Susan Barone - Founder and President

Susan, the founder and President of InStyle Vacations, is always on the lookout for the next new travel trend, and it’s a mission that takes her to many destinations around the world. With an open mind and up to date research on market trends she looks for and assesses firstly, something unique in a hotel or destination; secondly, the experience it can bring to the clients; and lastly, the overall culture and diversity of the entire vacation providing memories of a lifetime. “Everyone wants to know where the next big destination will be and they want to be the first to experience it. Plan a family reunion, be pampered at a luxurious spa, plan a surprise romantic getaway with your own private beach, plan a picnic lunch in Paris, perhaps an African Safari…… There are many incredible opportunities with new places to be experienced.”

Susan loves the excitement of new places, making new friends and experiencing different cultures. She loves to get away from the tourist spots and learn about a destination from a local’s standpoint.

After returning from some time off to raise her children, Susan experienced first hand the change happening in the Travel Industry. “People were traveling with a purpose. Clients want an experience not just a vacation.” Susan had a vision to supply this growing demand in the Travel Industry and so, with much motivation and passion InStyle Vacations was born.

Susan has been in the Travel Industry since 1984 and during her career has worked for some of the largest, well known and respected Canadian Tour Operators. In these companies she gained a great deal of experience in many different capacities: Operations, Sales & Marketing, Product Training and Area Sales Manager. Susan also has a wealth of experience in the retail area of travel working as a full-time Senior Travel Specialist with Cianfarani Travel. During this time she was influential in growing the Honeymoon and Destination Wedding division for Cianfarani Travel and coordinated very successful information events, media events and tradeshows in collaboration with various Tourist Boards and Tour Companies/Hotels. Susan has been the recipient of many prestigious top sales awards from various luxury hotels and tour companies throughout her successful career.

Favourite destination: In the winter months it would be the islands of Turks and Caicos and Anguilla and in the spring/summer months, Italy, France and the Greek Islands.
Favourite food: I have a weakness for sweets and chocolate.
Next place to visit: I have on my radar to experience Argentina and Brazil.
Trapped on a desert island with…. Brad Pitt
Favourite Movie: Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy…
Life Philosophy: Sometimes in life you need to make mistakes in order to learn and move forward.
Something people would never guess about you: Between the ages of 13-16years I did photography and runway modeling.

Testimonials

My Travel Posts
Susan Barone of InStyle Vacations and Sterling Travel Services visits Italy Susan Barone of InStyle Vacations and Sterling Travel Services visits Italy
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Susan Barone shows off the back drop of this beautiful wedding Susan Barone shows off the back drop of this beautiful wedding This place has it all, history, culture and authenticity all while in the lap of luxury, Contact us to get started for your trip of a lifetime.
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Susan Barone chats about the Castel Monastero Susan Barone chats about the Castel Monastero Famous for spectacular vacations and that unforgettable or event. Susan Barone says it has everything you need for a memorable wedding including a charming chapel
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by Susan Barone - Italy - Reply
Susan Barone interviews Pietro Grillo about the special Castel Monastero Susan Barone interviews Pietro Grillo about the special Castel Monastero This place is and incredible location for any special event and family vacation. Susan Barone says it also has everything you need for that unforgettable wedding, even its own charming chapel. Let us help you plan your special trip
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by Susan Barone - Italy - Reply
Whitewashed towns with magical boutique hotels Whitewashed towns with magical boutique hotels Beautiful florals and lemon trees surround this special hotel.
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by Susan Barone - Italy - Reply
Just another day in the life of vacationing in a beautiful villa Just another day in the life of vacationing in a beautiful villa This place is known for its authentic architecture allowing you to feel the emotion of Mexico
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by Susan Barone - Mexico - Reply
Magical spots Magical spots Are you ready to take that much needed vacation.  Rest and relaxation takes on a new meaning and will be one of the most important investments for ones well being.  Here are some great spots to consider
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by Susan Barone - Caribbean, - Reply
Magical spots Magical spots Are you ready to take that much needed vacation.  Rest and relaxation takes on a new meaning and will be one of the most important investments for ones well being.  Here are some great spots to consider by Susan Barone - Caribbean, - Reply
Exclusive locations Exclusive locations
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by Susan Barone - Jamaica, Jamaica - 1 Reply

