Founder: Hilda Hacoobei    

Business Name: M&H Distinctive Journeys


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Tells Us About Your Business: 

We are here to take the hassle out of planning your much deserved trips. Whether it’s a family or group vacation, a celebration onboard a cruise ship, or a girlfriend spa getaway, we have the industry knowledge to find the perfect match with your wants, desires, and budget in mind. We realize the choices on the internet are overwhelming, so we help you save time by planning your vacation. We do all the research and booking for you (including activities and restaurant reservations), and suggest amazing experiences which you can bring back as souvenir. Traveling is not only a catalyst for gaining new perspectives, it’s truly a necessity. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones, recharge, get inspired, and, hopefully, give back.

Founder's Journey: 

Have you ever had one of those moments when you felt like you just had to get away to clear your head so you could get out of a funk? That’s exactly how I felt 14 years ago when I booked my first Alaska trip with a travel agent. I had no idea what to expect, but I knew I absolutely had to get away. Not only did I fall in love with Alaska, but I came back as a new person filled with hope and perspective. That trip was the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

When I came back, my daughter Michelle and I decided to start a travel business because we realized that people are too busy to do all the arduous research and planning for a memorable vacation. We also decided to put meaning behind our work by using our company as a platform to advocate for children in need, animals in the wild, and our precious environment. We lovingly donate a portion of our income to organizations who are out there to make a positive change.

What are the 3 biggest tips you would give women? 

  1. Don’t believe someone else’s negative opinion of you. When you stay aligned with your higher self, the rest truly does not matter.

  2. Everything is relative. Appreciate what you have instead of worrying and stressing about what’s lacking.

  3.  Travel more!

Founder Trait I was Born With:

My love for children, animals, and nature, and a willingness to make a positive impact as much as possible.

Fav Female: 

Right now, Meghan Markle. She had the confidence and boldness to date a royal. Many women would have probably thought they wouldn’t be good enough, pretty enough, or worthy enough to be the prince’s bride, but she had enough self-respect, self-actualization, and resolve to not only become his bride but also push the boundaries and dare to be her authentic self.

Tell us something few people know: 

Adding a teaspoon of Clorox to the fresh cut flower vase will make them last a lot longer!