A Southern Norway Road Trip

The great thing about visiting friends in other countries is they can show you the out-of-the-way sights that not very many tourists from the U.S. get to see. Fortunately for me, my friends Tale and Erlend decided to take me on a mini road trip around part of southern Norway for my last day in the country. … More A Southern Norway Road Trip


Packing a Dance Survival Bag

A couple of years ago, 2014 to be exact, I decided it was time to create a dance survival bag. I got the idea after I had packed my dance shoes and some paper fans in my backpack for various outdoor concert our swing dance club were attending that summer. I thought it would be a good idea (and less work) to have a bag dedicated to a dance survival kit so I could just grab on my way out the door. I was already a bit of the “dance mom” in my local scene. For better or for worse, this bag solidified my title. … More Packing a Dance Survival Bag

A Very Thorough Tour: The 10 in 1 Tour of Puntarenas Province

Although I try to save money when I can, I have come to realize that tours are one of the best ways to actually get to know they place you are visiting.  The guides are typically locals and (should) know quite a bit of information about the sites they are showing.  Tours give a deeper, … More A Very Thorough Tour: The 10 in 1 Tour of Puntarenas Province

Japanese Cuisine

While in Japan, I had some of the best food I have ever eaten.  Japanese cuisine, by far, is my favorite type of food.  I have always loved soups and noodles and I prefer to eat chicken or pork rather than beef.  When in Japan, it is definitely not required to eat sea food all … More Japanese Cuisine