First Lady Travel Diary: Michelle Obama's International Stops

Be it a formal visit, family vacay, or a presidential getaway, the FLOTUS is leaving her footprint all around the world. While Michelle Obama gears up to travel to Japan this month, we're looking back at some of her most enviable travel moments as the First Lady of the United States. 

Jolie A. Doggett Mar, 03, 2015

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Get your groove on! First Lady Michelle Obama dances with traditional Chinese performers on the City Wall in Xian in China's central Shaanxi province.

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets the new Saudi King Salman at the Erga Palace in the capital Riyadh. Mrs. O received a bit of backlash for refusing to cover her hair for this trip.

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Jump in! The First Lady of fitness jumps rope with kids on the City Wall in Xian in China's central Shaanxi province during a visit in 2014.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were accompanied by Ali Mustafa Yakub as they visited a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2010.

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The First Lady and her daughters met Nelson Mandela at his home in South Africa in 2011.

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The First Lady and her daughters Sasha and Malia went on safari at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa in 2011.

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The First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the APEC Spousal Luncheon at Kualoa Ranch in Ka’a’awa, Hawaii in 2011.

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Mrs. Obama danced, danced, danced with local kids in India In honor of Diwali during a trip to India in 2010.

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Michelle Obama plays hopscotch with students at the University of Mumbai during a visit to Asia in 2010.

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Mrs. Obama wowed Brits and American’s alike with this glam, white Tom Ford gown during her 2011 trip to England.

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Mrs. Obama and her daughters stroll along the Great Wall of China. Talk about a long walk... 

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From one First Lady to another. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama shake hands with Senegal's President, Macky Sall, and his wife, Marieme Faye Sall, at the at the presidential palace in Dakar.

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First Lady learns to kick butt in stilletos as she performs 'tai chi' with students in China's southwest Sichuan province.

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Michelle Obama with local artists on Goree Island.

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The ultimate family vacation. The Obama family tours a limestone quarry where prisoners would work at Robben Island outside Cape Town, South Africa.

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First Lady and President Obama met with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, at Buckingham Palace in London, England in May 2011.