I'm Diana Edelman and you've landed at d travels 'round.

Welcome to my world of travel that has taken me from long-term solo travel to life as an expat in Chiang Mai working with an elephant rescue organization to life as an expat in Europe ... and all of the adventures that come with it! Curl up here to get lost in travel tales, find inspiration to take that leap, explore new destinations and stories from your favorite getaways and more travel goodness. Remember, life isn't about living happily ever after, it's about living!


This roller coaster: comparing life to the popular amusement park ride.
This Roller Coaster
January 27, 2016, 2 Comments

I stand over my sheet cake from the grocery store. Clad in an oversized sweatshirt with puffy paint splattered on it in pastel colors, I move my ...


"You've always had the power, my dear. You just had to learn it for yourself." After nearly four years of living as an expat, the story of why I'm coming home.
Why I Said “Adios” to Being an Expat
December 15, 2015, 71 Comments

“You made me promise you two things,” Kyla begins as we sit in her car after my 24-hour trip from Madrid to Las Vegas. One of my clos ...

Responsible Tourism

The Gift Guide for Travelers featuring only sustainable gifts and gifts which give back to local communities. For more, visit www.dtravelsround.com
The Best Gifts for Travelers
November 16, 2015, 12 Comments

Welcome to the second edition of The Feel Good Gift Guide, which highlights some of the best gifts for travelers in your life. There are so many ...


A mini-guide to Chiang Mai that covers elephants, food, massage, coffee shops and more!
5 Things to Do in Chiang Mai: a Mini Guide to Chiang Mai
July 9, 2015, 22 Comments

Sweet, gorgeous Chiang Mai. Located in northern Thailand, this city is everything Bangkok is not: it is peaceful, relaxing and blessedly less cro ...

travel tips

How to travel on a budget, complete with tips, tricks and advice from experts
Money Matters: How to Travel on a Budget
September 28, 2015, 7 Comments

If you’re thinking about heading out and spending a large chunk of your money, there are resources to keep you traveling longer and options ...


Hotel Pelirocco
Where mod meets pop culture: Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco
May 7, 2015, 9 Comments

Editor’s Note: I was a guest of Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton, England. If you have questions regarding this, please read my disclosure pol ...

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