Susan Ward Forbes

Susan Ward Forbes

Custom Travel Advisors, an independent affiliate of Coastline Travel Advisors
Atlanta, GA United States

It was studying abroad in Italy and Greece while attending the University of Georgia that first ignited my passion for travel. After those transformative months , I went on to earn my BA in history, with an emphasis on Italian and European history, then my MBA at the College of William and Mary. After a brief career in the corporate world, I knew in my heart my future was in the world of travel. My passion is helping others make the most of their precious vacation time.

I owned a cruise-only travel firm from 1994 to 2007, then evolved into the full service, land and cruise advisor that I am today. I have traveled to over 60 counties, many of them multiple times, to expand my knowledge base. I use my extensive destination background – in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Alaska, South America, the South Pacific and Asia – to give clients the advice they need to make each day of their trip the most memorable it can be. With my connections through Virtuoso and relationships worldwide, I provide access to the world’s best luxury hotels, cruise lines and tour operators, complete with exclusive amenities and upgrades clients can’t get anywhere else.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, reading, traveling (of course!) and cycling.

Destination Specialties

  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Spain
  • France
  • Greece
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Costa Rica
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Mexico
  • Thailand


  • Adventure
  • Food & Wine
  • Independent Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • River Cruising


  • English


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