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, 29 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 ...


the year of living for me
The year of living for me
December 13, 2014, 26 Comments

Big droplets of rain pummel the tar as we sit under the cover of a metal roof, watching the late-season storm cleanse Chiang Mai. Over icy glasse ...

Responsible Tourism

Asking the question are tourists ruining Venice?
Are tourists ruining Venice?
October 14, 2014, 46 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 ...


photos of Venice
Photos of Venice, Italy
November 12, 2014, 16 Comments

Venice, Italy is quite a photographers dream. With the sparkling lagoons, tiny car-free lanes, buildings in a state of beautiful erosion, colors, ...

travel tips

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Why you need travel insurance
October 22, 2014, 11 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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