Diana O’Gilvie
Travel Expert

Overview of Speaking Topics

In 2011, I quit my job as a flight attendant and moved to Indonesia. I lived in Jakarta and Bali and travelled all over the southeast Asia region as a solo traveler. I have shared my stories and advice as a guest speaker on travel podcasts. Here are a few talking points I can offer:

Research & Travel Tips • Personal Travel Stories • Inspiration for Future Travel •
Photography • Entertainment

Dedicated to:

  • Living abroad long term (pre-check, realities of living like a local)
  • Women who want to travel solo

Countries of Expertise:

  • Indonesia (Jakarta and Bali)
  • Jamaica
  • Singapore
  • Myanmmar
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lampur)
  • England (London)


Award winning writer/filmmaker, Diana O’Gilvie’s work is driven by her global curiosity and distinctive approach to authentic story telling. Armed with a Master’s Degree (L.I.U) in Media Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (York College) Diana has successfully coupled this academic knowledge with international independent film experience, travel writing and photography.

Her award winning documentaries (Best New Cinema award 2011 -Worldwide Reggae Film Festival) “Chasing Daddy” and “Does Hair Matter?” have been screened in New York and Kingston, Jamaica. Both films have also snagged special selection slots and garnered much praise. Her latest film, “The Jamaican Jerk Tour” is making its way around the American film festival circuit.

Diana’s professional video experience and skills include editing, writing narrative, producing and directing.

As a writer, her work has appeared in CNN Travel, Ebony.com, The Jakarta Post, Travelfish, USA Today, Matador Network, Orlando Examiner and Dream Wedding Magazine. Diana has also contributed to the travel anthology, TrailBlasian: Black Women Living in East Asia.

Diana is also an avid photographer and global traveler. Her photography on Southeast Asia has been gaining much traction with her iPhone and Android travel app, “Indonesian Street Food” and winning Barrel Hopping’s photo contest in February 2013. Diana’s work was displayed at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum in their summer 2013’s exhibition on Asian sweets.

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