Bougie Travel.

No planning.

WE CURATE EPIC LUXE EXPERIENCES — KEEPING YOUR PINKY FINGER UP —

Travel around the world without the fuss

The idea of traveling is exhilarating. Planning an out-of-this-world experience, on the other hand, can take the wind right out of your sails.
Up in the Air Life is a luxury travel company that handles the planning for you. We design and lead lavish group trips that invite you to submerge your senses in local culture alongside travelers as eager to unwind as you are.
Looking for a custom plan just for your group? We do that, too.
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WE MEAN IT —

Getting away is this easy.

1

Schedule a call.

Jump on a call with our founder, Claire, so she can get the ball rolling.

2

Make a decision.

Based on our conversation, our team will custom-pick a few trips we think you'd love to join.

3

Board the plane.

We'll handle all the details prior to your trip, and our American guide will take the lead once you arrive.

Browse destinations or dive right into a call.
WE’VE DESIGNED UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES ALL OVER THE WORLD —

Explore our most popular trips.

Ghana

Take a deep dive into West African history during this 8-day luxe journey that explores the best there is to offer in Accra, Cape Coast, and Volta.

Egypt

Experience the world's first great civilization on a trip of a lifetime. From the Giza Pyramids to the famous Sphynx, we'll explore Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan on a 12-night cruise down the Nile.

Greece

Filled with grandiose, this trip starts with a four-night stay at one of the Leading Hotels of the World and Cognac’s first luxury property and ends in Champagne with our own Champagne connoisseur.

Croatia

A private mega-yacht makes this experience ultra-luxe. Sunbathe during the day and party on our quadruple deck boat all night long as you explore Croatia in style during this 8-day, all-fun excursion.

South Africa

This 11-day South African adventure includes 5-star accommodations, cooking classes, a helicopter tour, and an award-winning safari where we'll meet the must-see list of Africa's fauna, the big five!

France

Filled with grandiose, this trip starts with a four-night stay at one of the Leading Hotels of the World and Cognac’s first luxury property and ends in Champagne with our own Champagne connoisseur.

WHERE WILL YOU UNWIND?

Keep browsing at your leisure, or schedule a call for guidance.
WHO PLANS YOUR TRAVEL MATTERS, A LOT —

Meet the heart behind your trip.

Up in the Air Life founder and CEO, Claire Soares, was recognized as one of the six most influential black women in the travel industry and as a Top Black Travel Leader from the Inaugural Airbnb list. Read more about Claire.
BUT, SERIOUSLY —

No more excuses.

If you’re like most people who work as hard as you do, you find yourself dying to get away, but fighting a few reservations that hold you back.
Want us to help you shut them down? Don’t mind if we do…
“I want to really travel, but planning a truly immersive trip is overwhelming.”
We cover all the details — not just obvious things like booking your flights, making your reservations, and keeping you safe, but also hand-selecting experiences that excite your senses and stir your soul. All you have to do is show up — literally.
“None of my crew wants to go where I want to go.”
Who could you be if you were answering to no one but yourself? Most of our travelers join our trips on their own , and at least a third of them book their next trip with us within about a year.
“I could get into a little pampering, but my budget is more ‘first-class’ than ‘private jet.'”
Luxury travel with reasonable pricing is our thing. And, we don’t cut corners. We’re talking Michelin restaurants, xxxx thread count sheets, and private yachts, but at group prices with a network of vendors around the world who adore our travelers.
So, travel far. Be safe. Let go —
Looking for a custom plan just for your group? We do that, too.
THE MOST COMMON THING WE HEAR POST TRIP IS, “WHERE SHOULD WE GO NEXT?”

A few words from our travelers.

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Travel without limits.

From a luxurious jaunt to the Caribbean to an once-in-a-lifetime quest to Antarctica – we’ve got you.

Pick your destination.

With the world at your fingertips, it can be hard to choose.

Let's dream together.

SOMEONE NEDS TO HEAR THIS —

You deserve it.

We don’t say this lightly. Our trips attract the kind of professionals who are killing it on the daily. And, while that’s commendable — no one can keep up that pace forever. So, let your hair down.
Come back rejuvenated and ready to slay.