While our trip last month was not my first visit to Sevilla, Spain (or “Seville,” I suppose, as we say in the states), but it felt as if I was seeing everything with fresh, new eyes. My memories of the Sevilla I visited 6 years ago are nothing but a blur of Semana Santa festivities that commemorated the holy week of Easter.Read More
Once I released my hold on the reins and embraced vacation-mode, I could enjoy the long weekend in its entirety. I felt my body and mind melting into a more relaxed state with every second we were there. Coming from a week of intense dancing and recovery, it turned out that my poor muscles needed the heat and salt water to loosen them up again.Read More
This second leg of our trip was definitely a bit more wild than the first. We went from staying a few nights deep in the untamed green jungle of the Mekong River Delta to the untamed urban jungle of Ho Chi Minh City. Both places were filled with beautiful kinds of chaos in completely different ways.Read More
Each place I have visited sparks a completely different kind of inspiration that I always feel compelled and motivated to bring to my work, either in movement, writing, or even in the kitchen. However, because of this fast flush of information and motivation that comes with each journey, the process of landing back home becomes a little bit more difficult to navigate.Read More
Today’s post is a bit short + sweet because I am writing from roughly halfway across the world. My mom and I are currently in a little Airbnb with the windows flung open, looking out over palm fronds and a little herb garden below, just outside of the historic town of Hoi An, Vietnam. We have had two and a half days of walking, sight-seeing, and a lot of eating incredible food. While taking a mid-afternoon break from it all, I wanted to pop in and share some general travel insights with you all, along with a recipe, tested and tried for this very trip.Read More
I have been what you could call a "travel tease" for too long.
It is time to finally share with you all where I am headed in exactly two weeks and six days.
Have you ever had it happen that you tell the abridged version of a story so many times, you start to forget the actual details of what happened?Read More
Having traveled solo for 9 months around Europe, I have become a bit of a maestra of carefully conducting travel plans in the most budget-friendly way possible. However, something I have not exactly mastered as artfully, is making those plans both cheap and simple. My trips tend to end up being quite elaborate, with multiple stopovers, out-of-the-way overnight stays in random cities, and chain links of planes, trains and the occasional bus.Read More
Walking into the first day of a dance intensive always brings me back to that first-day-of-school feeling. Observing the fellow students in your classroom, trying to pick up on the subtle overall vibe of the group in order to align your expectations accordingly. However, unlike my first days of school, the first day of any dance intensive usually brings out more excitement than nerves and usually is paired with a creative willingness to let go of personal judgements and keep an open mind about what might happen in the studio. That’s the aim, anyway.Read More