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About Diana Edelman

Diana Edelman is a former career-breaker. In 2010, she traded her comfortable job in PR for a backpack, heading solo to Europe and Africa. Recently, she traveled to Thailand and spent a week as a volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park, bonding with elephants. Her popular blog, d travels 'round, shares entertaining stories from her travels, along with providing advice and featuring photographs from all over the world. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook for travel stories, news and more.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2010, Dublin, Ireland by || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || (CC BY 2.0)

St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year when it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s a day of festive parades, followed by a night of more celebration. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate one […]

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March 14, 2016 by | 1 Comment

10 Must-Pack Items for a Europe Winter Trip


The weather in Europe in the wintertime is fickle. From sunny and mild in southern parts of the continent to downright frigid in others, packing for the winter months can be a challenge depending on where you are going and your length of stay. The good news is it doesn’t have to be. The key […]

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January 28, 2016 by | 3 Comments

Top 10 Romantic Destinations in Europe for Valentine’s Day

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Europe is full of romantic spots. With castles, winding paths through medieval cities, views of sparkling water from cliffs and intimate cafes in which to sip coffee with your significant other, it’s easy to plan a Valentine’s Day holiday anywhere on the continent. Need some destination ideas?

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February 11, 2014 by | 7 Comments

New Year Traditions Around the World

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What are you doing when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve? Depending on where you are, this answer could vary. In America, there is the tradition of watching the ball drop from Times Square in NYC (or the Peach drop in Atlanta and so on), along with an impressive fireworks display that rivals […]

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December 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

8 Reasons Sweden Shines in the Summer

Following nearly 10 months of having fewer than 10 hours of sunlight a day, when the summertime hits in Sweden, the country comes alive.

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August 6, 2012 by | Comments Off on 8 Reasons Sweden Shines in the Summer

Great Travel Jobs You Might Not Know About

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Do you dream of traveling the world and getting paid? There are plenty of careers that can make this dream a reality. Of course, there are the obvious jobs like working for the airline industry, cruise ships, tour operators and more, but then, there are also the jobs that require a passion for something other […]

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May 21, 2012 by | Comments Off on Great Travel Jobs You Might Not Know About

6 Best Travel TV Shows to Fuel Your Wanderlust

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When we can’t head out on our own adventures, sometimes we have to settle for the next best thing: living vicariously through myriad programs designed to tap into our inherent wanderlust and desire to experience something outside of our own backyard. There are plenty of shows on television (hello, Travel Channel) that give you insight […]

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May 9, 2012 by | 4 Comments

7 Ways to Travel for (Almost) Free


Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are times it doesn’t have to cost a thing (or close to it). From volunteering opportunities, free places to stay and even free airline tickets, you can travel without forking over your savings. So, scratch “too expensive” off of your list of why you can’t travel […]

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May 3, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Titanic Anniversary Events Around the World

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April 15, 1912. A day that will forever be remembered as a tragic date (and one that, 90 years later, would make James Cameron piles of cash). On this date, the Titanic, which was supposed to be an unsinkable ocean liner, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of Newfoundland. Only five […]

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March 29, 2012 by | Comments Off on Titanic Anniversary Events Around the World

10 Weird, Cool, Quirky Things to Do Around the World

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The beauty of travel is finding those unexpected gems–the places, the festivals, the moments–that translate beyond travel and leave a lasting impression. Traveling and exploring new places doesn’t mean people have to make the obligatory stops at the historic churches, national museums, and cookie-cutter hotel rooms. How about visiting a church with an interior constructed […]

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March 22, 2012 by | 9 Comments