For the ultimate 16 years I’ve been developing vacation wrap up movies instead of sending vacation playing cards. That is one custom I’ve been ready to maintain since I began touring in 2006. It’s nice to have all of my 12 months in overview trip movies all in the similar position!
Every 12 months I’ve to sit down and relearn how you can use the rattling video enhancing device – which generally ends up in me consuming a little bit an excessive amount of eggnog. However hiya – the eggnog and the hundreds of thousands of occasions I’ve listened to the vacation soundtrack whilst seeking to edit generally places me within the vacation spirit. Woohoo Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years!
Up to I hate the video enhancing procedure (sure – the truth that I proceed to do it tells you simply how a lot I like you pricey readers), it’s a laugh to kind of relive my 12 months of travels each and every 12 months.
Thankful for my Travels Every Yr
It by no means fails as I finish the day of vacation greeting enhancing – I believe so ridiculously thankful for the lifestyles I are living, my buddies & circle of relatives, folks I’ve met alongside the best way, and new reviews. And this 12 months used to be no exception.
It’s a laugh for me to take a stroll in the course of the 12 months and get point of view. Then again I understand that observing a video like this can also be kind of like being compelled to observe anyone’s marriage ceremony video…gag (I don’t care in case you are circle of relatives). So – if you wish to skip the video (and lovely photos), then simply take this message with you – Glad Vacations to you and your circle of relatives from Ottsworld!
My Present Trip Yr in Evaluate Video – 2022
This 12 months I spent extra time exploring america for the primary a part of the 12 months. I after all made it again to Canada, and I went again to Europe for the primary time in 3 years and it used to be tremendous to be again! I stopped the 12 months with an epic expedition cruise heading to three new international locations within the far flung South Pacific.
I kicked off a longer term cycling mission, Capitol to Capitol, with a different connection to my circle of relatives which I’m excited to proceed subsequent 12 months.
It used to be a just right 12 months of trip, I traveled A LOT…perhaps an excessive amount of (sure this is in fact conceivable)! I noticed that the business for me isn’t moderately again but. As well as, something that become transparent to me this 12 months is that I’m in a position to make some adjustments in my lifestyles once more. Subsequent 12 months I don’t plan to trip as a lot and as a substitute focal point on another little initiatives that I wish to do. Every so often you simply wish to combine issues up to your lifestyles a little bit and notice the place you land – and that’s my best plan this coming 12 months.
This 12 months I checked out my 12 months in numbers and put one of the vital quantity highlights in my video. However there have been many I disregarded too…like
1 – Collection of occasions I were given COVID
6 – Collection of lobsters I ate whilst biking PEI in 7 days
11 – Collection of months I had my automobile earlier than it were given totaled through successful and run
Experience my 2022 in numbers!
Previous Years in Evaluate Movies
Along with seeing how my travels have modified, how I’ve modified, and to peer simply what number of puts I’ve long past – it is a attention-grabbing go back and forth thru video era too in case you are into that kind of factor! My enhancing has indisputably advanced through the years – and it additionally turns out that my travels have transform extra epic.
2021 – Popping out of a Pandemic
2021 used to be stuffed with demanding situations – however I believe one of the crucial good stuff that has pop out of the pandemic is that persons are being used to uncertainty – and I’ve at all times believed that may be a just right factor. I lived greater than a decade in uncertainty as a nomad, and my occupation is stuffed with uncertainty (even out of doors a virus!) – so I believe like I’m lovely used to it. However for many people – this stage of uncertainty is in point of fact uncomfortable. I am hoping you’ll be able to learn how to embody it – it makes lifestyles a lot more stress-free while you don’t have expectancies for my part!
Merriam Webster’s phrase of the 12 months for 2021 used to be “vaccine” – and through the tip of the 12 months – I had 3 pictures, and used to be so grateful. On this 12 months’s video you’ll be able to see my phrase of the 12 months, my phrase for subsequent 12 months, how I shrank myself, my home travels, and naturally such a lot of foster kittens!
2020 – Travels and COVID
It began like some other 12 months. I – like most of the people – had a large number of plans for it – beginning with a large fiftieth celebration in El Salvador with girlfriends, France, Australia, Iceland, Switzerland, and Ecuador already deliberate.
