John Clifford


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent John Clifford
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Clifford has been designing memorable moments for LGBTQ clients for more than three decades. Recently, he's been focused on island travel, like the trip he planned for clients to Playa Grande, in the Dominican Republic, which included a sunrise breakfast in the jungle, humpback-whale watching, and ocean kayaking. For another family who had suffered the loss of a loved one, he curated a special visit to coastal Papagayo and Arenal in Costa Rica so they could connect with nature and safely enjoy a much needed break and time to heal. "Throughout the difficult time," he says, "it reminded me what we do is much, much more than simply sell exotic getaways and unique experiences."

Additional Specialties: Destination Celebrations and Multi-Generational Travel

Languages Spoken: English and French

Minimum Daily Spend: From $500 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: $150 per day

Contact Info | 619-299-2359 | San Diego


"Knowing my sensibility as an interior designer to all things beautiful and artistic, John arranged an extraordinary trip to Trancoso and Rio de Janeiro, followed by Buenos Aires. The arts, music, and natural habitat are a wonderland of inspiration, and I came home with fascinating pieces of art and vivid memories. John's attention to detail and communication were professional and personal; and a highlight was an invitation to attend an exclusive New Year's Eve party in Rio, high above Copacabana overlooking the millions of celebrants on the beach below. With the amount of traveling I do, I'm very appreciative of John Clifford's expertise every step of the way." – Keith B.

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