Monday, March 26, 2012

Celebrities in Mexico

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you have surely  seen several posts regarding celebrity visits to Mexico.  You can thank me for that.  HA!  I am a bit of a celebrity gossip junkie.  But, what I’m really trying to do is show the world that they don’t have to be afraid to travel to Mexico.  In all honesty, one is more likely to experience criminal activity in NYC or Houston, TX than in the resort towns of Mexico.  Some of the more popular locations for celebrity vacations include Punta Mita and Cabo San Lucas.  Everyone from the Kardashians to Lady Gaga, George Clooney and Stacy Keibler, even the President’s daughter can be found enjoying time in Mexico.  So, what are you waiting for?  

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Puerto Vallarta's First Annual Salsa/Mambo Festival

This weekend marked the 1st annual Salsa/MamboFestival in Puerto Vallarta. The event included exhibitions, workshops and nights of dancing that would blow your mind. A friend of mine, here in Vallarta, is a salsa instructor, and she invited a few of us to join her at “White Night” at Senor Frog’s (mind you, I haven’t been in Senor Frogs since spring break 20 years ago). So, we got all dolled up in our sassiest white attire and hit the town. What we witnessed and experienced, I wouldn’t have missed for the world. Remember the initial dance scene in Dirty Dancing? Well, it pales in comparison to a full-on salsa experience. The second the music started, the dance floor was jammed packed. A couple of us sat back and just watched in awe. Salsa is kind of like swing-dancing, but sexier. The footwork, the spins and twirls and the swinging hips were spectacular. There were several exhibition dances throughout the evening from local professionals. My favorite was a group of kids, ranging in age from 5-9. They were fantastic! 

Exhibition dancers at the 1st Annual Salsa Mambo Festival

I consider myself a decent dancer. I’ve got rhythm and can pick up a dance step pretty easily. But, I was humbled when I was asked to dance (it’s a couples thing, so the ladies have to wait to be asked to dance). The footwork is fast and if you miss a step, you’re all over the place. Lucky for me, my partner was patient and excited that I wanted to learn, so he taught me a few basics and by the end of the song, I was twirling around like I knew what I was doing. And now, I’ve got the salsa bug! I can’t wait to take some lessons. When the festival comes around this time next year, I want to be on that dance floor and know what I’m doing.  

- Stephanie Watts, Destination Expert