Year

    When it comes to taking a breather, you don’t have to splurge on a luxurious spa. Nothing beats the soothing calmness of the beach, the tranquility of the mountains, and the stillness of the countryside. Here are five wonderfully serene destinations guaranteed to recharge you from the stress and tension of last year. Goa Goa may […] More

  • Top 7 Group Adventures Around the World

    Top 7 Group Adventures Around the World

    Adventure holidays are fun, but more so if you travel in the company of like-minded individuals. And it’s significantly cheaper, too! From wildlife excursions in Uganda to rainforest hikes in Peru, here are seven group adventures you should try. Uganda If you’re craving for the ultimate wildlife and nature adventure, Uganda has you covered. Track mountain gorillas at […] More

  • Small Ship Cruise Guide for those Looking for Luxury

    Small Ship Cruise Guide for those Looking for Luxury

    Do you want to go on a sailing expedition but recoil at the idea of getting on board a massive vessel full of 1000 other passengers? On a small ship cruise, you can enjoy the same luxury offered by established cruisers, but with a cozier ambiance. True, smaller ships have less elaborate entertainment and amenities (no […] More

  • 5 Romantic Trip Ideas to Look Forward To

    5 Romantic Trip Ideas to Look Forward To

    The year 2020 left many of us cooped up at home, either postponing our holiday plans or flat out canceling them. This year ushers in the optimism to explore the world again. Whether you are going on a long-overdue honeymoon or planning to spend quality time with your partner, it is never too early to start […] More

  • Surströmming: The World

    Surströmming: The World’s Smelliest Food

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript There are many foods that are considered an acquired taste. Foods that might not be very palatable the first time you try it, or something that just doesn’t sit right with most people. It could be something […] More

  • Best Large Duffel Bag in 2021

    Best Large Duffel Bag in 2021

    Large duffel bags are quickly becoming a popular option for long-distance travel due to their versatility and capacity, while still serving well as storage. Duffel bags come in varied designs and sizes and are designed to make packing, storing and transporting easier. Whether you are going on a short trip or need to haul gear […] More

  • 6 Hot Destinations Made for Partying

    6 Hot Destinations Made for Partying

    Looking for travel inspiration? Check out these great destinations to visit later in the year when it’s safe to do so! People have different criteria for choosing their travel destination. Some pick a place for its culture, while others opt for history. And some only have one requirement—a vibrant party scene. If you’re one of them, here are […] More

  • Most Beautiful Places in Croatia: Hvar

    The Prettiest Places in Croatia Will Make You Long to Go

    When it comes to scenery, Croatia is a strong contender for Europe’s best in show. The country’s dazzling Adriatic coastline—with its sunny beaches, shimmering waters, and clusters of walled, red-capped towns sprouting from photogenic headlands—are well known (with an assist from Game of Thrones). But that doesn’t even begin to exhaust the country’s supply of […] More

  • The last time I saw Lisbon

    The last time I saw Lisbon

    It has been almost a year since I last saw Lisbon. I arrive on a wet, miserably cold evening that is typical for January in the city. Our taxi can’t find our hostel but drops us off close enough. A short walk, in the horizontal rain , feels like an eternity, each drop of water […] More

  • Tomb of Rome's First Emperor to Reopen to Public After Years of Closure

    Tomb of Rome’s First Emperor to Reopen to Public After Years of Closure

    Tourists heading to Rome will soon have one more magnificent ruin to add to their dance cards. In March, after 13 years of excavation, research, and renovation, the tomb of the ancient Empire’s first emperor will reopen. The largest circular tomb in the world (pictured above), it has been closed to the public for the […] More

  • A Fall Foliage Yoga Retreat

    A Fall Foliage Yoga Retreat

    Yes, most of 2021 is filled with our rescheduled retreats from 2020. Heck, some of 2022 might be, as well. But I’m thrilled that we are able to take this opportunity to share one new opportunity to expand and explore with you in the year ahead. And we’ve chosen what we think is a meaningful […] More

  • Best Hiking Socks in 2021

    Best Hiking Socks in 2021

    The best hiking socks protect your feet from blisters and hotspots, allowing you to comfortably enjoy every moment of your outdoor adventure. As a hiker, your feet do most of the work and take the stress of hiking. While it is normal to experience mild pain and foot aches after hiking all day or walking […] More

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