Ellen Hoffman

Luxury Travel Designer

Australia travel experts - Ellen Hoffman

My Story
At an early age, I fell in love with travel. I worked hard to save and study abroad for 6 months in Luxembourg, traveling all over Europe while in college. After spending some time in the digital advertising industry in New York City, I knew I needed to make a change and follow my true passion: travel! I have been working at DUE for more than 4 years and feel lucky to love what I do and to help people experience trips of a lifetime.

My Style of Travel
As a planner by nature, I love to research and learn about destinations and their history before I travel. Once there, though, I like to say I’m “en vacances” and slow down and enjoy the ride. My ideal combination for a trip includes new cities, stunning scenery, wine, and adventure! If a location is known for shark cage diving, bungee jumping, or microlights, I have to try it!

Favorite Destinations
I love Tasmania in Australia, as it’s such a hidden gem full of wildlife, food, wine, and amazing scenery.

When I’m Not Traveling, I…
Love to read, take barre (fitness) classes, hang with my new puppy Theo, and try new hobbies. After a stab at crocheting (harder than it looks), I am now excited to try martial arts in my spare time! To me, life is all about going out of your comfort zone!