Travelletto

About

Ciao!  Thanks for stopping by.

Travel and great food: these are two loves of my life.  New experiences and discoveries are my driving force; I crave adventure. I’m certain I’d go crazy if I don’t have an adventure to look forward to that’s booked — be it a weekend in Margaret River or a three month European odyssey, it doesn’t matter. As long as I know for certain that there’s travel in the near future, then everything (and everyone) will be okay.

I enjoy learning about new cultures, find humour in every day things, seek out great gourmet  indulges, whether generated in my kitchen, from a street vendor, in an unassuming cafe, or at a fine dining exquisite and expensive restaurant. I’m a people watcher, a story teller, and I love to write.  Of course, shopping has to get a mention.  I really enjoy shopping in supermarkets in foreign countries — it’s not weird!

Come on a journey with me. If you crack a smile, laugh out loud, gasp in shock, screw your face up in grotesqueness, widen your eyes in anticipation and excitement, start drooling over food photos and descriptions, or feel warm and fuzzy inside, then this blog has done its job.

I started blogging in 2007 – my first blog was called ‘Living the Dream’.  My dream now is to keep blogging and writing about the things I love, and earn a living from my writing.

I worked part-time as a waitress and bar tender through my University days. I’ve also been a receptionist, an ice-cream server (ate all the profits), a lolly shop assistant (at all the profits there too), a youth worker in Kings Cross in Sydney, a Juvenile Justice Office in Cabramatta also in Sydney (when Cabramatta was the drug capital of Australia), a PA, an insurance trainee loss adjuster (the only job I ever got sacked from — I wanted to pay everyone who made an insurance claim!), an executive assistant, marketing assistant, before finding a fulfilling and rewarding career in public relations.

With over 15 years experience in PR gained in London, Melbourne and Perth in different sectors, namely, Formula 1, tourism, events, hospitality, motorsport and for the State Government.  Now I work for myself. My business is Pronto PR and my clients are varied, but mostly in the tourism, travel, food, wine and motorsport industries where I assist them with anything from communication strategies, publicity, social media management, to copy writing.  I love to write, but it is writing for you that gives me the most satisfaction.

Born to Italian parents, I’m originally a Melbourne girl who has lived in Canberra, Sydney, London, Rome for a short time, before finally adopting Perth, Western Australia as home.

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Zorba and Bella (11 weeks)

Married to a wonderful husband of Greek heritage, you will find many references to ‘Zorba’ in my posts.  We share a passion for food and now Zorba shares my passion for for travelling.  He can be the ‘spending police’ — which is probably a good thing because if I could, I’d win a gold medal for Australia with my spending expertise. We also have a little gorgeous West Highland Terrier pup called Bella.

I’d love your feedback so please don’t be shy and feel free to comment on any of my posts, on Facebook, or email me at dianne@travelletto.com.

Happy reading x

Eating the most delicious spaghetti con frutta di mare (seafood) in a little trattoria on the Sicilian island of Panarea.

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