Welcome to DantesDame.com, the best place to follow my adventures whether they are simply commuting to work, traveling the back roads of southern Mexico or hitting the expansive tundra of the Arctic. Personal notes, travel journals and photos are here for your enjoyment. As always, feedback and comments are appreciated – and the occasional constructive criticism will be tolerated.
People have asked me why the name “DantesDame”. It became my screen name in the early days of my computer online presence in the early 90´s. Even at that time most of the unique-but-simple screen names were taken by other users of AOL Instant Messaging, the Big Name for online chat rooms. I resorted to more creative and individualistic sources of inspiration. I had four cats and, one by one, I tried their names but nothing was available for me to use. I then tried various combinations of words and cat names, eventually hitting upon “DantesDame”, figuring that Dante being one of my cats and I’m his “dame” it would work just fine. The moniker stuck as a user name and I am now known by hundreds as DantesDame, sometimes just “Dante” and occasionally by my real name, Colleen.
So pour yourself a beverage, sit back and enjoy taking a journey with me. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to go on your own adventures and make memories that you can cherish for years to come.