Susan Sparks CTC, DS

Aspen, CO United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Family Travel
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Safari

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

As a Virtuoso travel advisor, I create highly personalized itineraries that open doors to new cultures and exotic destinations. I strive to create itineraries that are perfect for you, with the right details and one-on-one encounters to bring your destination to life.

I want to hear all of your ideas. I’ll help you unravel the vast amount of complex information available on the internet and help you create a trip that truly suits you. Together, we’ll make sure you have handpicked accommodations and the best rooms available, the most qualified specialist guides and ultimately a seamless experience. I’ll even help you discover new things you might not expect!

I’m ready to help you go anywhere, but I’m especially enthusiastic about Southeast Asia and Africa. I specialize in creating experiences that incorporate wellness activities to help you relax from head to toe. And family travel is a passion! Few things compare to parents and grandparents seeing the world through the eyes of children.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: fran

Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2014

Susan once again steered me in the right direction.  We went to Canyon Ranch Miami and she got us breakfast included and insisted we have a beachfront room, and she was sooo right!  We loved our room.  She is the best!

Highly recommended

By: drgeno

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

Susan just takes care of thingsMakes my life very easyCouldn't ask for more!

very competant

By: ginertiner

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2014

Susan responds quickly to questions and provides guidance.  She is connected at all times via email, wherever she is at.   This is very important to me in case of any trouble while traveling. 

HIGHLY recommended

By: drgeno

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

As usual, the trip was flawlessWhat else can I say?Sincerely

Amazing experience

By: Rreid5

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2014

This has been an amazing trip. The itinerary was just perfect. A nice balance between city, island and small towns. All of the accommodations were beautiful and many of the views from the accommodations took your breath away. Our driver was so knowledgeable and really adding to learning about the history and life in Croatia. Susan is a wonderful travel resource and there is no way I could have planned this kind of trip without her expert advice and guidance. She really put the time and energy into making sure I had a trip that I would never forget.

wonderful holiday

By: ag81612

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

Susan helped plan a wonderful holiday for 20 people --- mostly family and friends. The resort was perfection ---- staff could not have been more friendly and bent over backwards to meet our every need. Hope to go back! The one negative was UA -- another flight that did not go as scheduled. Our return flight from Cancun to Denver was 2.5 hours delayed. Missed our connections and were protected at a nearby hotel and an early flight the next morning. Really terrific vacation!

Expert knowledgeable service

By: Emmo

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2016

Susan did an amazing job organizing our trip to Chile. As a single mom traveling with my two boys I was a bit nervous about the trip but Susan put me at ease and made sure we were well taken care of. I would use her again anytime!


By: Augie

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2016

Awesome, always did a great job with our 4 trips

A Perfect Honeymoon in Scotland

By: Jordan D

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

Susan recently planned our honeymoon in Scotland, and having just returned from the trip, can definitively state that she truly outdid our expectations in every way! From the excellent planning of accommodations and activities, varied restaurant recommendations to balance out our nights, and a great attention to detail with minor touches (like congratulation items left in our room), she ensured our trip was absolutely perfect--although, as my family has had her help in planning multiple trips before, this is something we've come to expect from her. We highly recommend Susan for whatever trip you may be planning, short or long, regional or international; you won't be disappointed!

top notch

By: Aspengirl

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2016

My trip was amazing and Susan took care of every detail. It exceeded my expectations and I have nothing but praise for the quality of the trip. I will say that I didn't get an upgrades so I am not sure if that perk works so well. But everything she planned for me and the guides and accommodations were off the charts. I am a very satisfied customer.


By: Santa Monica Traveler

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2017

Working with Susan is the best experience when planning any sort of travel. She is so knowledgable and helpful in helping me make decisions and always is professional. She always gets things done when she promises they will be done and is a plethora of information on whatever region I am traveling too. She gives me lots of options and on my most recent trip recommended this little trattoria in Rome that ended up being the best meal of my trip. My trips would never be the same if I hadn't had Susan handling my travels.


By: Susan

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Susan was wonderful. She arranged our trip back to the Islands and the Family we love. The memories will last a lifetime.

Favorite Bay Lodge & Seabourn cruise


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017

Susan is excellent to work with: organized, great follow through. Susan treats every client with diligence and personal attention to detail, no matter how small or large. She is very thoughtful and knows exactly what her clients likes and dislikes are.

susan sparks

By: no nickname

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

great, every bit was easy and well planned.

Africa journey

By: Jake

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

Easy; hassle free; Understood my needs and booked accordingly

Best Travel Agent

By: Nancy

Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Susan makes travel drama free. She takes care of every detail and i don’t have to worry about Anything. I have done a few international trips this year with Susan at the helm and the trips were seamless. I am met right outside my gate and whisked through customs and visa and luggage and delivered to a guide and driver. I couldn’t ask for more. The guides and the hotels she chooses are always superior and the red carpet service continues till I am transported back to the airport at the end of my trip. Thank you Susan

Susan exceptional!!

By: alan potamkin

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017

Susan is fabulous. Susan is spectacular. Susan is always always available. Her research and detail are exceptional. I today (yes, today) was telling a dear friend of my most recent trip, and bragged about my travel agent. I shared with my friend the outline of the various plans made for us, and he insisted I give him Susan's contact info.


By: Wendy

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Susan did a great job! Her attention to detail was amazing> Great trip, very well planned and pretty much seamless.

Great working with Susan

By: ellen

Reviewed on: 06 May 2018

Susan helped us with a short trip to Vancouver. Her recommendation of the hotel was terrific. She was able to get us amenities that we were not able to secure. She also suggested places to go and restaurants that we really enjoyed. She has made reservations for us in the fall and I am sure they will be great. I certainly will use her again and recommend her to others.


By: Trish

Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Very efficient She quickly comprehended our style and taste level She put together a comprehensive tour of Iceland with just 2 weeks notice!

Dolomites and Lake Garda

By: Bean

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018

A true pleasure. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great experience.

Another great job

By: Ellen

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

Susan booked hotels for us in Italy and also gave us great restaurant ideas. The hotels were terrific and as a virtuoso agent she was able to get us amenities that I could not. I will happily use her in the future and suggest her to friends

Kelly October tour

By: Trish

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2018

Susan is very efficient, works extremely well with very little communication from client, completely and quickly understood taste level and budget.

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