Susan Whitson began traveling at an early age, sandwiched between her two sisters in the back seat of a station wagon. She later graduated to seeing the world from Air Force One as former White House press secretary to First Lady Laura Bush. Though she spent years in the political world in Washington, DC, Susan has always had a passion for travel. In 2014, she joined with her college friend Martha King to form King & Whitson Travel. Armed with experiences from around the globe and eye for detail, Susan tailors each trip to the client’s unique needs. She recognizes that time is precious and listens carefully to her clients’ expectations so that she can work out the logistics for them. Susan has a passion for planning women’s getaways, but also loves food and wine trips, romantic escapes and safaris.
Susan’s travel has allowed her truly one-of-a-kind experiences. From learning calligraphy in Kyoto to painting her own cup and saucer at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg, Susan understands the importance of experiencing each destination like a local. With each trip she plans, Susan seeks to give her clients a unique cultural experience and wants each client to return feeling restored, eager to plan the next trip.
Travel Specialties: Food & Wine; Girls Getaways; Couples; Family; Romantic Escapes; Honeymoons; Safaris; Off-the-Beaten Path Travel
Destination Specialties:Washington, DC; The Inn at Little Washington and Virginia Hunt Country (Middleburg, Washington, VA, Charlottesville); South Africa; Palm Springs