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!


A look at the best -- and worst -- inspirational travel quotes. Which is your favorite?
Why I Hate Travel Quotes
September 10, 2015, 20 Comments

Here’s the deal: I like pretty photos with inspirational photos as much as the next person. Hell, I’ve got a Pinterest board that foc ...


9 things to know about expat life
9 Things to Know About Expat Life
July 13, 2015, 24 Comments

Today marks three years of life as an expat. If you asked me three years ago, when I arrived wide-eyed to Chiang Mai if I ever would have imagine ...

Responsible Tourism

The reality of elephant tourism in SE Asia. An in-depth post on the truth about riding elephants, shows and more in Southeast Asia.
The Truth About Riding Elephants
August 11, 2015, 71 Comments

I watch, happy tears swelling in my eyes, as the first of two rescued ex-trekking elephants walks off of the truck, backing out slowly and cautio ...


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, 14 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, 2 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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