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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I Don’t Think You’re Ready for This Jelly

So it totally freaked me out that the Beyonce poster I bought when I watched Beyonce in Cologne, Germany a few months back had the same Chevron wallpaper pattern as my renovated “office”. I only saw the poster again when I bought a big-ass frame for it last week and was surprised to see the […]


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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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Exclusive Photos: Dresden Pride Parade 2014

  I’ve heard so many good things about Dresden from friends and other travelers that it made sense to finally visit it after I have travelled to most of the major German cities. Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg – you name it. One thing I love about traveling in Germany is that cultural events and happening […]


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Comfort Food: Pan Filipino Restaurant in Berlin, Germany

  You know that feeling when you’re traveling and you get cravings for food from home? You just can’t ingest another plate of schnitzel or curry wurst anymore? I sometimes have that. I want to pig out on adobo lechon kare-kare sinigang na ulo ng bangus tinolang manok longganisa shet pati dinuguan pinakbet ginataang alimango […]


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33 Photos That Make Me Wanna Go Back to Senigallia, Italy…ASAP!

  In my recent post I’ve told you why I’ve had a great time in the beach town of Senigallia in Le Marche region of Italy. This is for real. As in I had a great time I can’t believe this is happening. Here are some more pictures to show you how the town sparkles […]


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