Dance Aoki is a playwright, poet, freelance writer, artist, activist, caretaker, aspiring social entrepreneur and all-around do-it-yourselfer who enjoys tasting culinary flavors from around the globe and telling stories from the places she’s been. She is passionate about living well while living sustainably and responsibly. Born in Guam, raised in Hawaii and currently residing in Los Angeles, Dance prefers spending her days near a beach, preferably with a cold beverage in one hand and a pen in the other. Connect with Dance on her websites danceaoki.com and storytellingforchange.com and on Twitter @hellodanz.
Next destination on your list: Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. This tiny island just north of Venezuela offers the beach lifestyle that I enjoy, as well as the opportunity to check in on the conditions of the local wildlife with the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance.
Still can’t shut up about my trip to: Belize. Everything about Belize was truly beautiful, amazing and transformative. From the beaches to the locals, I fell in love.
Favorite airline: The excellent service during one thirteen hour flight on Air France from San Francisco to Paris made a loyal fan out of me.
Biggest travel splurge on: I can never pass up the opportunity to indulge in a truly decadent meal when I travel. The paella in Madrid, followed by hot chocolate and churros, was particularly memorable.
Best travel tip: Enjoy each day as it comes, and prioritize those items that you will regret missing. Everything else is gravy!
Travel destination where I felt most at home: I feel at home both in Barcelona, Spain and in Placencia, Belize.