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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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Dec 19, 2018

Part One of 2 podcasts about restrictions placed on AIRBNB.  Part One focuses on US cities. Be sure to have pencil and paper ready for this episode. It's full of important information. And, watch for Part Two, Airbnb Restrictions in International Cities.

Sources for this podcast include, but are not limited to, "CondeNast Traveler", "Reuters", "The Guardian", "The Telegraph", "Skift", and Charleston's "The Port and Courier."

Be sure to access and listen to a previous episode "A Step-by-Step Guide to Renting an Airbnb."

Never rented an AIRBNB and planned to?  Here's is a $40 coupon OFF. When you use the coupon and save $40, I also save $40 on my next rental.  Win/Win!

Stay tuned by subscribing to "In the KNOW!" so that you don't miss Part Two: Restrictions Place on AIRBNB by Internatinal Cities."

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