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Diann Schindler served 25 years in higher education, first as an instructor of writing and ultimately college president. When she retired, she dabbled in tennis, music, and writing. Yet, her dream was to travel and write books. In 2015, her fantasy was realized.

She sold her house, her car, and all her possessions, save her tennis racket and Taylor guitar, and began her odyssey in Portugal. Four years later, Diann had explored 46 countries in 5 continents.

With world as her muse, this solo nomad wrote her first novel, “Just A Girl” and it sold very well. It was ranked “sixth best coming-of-age fiction in 2107” by Amazon.

Her friends, in American and abroad, urged her to write

Loiba, Spain

 her nonfiction book, “The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC’s International Travel.” 

Her third book, “Claim Denied”, an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller, emerged from her experiences as a higher educational consultant at an American university in Kosovo. Publication is early winter, 2021.

Diann's podcasts are fun, informative, and lively, focusing on her travels; personal experiences, challenges, and reflections; writing tips; and love stories, fictional, of course.

For now, Amelia Island, Florida is her home. When she isn’t writing, podcasting, biking, or swimming, Diann is drinking wine with friends.

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

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Apr 23, 2020

Sharon Snir was born in Sydney, Australia and began her professional life as an early childhood educator. Following the birth of her five children Sharon changed professions and trained as a clinical psychotherapist and worked in that field for over thirty years, while also giving regular local and international...

Apr 20, 2020

A long time Florida resident, J.R. Minard taught in high school and junior college classrooms and raised two teenage daughters.  She later became part of the faculty at the Job Corps in Charles Town, WV and taught the GED program to young men and women who wished to complete their high school diploma and become...

Apr 17, 2020

This is rerelease of this episode, first released in December, 2018.

Listen to Part 2 of Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, a surprise meeting with the Camera Man, and what happens next.

In case you missed it, listen to Part I, here. 

Apr 10, 2020

Listen to Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, and a surprise meeting: the camera man.

(First published in December, 2018.)

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Apr 3, 2020

Geralyn Vilar

Geralyn Vilar was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. After high school she married and while raising her children, she  received her A.A.S. degree in nursing from   Essex County College. Later in life she received her BSN. Part of her education for   her BSN included a class in poetry.