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As often as possible, Kim is off the beaten path, tracking down more unique and beautiful corners of the earth, in style.

CTCo. is a boutique, retainer-based and referral-only luxury travel concierge service with a limited client roster. When the retainer model is not well-suited for client travels and needs, the company also has a trusted team of seasoned, affiliate agents who are recommended and plan amazing holidays for clients.

Founder Kimberly Gavin spent over a decade in New York City in finance and corporate operations, working with C-Suite executives. Now, with over eighty countries under her belt, she curates meticulous, bespoke travel itineraries for elite clients who chase the same standards of perfection in their leisure time. 

From a couple’s weekend getaway at a private villa to an adventurous family trip or even an intimate yacht charter, it’s her pleasure to customize, plan and execute the very best for a select number of clients. CTCo.’s affiliation with the luxury travel agency, SmartFlyer, affords clients complimentary amenities and the best available rates with five-star hotels and industry partners all over the world. 

Kim has booked over 1,000 journeys for CTCo. clients, each trip individually suited to the preferences and needs of those who are traveling

What’s your strategy to overcome jet lag?

I do my best to find longhaul flights that depart in the evening, so that I feel rested when I land no matter where I am in the world! What has worked well for me consistently is to push through the first full day and try to get plenty of sunlight to adjust as soon as possible to the local time-zone. One of my current favorite jetlag weapons is intermittent fasting to help my body clock adjust faster. And if I can fly on a Boeing 787, Airbus A380, or A350, that’s a big bonus and cuts down on the altitude effects, especially on really long flights!

What does your perfect vacation day look like?

My perfect vacation day would be a very lazy morning with a dip in some body of water or plunge pool, followed by a bucket-list activity – something I haven’t experienced before, then a long, delicious lunch and afternoon filled with a little cultural infusion and local flavor for wherever I am!