Luxury Ventures Travel combines personalized service with dedication and passion to create tailor made travel plans to go beyond expectations. Our exclusive access and partnerships around the globe allow us to specialize in exceptional experiences.

Why Travel?

Life is all about experiences and the one thing that we buy and is guaranteed to make us richer is travel. We have assistance in every other part of our lives, so why wouldn’t we seek knowledge and expertise when planning a trip which is so valuable to us? Travel allows us to be open to new perspective, personal growth and an enriched life that includes balance. What an incredible honor it is to take a meaningful part in planning tailor-made trips for our clients in turn allowing them and their loved ones to embark on new and unforgettable adventures together.

Get To Know Our Founder

  • Currently Resides In: Aliso Viejo, CA

  • Previous Places Lived: Chicago, IL & Scottsdale, AZ

  • Must Have Items in My Travel Bag: Pashmina, eye mask, journal, a good book, Smith’s lip balm, Repechage hydrating facial mist, portable charger, Belvita granola bars and wintergreen Altoids.

  • Top Travel Reads: Virtuoso Life, AFAR, Peter Greenbergs ‘Travel Detective’ & Forbes Travel.

  • Favorite Travel Apps: Axus, WhatsApp, Uber, XE currency, Zagat, All Trails, Speak & Translate.

  • Favorite Trips: Dolomites, Italy, New Zealand & South Africa

  • What’s Next? East Africa, Greece & Patagonia

  • Most Memorable Travel Experience: Sleeping in Nelson Mandela’s previous bedroom at The Nelson Mandela Reconciliation Center at the Shambala Private Game Reserve in South Africa.

  • Favorite International Hotels: Velaa Private Island in Maldives, Four Seasons Bali at Sayan & Singita Lebombo in Kruger National Park.

  • Favorite US Hotels: Baccarat Hotel in Manhattan, NY, Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ & The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, MT.

  • When Traveling Domestically: I bring my little travel companion when I can,  Skyla Monroe, my maltese poodle, she does very well on the plane & easily adapts to being in new places. I can be a great resource when it comes to traveling with your pet and knowing the right pet friendly places.

  • Preferred Cuisine: Any local and authentic cuisine, I have a broad palate and feel it is important to try things at least once. I prefer a place with an energetic atmosphere, open kitchen, communal tables and shared plates. I think this is the most unique way to experience food in a destination while immersing yourself in the food culture. I love Mediterranean & my favorite local dining spot is Cleo at The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood.

  • Top of My Bucket List: Galapagos Islands. The thought of snorkeling with sea lions, visiting hidden beach coves, hiking dormant volcanoes, strolling alongside penguins and blue footed boobies is incredibly intriguing to me. This is a destination that combines my love for animals, wildlife and nature.

  • Words That Describe the Affect Travel Has on Me: Enlightens, Ignites, Purpose, Gratitude, & Pure Happiness

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”


About Victoria Zindell – Owner & Luxury Travel Advisor

Victoria grew up in Chicago, IL & later moved west to Scottsdale, AZ to begin her undergrad at Arizona State University. Here she began her career in the travel industry as a hotelier, representing some of the finest & most highly acclaimed hotels in the world. Through these unique experiences Victoria was led to her ultimate career path as a Luxury Travel Advisor. With her passion for travel & incredible attention to detail, planning tailor-made travel for others as her livelihood seem to be a natural fit.

As a woman who loves to travel near & afar, Victoria feels that travel opens us up to new perspective, provides personal growth and offers individuals an enriched life that includes much needed balance in our everyday busy lives. She takes incredible pride in her work & believes it is a distinct honor to be a meaningful part of the unforgettable adventures her clients and their loved ones embark on together.

Ms. Zindell began the Millennials in Travel chapter in Phoenix/Scottsdale which has helped to bring likeminded professionals together. This group has had an impact on a global level & has helped to drive tourism through the creative thinking of its members & the groups confidence about the future of the travel industry.

Despite her fear of heights, she has skydived, zip-lined & most recently bungee jumped off of the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand. Needless to say, some of her personal favorite places to travel are more active destinations with exotic journeys and sightseeing. She also loves to spend her free time hiking and enjoys adventure.

As an Advisor who is focused on taking ordinary to extraordinary, Victoria lives by the following phrase “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This is the motto she uses when planning itineraries for her clients, all of whom are extremely special to her. She attributes her success to her strong relationships with her clients along with her partnerships with her suppliers. Victoria is overly optimistic about the future and excited to share her love for travel with others.

Meet Our Team

Catherine Houston Snarr – VIP Travel Experience Specialist

Catherine joined Luxury Ventures Travel in early 2022 after transitioning from the event planning industry, where she enjoyed a twenty-year career planning weddings, corporate galas, and fundraising events on both the East Coast and the West Coast.

She grew up in North Carolina and fell in love with traveling as a child. Her mother was Irish, and her family frequently traveled to the Emerald Isle. Catherine deepened her love of travel when she studied abroad in London, Paris, and Montpellier while she was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill. She relished learning about other people and cultures, and she is still inspired by travel in the same way today.

Her family’s favorite places to visit are Maui, Hawaii, and Kilkenny, Ireland.

She is thrilled to be a part of the Luxury Ventures Travel team and is delighted to assist Victoria in planning wonderful trips all around the globe for their clients.

Kevin Borzenski – Luxury Travel Advisor / IC Associate

A luxury travel, customer service, sales, and operations professional, Kevin’s first experience within the travel industry was as a concierge in Washington DC.  Kevin takes his family on domestic & international trips each year as he believes in the importance of providing their daughter a broad worldview and respect for others and their cultures. His favorite international city (so far) to visit is Amsterdam due to its unique layout and bike culture.

Kevin is great at curating global vacations, and he also loves booking a single hotel for a local weekend getaway. Two of his favorite recent bookings for clients are a 10-day vacation for a family of 9 to Croatia and a wedding anniversary vacation to the San Juan Islands, Vancouver, and Whistler. He enjoys ensuring that every detail is taken care of for all styles of travel and for complex itineraries to destinations all over the world.

Kevin brings a diverse professional background, a thirst for learning, and attention to detail to Luxury Ventures Travel.

Olivia Preston – Luxury Travel Advisor / IC Associate

Travel has always been an all-consuming passion for Olivia. She was born and raised in South Africa and from a young age, her travel adventures led her to fall more and more in love with this beautiful world. Olivia has been in the travel industry for over 25 years, starting off with the airlines in South Africa and then moving to Canada where she spent 7 years creating perfect vacations for her clients. In 2007, her love of adventure then moved her to California where she continued to work with clients across the world assisting them with their travel plans. Olivia’s experience extends broadly within the travel industry specializing in complex luxury itineraries, group and incentive travel, as well as fully managed corporate travel programs.

From African Safaris to Canadian Rocky Mountain adventures, luxury family and group vacations to large corporate events, entertainment, and incentive travel, along with her own travel experiences have given her the expertise and knowledge to make it relaxing and enjoyable, allowing our clients the luxury of traveling to incredible destinations with confidence.

Olivia is a wealth of knowledge and brings many years of experience in crafting custom travel experiences to the Luxury Ventures Travel team.