My Scuba Story + Diving in Europe on Ponza Island, Italy

  I am scared of bodies of water. It doesn’t look like it but I am really scared of the sea and the ocean. I almost drowned in Perhentian Islands, Malaysia when I was snorkeling there. I was 23. I did not know how to swim. I was too excited. On our third pit stop, […]

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Win $300 from East Dane to stay stylish on your travels

  To celebrate the day when I first set foot in my dream continent and start my adventures of a lifetime that lead me to where I am now, I am giving away $300 worth of shopping moolah from East Dane to my readers and subscribers. That day was August 23, 2009. Tomorrow I will […]

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Summer in Saimaa: An Outdoors Finland Adventure

I’ve always bemoaned the fact that I have traveled to Finland twice and both trips were during the winter. I wanted to travel in Finland in the summer when the days are long and the landscape is not covered in snow. You know me, I love Scandinavia. Or the Nordics. Whatever you want to call […]

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Hipstagramming U x U Festival in Umeå, Sweden

  What if YOU can actually determine how long a music festival will be? What if YOU can be a co-founder of a music festival? What if YOU can be an essential part of new kind of music festival? With U x U Festival (pronounced as You by you Festival), there are no what ifs. […]

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3 Restaurants with Ridiculous Views (and Luscious Food) on Ponza Island, Italy

I have a new favorite island. It’s in Italy. And it’s not Sardinia. Or Capri. Or Sicily. It’s called Ponza Island. I wanna live there in the summer. OK fayyyyynnn I kind of say this to all the places I visit 63% of the time. But really, I DO. Some of my most vivid memories of […]

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Sneaky Snapshots at Dresden Pride Parade 2014

  I took a bajillion photos at Dresden Pride Parade so I might as well post them. I posted more than two dozen photos of the parade and events on my previous post so I will share some sneaky snapshots and profiles of people this time. With some Conchita Wurst situation. And people being beautiful. […]

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