Welcome to Island Girl Traveler!

My love of travel started in the sixth grade when I visited the ocean for the first time. After that there was no looking back. Over the years I've traveled at every opportunity, and in 2009 I started working for Valley Tours in Stillwater, MN as a tour director. I have much experience traveling myself, leading groups, and travel/tour planning. In 2018 I became an International Certified Tour Manager (CITM). My desire going forward is to help people to see the world - to travel to places they've only dreamed about!

I started my blog in the spring of 2014 when I went to Bora Bora as a way to share my experience and photos with family and friends. I enjoyed doing it and decided to keep writing once I returned, and to write about my future travels as well. I have many places on my travel bucket list yet to visit and one day I hope to go on a world cruise. Come along with me via my blog to experience the world! Or, if you and your group want to experience the world first hand, please visit my Tours page for ideas and then contact me. I will be happy to put together an unforgettable vacation experience for your group and personally be your guide.

Where’s Island Girl?

At home in Florida

Where to Next?

Bar Harbor, ME – August 2023




"Dianne did a great job of planning and leading our trip to Tahiti and Bora Bora. I would definitely go on tour with her again!"

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