Growing up in South Louisiana, Kristin Diehl developed an appetite for adventure and travel at a young age.

After experiencing the beaches of the Gulf Coast and traveling Europe, Kristin set out on the ultimate journey to St. John in the USVI where she lived and worked. While in the islands, she met her husband, a chef with a passion for worldly dishes. Together they have traveled the globe and brought their experiences home to Baton Rouge where they raise their two daughters.

Kristin encourages travelers to embrace the region of travel with open arms. To seek out the unexpected and overlooked. Follow the lesser-traveled roads. Eat and drink authentically when dining side-by-side with the locals. Skip the over visited and underwhelming tourist traps. And ultimately put the phone and camera away to open your eyes, ears, and mind.

Kristin’s travel consulting is tailor-made. She assists clients from early inception to the final details, creating an unforgettable excursion. Perfectly customized and hand-selected, no detail is prearranged without the client’s desire in mind. From weekend outings to weeks abroad, leisure, or business travel, Kristin can guarantee the effortless excursion of irreplaceable adventure.

Travel Tip

  • I always travel with two sets of contacts in my bag. Once on the ground, pop in the fresh set for a fresh start of your journey. Added bonus, you never are without a backup pair of contacts to rotate in.


In the past when traveling abroad we had never used a travel consultant, but I’m so glad we used Depart & Discover on our last trip. It took the stress out of traveling especially with young children. Every detail was thought of which made our trip that much more relaxing. Even when I changed my mind a thousand times regarding our itinerary she just told me “That’s what I’m here for”. Thank you Kristin Songy Diehl for your patience and for planning our Costa Rican adventure! It was amazing and exceeded our expectations.


Kristin was great to work with! I'm not the easiest to pin down, and she was able to corral and guide me to a pretty cool destination and trip. It was a phenomenal time!


Kristin was amazing! My husband and I used her for our honeymoon. She helped guide us throughout the entire planning process from travel destination to hotel accommodations , meals, entertainment, transportation, etc.. Her recommendations were top-notch! I highly recommend using her. She was very professional and made sure to stay within budget which is always helpful during wedding planning. We will definitely use her services again in the near future.


Kristin is an outstanding travel agent and I would recommend her for all your travel needs, and honeymoon planning! Within two weeks before our trip, Kristin made sure that we had all of our itinerary completed, and got us tours for Italy on a short notice. She made sure that we were taken care of, and she was available to answer any questions we had. Highly recommend Kristin-- book her!


Working with Kristin was fantastic! She was able to line up amenities at no additional charge to our reservation that would have normally cost me hundreds of dollars. Kristin was right there along the way to insure that we were all set for our trip and we were taken care of for the duration. I would highly recommend Kristin to our friends when they are preparing for their next vacation!


Kristin was amazing to work with! She was responsive, full of great ideas and would definitely use her again for our next trip!


Each and every time it’s a wonderful experience! I would highly recommend her when your plans call for travel domestic or abroad.


Thank you so much for to Kristin for her help making our 30th anniversary trip so great! The staff and Virtuoso benefits at the Jumeirah and the Anantara Peace Haven hotels were excellent. Thank you very much also for ensuring our VIP treatment and for the personal touches. Most amazing of all was the upgrade we received at the Hyatt in Maldives. I thought the staff were unusually tuned in even in the transfer from Hotel Jen to the airport and on the speed boat to the Hyatt. But we were knocked over by the upgrade and champagne delivered to the room. I'm certain that you had a hand in all of that. Thanks for all your help and for going the extra mile to make this really an excellent vacation and anniversary.