Travel Tag: Anna Othitis + GiveAway
One of my favorite days of the week has arrived, iiiiiiitS #TravelTuesday
Travel is a Billion Dollar industry almost teasing at Trillion Dollar status, Why?
Because EVERYONE loves to travel!
Today I have the honor of intro’ing you to an Amazing women who’s heart is only outshined by her giving soul towards children.The very Future of mankind. We connected online when Anna wanted some promo work done & I’ve been a fan ever since. I cannot wait to read her travel books.
Stay tuned until the end of the post as there’s an outstanding GIVEAWAY available for all participants!!
Anna Othitis lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home). She left all of her life and never ending memories, endless charity work and good people behind vowing that she will one day continue supporting the needy children in her land Zimbabwe, Africa and beyond, with the funds from her children’s books.
Her husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged her to write her first children’s book titled “My First Travel Book”, inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie), who is graduating from his Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science and is beginning his career as a professional pilot. Anna’s favorite saying is “Be Bold Be Brave”.
She was inspired to write her children’s books with a vision to link up the children of the world with magical flights to so many beautiful places of interest and popularity on our wonderful planet Earth with all its beautiful some natural and some man-made creations and resources. One of the beautiful natural wonders featured in her books is in her birth land of Zimbabwe “The Mighty Victoria Falls” All of her books educate our children and widen their scope of interest in the amazing surroundings, creations and nature to appreciate and look after our environment for many generations still to come.
Tell us about a recent holiday-
where my husband’s parents came from and which we visit often as a family to
keep the culture and the connections alive. Karpathos is a Greek Island
that is rich in culture and traditions. It is part of a cluster of islands
called the Dodecanese in the southeast Aegean Sea. It has beauty and
hospitality that is unmatched anywhere else.
and beautiful are its beaches, people and culture it is a world in itself with
its unique historical identity, retaining and celebrating their heritage.
Best destination to travel to –
magnificent beaches, secluded small bays and locals who still wear traditional
costumes. Despite its wild beauty and its traditional character, surrounded by
mountains and lush vegetation.
houses with yellow-and-blue shutters and doors create an attractive scenery,
combined with narrow alleys, beaches that have sand and pebbles, with the deep
blue Mediteranean sea which is so mezmorizing with its shallow waters, ideal
for families. Refreshing breezes and winds blow during the months of July and
August, making our summer holiday quite comfortable.
Worst Travel experience?
experience in my travels
How traveling has changed your life?
changed my life in a positive way. Travel is empowering, brings new
connections, changes your perspective and I realized we Are All the Same. Most
people don’t have the opportunity to travel and this is especially true for
young students. Think about how much of an impact traveling the world has had
on you. The relationships you’ve formed, how your perspective on the world has
changed, or the positive changes travel has led to back home. Travel has made
me a better person and I am sure you can say the same. I have found a purpose
in life, introducing me to new cultures and has broadened my horizons
Where are you from?
Gweru in Zimbabwe a beautiful country in Africa. Where the
surrounding areas was well-known for vibrant farming activities in beef cattle,
crop farming, and commercial gardening of crops for the export market. Victoria
Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World” which is one
of the features in my children’s Travel book series.
Where have you been around the world?
North, South, East and West visiting many countries in Africa, Europe, Canada
and America. As you can see from my children’s books I have visited many
popular destinations in the world and amazing to see them on site.
What is your favorite City?
unique in their own beautiful ways with their cultures, people, sites and much
more. However, I do like Montreal, Canada where I travel to often to see my
family, it is clean and reminds me of Europe. Canada on the whole is a lovely
country with its wide variety of culture, friendly people and beauty of rolling
mountains, my favorite being Niagara Falls, an authentic Niagara experience and smell the roses at
the Niagara Botanical
Gardens then get an adrenaline rush of adventures.
Yet again, one other “Natural Wonder” featured in my children’s books
and where I launched my very first children’s “Travel Book”.
What are your dream destinations?
for the future will be the Carabean islands and Cuba which I have always dreamt
and wanted to visit since I lived in Zimbabwe and now close enough to visit.
This I would love to do on a cruise from my new home New Jersey in the USA.
Best item you have purchased overseas?
Zimbabwe were all the children’s toys, watches, and more which we could not get
back home due to sanctions and the lack of foreign currency.
What time of the year do you like to travel?
when it is not too busy with tourism. This gives us a better opportunity to
visit places without the huzzle and buzzle of tourism and the backup of traffic
How many times a year do you travel?
every opportunity that I can get visiting new places, seeing and experiences
new cultures and visiting more of the beautiful places that the world has for
us to see.
Show us your favorite travel pictures?
What are some new and exciting cuisines that
you tried on your travels?
Greek, African, French, Cocacian
Have you ever lost something while traveling?
What are your favorite travel activities?
popular destinations and site seeing
What are your must-have travel accessories?
and site seeing and of course a good camera and I-phone.
What is your favorite accent in the world?
If you could live anywhere where would you
love the clean and fresh air and authentic traditional food.
Why do you enjoy traveling?
places, cultures, people visit popular sites and destinations and to learn more
and more about this beautiful world we live in and on and appreciate its
natural beauty, the wild animals, the beautiful people, the cultures, the
history, the architectures and so much more.
Do you have a travel buddy?
discovering adventures and learning so much of this big wide world that we love
on. There is so much to see, to learn, to appreciate.
What are some of the interesting places you’ve
visited and the different cultures?
England, South Africa, Zimbabwe, USA, Canada, Mauritius, France, Kenya.
Have you ever had any bad travel experiences?
Advice for those who want to travel but think
much of an expense, in this day and age flights are reasonable and competitive.
You can experience so much out there, see the world and meet so many people,
your kids will never forget their travel experiences. My children loved it and
still to date talk about their experiences, they have learnt so much and
appreciate what they have, especially when visiting countries with the less
Check out the brilliant Article, Highlighting Anna as an author & her travel books.
She was featured on NorthJersey.com, which is a part of the USA Today Network on SEPTEMBER 23, 2013.
Watch the EPIC African accented Book trailer here
—The Minpins by Roald Dahl