About Mike

I am Michael Ottey, an independent American journalist on a journey.

I have worked for several major news outlets in the United States and abroad over a period of years.  I am a former foreign correspondent and assistant world editor for The Miami Herald.  

I am from the great state of New York, but my last permanent home was a waterfront condo in sizzling Miami. Call me crazy, but yes, I am on a nomadic trek around the world. I have traveled to more than 100 countries.

I spent more than a year traveling across South America by road and did the same over a two-year period in Europe. I briefly returned to the United States in September 2014. I am now on a journey through Asia.

Follow me on Twitter @mtendstotravel and on Instagram. Much more about me regarding travel I put on my fan page on Facebook, follow my adventures there as well. LIKE the page to follow.

I am also on  LinkedIn if you’re interested in hiring a talented writer and editor. 

Here is one of several reports I did on National Public Radio during my stint as a foreign correspondent.

Here’s another one.


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