Diane Burden

Title: Travel Advisor, Branch Partner
Branch: Halifax Shopping Centre
Branch Address: 7001 Mumford Road
Phone: (902) 455-7856
Toll-Free: (888) 527-1444
Email: dburden@maritimetravel.ca

An Interview With Diane Burden

How many years have you been selling travel?

I returned to the travel business in September 2010 after 6 years of working in another industry altogether. Prior to that I worked with Maritime Travel for more than 15 years, selling primarily leisure travel. I initially began working as a travel consultant as far back as 1978.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy anything that takes me out into nature especially hiking and horseback riding.  I like to ski also. Of course travel is, and always has been a big part of my life.

What type of resort activities do you favor? ie water sports, lounging by the pool, etc?

I especially appreciate experiencing the local culture wherever I go. The people, the history, the food and wine, the flora and fauna of new parts of the world entice me more than shopping or lounging by a pool. When staying on an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, I like to spend my relaxation time on the beach with a cold drink and a good book.  I also love to take in top quality entertainment such as broadway theater or a performance by a favorite musician.

What are your favorite destinations?

It's a long list...I have truly enjoyed every trip I've ever taken.  Italy is right up there with the incredible history and culture and (not to mention the food) Did I mention the food?? Skiing in the rockies, hiking in the canyons of Nevada, hot-air ballooning in the Napa Valley, snorkeling in Hawaii, going back in time in the medieval city of  Brugges, Belgium.  Sorry, I can't decide.

What languages do you speak?

English only.

Do you have a family? and if so what type of family travel have you done?

My husband and I have 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren. We have taken our family on trips to Florida(Disney World and beaches), Cuba and Dominican Republic, cruising in the Caribbean, the Canadian Rockies, New York City.

Places I've Been

  • Canada
    • Alberta
    • Atlantic Canada
    • British Columbia
  • Cruise
    • Norwegian Cruise Lines
    • Celebrity Cruise
  • Europe
    • Belgium
    • Finland
    • France
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Scandinavia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
  • Great Britain
    • Coach Tours
    • England
    • Ireland
  • Sun (Mexico, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii)
    • All Inclusives
    • Bahamas
    • Costa del Sol
    • Cuba
    • Disney
    • Dominican Republic
    • Florida
    • Hawaii
    • Jamaica
    • Sandals
  • United States
    • Boston
    • California
    • Florida
    • Las Vegas
    • New York
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco
  • Weddings

Travel History