Susan has been speaking to audiences about food, wine, travel, writing, and social media for more than two decades. She has a list of suggested speaking topics or can work with you to develop the ideal presentation for your group.

Wander Chat Series

Conversations & Libations with Susan Lanier-Graham, founder of Wander With Wonder.

Book Susan for an evening of inspiration, insight & conversation

In ages past, travelers came together at the end of the day to share stories, drinks, good food, and companionship. In that tradition, these Wander chats feature conversations about travel and culture while imbibing in local libations. World wanderer and journalist Susan Lanier-Graham leads each Wander chat.

Chats are a great value-add for your community, business, hotel, cruise, or event. Our discussions, in a lounge- or library-style setting, encourage discussion. In a world where people seek ways to connect with others and share authentic in-real-life experiences, this is an ideal opportunity for connections. Chats are best for about 20 guests.

Please email us to customize a chat for your audience.


Speaking Topics

If you have a group or gathering and want expert advice, an entertaining speaker, and the knowledge from a journalist and world traveler, contact us for details on how Susan can help guide your group with great food, wine, travel, writing, or research topics.

Writing and Research How-to Topics Available

  • Google That Sh*t—How to Find and Verify Anything Online
  • The 7 Most Catastrophic Press Trip Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (with 25 Best Tips for Success)
  • Working with Bloggers, Journalists and Influencers—and How to Know the Difference
  • Tools for Writers in the Digital Age
  • Interviewing to Connect: Best Tips for Capturing Your Subject
  • Sizzling Strategies for Organizing Press Materials—and How to Always Find What You Need Fast
  • How to Create a Sense of Place in Your Writing
  • Pitch Perfection: How to Pitch Anything
  • Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Rainbows: Surviving and Thriving in the Digital Age
  • How to Be a Freelance Travel Writer
  • Book Publishing for Beginners

Inspirational Topics Available

Susan has a number of inspirational speeches, or she can work with you to create the best speaking topic for your audience. Some inspirational topics include:

  • Journeys to Transform Your Life
  • Connecting on the Road: How Travel Changes You
  • Creating Wow Moments in Travel
  • How Travel Can Save Your Life
  • Deep Travel: Connections on the Road
  • 10 Truths I Learned from Travel
  • Kick the Bucket List: Authentic Travels

Travel How-to Topics Available

  • Top Secrets to the Best Hotel Amenities
  • 7 Stellar Secrets to Spa Like a Pro
  • Chardonnay, Cabernet, Rosé—Oh My! An Unintimidating Wine Primer
  • Culture, Customs and Cuisine: Navigating Restaurants Around the World
  • The Ultimate 48 Hours in…
  • How to Choose the Right Cruise for You
  • Creating a Bucket List Travel Experience
  • Best Travel Hacks
  • Cultural Manners When You Travel to…
  • And More…

Speaking Engagements

Susan has been speaking and training for more than 25 years. Here are some of her appearances:

  • “Pitch Perfection: Pitching Brands, Magazines, DMOs, and More” — Annual Conference, International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, Santa Fe, November 2019
  • “Wow Moments on Rivers and Rails” — Travel Leaders Rivers & Rails Presentation with Rocky Mountaineer and Viking River Cruises, Detroit, September 2018
  • “Wow Moments on Rivers and Rails” — Travel Leaders Rivers & Rails Presentation with Rocky Mountaineer and Viking River Cruises, Minneapolis, August 2018
  • “Publishing in 2016: Food, Wine & Travel Writing in a Changing World” International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, National Conference, San Diego, October 2016
  • “Lessons Learned: Conversations with Renowned Wine Leaders” — International Wine Tourism Conference, Barcelona, Spain, April 2016
  • “Creating a Luxury Wine Experience” — International Wine Tourism Conference, Champagne, France, April 2015
  • “How to Be a Successful Travel Writer” — Circles of Learning, Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Scottsdale, AZ
  • “Research for Writers” — From the Heart Romance Writers and Desert Rose RWA
  • “Trends, Techniques, and Technicalities of Writing”— Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • “A Writer's Workshop: Magazine Writing” — Colorado Northwestern Community College

Email us for more information or to schedule Susan as a speaker.

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