Diane Parker

Chicago, IL

Luxury, Adventure, Sport & Africa Specialist

I have been in the travel industry for over 25 years and have extensive knowledge in planning incredible and memorable trips.

Whether you are planning a leisure vacation, honeymoon, safari, F1 race, celebrating something special or planning a business trip, you never know what you may learn or who you might meet.  I use my knowledge to assist you in making your travel experience a memorable one. I stay up to date on the newest offers from vendors and the secret little things you can’t find on your own. Allow me to wrap my experience and planning skills around your trip or adventure.

Having resided in South Africa for over 20 years and Tanzania just last year I consider myself an African Specialist. I have traveled to, planned and attended many trips and events in North & South Americas, Europe and East & Southern African countries with lots of knowledge on many other destinations. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to assist you. This allows me to advise you on some great options, fulfill those dreams and assist you with a special event or trip. 

Travel is to adventure. It empowers one’s soul to reach out to unknown destinations, mix with different cultures, and experience new things.

Lets get started with your next trip!

Special Group Getaways

On top of Lions Head in Cape Town South Africa
On top of Lions Head in Cape Town South Africa

Are you celebrating a special birthday, reunion, wedding celebration?  I am experienced at putting together those special group experiences. 

Thinking of a cruise, safari, European trip? Maybe even a special sports event and make it connect with something else. 

I love to connect all the dots and people and lets get started. 

My Travel Albums

South Africa
12 Apostles Mountain range by the ocean
Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing
Live at Circuit of America's F1 race
Blue Safari

My Reviews

6 of 7 people found this review helpful
What an experience!
I had so many questions and Diane was so patient with me. In the end what a wonderful trip. Diane knew so much and advised me on many things I had no idea. When I was first thinking about the trip I knew I wanted to see wildlife and go to the Serengeti . She advised on other stops along the way and I am so glad I did them. Even got to experience a Maasai village and learn all about he culture. I got to see all the Big 5 and so much more and the birdlife who knew all the different sizes, colors, shapes. The guide we had was wonderful and he knew right where to find the animals. Our beach extension was such great advise too as we went to Zanzibar and Diane knew we like early morning sunrises so we stayed on the East side of the island but still got to experience a sunset cruise on the west. Not only did I get to go snorkeling but the waters were so aqua and clear I wanted to learn how to dive. Next trip for sure! And I will be booking with Diane!
By  Debra  from  Madison, Wisconsin
Traveled to  Tanzania ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Diane Parker responded:
Dear Debra, It was an absolute pleasure to book your trip and be your advisor. So glad you had a great experience and was happy with my service. I look forward to working with you again and I don't mind all the questions. Please just ask.. Kind Regards, Diane

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5 of 12 people found this review helpful
Fantastic, helped us through the unexpected
Diane was incredible- very organized, responsive and knowledgeable. She handled everything from planning a detailed day-by-day itinerary to planning our transportation and COVID tests. When our return flight was unexpectedly canceled, she worked day and night to explore options and get us home. Would highly recommend!
By  Kyle  from  Philadelphia, PA
Traveled to  Tanzania ~ Africa
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Diane Parker responded:
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to plan your trip and this lovely feedback. I enjoyed putting this trip together for you and that I was there for you and your group for the unexpected too. I would be delighted to assist you again in the future.

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Destination Expert:

  • Cape Town
  • Serengeti
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Kruger National Park
  • Zanzibar

Travel Specialist:

  • Safari
  • Animals & Wildlife
  • Women's Travel
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Wine Country Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Roadtrips Sports Travel
  • Royal Caribbean


  • Certified South African Specialist
  • African Travel's Destinations Masterclass
  • Atlantis Ambassador - Bahamas
  • Abercrombie & Kent - African Specialist

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