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Hello, I’m Susan, adventure enthusiast and travel planner extraordinaire! For as long as I can recall, I have loved planning vacations for my family and friends. My day job is working as a Clinical Research Coordinator. When I’m not working my full-time job, I can usually be found relentlessly scouring every nook and cranny of the internet for the perfect Airbnb or meticulously researching to find that culinary gem or once in a lifetime adventure. Some may joke that I have a research addiction, but I prefer to call it an insatiable thirst for crafting the ideal vacation.

I usually travel with my husband, Bob, and our two teens. As you know, it’s not easy to impress teenagers, but I have been given the seal of approval by both of mine. If I can make two teenagers happy, I can make anyone happy! I thrive off of creating the perfect itinerary for our family and would do the same for yours. I want to ensure that every person on the trip has the absolute best experience possible, so I make sure I look for things that will appeal to and meet the needs of everyone.

Where traditional travel agents put everyone in the same box, I get to know your family’s wants, needs and preferences and cater to your every whim in order to create the perfect, unique itinerary just for you.
I am off to a great start on my travel bucket list having traveled to Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Paris, Ireland, with an upcoming trip planned for Costa Rica. I also have planned some marvelous trips here in the US including a tour of National Parks in the Utah and Colorado.

If you’re like me, traveling is more than just sightseeing. It’s a way to escape from the stress of everyday life and to see what else the world has to offer. Beyond that, it’s about connecting and having fun with the people you love the most and making memories together that will last a lifetime. While no trip is ever perfect, I can make sure you trip is perfect FOR YOU! I want to share the joy and wonder I have brought to my family with you and yours. Let me handle the hard part. Your job is to go see the world and let me make your travel dreams into realities, one adventure at a time.



A personal travel planner does all the research and planning of the trip for you. I'll build a trip based on your personal preferences, family composition and special needs.


Accommodation, attractions, transportation, restaurants, and maps, are all provided. You will get a detailed file that includes all the information according to day and time. All that you need to do is sign-off and pack.


Anyone can book a hotel, but putting together a vacation takes time. The idea is to maximize your time and money instead of wasting it on an attraction you didn't know was closed or a hotel that looks beautiful only in pictures.


That's it. Just enjoy your trip. I've taken care of all the details, accessible right on your phone.


My area of expertise.

If you ask what my favorite travel destination is, I will probably say it’s the one I’m currently visiting. One of my first and most memorable international trips was to Greece. We visited Athens, took a ferry to Naxos and Santorini, and finished up in Crete. Greece offers a vibe like no other place I have been. The culture, history, food, and scenery drew me in to a relaxed way of life so opposite of the fast paced one I am used to. Mountains, sunsets, beaches, cobblestone streets and white and blue churches were around every bend. And let’s not forget the cats that made my daughter’s trip that much more special.

While in Athens, we got our first taste of authentic Greek food. We hiked our way to the top of the Acropolis and took a Segway around the city to see some of the places that had previously only existed in history books. We even did an escape room, one of my family’s favorite activities to do together.

On Naxos Island, we stayed at our favorite Airbnb ever with a pebbled beach right off of our patio and a view of the Temple of Apollo. We spent our evenings getting lost in the streets of Old Town Naxos, exploring, and eating baklava.

Santorini offered the well-known, picturesque sunset over the Cliffside city of Oia. We also found an off the beaten path winery/art gallery and took a catamaran cruise along the coast.

We finished our Grecian journey on the island of Crete where we visited the cities of Heraklion and Chania. We explored some popular attractions like the pink sands of Elafonsi Beach and some hidden gems like Umbros Gorge.

Greece is definitely somewhere I plan to go again and again. I just can’t get enough of that old world charm. And the baklava, of course.

Other Destination Specialities: Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Paris, Costa Rica, US National Parks


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