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 ... 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!


short term relationship
The perk of short-term travel relationships
October 6, 2014, 19 Comments

I curl into the sideĀ of my Irish Lad as the Slovenian countryside blurs past me, a gorgeous swirl of emerald-green countryside dotted with villa ...


Lek Chailert and elephants
20 things I love about Chiang Mai
July 13, 2014, 44 Comments

Today is Sunday, July 13, 2014. Two years ago today, I changed my life. I hopped on a Trans-Pacific flight to Chiang Mai, the second largest city ...

Responsible Tourism

Asking the question are tourists ruining Venice?
Are tourists ruining Venice?
October 14, 2014, 38 Comments

In front of me, a sea of people spans in all directions, even as the gray clouds above us threaten to burst. Deep in the heart of San Marco Squar ...


Falling in love with Ljubljana 2
Falling in love with Ljubljana: Part Two
October 2, 2014, 22 Comments

Ljubljana, nestled in Slovenia, is the capital of the small Central European country. Combining Mediterranean beauty with art nouveau and baroque ...

travel tips

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Why you need travel insurance
October 22, 2014, 4 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, ...


Alone in St Marks
Things to do in Venice: Alone in St. Marks Basilica Tour
October 19, 2014, 10 Comments

  The thick doors of St. Mark’s Basilica close behind us, shutting us off to the whir and clamor of the throngs of peopleĀ in Venice a ...

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