Travel is in Maybritt’s DNA. Early in Maybritt’s life, her mother worked as a travel advisor with a family friend who owned a travel agency. Thanks to this collaboration, she was able to cultivate a love of travel from a young age, exploring destinations from Copenhagen to Cape Town, and many places in between. Prior to entering the travel business, Maybritt worked for 13 years in the marketing industry at an advertising agency and at Callaway Golf. As an account manager, Maybritt honed the skills needed to become a successful travel advisor: planning, organization, attention to detail, and follow through.
In 2014, Maybritt Haeling joined lifelong friend, Courtney Regan, who had started in the travel industry two years prior. Together, they formed TravelStruck. They focus on creating unique travel experiences that truly transform. With a deep understand of the importance of travel, Maybritt works closely with Courtney to craft one-of-a-kind trips that create lasting memories for clients.
Not only does Maybritt have the personal experience of traveling to over 30 countries (and counting!) during her lifetime, but she also now has the experience of traveling with her husband and two children and loves to share all the personal tips she’s learned along the way with her clients as they venture around the globe with their families as well.
Maybritt has profound joy in sharing her love of travel with others. By helping her clients with all the painstaking details of a trip, Maybritt allows them to focus on the most important parts of travel — exploration, relaxation, immersion, connection, education, and building lifelong memories.
Window or Aisle? Aisle for long trips. Window for short trips.
Claim to Fame: I’m a planner. My friends call me “camp counselor,” as I’m always the organizer of our trips and fun times. Planning trips for my clients is my happy place!
Best Travel Memory: Some of my favorite travel memories are from when I was a child traveling with my family around the globe. I hope to instill the love of travel and create those same fond memories for my own children.
Favorite Destination: Wherever I’m going to next!
Go-to Travel Companion: My husband and two children. They are the best travel companions!
In My Carry-On: A wrap, book, water bottle, and my computer
Travel Tip: I always try to carry on my bags whenever possible. It makes life so much easier and cuts down on wasted time waiting on luggage.
Travel Mantra: Be flexible and don’t forget to laugh! Even the most well-planned trips are subject to unexpected travel occurrences — delays, bad weather, sickness. … Some of my favorite travel stories and funniest moments came out of unexpected hiccups on our trips.
Favorite Plane Snack: I once received a warm, fresh baguette on Swiss Air flight, which was heaven!
Hidden Talent: Baking. My parents own a Danish bakery in Northern California, and I have a serious sweet tooth!
Alma Mater: University of San Diego
What Talent Would You Most Like to Have? I’d love to have an incredible singing voice. I’m sure the patrons in the karaoke bars we visited in Japan would say the same!
Where Are You Happiest? Lake Tahoe
What Do You Value Most in a Friend? Humor, empathy, and loyalty
What Is Your Travel Extravagance? A great hotel!