Then again, in a while after my fiftieth birthday, the entirety modified. I watched as the arena got here to a halt, my journeys disappeared off my calendar, my paintings dried up, and lives have been modified ceaselessly.
Unexpectedly our customary giant extensive global become lovely small…and lifestyles become all about House.
After I made up our minds to make Denver my house in 2017 after a decade of being nomadic, I had no thought how essential this house could be. My house has actually stored my lifestyles two times. First, after I gotten smaller blood clots from flying in 2018. And 2d – this 12 months…when the arena closed and all of sudden the one position any individual may pass used to be house…happily I in fact had a house to visit!
For anyone who’s used to by no means being house, this journey in staying house used to be new and unique to me. Simply ultimate 12 months I had stated that I wanted a spoil, however I had no concept that it might come on this shape.
This may were the most productive 12 months of trip I’ve ever had. I truthfully can’t imagine all the unbelievable puts I used to be fortunate sufficient to move in 2019. Then again, I traveled SO MANY puts this 12 months that this video is 8 mins lengthy…which turns out like an eternity for a video. I celebrated 13 years of trip running a blog and I traveled on 24 other journeys in 2019. I took a browsing workshop, traveled with my father to Panama, and took my first go back and forth to Sweden.
The 12 months I went to Alaska within the wintry weather to peer the northern lighting. I additionally used to be fortunate sufficient to discuss with Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. Although I had a house, I gave the look to be touring greater than ever. It used to be additionally the 12 months I did my first Ottsworld Excursion in Eire. This used to be additionally the 12 months I stopped the Niece Mission with my youngest niece who went to India with me.
The 12 months I were given a house base in Denver and taken my nomadic way of life to an finish. It additionally took my 2d go back and forth to Antarctica on an epic 28 day cruise from New Zealand to the Ross Sea Antarctica. I visited Norway for the primary time!
The 12 months I hiked the Cami de Ronda – a 130 mile coastal hike in Costa Brava Spain with my dad. I went to Alaska for a 2d time to discover the far flung parks. And I took a polar endure safari in Churchill whilst running on a large influencer marketing campaign with Corning Glass.
The 12 months I crossed the Arctic Circle and went to Alaska for the primary time. I additionally went to a far flung Island within the Arctic Ocean – Wrangel Island to peer Polar Bears. In the end – I did a mission the place I lived in Alberta Canada for a month within the wintry weather – it used to be a laugh to have a ‘house’ once more for a month!
The 12 months I spent just about a month in Hawaii doing a 2 week instructing process at Iolani College. I additionally took on some other journey in India – the Rickshaw Run. I drove an auto rickshaw throughout India, 2000 miles, for two weeks and elevating $15,000 for Charity Water.
This 12 months I used to be at the transfer greater than ever sound asleep in 107 other beds and shifting roughly each 3 days. I used to be loving my nomadic lifestyles! I explored Patagonia for a complete month, lived in Buenos Aires for a month, hiked the Lycian Manner in Turkey, and took part in my first giant emblem influencer mission with Carlson Firms.
This used to be the 12 months I began the Niece Mission with my oldest niece who I took to Italy. It used to be additionally the 12 months I walked the Camino de Santiago – a 5 week hike throughout northern Spain. And after all, I made it to the seventh continent – Antarctica – with my father.
The 12 months I drove a automobile throughout 13 international locations from London to Mongolia within the Mongol Rally. This used to be the craziest and most enjoyable trip I had executed to this point. I slept in 75 other beds for the 12 months and one automobile!
The 12 months I become a real nomad. Without a house, I needed to stay shifting across the nation and globe and rely at the kindness of strangers, buddies, and circle of relatives. This used to be additionally the 12 months I began doing area sitting!
The 12 months I realized how you can pressure a bike whilst residing in Saigon Vietnam! I additionally made my first go back and forth to Mongolia, and hiked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal with my father!
The 12 months I bought the entirety, left NYC for just right, and moved to Vietnam to are living and educate English.
A practice starts! My first vacation video I made after finishing my 16 months of travels all over the world on my profession spoil.