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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and and humorous.

Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and and humorous.
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Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and and humorous.






Dr. J., Erotica Writer: An Interview

In this "In the KNOW!!" podcast show episode, I have the honor of interviewing Dr. J., Ph.D. and former sex therapist turned erotica writer. We discuss how she came to choose sex therapy as a career, her teaching techniques, her philosophy and approach to writing sex-positive sex scenes, as well as her leadership in teaching others to write appropriate sex-positive sex scenes. You DO NOT want to miss this episode! Please comment, review, share, retweet, and stay tuned for another interview...


Toothpaste: not just for those pearly whites!

I have found that I cannot count on apartments or hotels to have the cleaning products I need when I need them. And, often, I need products immediately. I choose not to buy products because the bottles contain much more product than I need and I refuse carry more than I need in my luggage. Therefore, I carry is a remedy for so many challenges. Listen to all the uses for toothpaste. Do you have special uses for you repurpose products? Tell me about them? Email...


Eye Surgeries Stress, and Dangerously High Blood Pressure

This episode provides a glimpse of my challenges having faced 4 eye surgeries, which reduced my perfect vision of 20/20 to 80 percent loss of vision. And, my vision deterioration was not over and stress and worry consumed me to the point that my blood pressure skyrocketed into the danger zone. I HAD to address my brain-screaming fear. I HAD to get control back before my blood pressure problems seeped over and created havoc in other parts of my body. Of course, the thought of THAT only...


The tiny village of 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 mere 2000 residents: Rossiglione. I arrived in Rossiglione by bus from Genoa and settled in my Airbnb B&B, housed in a narrow 5 story building, originally built in 1700 in the...


Puccini and Lucca, Italy

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 friendship. We remain friends today. “Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.” Rachael Joy Scott You may want to read a related blog, capturing our excursion to...


Confessions and Quito, Ecuador

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 Copyright 2019 DiannAbroad All Rights Reserved.


Nine of My Favorite Things: A rerelease

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 I use for this, what do I use for that, etc. My podcast show is an effort to respond to all of those questions. Take a listen to hear some answers. And, please comment and...


"In the Beginning: my truly amazing, worldwide solo nomad adventure."

I began podcasting in January, 2017, one year after I left the country to travel the world and before I actually named my podcasting the "In the KNOW!" show. This episode is a rerelease of my very first podcast in which I describe that travel bug, that gadfly-like travel bug that latched on to me until I could no longer ignore it. I just had to give in to it, embrace it, even nourish it and commence my truly amazing, worldwide adventure. I've been traveling for 3 years, over 40 countries...


"Just A Girl" Chapter 22: A Reading

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 coming-of-age fiction by Amazon in 2017. You can purchase on Amazon, both in paperback and ebook formats. "Just A Girl" is also available at these fine independent...


Airbnb: Step by Step

This episode is all about AIRBNB and a step-by-step guide to renting an AIRBNB... including learning more about a location before accessing AIRBNB, finding the best space for you and in the right location, ensuring accuracy, learning about specific transportation options to the AIRBNB location, asking for more information, more! Thank you for listening and, please, subscribe and comment! Never rented an AIRBNB? Go to DiannAbroad homepage for a $40 coupon savings for first-time renters. See...


Airbnb Restrictions Part Two International Cities

International cities are placing more and more restrictions on AIRBNB hosts. Diann fleshes out those restrictions in 6 cities so that you know when an AIRBNB has followed city guidelines. When AIRBNB hosts do not register with their city, their apartments can be yanked from AIRBNB at any moment...even AFTER you have booked and paid. Listen to learn how to know when an AIRBNB has followed city restrictions. This is Part Two. Part One provides restriction information regarding US cities. You...


The Anatomy of My Eye: myopia, cataract, vitreous and retina detachment

Do you know about myopia? Do you know it can affect more than just the quality of your eye sight? Do you know it can affect the health of the retina? Do you know a frequent error that occurs during cataract surgery? Do you know that frequent error can serverely affect the health of the retina? I learned from my eye doctor in Prishtina, Kosovo, what my eye doctor in Amelia Island, Florida, failed to tell me about myopia, cataract surgery, and potential retina...


AIRBNB Restrictions Part One: US Cities

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...


The Camera Man and Other Relationship Revelations Part 2

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. Write to her at Tell YOUR story! And, watch for more love stories....not about her, but real stories others have told her. Wonderful and lovely, to a point, love stories. Also, in this podcast, she offers a FREE copy of her latest photography EBook, the first of many to come. This first...



Among all the crushing images I saw at the Auschwitz-Birdenau Memorial and Museum, it was the hair that had the most immediate and lasting effect. Actual hair sheared from the heads of every man, woman, and child prisoner; disinfected; wound in balls; and placed in net bags. I saw a roomful of this hair, discolored by the years, but unmistakably human brown, gray and white hair. Read the rest of the story HERE. For more photos, click HERE. Please comment at...


Speaking of Travel and Busting the Hostel Myths

Solo nomad, Diann Schindler from, talks about her Click HERE for your very own copy of "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC's of International Travel." To learn more about "The Essential Guide..." and her novel, "Just A Girl," click HERE. Check out her website: DiannAbroad Check out her "In the Know!" podcast show page. Please subscribe and be sure to COMMENT/REVIEW. You can write to her at Thank you for...


The Camera Man and Other Relationship Revelations: A Short Story Part One

Listen to Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationshps, and a surprise meeting: the camera man. Copyright 2018 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.


From Pristhina to Chiang Mai

DiannAbroad, solo nomad, travel blogger, and travel photographer, captures her experiences working for the American University of Kosovo and facing a series of eye surgeries in Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. After a very long 6 months, she escapes to Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Land of Smiles. There, she finds the zen-like serenity preys on her mind and allows her to see how she has repressed fear of blindness. Diann goes on to illustrate how she managed to face her fears and change...


Reading from Novel "Just A Girl" - coming-of-age fiction

Diann from DiannAbroad reads a chapter from her novel "Just A Girl: a coming-age-novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and discernment." Paula's father threatens her and her sister, dangling them dangerously over the Jefferson Ohio bridge. Find out what happens! For more information about the novel, click HERE. You can buy the novel on Amazon: "Just A Girl" Thank you for listening! Please leave your comments and questions and reviews!


"The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel" - An excerpt.

Diann reads her vignette...meeting Millie, the tour guide in Fez, Morocco and learning about Millie's marriage...unhappy marriage...her husband's cruelty and her commitment to her family to remained married. It's an interesting peek into Morocco culture. World solo traveler, Dr. Diann Schindler, recently published "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC's of International Travel" on Amazon, in paperback and ebook formats. She introduces her new book and reads and excerpt: A...