With Grand Circle since 2004
92% of travelers rated their experience with Diana excellent
"Diana was a superb Program Director! She was extremely knowledgeable and had many interesting stories about the areas we were in. She brought fun into our routine activities, even down to the seating on the bus. Sometimes she even planned surprise stops that weren’t on the itinerary because she knew we would appreciate them. Diana mingled with all of us, displaying humor and kindness and making us feel welcome. She’s the reason the trip was such a success."
–Patricia Gipson, 5-time traveler, Decatur, Georgia
Born in: Singapore
Resides in: Vancouver, British Columbia
Languages: English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, Thai
Hobbies & Interests: Sewing, paper crafts
Get to know Diana:
I grew up in Singapore and have worked in all levels of the hospitality industry: housekeeping, food preparation, the front desk of hotels, and as a local guide. This work really broadened my knowledge of the travel industry. Eventually I was able to work all over the world, living in Japan, Thailand, Germany, and France.
I love living in Canada because it is a mosaic of people from all different countries, coming together. I’m glad to have volunteered with various ethnic groups in Canada because I have learned so much about the histories, languages, cultures, and foods that other immigrants have left behind.
British Columbia is particularly beautiful. An old joke asks, “Where is British Columbia located?” The answer is, “Somewhere in the middle of a sea of envy.” In fact, all our license plates say “Beautiful British Columbia,” so you know we love our landscape!
When our travelers come to Canada, they need to experience not only the natural beauty of the outdoors, but also different modes of public transportation. That is where the locals are. I encourage travelers to “get lost” when they are here, but many report that they have no chance be lost, as there is always someone around to assist them. Travelers are touched by the friendliness of people in the street. The impression of the land is not the scenery; rather, it is the people.