Susan J. Young
A veteran of more than 250 ocean, river and expedition cruises, Susan J. Young serves as senior contributing editor for the Pavlus Travel Blog. A highly experienced journalist and travel writer, she's traveled to more than 80 countries and covered all aspects of travel -- cruises, airlines, tours, resorts/hotels, travel insurance and destinations. During her career, Young's articles have appeared in the Sunday Times of London,, AAA Carolinas, Travel Agent magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life, multiple airline inflight magazines,,, Florida Living, Porthole, the Ledger (a New York Times-owned publication in Lakeland, FL), and many other publications. Currently, Young serves as senior contributing editor-cruises for Questex Media's trade-focused, Luxury Travel Advisor and Previous gigs include Southeastern U.S./Florida bureau chief for Travel Agent magazine; director of public relations-marketing for US Airways; aviation freelance writer for a McGraw-Hill Aviation Week Group publication; and newspaper reporter for the Lancaster Sunday News and Lebanon Daily News, both in PA. Young previously won the B. F. Goodrich Award as "Journalist of the Year" as judged by the U.K.'s Royal Aeronautical Society.
Water sports unfold from the marina of SeaDream Yacht Club's ships. Photo by SeaDream Yacht Club

Customizing Your Trip: 10 Easy Ways – Part 2

Creating the “perfect” vacation is all about matchmaking. While no two vacations are like, more importantly, people aren’t “cookie cutter” either. So, what’s the best approach for customizing your trip? First, select the right vacation match — one that’s dovetails …