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!


Cinque Terre by water ferry
January 16, 2015, 13 Comments

The older woman with silver cropped hair’s shoes click-clack on the concrete pier as she heads from the water towards the innards of Vernaz ...


Re-entry into the western world
January 22, 2015, 6 Comments

At night, I’ve taken to closing my eyes and imaging my teak bedroom. Waking up and wiping the sleep from my eyes, moving my legs slowly so ...

Responsible Tourism

Questions to ask about volunteer vacations
Questions to ask about volunteer vacations
January 18, 2015, 15 Comments

Editor’s Note: I recently contributed to a book about volunteer vacations and how to be responsible when choosing one. Details are at the e ...


21 photos from Italy’s Cinque Terre region
February 23, 2015, 4 Comments

Oh, Cinque Terre. With its emerald green tree-topped hills, brightly colored homes crawling up to the sky, steep drops of gray cliffs and a pound ...

travel tips

travel insurance Flickr Creative Commons: Magic_Quote
Why you need travel insurance
October 22, 2014, 15 Comments

I’ve met a lot of travelers in my day who have lost big ticket items. Or, they’ve been robbed. Or, their flights have been canceled, ...


Gift Guide for Travelers
Gifts that give back: The feel good gift guide for travelers
November 18, 2014, 20 Comments

‘Tis the season! This year, I did some research and dug up some of my favorite picks for the traveler in your life (or you!) with this hand ...

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