Carpe Diem Traveler

Seize the Day & Travel the World

Life is short. The list of places you want to travel to is long.

Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of planning a much needed trip? Does that task keep slipping to the bottom of your endless To Do list?

You’re not alone, #thestruggleisreal

The good news is that Carpe Diem Traveler can help you achieve your travel dreams – from planning an epic one or two week vacation to helping you prepare for and plot out trips that are a month or longer.

Benefits of Working with Carpe Diem Traveler

Save Time

Tell me your preferences and interests to get a trip tailored just for you without sifting through google hell!

VIP Treatment

How you book your travel matters. Booking with me can get you extra amenities like complimentary upgrades, breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and credits to use towards spa treatments, food, and beverages through my affiliation with Tafari Travel, a Virtuoso member agency.

Local Connections

I work with local suppliers with insider knowledge to create experiences you can’t find online and firsthand knowledge of the best places in your desired destination.

Guided Decision Making

Travel involves a LOT of decisions, I provide recommendations for what will work best for you making the planning process stress-free.


I provide support throughout the planning process and while you travel. My travel partners also provide the comfort of 24/7 support in case of an emergency or urgent request.

Client Testimonials

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Carpe Diem Traveler’s founder, Susie Chau, was a Management Consultant for 13 years, so she knows all too well the stress that busy professionals are under, but how difficult it is to plan much needed vacations with everything else on your plate.

Susie and her husband took a yearlong career break and traveled to all seven continents. It was a life changing experience and she wants to share her knowledge and expertise to make it easier for you to explore the world.

Carpe Diem Traveler’s mission is to help people travel outside their comfort zones and in a way that is as unique as they are. The more people explore new destinations, the more minds will be opened and cultural boundaries will be broken down, creating a more compassionate and understanding world.

Click below to find out how Carpe Diem Traveler can help you







Travel Tips & Destination Inspiration

Do You Want to Travel Long-Term?

I stood triumphantly on top of massive sand dunes in the Gobi Desert as the sun rose over the sandy horizon. All I could see for miles was desert and our tiny little camp of ger tents and camels down below. It was one of the most peaceful experiences I've...

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What Millennial Travelers Want

Last week I attended the inaugural Future Leaders in Travel Retreat in Aspen, Colorado. I applied and was accepted into the Retreat along with 40 other millennial advisors and 25 suppliers from across the country between the ages of 22 and 37. If you...

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Aspen Travel Guide for Non-Skiers

Last week I attended the inaugural Future Leaders in Travel Retreat hosted by TravelAge West in Aspen, Colorado. I applied and was accepted into the Retreat along with 40 other millennial advisors and 25 suppliers from across the country ages 22-37. You...

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Guide to Visiting Petra

Petra is synonymous with Jordan. It's what most people think of when they hear this Middle Eastern country and therefore the highlight for most visitors. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by so many other things Jordan has to offer. But Petra...

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7 Things that Surprised Me About Jordan

When you think of Jordan you likely only think of Petra, maybe the desert, and possibly the Dead Sea, right? My G Adventures National Geographic Journeys tour of Jordan really opened my eyes to everything Jordan has to offer. Here are seven things that...

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How to Determine if a Destination is Safe

One of the most frequently asked questions my husband and I get after learning we took a career break and traveled around the world for a year is: Did anything bad happen to you? Did you feel unsafe? The answer is no, thankfully nothing bad happened to us...

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