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!


  • Finding peace in Piran
    Finding peace in Piran
    August 19, 2014, 10 Comments

    I sit in the front passenger seat of the white Roundabout van as we whir through the Slovenian countryside, passing the lush green rolling hills ...

  • Expat Life

  • Lek Chailert and elephants
    20 things I love about Chiang Mai
    July 13, 2014, 36 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

  • Lucky elephant
    Responsible tourism twitter chat: what you need to know
    June 1, 2014, 6 Comments

    “Responsible tourism” isn’t just the latest catch phrase in the travel universe. These two words are slowly changing the way pe ...

  • Destinations

  • The medieval Skoja Loka in Slovenia
    The Medieval Škofja Loka
    September 12, 2014, 2 Comments

    It’s hitting that magnificent Golden Hour when we arrive to Škofja Loka (Slovene for Bishop’s Meadow), a medieval city only 25 km  ...

  • Travel Tips

  • Slovenia countryside en route to Ljubljana
    Getting to Slovenia from Italy
    July 21, 2014, 12 Comments

    For months, I looked for easy ways to get from Trieste to Ljubljana. I searched message boards, read heaps of blog posts until I just got sick of ...

  • Reviews

  • Are group tours worth it?
    Group tours: are they worth it?
    September 17, 2014, 7 Comments

    I’ve been on a few group tours in my day. During this most recent little jaunt from Thailand to Europe I went on three of these outings. Th ...

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