The World Is Her Office : Claire Soares



Sometimes we just want to indulge in the finer things in life. High thread count sheets, higher quality foods, fancy spa treatments, and luxury travel destinations. Would you agree? I think we all can.






Claire Soares has taken the travel game to another level with her amazing luxury travel company, Up in the Air Life (UITAL). Claire realized that there was a need for more luxurious travel itineraries and experiences for people of color, so UITAL was born in November 2013. The company focuses on creating social adventures for working professionals who crave epic experiences.




UITAL has trips that span the globe- from multiple continents in Africa, Croatia, Thailand, Seychelles, and Cuba. It allows you to pick your own travel poison so to speak. Want a trip that is tailored to wine and culinary experiences? They have it. What about history and culture? You’re covered. From luxe life, world wonders, and even yachting, there is something for everyone with UITAL.



Claire left her high paying job last year as a Sales Engineer for a Fortune 500 technology company and moved from Oakland, CA to Playa del Carmen, MX to continue to run UITAL and there are no signs of slowing down. UITAL offers international options as well as local events throughout the U.S. With a Facebook group that has over 20,000 members, or “Lifers” as they are affectionately known, you are bound to meet some new travel companions.


Listen to our second installment to learn about a bold woman taking risks that are clearly making waves in the travel industry. Full interview HERE.

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