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!


five years later
Five years later
March 7, 2015, 18 Comments

March 7, 2010 I boarded a flight to London. It wasn’t a city I loved, but it was where I was going to start my career break. Five years lat ...


being numb
When you go numb
April 17, 2015, 3 Comments

There’s a pressure mounting in my veins. I can feel my heart race at night, before I go to sleep. The anxieties I fought so hard to quiet, ...

Responsible Tourism

Questions to ask about volunteer vacations
Questions to ask about volunteer vacations
January 18, 2015, 17 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 ...


Discover Ferrari and Pavarotti Land, Italy
Discovering Ferrari and Pavarotti Land
April 5, 2015, No comments

The birthplace of Lambrusco. Of Ferrari. Of Pavarotti. Of balsamic vinegar. Of magical sunsets dipping down behind ancient walls. This is Emilia ...

travel tips

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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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