Ljubljana Hostel Celica
July 24, 2014, 18 Comments

You’d think sleeping inside a former military prison would be creepy. I even ask the manager of the property as she guides me down the dark, damp stairs to where [...]

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 it a ...

Trieste, Italy

Mourning and the Adriatic

July 16, 2014, 8 Comments

One of the last memories I have of the Adriatic Sea is standing on its rocky shore in Trogir, Croatia, bending down and picking up a smooth stone to t ...

Lek Chailert and elephants

20 things I love about Chiang Mai

July 13, 2014, 29 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 in T ...

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    Confessions of a Croc Addict
    July 2, 2014, 25 Comments

    My name is Diana and I have a dirty little secret: I wear Crocs. Nay, I am obsessed with Crocs. They are my favorite shoes. On the planet. Sometimes, when [...]

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    Behind the wall of Bethlehem
    June 26, 2014, 22 Comments

    We see it before we even “arrive” to Bethlehem, a massive, concrete wall spanning as far as the eye can see, rolling up and down hills and into the horizon. [...]

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    Driving in Israel
    June 18, 2014, 6 Comments

    I tentatively press my foot on the gas in the black Mazda. Oh so tentatively. “Oh my god,” I saw to Giselle and Cody, who somehow have agreed to be [...]

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    Airport security and Israel
    June 16, 2014, 14 Comments

    I’ve been to Israel three times now — twice in the span of one year. Other than getting asked if it is safe to travel there (yes, it is and [...]

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    The sexy Sofitel So Bangkok
    June 11, 2014, 10 Comments

    Throughout the years, I’ve amassed quite a list of hotels where I’ve rested my head during travels. Some have been good, some have been fabulous and one … one … has earned [...]