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Distinguished Travel Hacker

For the Best Vacation Ever, Plan Like Grandma and Act Like a Teen

Travel tips from Coconut Cartel CEO Dani Zig to stay stress-free, safe, and supremely satisfied wherever you go next.

Dani Zig

Dani Zig

Source: Coconut Cartel

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And when we can again, we want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks, time-saving tips, and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel Hackers.

Dani Zig and her brother started Coconut Cartel in an unlikely way: smuggling coconuts back from the coastline of El Salvador to Miami Beach, then selling them to hotels and restaurants as a quirky treat. Quickly their branded coconuts became a flashy must-have around town. The pair went legit as importers, focusing on Central American products, before adding a custom spirit to the company’s portfolio: a single-origin Guatemalan rum aged in oak for as long as 12 years before being cut down to 80 proof with fresh coconut water.