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Traveler. Photographer. Storyteller. MBA. Writing about first-hand experiences involving travel, photography, and self-development.


Welcome to Diana’s Medium page! Find out a little bit about my stories and more — Updated September 2021

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Welcome! I appreciate you for taking the time to check out my Medium page. Medium is a great medium (pun intended) to share content we want to create rather than assigned work from an employer. However, as content creators, we want to create and interact with a community of fellow…

Travel Writing

Exploring the world one day at a time

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I grew up on a small island in the Caribbean. Even though there were many areas to visit, I was running out of places to explore as I got older. I also started to get curious about the world outside of the island and dreamed of exploring bigger places. I…

Writing Prompts

I think I found the core reason for my fear of snakes…

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I often wondered how people developed phobias. People probably experienced a situation of extreme, paralyzing fear that resulted in one. Some have a fear of heights, while others can’t stand the sight of blood. Me? I think I have ophidiophobia.

I deeply fear snakes.

According to WebMD, a person may…

In Between the Trees (Photo Credit: Diana Lotti)


Six Word Photo Story: Freestyle

A long walk among the trees.

Story and photos by ©Diana Lotti 202. Photo(s) taken with a Canon EOS R + RF24–105MM F4.0.

Mary created the six-word photo story challenge this summer with many writers and photographers participating. It’s a fun way to get creative and the community has been growing to the point where Mary…

Black Forest (Photo Credit: Diana Lotti)


Chronicles of living in Germany — Week 19 & 20

The past two weeks have been a roller coaster ride. I guess all the recent changes have caught up to me. It felt as if there wasn’t enough time in a day. On top of it, days went by in slow motion while the weeks went by too fast. …

Writing Challenge

The results are in and it turns out, I love them

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I love completing challenges from time to time as they give me a sense of purpose. I have done yoga, pilates, and reading challenges in the past. However, I haven’t done a writing challenge until this one.

The purpose of this 30-day challenge was to submit 15 articles to 10…

Writing Prompt

A sneak peek into my workspace and the madness behind it

Writing Space (Photo Credit: Diana Lotti)

I love puzzles. They take my mind off everyday thoughts to focus on the puzzle (pun intended) at hand. Back when I lived in the states, all the frames on our home walls were glued and completed puzzles. Hard work on display.

As I sat down to write about my…

Black Forest (Photo Credit: Diana Lotti Canon EOS R @ 24mm, ISO 100, 1/125, f/13)


Six Word Photo Story: Freestyle

Views from the top are sweet.

Our family did a little bit of home exploring this past weekend. We spend it in the Black Forest where we hiked all the way to the top of a suspension bridge and a tower. The views were breathtaking, endless, and the perfect shades of blues and greens.

Story and…


Especially for those starting their journeys + one free Notion template

Spiral notebook with white pages. On top there is a nib pen in silver.
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Being a freelance writer is hard and requires resources. When I first started, I did so for a few reasons. I wanted to be able to work remotely, set my hours, and my rates. I’m sure many of the freelance writers started with these reasons in mind too.

I thought…

Road Less Traveled (Photo Credit: Diana Lotti)


October Six Word Photo Story Challenge: Scary

Alone. Quiet. Falling Leaves. Death. Sinister.

Story and photos by ©Diana Lotti 2021. Photo(s) taken with a Canon Rebel XTi and/or Samsung GalaxyS20+. Canon photos were originally taken in RAW image format with Lightroom used for minor editing and JPEG conversion.

Mary created the six-word photo story challenge this summer with many writers and photographers participating…

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