Whether you’re longing for Caribbean beach vibes, New Zealand vineyards, or a snowy Alps ski experience, we can plan it.
(This means you can stop asking your family and social media followers what you should do on vacation.)
"Wonderful to work with! Not only did they help plan, but also ensured the execution of all plans. Truly a business that does indeed care through their actions and not just their words. We plan on using HC again this year and have referred her to friends and family!"
And we'll handle every detail and every reservation from start to finish. All you need to do is pack your bags, get on a plane, and enjoy!
Whether you're looking to explore ancient ruins, go on a wildlife safari, or simply relax in a luxurious spa, we’ll craft the perfect itinerary for you. We research, reserve, and manage trips around the world, ensuring that every detail is taken care of.
home airport: iad
favorite destination to plan: hawaii. The islands never get old.
favorite hotel in the world: four seasons lanai
After a successful ten-year career working for a travel agency, I founded HC Travel Firm. As a collective, we’ve planned over 5,000 trips as an agency and acquired BE The Travel to expand further in April 2022.
I’m obsessed with the work I get to do, so step away from the dodgy Trip Advisor reviews, close your 17 tabs, pour yourself a Mai Tai, and watch how easy it becomes when you leave it to us.
HOME AIRPORT: BNA
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: ITALY, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: SIX SENSES LAAMU, MALDIVES
Baylee Draughon is the Director of Operations at HC Travel Firm, where she oversees all itinerary operations for our team of advisors. When she's not busy at work, Baylee loves nothing more than planning trips with her friends and family. She believes that travel is all about making memories with people that you love, which is why she enjoys crafting itineraries that are filled with fun and adventure.
Whether it’s snorkeling in the Caribbean, hiking in a National Park or finding the best local eats & shops, Baylee has an endless list of ideas for her next trip and yours!
HOME AIRPORT: BWI
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: grand hyatt kauai
Caitriona Coughlin joins our operations team, dedicated to fine-tuning our clients' itineraries and ensuring all details are accounted for.
Caitriona is poised to elevate our operations to new heights, just as a well-crafted itinerary combines adventure, relaxation, and culinary delights.
When she’s not working and traveling with Heather and her family, she is blessed with a large family that keeps her busy with 27 nieces and nephews!
HOME AIRPORT: CLT
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: SAFARIS OR GREECE
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: AMANJENA, MOROCCO
Ashley Theis is the queen of creating meaningful experiences as the owner of The Constant Wayfarer, her own travel brand. Ashley loves nothing more than planning trips that make all your stories start with, “Did I ever tell you about the time we went to...” She started her journey as a solo traveler in London and has since woven together incredible experiences for clients all over the world. Her passion for creating the experiences you dream of having leads her to execute some epic adventures in unique and unexpected locations. Whether you dream of a soul-searching trip full of wandering museums and people-watching in pubs or an all-out, everything imaginable experience with your closest friends or family, Ashley is excited to create the most luxurious and dream-worthy travel that creates the space for a lifetime of special moments and memories.
HOME AIRPORT: DTW
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: Italy and alaska
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: The Ashbee Hotel in Taormina
Caitlyn Gambino's expertise lies in adventure travel, personalized hiking recommendations, and making sure you have a unique and relaxing place to lay your head after a long day out exploring and immersing yourself in a destination. She has been planning travel for happy clients all over the world since 2013 and has personally traveled to 47 countries and counting.
She spends several months in Italy each year, so she can provide you with a trip that is expertly customized to you so that you won't miss a thing.
HOME AIRPORT: PHI
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: eastern europe
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: the st. regis, new york, new york
C.J. Rambler brings a profound healthcare background to her role, emphasizing the significance of well-being and the joy of exploration. Her transformation from a cherished long-term client into a travel advisor was a seamless transition, fueled by her sharp attention to detail and unwavering passion for travel. C.J.'s expertise ensures that each trip is meticulously curated with a focus on well-being and precision. Her in-depth knowledge of the all-inclusive sector and Europe shines through in the journeys she designs.
When she’s not working, she is playing golf and attending sporting events with her family!
HOME AIRPORT: ATL
FAVORITE DESTINATIONS TO PLAN: PORTUGAL, IRELAND, SCANDINAVIA
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: BANYAN TREE, MAYAKOBA
Ellie Friese-Cave is an enthusiastic Travel Advisor at HC Travel Firm, where she curates impeccable itineraries for our clients. After getting bit by the “travel bug” Ellie began taking her fervor for adventure and organization to build Ellie’s Travel Bug! Ellie gravitates to destinations offering the opportunity for adventure, wherever that may be for you. As an avid traveler and lover of history, cuisine and a good view, she specializes in crafting active itineraries that include activities like hiking, diving, foodie tours, and other cultural experiences. She curates itineraries that offer an opportunity to learn + connect with the incredible destinations you visit. Ellie spends her limited free time with her fur baby, Mogli, getting active, and exploring the cities + sites in whatever country she happens to be in. With her superb travel knowledge and unmatched ability to organize fun. she's an expert at planning the trip luxury adventurers dream of!
HOME AIRPORT: DSM
FAVORITE DESTINATIONS TO PLAN: The caribbean and europe
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: One&Only Mandarina
Passionate about crafting unforgettable romantic getaways, Kendra Wagner is a seasoned travel advisor specializing in luxury and romance travel. Since 2019, she has been dedicated to curating journeys that go beyond the ordinary, leaving you with lasting memories.
