Claire Hearn

Claire Hearn

Stray Dog Travel , an independent affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Carolina Beach, NC United States

I genuinely appreciate your interest and promise to give you the same level of attention to detail that I'd give to planning a trip for my own family!

In the past year, I have arranged trips to all parts of the United States and the rest of the World, including Italy, France, Great Britain, Mexico, various parts of Africa, Japan, The Maldives, The Caribbean, The islands of Hawaii as well as to Costa Rica, Disneyland, New Zealand, trips to go Leaf Peeping, sports team itineraries and rock bands on US tours!

I specialize in crafting individual trips and family vacations as well as group and multi-family reunions or gatherings. I can offer a full vacation service - trains, planes, cars, private and group tour operators as well as hotel, villas, travel insurance, spa and theatre bookings, excursions and any special needs or arrangements - nothing is to big or too small to be included!

I also have several long-term business clients whose personal travel needs I facilitate and even manage some of their business events.

My area of specialty is building premium unique vacations for families which fit your budget. Year round travel in the States, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe France, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Turkey) or even further afield (The Maldives, Africa and India).

I am able to leverage the fact that I’m from the UK, have traveled extensively in the States and Mexico as well as having worked and traveled across Europe organizing events and visiting some of Europe’s elite hotels and spas for almost 20 years. As well as the major attractions, I offer the experiences and restaurants that only the locals know about. If your itinerary involves multiple destinations, I’ll help you plan so that you can focus on having the time of your lives and manage all of the logistics and minimize the transfers so that you have a hassle free holiday.

Think of me as your travel personal trainer. If you have a broad idea, tell me what you want and let me develop a really unique itinerary. Want to use miles for flights? No problem. Change your mind and want to spend another day at that spa? Easy. Want to look for a new sports experience that you’ve never tried with the kids, a private tour of Parliament, or a family cooking class on the Amalfi coast? How about a search for that elusive leopard on a private wildlife reserve? I can offer ideas and hands-on advice. And if you’re starting from the other end of the spectrum and you know you need a break but aren’t sure where, let me come up with two or three really different ideas that will change the way you think of a vacation.

Destination Specialties

  • Rwanda
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Cuba
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United States - Alaska
  • Mexico
  • United States - Hawaii
  • Greece
  • Tanzania
  • China
  • Japan


  • Adventure
  • Independent Tours
  • Safari
  • Food & Wine
  • Ocean Cruising


  • French
  • German


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