Di Blackwood

Hobart • Travel Specialist

Year started in travel
2004, since then I have cruised over 250 days on cruise lines from the ultra small  luxury  to modern mega ships and River cruised on most rivers of Europe.

What interests you about travel?
People, stories, and culture.
I use my own travel stories, photos  and experience to assist clients in preparing  interesting itineraries that work for their interests, capabilities and  budget.

What is your favourite destination?
London, for the history,  Monarchy,  ease of moving around, beautiful countryside  and  city parks, galleries, cathedrals and amazing options close at hand.

Antibes – Historic village on the coast in the Sth France, living like a local, shopping at the market and swimming in the sea at the locals beach. All the glam of the Cote DE ‘Azur at your doorstep and just a 20 minute train journey to Monte Carlo.

I have travelled to….
Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, United Kingdom, as well as most of Europe and Eastern Europe – all ways including Cruising, River Cruising, Coach , Private boat charter and  barging.

The Baltics including Copenhagen, Stockholm,. Helsinki and St Petersburg.

Most of South America including Machu Picchu,  Iguassu Falls, Lima , Ushuaia and the Falkland Islands as well as cruising through the Magellan straight and  around Cape Horn.

Cruising to East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Melville Islands and all the coast of Australia and New Zealand.

Favourite travel tip?
Do it while you can –  and make sure you have a holiday not just a trip.

What’s your dream destination?
World Cruise – the reason being that for me cruising is the greatest way to have a holiday  which  includes  many destinations at a easy pace (I am know as a lazy traveller)  make sure the ports included are interesting and the ship and cabin  suites your personal style.