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Private Villa Vacations Private Villa Vacations
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by Susan Barone - Jamaica, Jamaica - Reply
Informative interview with Serena Pignataro of the luxury Il Melograno resort Informative interview with Serena Pignataro of the luxury Il Melograno resort This place is famous for some of the best culinary experiences in Italy
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by Susan Barone - Bari, 13, Italy - Reply
Reset with healing vacations from around the world Reset with healing vacations from around the world All things
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A beautiful estate full of "Johnny Cash" memories throughout A beautiful estate full of "Johnny Cash" memories throughout The entrance to the Johnny Cash estate
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by Susan Barone - Jamaica, Jamaica - Reply
A magical night sky with a wonderous view, imagine A magical night sky with a wonderous view, imagine The view from one of the top spots in Calabria
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by Susan Barone - Reggio Calabria, 03, Italy - Reply
A sunny day for a bike ride A sunny day for a bike ride This place is great for exploring by Susan Barone - Italy - Reply
A sunny day for a bike ride A sunny day for a bike ride This place is great for exploring
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by Susan Barone - Italy - Reply
An elegant Medieval Village An elegant Medieval Village This place is excellent for its cuisine and has its own vineyard and wine cellar
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by Susan Barone - Italy - Reply
A beautiful spot for Weddings or elopements A beautiful spot for Weddings or elopements This place is famous for its beaches and European influence
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by Susan Barone - St Martin - Reply
A beautiful wedding in sunny Saint Martin A beautiful wedding in sunny Saint Martin Saint Martin is famous for its European influence and gorgeous beaches
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by Susan Barone - Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten - Reply
A famous historical building which can be used for events A famous historical building which can be used for events This place is famous for its haunting story
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by Susan Barone - Jamaica, Jamaica - Reply
Canadian Staycations have become popular Canadian Staycations have become popular This place is famous for its majestic backdrop and lakes
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by Susan Barone - Canada, 00, Canada - Reply
A beautiful spot for a getaway A beautiful spot for a getaway This place is famous for its sunsets
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by Susan Barone - Caribbean, - Reply
Susan Barone and the InStyle Vacations Team always put the client first and they always deal with great fairness, integrity and respect. Susan Barone and the InStyle Vacations Team always put the client first and they always deal with great fairness, integrity and respect. Susan Barone started in the Travel Industry as Junior Sales and Marketing at AlbaTours a.k.a.(Thomas Cook) in 1984. Today I’m very proud to see Susan Barone as President of InStyle Vacations: one of the best travel organizations in by Susan Barone - Reply
Family Vacation Family Vacation Welcome to the Meliá Cayo GuillermoNoted for its five star accommodation in Cayo Guillermo and its pretty walkway over the water with viewpoint and private shady cabins and beach named after Ernest Hemingway, the Meliá Cayo Guillermo is the ideal choice for fans of scuba diving, fishing and enjoying the beach and water with special offers for these activities, located in extraordinary pristine surroundings.
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by Susan Barone - Ciego De ávila, Cuba - Reply
Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort & Spa Royal Service Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort & Spa Royal Service All Inclusive, designed for adults only Luxury rooms with exclusive Luxury services Personalized service, exclusivity and privacy in ROYAL SERVICE Wide variety of gastronomic options Spacious lobby in the style of an indigenous village Located on the beachfront, overlooking a stunning coral reef Eco-resort in complete harmony with its surroundings Botanical garden and natural orchidarium Master Junior Suite and Garden Villas, with private swimming pool and direct access to the beach Fantastic Yhi Spa “Aguas de oro” with almost 2000 m2
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by Susan Barone - Holguín, Cuba - Reply