Bachata Performance Videos from the LASBF Pre-Party at Steven’s Steakhouse (Los Angeles)

Living in the US, it’s not often that we have the chance to learn from some of the great European dancers out there, so it was nice to finally have the opportunity to take a class with Daniel y Desirée (from Spain). Kudos to all the performers of the night, as you all did a ...

Jaz Rodriguez and Maximiliano Villarroel social dancing sensual bachata at bachata dolls social in buenos aires argentina mapes24

Dance Videos From Jazmin Rodriguez’s Birthday Bash at Bachata Dolls (Buenos Aires)

One of the primary reasons that I chose to stay in Buenos Aires for an extended trip was because the dance scene here was so highly recommended by a close friend in NY. Though there are cities/countries more suited to dancing other styles of bachata, in my personal experience with dance scenes throughout the U.S., ...

serene view from the ecological reserve in buenos aires mapes24

Foto Fridays: Serenity (Buenos Aires)

After spending any significant amount of time in a bustling metropolitan city, I’m generally dying to ‘get out’ for a bit.  Luckily, Buenos Aires has reserved an 865 acre tract of land for their Ecological Reserve. Though the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur is located just east of Puerto Madero, the area is large and remote enough to ...

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Foto Fridays: Colombiana en Buenos Aires

Attempted to catch the hustle and bustle of a typical day in Buenos Aires during a recent photoshoot.

Foto Fridays: Evita (Buenos Aires)

It is literally impossible to walk the streets of the capital without seeing some form of homage to the former first lady. Though it has now been 42 years since her death, it’s quite evident that Eva Perón continues to have a significant cultural influence on the city of Buenos Aires.

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Foto Fridays: A Panoramic Shot from Comuna 13, San Javier (Medellin)

One of the most awe-inspiring views of Medellin that I was fortunate enough to experience during my trip. I’m eternally grateful for these types of moments that travel continues to surprise me with.

Which Two Lenses Should You Bring on Your Travels?

No doubt about it…I brought waaaaaay too much photo gear on this trip! Part of the problem is that I generally choose to err on the side of caution, rather than deal with pangs of regret later on. As I was going to be gone for 8 months, I thought it prudent to pack everything I thought ...