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Hi! I'm Susan and welcome to Best of Spain Travel Planners! All of my life I always wanted to live overseas, but just didn’t know where I wanted to go. I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and although I explored living in other cities like Atlanta, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and Austin, I never lost the desire to live abroad. In 2015, I had the opportunity to come to Barcelona to help a family practice English. After just a few days of being in Spain, I knew it was the place for me! I came back to Austin, sold everything I had and was back in Barcelona within a few months and have been here ever since. 

Best of Spain owner Susan

The idea for Best of Spain Travel Planners came to me while spending time with my dear friend, Eli when I first arrived to Barcelona. She is a Barcelona native (and also one of our BOSTP Local Experts). In those early days of living here, Eli showed me all sorts of incredible restaurants, hiking spots, tiny shops, artisan workshops and other wonderful discoveries both in the city and throughout Catalunya. Most of the places she showed me were spots that I would have never found on my own and I know for sure wouldn’t be listed in any guide books or travel sites. That’s when I had the idea to share these and many more “travel treasures” l had discovered with others that yearn to discover authenticity when traveling - to share in local culture in a unique way, to visit smaller villages and towns and learn more about the “lesser known” areas, to experience the incredible lifestyle we have here in Spain by really “living like a local” while here on vacation and to return with a sense of really being immersed in a completely different way. 

So over the last few years, I have been traveling throughout Spain with my partner, Margarita (also a Catalunya native) to research off-the-beaten-path towns, eateries, wineries, artisans, outdoor activities to share with our clients. I have made connections with hundreds of locals throughout the country and created a fantastic team to offer their unique services and products to bring you an absolutely unforgettable trip to Spain. We look forward to working with you to create the perfect vacation to show you the very Best of Spain!

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