Susanna Starr

member for over 6 years

Member Since:
Nov 2009

Susanna Starr is a well-traveled and published travel writer, photographer, entrepreneur, speaker and artist. She holds a degree in philosophy from Stony Brook State University of New York. She is IFWTWA Regional Membership coordinator (RMC)) for Oaxaca & Mexican Caribbean, Mexico. She is A Contributing Editor at FWT Magazine: food wine travel. Susanna has over twenty years experience in the hospitality business as owner of Rancho Encantado, an eco-resort and spa in Mexico. She lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Susanna is the author of two books: Fifty and Beyond: New Beginnings in Health and Well-Being, AND Our Interwoven Lives with the Zapotec Weavers: An Odyssey of the Heart, both published by Paloma Blanca Press. Recent publications include: Soul of Travel Magazine; City Room; Examiner; Your Life is a Trip, JPG Magazine, FWT Magazine: food wine travel, City Room Publishing Group & Global Writes Magazine. Her social media includes: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tripatini, and more. 

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Published Books

Fifty and Beyond: New Beginnings in Health and Well-Being

Although not a travel book, per se, Fifty and Beyond instills inspiration to keep traveling well into one’s elder years. A non-authoritarian approach to fitness and well-being, aimed especially at […]
http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Beyond-Beginnings-Health-Well-Being/dp/0972008446

OUR INTERWOVEN LIVES WITH THE ZAPOTEC WEAVERS: An Odyssey of the Heart

OUR INTERWOVEN LIVES WITH THE ZAPOTEC WEAVERS: An Odyssey of Heart celebrates American entrepreneur and gallery owner Susanna Starr’s forty years of working with the Zapotec weavers of the Oaxaca […]
http://susannastarr.com/my-new-book-is-now-available/

Published Articles (20)

Revisiting Victoria House, a Luxury Vacation Resort on Belize’s Ambergris Caye


Every once in a while you happen upon a vacation destination that will fill your expectations and then go beyond them. While many resorts have wonderful facilities, including fine restaurants […]

My Home Town: Taos, New Mexico


With majestic mountains, from Wheeler Peak to the valley of Taos where the town lies nestled, from the rivers and streams to the awe-inspiring gorge, the sculptural mesas and long […]

Central America’s Mayan Jewel


Why visit Honduras?…….although many travelers are familiar with the Caribbean island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras and the spectacular ruins of Copan on the opposite side of the […]

This Year’s Buying Trip to the Village and More


Having just returned from a visit to the weaving village, the images are strong in my mind. For some time my family of three grown children have been talking about […]

NEW Hotel a new, hip boutique hotel in Athens, Greece


Everyone who loves to travel will probably, at one time or another, make it to one of the premier travel destinations of the western world, Athens, Greece. Here, the evidence […]

Truly be here now, in Greece


We recently returned from a trip to Greece where we found that re-connection to our shared Western heritage. While there we found ourselves thrown back into ancient history as well […]

The Phoenix, laid back luxury on Ambergris Caye, Belize


Arriving by one of the many boats that operate between various resorts on the sun-kissed island of Ambergris Caye, off the mainland of Belize, we were deposited at the sunny […]

A magical Greek island, Alonissos


Because of the beauty and abundance of the Greek Islands, it’s difficult to focus on each individual one but this article will do just that. Alonissos, the third and most […]

Esencia Estate


Luxury and tranquility in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. See page 12/13

Greece – from ancient philosophers to modern jetsetters


Visiting Greece is a popular fantasy. The lure of the magnificent colors of the Aegean, dotted with the hundreds of different islands, drenched in sunlight reflecting off the stark white […]

Esencia Estate, luxury and tranquility in Mexico’s Riviera Maya


Riviera Maya is stunning with its super luxurious hotels built along one of the most beautiful strips of beach on the Yucatecan coastline. But, there was a time, not so […]

Luxury stay in the land of the Garifuna, Hopkins Bay Resort, Belize


In a world where many of us regularly carry electronic devices that have replaced the day-planner previously used to help keep our lives on track, there are still some places […]

Robert’s Grove Beach Resort – Caribbean luxury in Placencia, Belize


This condo style resort hotel has something for everyone. Located on one of the exquisite pristine Caribbean beaches in newly developing Placencia, Robert’s Grove Beach Resort is the perfect vacation […]

Chabil Mar, Placencia, Belize, Central America – an exclusive boutique resort


If your dream vacation holds visions of palm trees softly swaying on a stretch of pristine, white sand beach on the shores of the Caribbean waters, as does mine, this […]

Hacienda Los Laureles – charming boutique hotel outside of Oaxaca, Mexico


Because the city of Oaxaca has become so very popular in recent years with both Mexican national and international tourists, the city itself has become a lot busier. Although still […]

Grand Velas ultra luxury on Mexico’s Riviera Maya


An attractive and gracious concierge checked us into our luxury suite overlooking the intense turquoise colors of the Caribbean Ocean. We had arrived at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. As the […]

The Mystery of the Maya


In the nineteen seventies, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico was just becoming accessible to the foreign traveler. Roads from Mexico City led to the Spanish colonial city of Merida, once […]

The soul of the marketplace – Pochote Market, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico


Going to any town in Mexico you will somehow find yourself at an outdoor market. Large cities have permanent markets with stalls set up for vendors who rent the spaces […]

Riviera Maya North America’s New Riviera


The designation Riviera Maya is a fairly recent one. For many years, even after the advent and development of Cancun, then Playa del Carmen and finally Tulum, this magnificent stretch […]

The Turtle Dance of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico


The temperature reading on the bank clock, as we passed by on our way north to the Taos Pueblo, registered 6 degrees. We were on our way to the Turtle […]

Global Writes (5)

Esencia Estate, Luxury and Tranquility in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Esencia Estate resort and spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico Riviera Maya is stunning with its super luxurious hotels built along one of the most beautiful strips of beach on the Yucatecan coastline. But there was a time, not so very long ago, when all that was to be seen was undifferentiated […]

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A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul. Nizuc Resort and Spa, Luxury in Cancun Mexico

“A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul.” To Nizuc’s exquisitely expressed description, I would only offer “an experience in beauty.” The location was originally a vacation home for one of the previous presidents of the Republic of Mexico during the early days of development on the small but breathtakingly beautiful peninsula […]

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A Farm to Fork Revival: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm in Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

Farm land has been disappearing rapidly in Albuquerque's North Valley in the last few years. New high-end residential development is taking its place. Matt Rembe and family, owners of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, are doing something about it…

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Mis Recuerdos, My Memories, of Oaxaca

It's been more than 35 years that I've been living and working in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and in the small outlying villages. Most of my work with the weavers, both buying and designing pieces that will be sold in my New Mexico gallery, is done in a small Zapotec weaving village outside of Oaxaca.

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Riviera Maya – North America’s “New Riviera”

The designation “Riviera Maya” is a fairly recent one. For many years, even after the advent and development of Cancun, then Playa del Carmen and finally Tulum, this magnificent stretch of beach along Mexico's Caribbean coast, was little explored.

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