Diane has spent an amazing 35 years in the travel industry yet still thrives on the excitement of travel and the satisfaction of seeing her clients discover new destinations and revisit old favourites.
Diane’s personal travel passions focus on the great cities of the world and a love of arts, culture, food and wine. However she is just at home in New York, Paris, Prague or Hong Kong as she is sailing on the Mediterranean, in an igloo in Lapland or luxury tented camp in Kenya.
Above all Diane is a great listener and travel designer. She turns dreams into reality, taking the big plans and breaking them down into the fine detail that is so essential for inspiring trips and memories that will last forever.
I love turning dreams into reality for my clients and making memories that will last forever
EGYPT – Tailor Made Itinerary – Abercrombie & Kent
Nile in Style
15 days/14 nights
Best time to travel:
An action packed two weeks in Turkey that features all of the highlights, and there are so many in Turkey! Every day is more amazing than the last. From an epic adventure in Cappadocia, the most unique region in the world with the chance to experience a memorable hot air balloon ride over the lunar like landscape. Enjoy Pamukkale and the Turquoise Coast. Then learn about histories of Ephesus and Gallipoli. Then end in the best city in the world, Istanbul! A truly amazing country.
KENYA – Tailor Made Itinerary – African Travel Specialists
Best of Kenya
9 days/8 nights
Best time to travel:
The Basque Country in Northern Spain pride themselves on their land of mountainous beauty, their rugged coastlines, their very own tapas called pintxos and wine called txakoli. Travelling from Barcelona in Catalunya up into the La Rioja wine region, tasting some of the most beautiful red wine. Onto Bilbao to experience the amazing Guggenheim Museum, and ending in beautiful San Sebastian to experience the cuisine, the beaches and the hiking trails.
EUROPE – River Cruise – Scenic Tours
Amsterdam to Basel
10 days/9 nights
Best time to travel:
If you are a beach lover, this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you love relaxing, the freedom to feel like a local, to be active and explore – this is the place to be. Hire a scooter or a car and roam the small island of Rarotonga, do the (intense) hike up to Needle Point for 360 degree views of forest and beach, swim wherever and whenever you want to, venture over to the island of Aitutaki. And if you thought the waters of Rarotonga were blue, then Aitutaki takes blue to a whole new level.
New York: Alive, cosmopolitan, abuzz, Broadway, jazz clubs, galleries
Paris: Cafes, art, history, food, romantic, city of lights
Italy: Sunshine, colour, food, language, historic monuments, lakes, dramatic coastline, walking the Cinque Terra
Lapland: Serene, natural beauty, clear air, unspoilt
Istanbul: Ottoman empire, mysterious, taste, rooftop bars, shopping at Grand Bazaar, colour & aromas at the Spice Market, East meets West
Hoi An: UNESCO listed town, beautiful architecture, colourful, amazing food, beaches, shopping and the humility of the people
Hong Kong: Vibrant, New York of the east, busy, culinary delights, shopping
Venice: Unique waterways, gondolas, bridges
London: Monopoly board comes to life, history, theatre, pomp & ceremony
Kenya: Hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara, viewing the ‘Big 5’ while on safari & the pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru
We are open!
We are very excited to announce that our stores are open! Some of our staff members will continue to work from home, and some will be working in-store.
If you have a preferred travel designer, then please contact that person direct to arrange an appointment.
We ask that all clients entering our premises adhere to the COVID-safe rules.
Working days and hours
Carnegie – Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm
Glen Waverley – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Greensborough – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Malvern – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Melbourne – Monday to Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Please note: Carnegie & Melbourne team members are currently working from our Malvern store.
Thank you and stay safe.