Susan Whitson - Independent Travel Advisor

Susan Dryden Whitson

Independent Travel Advisor

Susan Dryden Whitson

As former White House press secretary to Laura Bush, Susan traveled the globe and experienced some of the world’s most beautiful and culturally rich places. Having traveled to 49 US states (Nebraska still eludes her) and 70 countries, she enjoys planning trips to emerging and off-the-beaten path travel destinations. 

Susan Whitson QuoteAs a 2020 Conde Nast Top Travel Specialists, Susan and business partner, Martha King, can smoothly execute complicated itineraries. They are able to work with local governments to secure difficult to obtain resources (helicopters, special landing permits, security clearances). For clients who want to maximize their time on the ground, itineraries are timed to the minute so clients don’t lose valuable time getting from one place to the next.

Susan has traveled extensively to and most enjoys planning travel to southern Africa, French Polynesia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Honeymoons. Celebration trips, and family travel are Susan’s favorite trips to plan. When not exploring the world, Susan lives in the Virginia countryside with her husband, Keir, and their two children.

Travel Specialties: Family, Honeymoons, Anniversary, Romantic Escapes, Women’s Getaways, Food and Wine, Luxury Trains

Destination Specialties: Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique); Spain; French Polynesia; England; Scotland; Italy; Slovenia; Easter Island, Chile; Hawaii; Peru (Amazon)

Certifications: Certified Tahiti specialist, IC Bellagio Gold Ambassador 2019, Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists 2020