Joining HC Travel Firm in 2023, Kendra brings her expertise and love for crafting dream vacations to elevate the art of travel planning. With meticulous attention to detail, she ensures every aspect of your journey is flawlessly planned. What sets her apart is her genuine love for connecting with people. She believes in understanding your unique story and desires and creating trips that speak to your heart. Warm, friendly, and fun-loving, Kendra is not just an advisor; she's a trusted friend on your travel journey.
HOME AIRPORT: BOS
FAVORITE DESTINATIONS TO PLAN: NATIONAL PARKS ROAD TRIPS, ALASKA, ICELAND
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: BLANKET BAY
Leah DiMartino, “resident” explorer extraordinaire and Travel Advisor at HC Travel Firm. If being outdoors and exploring some of the “roads less traveled” is your thing, she’s your girl! Leah has a reputation for creating some of the most efficient and unexpectedly enjoyable trips for clients who want adventure.
As an avid traveler to many a National Park, she’s able to pick out some of the most worthwhile stops that you won’t find in any guidebook! She’s able to not only organize what can be daunting logistical details to make your travel easy and seamless, but also dial you into the most unique experiences. There is a whole big world out there to explore, let “how” and “where” be her worry, not yours!
HOME AIRPORT: DEN
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: THAILAND
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: LIZARD ISLAND, GREAT BARRIER REEF
Maddie Curlew is a travel advisor at HC Travel Firm, known for her passion for adventure and love of action-packed vacations. A self proclaimed thrill-seeker, Maddie is always on the lookout for new and exciting experiences to share with her clients. Whether it's bungee jumping in New Zealand, skydiving over the Grand Canyon, or white-water rafting in Costa Rica, Maddie has a knack for crafting high-octane itineraries that are sure to get your heart racing. Her extensive travel experience and insider knowledge allow her to create personalized trips that are tailored to her clients' specific interests and preferences.
With Maddie's help, you can plan the adventure you’ve always dreamed of and make memories that will last a lifetime.
HOME AIRPORT: BNA
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: COSTA RICA
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: AMANZOE GREECE
Maddy Baldwin is a passionate Travel Advisor at HC Travel Firm who has a deep love for exploration and adventure. When she's not working, Maddy enjoys disconnecting from technology and taking time to reflect and recharge through journaling.
Maddy has a unique ability to create personalized itineraries that cater to her clients' individual interests and preferences. She takes pride in her ability to design trips that allow her clients to truly disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in new cultures and experiences. Maddy's keen attention to detail and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction have made her a valuable asset to HC Travel Firm.
HOME AIRPORT: BNA
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: ITALY AND GERMANY
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: LUPAIA
Madison Starnes is a travel advisor at HC Travel Firm with a passion for creating unforgettable travel experiences for her clients. She has always loved exploring new places and immersing herself in different cultures, which led her to pursue a career in travel planning. Madison is particularly drawn to destinations that offer a mix of adventure, relaxation, and great food. She specializes in crafting itineraries that include activities like hiking, kayaking, and surfing, as well as opportunities to unwind at world-class spas or on idyllic beaches.
Madison is also a foodie at heart and enjoys discovering local eateries and trying new cuisines. With her extensive travel knowledge and keen eye for detail, Madison is committed to designing personalized trips that exceed her clients' expectations.
HOME AIRPORT: JAX
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: CROATIA
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: CHEVAL BLANC, ST. BARTHS
Megan Halberstadt is a Travel Advisor at HC Travel Firm, where she expertly designs US & worldwide travel that exceeds any and all expectations. Megan believes that travel is all about culture, dining, and adventure, which is why she flawlessly creates itineraries filled with all three! Megan is a long-time lover of travel on top of being a super homeschool, military mom of four and created MH Custom Travel because is passionate about simplifying the process for others to maximize their enjoyment and build memorable experiences.
On top of everything she’s proven capable of, she also executes some of the most luxurious and enjoyable Disney trips you’ll ever see. Her years of experience provide our clients with unique experiences and possibilities, the likes of which they come back to her for, time & again.
HOME AIRPORT: ATL
FAVORITE DESTINATION TO PLAN: AFRICA
FAVORITE HOTEL IN THE WORLD: DEPLAR FARM, ICELAND
Molly Gay is a talented Travel Advisor at HC Travel Firm and the innovator behind Molly Across the Map! As a passionate adventurer who loves exploring new destinations with years of experience in the travel industry, Molly has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to create amazing travel experiences for couples and families. She is known for her ability to create fun-filled itineraries that cater to the unique interests and preferences of each traveler. Whether her clients are looking for an outdoor adventure or a luxurious beach vacation, Molly knows just how to make it happen. With keen attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, her ability to create unforgettable vacations has made her a go-to resource for anyone looking to explore the world with their friends and loved ones.
Our goal is to create remarkable experiences that last for longer than an Instagram photo. Sound like what you're into?
We venture beyond the beaten path to uncover new destinations and experiences that our clients love.
To us, no detail is "little." We enjoy spoiling you with service, and love giving you exactly what you ask for (with a few special surprises thrown in). We know there's no value in a poorly planned or stressful vacation, and we know your time and money are precious.