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In January of 2015, after selling all her possessions, Dr. Diann Schindler left St. Petersburg, Florida, on a solo journey to travel the world.  Five continents, over 45 countries and 4 later, she's still going strong!

Meanwhile, she published her debut novel, "Just A Girl"< ) which ranked 6th best coming-of-age fiction in 2017 by Amazon.

Two months later, Schindler published "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC's of International Travel."  

She continues to travel, photographing and chronicling her experiences through her website, DiannAbroad, blogs and podcasts...following her passion to learn and to grow.

Diann's podcasts are fun, information and lively, focusing on her travels; personal experiences, challenges and reflections; travel tips; wannabe love stories; writing tips and thoughts; and intriguing wonders she often faces.

Her podcasts play on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube, and more!   

You can reach her through her website, DiannAbroad, or at  She would love to hear from you! 

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Dec 31, 2018

Rossiglione, Italy

The Mediterranean coastline is known as the Italian Riviera, includes Cinque Terre and Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, as well as Sanremo.  And then, there is Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus, and gateway to the sea.

Twenty-five miles north of Genoa, deep into the Liguria Alps is a small village of a...

Dec 30, 2018

This episode is an excerpt from my book, "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC's of International Travel."  While this reading is about my experiences in this lovely Italian city, it is also about compassion. 

I meet Bernard at a Puccini concert.  His small, but kind gesture of compassion began our...

Dec 27, 2018

Listen to this informative podcast about Quito, Ecuador.  I share some confessions and discuss Quito facts, as well as fun personal stories, especially about meeting Lea (above) and her family.  

For a pictoral view, access Contact me at

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Dec 26, 2018

This episode is a RErelease of my second episode that I recorded in Quito, Ecuador in Februay of 2017. But, still useful to travelers everywhere.  I discuss nine items I use every single day when I travel.  I can't do without them. People are always asking me all sorts of questions about my adventures, including what do...

Dec 23, 2018

Diann reads from her women's-literature-genre book, "Just A Girl: A coming-of-age novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and discernment.  Chapter 22 marks the middle of the story about Paula.  This chapter tells of the story of Paula's father when he is suddenly taken ill.

"Just A Girl" was ranked 6th best...