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 working with an elephant rescue organization and living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to being a digital nomad in Europe, to returning to Las Vegas … and all of the adventures that transpire! Curl up here to get lost in travel tales, see what life is really like as an expat, find inspiration to take that leap, explore Las Vegas and other destinations around the world, and more travel goodness. Remember, life isn’t about living happily ever after, it’s about living!
The snow that lingers on the peak of Mt. Charleston has turned from encasing to simple gray slivers from across the Valley. The once crisp air which allowed onlookers below to make out the divots and rivets in the mountain has turned to a thin haze, blending the crevices together to make a one dimensionalContinue reading “The moon also rises”
Water is cascading down from the ceramic-tiled roof of my apartment. Under the gray summer sky, even the terracotta orange of the tiles are muted. And the rain, with its plump droplets and thunking onto the sand-colored stones below my window, has a whirr about it. A gentle humming that hums along with my heart.Continue reading “On a Normal Life”
Calm. The moment I arrive to Sarinbuana Eco Lodge and walk down the narrow path surrounded by lush jungle vegetation, a good two hours from crowded roads, I feel it. It’s everywhere as I walk towards the main part of the grounds, in the soaked pathway, in the droplets clinging to the leaves, in theContinue reading “Finding Serenity at Sarinbuana Eco Lodge”
There’s a calm as soon as you walk through the white archway of Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort. Off of the party street (and feeling an entire world away) sits the new vegetarian resort. For me, after spending two weeks living off of a bustling road, the resort tucked into a quiet, winding soi is aContinue reading “Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort”
We wait down the hill in Boca de Tomatlan. It’s humid, but a fan blows gently on us, cooling me down … and my french fries. Icy cold Corona placed on the wooden table in front of me, I look off into the distance, squinting for signs of a little motor boat coming to whiskContinue reading “Eco Love at Majahuitas Resort”
Compared to the thumping and thriving nightlife in Bangkok, Chiang Mai at night is sleepy and reserved. But, sleepy and reserved in a way that isn’t really sleepy or reserved at all. From backpacker enclaves to seedier lady bars, to local dives and the places where the hip and fabulous hang out, there’s something forContinue reading “Guide to Nightlife in Chiang Mai”