Susan Louie

Susan Louie
Travel Planner

I took my very first overseas flight at the age of 20, for a weeklong, 3-city tour of Europe. That marked the beginning of my decades-long love affair with global travel. Shortly thereafter, I began my career in fashion design, where I was fortunate enough to travel the world for business. My work would take me to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, Northern Africa and the Middle East for the next 15 years. The travel was always fantastic, but my job was no longer fulfilling. It was time for a change.

A few days after that revelation, I accidentally stumbled upon This was serendipitous! I became obsessed with their Trip Planner tool, mapping out one complex ‘round-the-world route after another. My sense of wanderlust returned, and I was excited to travel again. I carefully planned my routes with Glenn, my expert travel consultant, purchased the tickets and quit my so-called “secure” job. It was that easy. I traded in my designer shoes and handbags for hiking shoes and a small carry-on backpack and took off on my solo adventure. My friends and family thought I had gone mad. They felt that I was throwing away “everything” when in fact, I was doing the exact opposite. I was about to embark on the most significant journey of my life, where I would gain more than I ever could have imagined.

6 months and 14 countries later, I returned a different person. My attitude had changed. My priorities shifted. I felt empowered, inspired and oddly at peace. My overseas experiences, both good and bad, expanded my mind and taught me how to be a more enlightened, balanced and happier human being, and that alone is priceless! This incredible opportunity enriched my life in so many profound ways that I planned another ‘round-the-world trip with AirTreks a few years later. This time, it would promise to be even more special, because I was able to share this experience with my husband, for our honeymoon.

The more I travel, the more I want to travel, and the more I want to pay it forward. I would love the opportunity to inspire and help you plan your next amazing journey.

After all, “Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all.” (Helen Keller)

Current City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Favorite City: I have too many to list!

Countries Traveled: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, B.V.I., Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nevis, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen (Socotra), Zambia, Zimbabwe