Dance Around The World – Siem Reap, Cambodia

In all my travels across the world, I had the most amazing experience in my dance life at my final stop, Siem Reap, Cambodia. After three days of exploring Angkor Wat, I finally hit bottom. Six months of world exploration had me feeling overwhelmed. During the preceding months, I saw things that I thought “nothing […]

Dancing With Elephants

I’ve danced in some pretty amazing places for my Dance Around The World project, but I don’t think I can top dancing with elephants in Chiang Mai. Yes, I danced with elephants! While in Thailand, Dan and I visited the Elephant Natural Park. This park is more like a sanctuary for elephants. The organization rescues […]

Dance Around The World – Chiang Mai, Thailand

For the last leg of my Dance Around The World adventure, my husband and I traveled to the beautiful country of Thailand in Southeast Asia. We spent a few days sightseeing in Bangkok and then headed north to Chiang Mai. I’m not going to lie; now that we’re in our six month of traveling, I’m […]

Dance Around The World – Dancing Through Europe

On April 7th my Eurail pass was stamped, and Dan and I had exactly one month to travel across Europe. Considering all the amazing places to see in Europe, we had to narrow down our list of 18+ countries to just 10 for timing. It was a tough decision, but at least we have a […]

Dance Around The World – Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a wondrous and unique city with a bit of restrain. As I walked through the souqs and the main plaza, I was surrounded by beautiful art, smells, and music. It seemed to have all the right components for dance. My husband and I stayed in Medina, the historical area of Marrakech. This area […]

Dance Around The World – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dreaming of my time in Brazil, I thought I would be surrounded by Samba dancing, capoeira, and the beach. Well, after spending a little over a week in Ipanema, the only one of these I experienced was the beach. I guess if you’re not there during Carnival, your chance of experiencing dance is low. So, […]

Buenos Aires, Argentina – La Viruta Tango

The more I saw people tango dancing, the more I wanted to learn. After doing some research, I contacted a few places, and decided on La Viruta Tango. They had a class that fit my schedule and for the right price; only about $7 USD! So I threw on some shoes, grabbed my husband, then […]

Dance Around The World – Cusco, Perú

Next stop on my “Dance Around The World” adventure, Perú! For years I’ve been wanting to visit Perú to see Machu Picchu. I guess it stemmed from my Mom, a history teacher and enthusiast. Seriously, she’s a walking book of world history. Or possibly it came from my desire to see the all wonders of […]

Dancing in Cartagena, Colombia – Crazy Salsa!

*Warning – This post is rated PG-13  After all the Afro-Colombian dancing I saw in the streets of Cartagena, I was inspired to dance. I knew there had to be dance studio in this city, so when I got home from the last performance, I turned to Google. The internet slowly loaded and translated my […]

La Bailarín De Antigua

One night after dinner my housemates at the B&B couldn’t stop talking about this dancer. For the past three weeks, each of them had seen this blonde woman dancing around Antigua. They joked that she never walked, but danced from place to place. They speculated about where she was from and why she was dancing. […]