• Beach Therapy
  • Finally Time for Spring!


    Don’t you just love the longer days, the gentle breeze, and the fresh air spring has to offer?! Spring is here to stay (with only a few North Carolina fickle weather exceptions, haha). I have been back and forth from NC to Florida quite a bit lately and I’m happy to say that with North […]

  • Family Travel
  • 3 Days in the Smokies! Part 2


    Laurel Falls and Gatlinburg  The second day we were in Tennessee we hiked to a waterfall, Laurel Falls. This waterfall is located in The Great Smoky National Park. If you like hiking but aren’t cut out for a long treacherous journey, this is the hike for you. A paved path guides you along the way, with […]

  • Holiday
  • 2 Days in Miami, Florida! Day 2


    Day 2 We woke up early to catch the sunrise, another great time to see South Beach without crowds of people, and oh, is it beautiful! Who doesn’t love a good sunrise or sunset?!   *Travel Tip~If you plan on spending the morning/afternoon in South Beach, arriving early gets you a fantastic parking spot! Plus, the […]

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  • Tour of Italy: Rome


    Rome has so many things to offer travelers…famous historical sites, museums, piazza’s, amazing food, even the steps in Rome are famous! I have found that travel is the best way for me to learn about history and culture and traveling to Rome taught me so much! Oh, how I can’t wait to return…good thing I […]

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  • Follow me on Bloglovin’


    Travel’s A Dance Away is finally on Bloglovin’! Click on the following link to start receiving our weekly post directly to your Bloglovin’ account. Thanks for following along and let me know about any travel content that you would like TADA to write about in future posts! Happy Traveling:-) Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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  • Top 3 Inspiration Destinations!


    Traveling for a yearly vacation or to see relatives can be fun, exciting, memorable, maybe even relaxing?! But! How about traveling for the sole purpose of gaining inspiration. This would be a more purpose-filled journey, if you will. Life can be so hectic, so distracting. It can be hard to find the quiet, to find […]

  • Journal
  • Liebster Award Nominee!


    I had the honor of receiving my first Liebster Award last month by Facades and Nuances, a student blogger that creates beautiful jewelry and writes about life, art, travel, etc. Check out her site on the following link…Facades and Nuances! If you are not exactly sure what a Leibster Award is, your not alone. I […]

  • Holiday Travel
  • Packing Like A Pro! Part 2


    Welcome back, my fellow wander-lusters! In the last post, we discussed how to plan a wardrobe (why less is more!), shoes, and accessories. Click on the following link if you missed it…Packing Like A Pro Part 1! In this post we are tackling the subjects of packing toiletries and electronics. So, let’s get right to it […]

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  • Packing Like A Pro! Part 1


    When I was asked to write a series of posts about packing like a pro for BeautyBrains.org, I was thrilled! We all would like to pack like globetrotting pros, right?! Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve achieved that status yet, but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve! Whether you enjoy the process of packing […]

  • Family Travel
  • The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina!


    Hello my fellow wander-lusters! I hope you are all having a wonderful week!   If you are ready for a relaxing, spa-filled place to stay with all the southern charm and hospitality anyone could ask for, you need to book a stay at The Umstead Hotel and Spa for sure! This place was the perfect getaway for celebrating our sixteen year wedding anniversary!    You’ll get the full […]

  • France
  • My Top 5 Reasons to Travel


    Explore I have found so much joy in exploring the world! There is nothing like roaming in a new city or place you’ve never been before! Discovering new cultures, food, and art are great experiences. Even if you are just exploring a place that you’ve visited many times, there is always something new to find…a […]

  • Andele's Travel Tips
  • Road Trip Ready!


    We take road trips often, and we are about to leave for one soon. I love road trips, but dread the questions “Are we there yet?” and “How much longer?”. Having the right “road-trip checklist” helps to make those long car rides much more comfortable and helps the time fly by quicker too! Here is […]

  • Andele's Travel Tips
  • TADA’s First TravelBook!


    Travel’s A Dance Away is happy to announce the publication of our first TravelBook on the Createtrips app for the iPhone…When in Rome! Going to Rome? Want to go there someday? Then take a second to download this Free guide! With five categories and twenty-eight venues to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something […]

  • Journal
  • My Favorite Travel Quotes


    “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” -Ralf Waldo Emerson “Two roads diverged, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the […]

  • Chateau de Versailles
  • A day trip to Versailles!


    There is more to France than Paris! One day I hope to visit more of France, like the town of Giverny, where you’ll find Monet’s house and gardens. Imagine walking through the very gardens that inspired Monet’s most famous paintings! Wouldn’t that be lovely? You can visit the following link to learn more…Monet’s Home and […]

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  • A Taste of Venice! Gondola Style


    We heard mixed reviews on whether or not to be the “ultimate tourist” and take a personal gondola ride. We went back and forth…should we, shouldn’t we? In the end we decided to just enjoy watching others enjoy their ride down the narrow canals of Venice guided by their personal gondolier! We did enjoy plenty […]

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  • Celebrating in Italy! Florence Part 3


    We wondered to ourselves…”What should we do next?” We already had front row seats at the Galleria dell’ Accademia to see the statue of David, climbed many stairs to see panoramic views of the city up the Duomo, roamed through room after room at the Palazzo Vecchio, and saw famous paintings like the birth of […]

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  • Celebrating In Italy! Florence Part 1


    We absolutely loved Florence! Breathtakingly beautiful views crammed full of amazing art in the hometown of the artists themselves. Florence is also known for its leather goods and gold. Plus, you add in the delicious food…what’s not to love, right?! Purchasing Train Tickets in Italy The train ride from Rome to Florence was a breeze. […]

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  • Celebrating in Italy! Rome Part 2


    Day Two in Rome was dedicated to Vatican City and a little quaint neighborhood called Trastevere. Vatican City Since the Vatican is in it’s own city, country even, we had to purchase separate tickets for the museum. Our Roma passes could not be used for this museum. So we bought the tickets online the morning […]

  • Italy
  • Celebrating in Italy! Rome Part 1


    Celebrating Fifteen years together in Italy was AmAzing! From the flights to the trains, our hotel stays, the food, the shopping…our conversations! Pure joy! We started planning this trip about two years ago. With what started out discussing what seemed to be a dream became our reality this spring! I am so excited to share […]

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  • Surprise party in the city…Atlanta, Georgia!


    What do glass elevators, chocolate sauce, world-renowned choreographers, and fried onion rings have in common? Nothing, but they do all have something to do with my most recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia. It was my nephews twenty-fifth birthday, and his wife planned a surprise party at one of the most prestigious restaurants in all of […]

  • Travel
  • A Day Away in Southern Pines, NC.


    It was the best kind of trip…the one that you don’t over think or over plan…a trip that you just know will be great, just because of the company you have going with you. My closest friend and I decided that we were in need of a day trip, like now…or yesterday would have been […]

  • Christmas
  • Christmas in New York City


    I’ve always wanted to see NYC at Christmas time…well, if I’m honest I’ve also wanted to see it in the spring and the fall as well! This was our second time visiting. The first time was with my husband in the summer…. we had a blast! While we were there, we couldn’t help but find […]