You live out the confusions until they become clear

  I’m alive. Not writing on this blog for more than a month feels like forever in internet years. I know you’ve been looking for me. To readers who care and emailed to ask if I stopped blogging: I’m still here. I did not leave. This space will not disappear. It’s my baby. It’s my […]

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Ponza: 6 Best Things to See and Do on Italy’s Secret Island

  “Enjoy Ponza. Please don’t tell everyone about it!”, shouted Alina as we left her holiday villa at Il Fontanaro in Umbria, Italy. I understood why. Ponza Island is so beautiful and, like many people, I didn’t even know it existed until my trip there. It’s my new favorite Mediterranean island. Apparently, it’s popular among […]

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Spaghetti Ice Cream Exists and it’s freakin delicious

“Wait, what?!? Spaghettieis (Spaghetti ice cream)? What the hell is that?” “Just wait for it,” said Michael with a mischievous grin on his face. We were in Cologne and we stopped by one of the ice cream shops to have some ice cream. The shop was packed with people mostly sitting outside enjoying the sun […]

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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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