Dancing Around The World – Inspirational and Fun Travel Video!

Posted on March 1st, 2017 by BreAnn

On February 26, 2013, James and I set out on an amazing, incredible, and life-changing one year journey around the world. Throughout Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S. we immersed ourselves in the fascinating culture, experienced many beautiful landscapes and monuments, had a lot of crazy adventures, and met and traveled with SO many incredible people from all over the world. This fun around-the-world dancing video is the culmination of that entire year… and this particular song was selected because it represents EVERYBODY in the world—no matter their race, religion, nationality, or beliefs—coming TOGETHER, through love, understanding, gratitude, generosity, fun, and DANCE! 🙂 I really DO hope and believe that, “One day, we’ll be TOGETHER”!! 🙂 <3 <3

Directed by BreAnn Mueller and James Kilton
Edited by James Kilton
Song selection and choreography by BreAnn Mueller
Song by Bob Sinclar, featuring Steve Edwards

See over 100 personal videos of this incredible year-long trip here: https://www.youtube.com/user/breannaroundtheworld

More information, blog posts, photos, and stories about this year-long adventure here: http://breannaroundtheworld.com/rtw/

Countries featured: French Polynesia, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Norway, Iceland, and the United States of America (including Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Milwaukee)

THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our wonderful friends and family who supported us throughout this whole adventure!! Thank you, also, to the many amazing people we’ve met along the way, and many incredible friends who met up with us on our trip and/or hosted us during our travels! Look closely and you’ll catch a glimpse of these lovely people:
0:33 – Meaw Chanphum Natthaporn Trakul’s students (Trat, Thailand) – more students appear again at 5:00 and 5:05
0:45 – Gro Lero (Oslo, Norway)
0:53 – Haha— Rebecca Watry’s apartment with my packing :p lol!!!
1:23 – Ann Skibosh and Natanya Porto (New Orleans, Louisiana USA – Mardi Gras)
1:36 – Julie Ulmen and Beth Combs (Chicago, Illinois USA)
1:45 – Dawn Meddaugh’s daughter, Mikayla, flashed by in the sled wipeout scene! (Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA)
2:20 – Masivu NK (Kenya) and G Adventures
2:38 – Hiroko Nishikawa Takaoka and è„żć·é”ć€« and other members of Jennifer Yamamoto’s family (Nagoya, Japan)
2:40 – An AMAZING and fun group of Norwegian science students we never got any contact info from!! Wish we could tag them here! (Kyoto, Japan)
2:43 – Naomi Kishimoto (Nara, Japan)
2:49 – Bernie Kuran and Justine Lesnie Kuran’s awesome little daughters! (Melbourne, Australia)
2:56 – Alex Blyth and Megs Hermann (Sydney, Australia – Manley Beach)
3:00 – Janelle Holberton (Adelaide, Australia)
4:07 – Marty Skibosh and Ann Skibosh (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)—-they also appear again in the video at 6:15
4:16 – Oonagh Howley, Adam Smith, Charlotte Hamer, and Joe Flavell (Tanzania) —-they also appear again in the video at 6:00
4:45 – Eric Locko, Danielle Anderson, Katie Meehan, Ian AsbjĂžrnsen, David Smith, and Michelle Davy (Cape Town, South Africa)
4:54 – J.R. Martinez (Cape Town, South Africa – shark cage diving)
5:00 – Meaw Chanphum’s students (Trat, Thailand)
5:02 – Liz Wonnacott and Andy Wonnacott (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
5:05 – Meaw Chanphum’s private tutoring students (Trat, Thailand)
5:33 – Lara FernĂĄndez and Pia Olivari
6:00 – Oonagh Howley, Adam Smith, Charlotte Hamer, and Joe Flavell appear in several shots here! (Tanzania)
6:11 – Anita Wieser
6:15 – Ann Skibosh and Marty Skibosh (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
OH RIGHT—and we CANNOT FORGET the “star” of this video——and the biggest love of my life!!——SONNY!!!! Who ties the entire video together by appearing in the beginning, middle, and very end of this production! 🙂 <3

 

 

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Round-The-World Video Launching NEXT WEEK!!

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by BreAnn

EXCITING NEWS!! On February 26th, it will be the FOUR YEAR anniversary since James and I embarked on an amazing, crazy one year around-the-world trip of a lifetime (and three years since we’ve returned to the U.S. after the year abroad)!

In celebration and remembrance of this epic trip, next week we will FINALLY be launching THE MOST INCREDIBLE AND FUN TRAVEL-DANCING VIDEO YOU’VE EVER SEEN! This video is fun, exciting, and inspiring. It includes never-seen footage of us dancing on the Great Wall of China, underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, and probably fifty+ more places around the world throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the U.S.

It also includes many amazing people we’ve met along the way, and many incredible friends who met up with us on our trip and/or hosted us during our travels. Below are a few screenshots of some of these wonderful people we traveled and danced with around the world.

STAY TUNED FOR THE VIDEO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK!!!! 🙂 🙂

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(GREAT BARRIER REEF)

 

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(NORWAY)

 

 

 

 

Also… I finally set up a Facebook page for “BreAnn Around The World”— please like and follow my page here! 🙂

 

 

 

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Inspiration to lead an amazing (travel) life!

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by BreAnn

I quite often share inspirational quotes on my Facebook page, and many of those inspirational quotes are travel related. Obviously I’m passionate about travel… but I’m actually more passionate about BEING passionate!

I want to share with you some of my very FAVORITE travel quotes I’ve collected over time. Even if you haven’t traveled much yourself and may not personally connect with some of these phrases, I think it’s important to read and reflect on the true MEANING of each. From experience, I truly feel that travel is SO MUCH MORE than just “seeing the sights”; it’s educating yourself about THE WORLD firsthand, it’s about observing and gaining understanding about OTHER CULTURES, it’s about learning COMPASSION and ACCEPTANCE for others who are nothing like yourself, and it’s about that dramatic shift within yourself when you realize you’ve COMPLETELY CHANGED inside forever because of the INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES you’ve gathered and gained from visiting other cities and countries.

I want to note that none of these are just “random” quotes for me… each and EVERY one of these phrases actually evokes some kind of emotional response inside myself as I read them:  joy, nostalgia, excitement, sadness, or just the goose-bump-evoking thought of the endless possibilities in life that are ALL out there, just within your reach!

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And…. my travel life motto:

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And finally… the quote that sums up the entirety of this blog (along with a photo from Norway last June):

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