Susan D Lanier-Graham

Susan Lanier-Graham is a freelance travel journalist based in Arizona. She holds degrees from the University of Maryland and Regis University in Denver. Susan has been writing professionally for more than two decades, specializing in travel and food. She has contributed hundreds of articles to print publications across the country and writes frequently for online sites.

Susan's work has appeared in such publications as AAA Highroads, AOL Travel, Phoenix Home & Garden, Uptown Magazine, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, So Scottsdale!, Go Gilbert!, View Highlife, Design & Architecture, Cowboys & Indians, Western Horseman, American Cowboy, Steamboat Magazine, Rosewood Magazine, Rocky Mountain News, Fox News Travel. She has authored and co-authored more than 75 textbooks and guidebooks. She contributes to travel radio programs for Travel Planners Radio and The Insider Mag Radio Program. She is a luxury travel writer for and regular contributor to Luxe Beat Magazine.

Susan currently writes about life's "wow" moments - around the world or across the street - at

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Published Articles

Culinary Adventures: 6 great local international cuisine delights

by — Go Dine! – Go Gilbert! August 2011. Dining out should be a way to explore the heart and soul of a community. Fortunately, the East Valley is diverse and offers […]
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Winter Wonderland: Snow brings out the best in Greer

by — AAA Highroads – Nov/Dec 2011. Greer is known as the town at the end of the road. While it does sit at the end of State Highway 373 in Arizona’s […]
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Phoenix in 5…

by — Being as it’s in the Sonoran desert and gets more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the area around Phoenix is aptly nicknamed the Valley of the Sun. Known […]
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Food Files: What’s Brewing

by — So Scottsdale – October 2011. Local craft breweries in the Scottsdale area offer great new choices in beer.
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Visiting London in Royal Style

by — View Highlife – Feb/March 2008. London is a city known for royalty. Even here in the US we are fascinated with the kings and queens and princes and princesses of […]
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Go Dine: A Slice of Heaven

by — Go Gilbert! – November 2011. Go Dine: A Slice of Heaven: Pies Just Like Grandma Use to Make!
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5 Best Photo Opportunities in Flagstaff

by — AOL Online. Flagstaff, Ariz.., is situated at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks, which rise to heights of more than 12,000 feet. With its natural beauty and rich cultural […]
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Go Dine: Going Downtown

by — Go Gilbert! – October 2011. Going Downtown: Downtown Gilbert and Chandler dining spots.
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Flagstaff with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by — AOL Online. Flagstaff is a mountain town in northern Arizona, rich in natural beauty and culture and an ideal place for family vacations. With a little planning, trips to Flagstaff […]
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Charming Stays: Molly Butler Lodge

by — AAA Highroads. Nov/Dec 2010. One hundred years ago, Molly Butler and her husband opened a lodge in Greer. In exchange for helping out with daily chores, hunters, fishermen and visitors […]
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Charming Stays: Ocatilla at Arizona Biltmore

by — AAA Highroads. Sept/Oct 2010. There’s just something magical about what Frank Lloyd Wright helped create at Arizona Biltmore. It’s timeless and feels relevant even in its 80th year.Today, Frank Lloyd […]
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Unforgettable Spa Experience: Agave, the Arizona Spa

by — Agave, the Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona definitely claims a place on my top ten list, thanks to a day of unique spa experiences I had […]
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Unforgettable Spa Experience: Aroma Spa at Esencia Estate

by — My visit to Esencia Estate on Mexicos Mayan Riviera filled me with wonder. My spa treatment there, the Ritual Ix Chel, was one of my all-time top spa treatments.
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Exploring Street Markets in Taiwan

by — On my recent visit to Taiwan, I was amazed at how much a role food plays in the local culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in the many street […]
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It’s all about chocolate: a healthy superfood

by — Chocolate is called the food of gods for a reason. There’s something seductive about the rich dark texture. Then, take a bite and the flavor comes alive in your mouth […]
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All Hail the Queen Mary and Long Beach, California

by — AAA Highroads. May/June 2011. Seventy-five years ago, the luxurious RMS Queen Mary embarked on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. The greatest ocean liner ever built at that time, the […]
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Three must-have finds for travelers

by — I recently found three great items that are perfect for travelers: the RockBoom keychain speaker, a Pashmina scarf from Pashmina Ladies, and a themed journal thats ideal for tracking your […]
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Top Can’t Miss Experiences in Phoenix, Arizona

by — Got Saga Blog. Phoenix is a fascinating city with things to do from the desert to the ballroom. Known for its fine resorts, great spas, world-class golf, and every kind […]
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Paulette Beverly Hills creates little Parisian macaroons

by — Paulette Beverly Hills was one of those finds that brought a smile to my face. Just a short walk from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, I wandered across a little […]
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