KC HOPPE, Owner & Travel Designer
As a young child, I used to play hotel with my neighbor. We’d check in guests (our extensive stuffed animal collection) into various rooms of the house, deliver room service, and serve them dinner. I guess the travel bug hit me early. I’ve worked in all aspects of the business from luxury hotels and tour operators to running my own sales and marketing consulting firm for international travel companies. I’ve been fortunate throughout my life to have traveled extensively around the world, but even luckier to have built a long-running career in the travel industry. I lived and worked in France for three years following college and took every opportunity to explore. I have made amazing friends in this business and I’m passionate about travel. I’ve been to six of the seven continents (yes, Antarctica is on my list) and I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with my family, friends, and clients.
I live in Alameda, CA (a small island across the bay from San Francisco) with my husband, son and three dogs. I love to explore near and far and when I’m at home I enjoy hiking, biking, reading, yoga and lots of movies!