And yes, there's more than just Oktoberfest. You may recall that Devin, Marissa, and I spent a week in Germany last fall. Whether you kept up with our travels on Instagram or not, I'm sure it's no surprise to anybody familiar with The Dana Diaries that I'm only JUST getting around to writing about our … Continue reading München Must-dos
Ah, Kyoto. Japan’s third largest city - and it's oldest. Rich in traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto is undoubtedly an experience unlike any other. It's a special place where the modern and ancient worlds appear to seamlessly merge. For instance: I loved how I went to a super sleek restaurant in the center of … Continue reading Japan’s Imperial Capital
We knew we wanted to kick our Japan trip with an extended stay in Tokyo, and research brought us to our second destination, Hakone. Hakone (pronounced ha-kone-eh) was a unique experience. It's great for the adventure-seeking-mildly-outdoorsy-types. My style? Retrospectively speaking, probably not. But, hey, it's good to try new things, right? To put it in … Continue reading Where the hell is Hakone?
Hey! Hi! Hello! It’s me. Back in action. I know I’ve been out of commission for quite some time now. To put it bluntly: life got tough, I got lazy, and I ultimately shelved one of my favorite hobbies: writing. Not having the energy to do one of the things I love the … Continue reading TOKYO DRIFT
Grr baby, very grr. Okay, that Austin Powers quote was technically about a tiger and I’m in leopard but hey, it’s all about them animals baby. I was so excited to see the animal print trend emerge during this long extension of summer. It was truly one of the coolest trends on the runway during … Continue reading Leopard print for life
Dear kind people of Bermuda: I apologize for the woman riding on the back of the motor scooter wearing a jumpsuit with a plunging top and flashing everyone in passing. That chick was me. LOL jk not sorry at all. As I finish up my Bermuda guide (ugh, take me back already!), I wanted to … Continue reading Turning up the heat in VICI
Unleash your inner child and Run For The Wild! If you caught my Instagram stories this weekend, you probably noticed that Ben and I woke up at the crack of dawn (post Arriba Arriba + margaritas, I may add) to catch a Bronx bound 2 train. (See below if you missed them!) We were on … Continue reading WCS’ Run for the Wild 2018
What the guac?!
The fitness craze is going strong and it’s definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. At the forefront of the boutique fitness trend is a sport that involves wraps, gloves, and perseverance. Yup, we’re talking boxing. With all of the boxing studios across NYC, where does one begin? Each studio is different from the next on … Continue reading These are NYC’s best boxing classes
Olá, amigos! The temps have dropped and snow is on the ground in NYC! The weather peeps got the forecast right when they predicted a 'deep freeze', that's for sure. And on top of that, Christmas has already come and gone, which breaks my heart to say. Why does it always go so fast?! At … Continue reading 2 days in Porto