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Sue Painter

Sue Painter

Bradenton, FL Travel Agent

Sue Painter

Bradenton, FL Travel Agent
Travel Changes Life, an independent agent with Cruises & Tours, Unlimited, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
17 reviews
94% Recommended
8 Years of Experience

Travel crafted especially for you

Hello! I'm Sue Painter, your trusted guide in the vast world of travel. With footprints on all seven continents and over 70 countries, I bring to the table an unparalleled first-hand experience and comprehensive understanding of global destinations.

My wanderlust started in high school when I was an exchange student in Colombia. The vibrant cultures, distinct customs, and the taste of exotic foods ignited a passion in me to explore every corner of the world. I've been a travel advisor since 2016 for many globetrotters like you. My experience covers the full spectrum of travelers: solo adventurers, romantic couples, close-knit families, groups of friends, and larger groups.

I build private custom land tours that reveal the hidden gems of your destination, arrange yacht trips that let you sail in style, and book small to mid-size cruise ship sailings for that perfect balance between the intimate and the grand. I listen closely and recommend brands that are a good match for you, brands I know and trust.

My specialties are Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, Antarctica, Africa, and the picturesque South Pacific. I believe that every journey we undertake changes us in some ways. Travel is not just about visiting new places; it's about the experiences that broaden our horizons, shift our perspectives, and foster a deeper understanding of the world and each other.

As your travel agent, my goal is to create unforgettable travel experiences that match your personal interests and desires. Together, we'll craft itineraries that thrill, excite, and educate, giving you a vacation that is a window to the world. Are you ready for your next adventure? Let me take care of the details while you pack your bags and look forward to your next journey. I look forward to hearing from you.

Travel you'll talk about for years to come

Holding the biggest raw turquoise ever in Peru

Here's a testimonial from just one of my travelers. "Sue Painter is like your own personal travel concierge. She really knows the ins and outs of travel, especially international travel and goes above and beyond. I could go on and on, but really, check out her website and connect with her, because travel really does change your life."

Certificates & Awards

Client Reviews

Areas of expertise

Small Ship Cruises
Escorted Tours

Certificates & Awards

ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.It is the world's largest association of travel professionals.Our members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc.Expand your world.Go with the pros.
The Book with Confidence logo tells you that this Travel Advisor has direct access to comprehensive resources for safe and healthy travel, available at their discretion for sharing with clients.  This includes vetting the details on the health and safety protocols implemented by each travel provider in order to recommend the ideal itinerary for each client’s unique needs.
Princess Cruises Commodore Level Cruise Specialist
Certified Globus Tour Expert
Azamara World Academy


Rating: 5
17 reviews
94.12% Recommended
Short Cruise out of Miami
Reviewed By AKA - Durham, NC | Traveled to Miami ~ Florida ~ USA
Sue was very helpful booking our Virgin Cruise and got us the best deal available
Sue Painter responded
"I'm so glad that you enjoyed trying this cruise line, thank you for working with me. Sue"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Excellent Communication & Support
Reviewed By Kim K - Napa, CA | Traveled to Quebec ~ Canada
While my friend booked the cruise, working directly with Sue, I was able to experience the excellent communication and support that Sue provided after the booking was complete. While we didn't need her assistance, I felt like she cared and was there if we needed her.
Sue Painter responded
"Thank you, Kim. I enjoyed working with you and your friend."
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Reviewed By Cruise - Lakewood Ranch, FL | Traveled to Quebec City ~ Quebec ~ Canada
professional, knowledgeable,experienced,accessable, and responsive, in short great to work with
Sue Painter responded
"Thank you so much, Bill. I'm honored to have helped you two take your first trip in many years! Sue"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Some ports were disappointing
Reviewed By Traveling Grandma - Lakewood Ranch, FL | Traveled to Canada
Excellent! Reliable information, prompt responses to questions, helpful app that compiled the itinerary of each day.
Sue Painter responded
"I think we need a more adventurous itinerary for you next time, Maggie!"
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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Smooth sailing with Sue’s expertise
Reviewed By Dave and Mare - Bradenton, Florida | Traveled to Ireland ~ Europe
It’s in the details! Sue booked our pre cruise 3 night stay in Dublin Ireland. She had us right in the center of town near the Spire of Dublin where we could walk to attractions.
We embarked on Azamara’s Journey Ship for a 10 day cruise on this boutique ship - balcony room - a wonderful way to tour all of Ireland, as your belongings and bed are in one place as we cruised around the country of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Disembarking SouthHampton, she planned transportation to London, where Sue booked our post cruise stay, again, central to sites in walkable distances.
Pre-trip Sue spent time with us to plan excursions, so we were all set to travel with itinerary planned for enjoyable days each and every day.
Sue Painter responded
"I'm thrilled you enjoyed Ireland and London so much! "
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends.
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