Susan Sparks, a Virtuoso luxury travel consultant affiliated with Cadence Travel, is passionate about designing custom travel experiences. Based in Aspen, CO, she has traveled to over 60 countries including India, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and all over Africa and Europe. Her experience in travel allows her to identify the most extraordinary and colorful destinations to recommend to clients.

Susan’s goal is to build a relationship with each client by learning about their personality and style. She focuses on the details to provide a seamless, well-paced travel plan. Her complete dedication means that she walks you through the planning, listens to any of your requests and concerns, and is available during your trip to make any last minute adjustments. From the take-off to the landing, she is always checking on the client’s happiness.


Tailoring a trip to points of interest:

Each trip is unique. Susan’s philosophy is to dig under the surface and ensure that you experience the history and culture of the location you visit. Her insider knowledge and vast network of local contacts help her craft a trip that is tailored to your interests and individual style. Planning a life-changing trip is all about customizing the experience for travelers who don’t anticipate the rich  culture, diversity, and many experiences to be had in each destination. Susan’s talent is discovering your travel style, collaborating with you, and then offering her knowledge to craft insightful, creative solutions for a seamless travel plan. From soup to nuts she will handle everything and anything.

Tailoring a trip means collaborating with clients to find the perfect fit, the perfect guide, the perfect accommodation, the perfect destinations, and the perfect pace!

When Susan travels, she seeks out the distinctive qualities in every location. She meets with local historians, photographers, culinary connoisseurs, biking and hiking guides, shamans, teachers, artists, and gallery owners to build her connections and ensure insider access to local activities.

Some people like a guide who tells a story, others want a guide who knows the cultural facts, some look for a fun guide whose passion for local connections opens up the destination, and others want a combination of the above!


BECOME AN INSTANT VIP:

Through her partnerships and affiliations, Susan offers her clients special benefits and amenities. When you book through Susan, you are eligible to receive upgrades on arrival, complimentary breakfasts, early/late checkouts, pool and spa access, exclusive VIP restaurant and bar access, and resort credits depending on the hotel.

Preferred Partnerships

Enjoy the benefits of our elite status with luxury brands around the world.

   Four Seasons Preferred Partner extras:  When you book through Points of Interest, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Ask me for further details.


Four Seasons Preferred Partner extras:
When you book through Points of Interest, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Ask me for further details.

   Ritz-Carlton STARS extras:  • Upgrade at check-in • 4:00 pm late check out • Free breakfast for two daily • Complimentary in-room amenity • Free Internet


Ritz-Carlton STARS extras:
• Upgrade at check-in
• 4:00 pm late check out
• Free breakfast for two daily
• Complimentary in-room amenity
• Free Internet

  Rosewood Elite extras:   •  VIP Recognition by hotel staff  •  Upgrade upon arrival  •  Complimentary breakfast  •  Dedicated on-property staff  •  Top-of-waitlist Elite priority  •  Elite Price Assurance

Rosewood Elite extras:
• VIP Recognition by hotel staff
• Upgrade upon arrival
• Complimentary breakfast
• Dedicated on-property staff
• Top-of-waitlist Elite priority
• Elite Price Assurance

   Mandarin Oriental Fan Club extras:   •  One category room upgrade at check-in  •  Daily continental breakfast for two  •  Complimentary high speed internet  •  $100 food and beverage or spa credit  •  Personalized welcome gift


Mandarin Oriental Fan Club extras:
• One category room upgrade at check-in
• Daily continental breakfast for two
• Complimentary high speed internet
• $100 food and beverage or spa credit
• Personalized welcome gift

   Dorchester Diamond Club extras:   •  Upgrade at booking  •  Free daily full breakfast for two  •  $100 off final bill for room charges  •  Free internet access  •  No walk policy in sold out situations


Dorchester Diamond Club extras:
• Upgrade at booking
• Free daily full breakfast for two
• $100 off final bill for room charges
• Free internet access
• No walk policy in sold out situations

   Starwood Luxury Privileges Member extras:   •  Complimentary room upgrade  •  Daily breakfast for two  •  Early check-in or late check-out  •  Up to $100 resort credit  •  Free in-room internet  •  Personal meet and greet


Starwood Luxury Privileges Member extras:
• Complimentary room upgrade
• Daily breakfast for two
• Early check-in or late check-out
• Up to $100 resort credit
• Free in-room internet
• Personal meet and greet

   Belmond Bellini Club extras:   •  $500 voucher for any $5,000 spent  •  Complimentary upgrade at check-in  •  Free internet access  •  Special in-room welcome amenity  •  VIP status with Belmond staff


Belmond Bellini Club extras:
• $500 voucher for any $5,000 spent
• Complimentary upgrade at check-in
• Free internet access
• Special in-room welcome amenity
• VIP status with Belmond staff

   Virtuoso Extras:  Booking through me makes you an instant VIP at the best in travel around the world, with benefits including complimentary upgrades, free daily breakfast, up to $100 in resort credits and even personalized welcome gifts.


Virtuoso Extras:
Booking through me makes you an instant VIP at the best in travel around the world, with benefits including complimentary upgrades, free daily breakfast, up to $100 in resort credits and even personalized welcome gifts.

   The Peninsula Pen Club extras:   •  Flexible check-in / check-out  •  Free daily breakfast for two  •  Room upgrade upon arrival  •  Free spa treatment extensions  •  Free in-room wireless internet


The Peninsula Pen Club extras:
• Flexible check-in / check-out
• Free daily breakfast for two
• Room upgrade upon arrival
• Free spa treatment extensions
• Free in-room wireless internet

   Sir Rocco's Knights Rocco Forte Hotel extras:   •  Free daily breakfast  •  $100 to spend on food & beverage  •  Upgrades upon arrival  •  Early check-in and late check-out  •  15% off spa services


Sir Rocco's Knights Rocco Forte Hotel extras:
• Free daily breakfast
• $100 to spend on food & beverage
• Upgrades upon arrival
• Early check-in and late check-out
• 15% off spa services