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 Owner

  • Currently Resides In: Irvine, 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.

  • 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.

  • Favorite Trip: Paris, France (My Fiancé proposed here)

  • What’s Next: Argentina, East Africa, Greece, Virgin Voyages Cruise to the Bahamas, Lanai, Hawaii, Cabo, Mexico & AMA Waterways River Cruise on the Rhine River.

  • 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

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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 Snarr

Catherine Houston Snarr – VIP Travel Experience Specialist

Catherine joins Luxury Ventures Travel 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 travelling as a child. Her mother was Irish, and her family traveled to the Emerald Isle frequently. 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 in learning about other people and cultures, and she is still inspired by travel in the same way today.

She resides in Newport Beach, CA with her husband Steve. They have one daughter who is an international studies major at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Their family’s favorite places to visit are Maui, Hawaii and Kilkenny, Ireland.

When she’s not working or travelling, Catherine enjoys reading and writing, and she cherishes time spent with her extended family.

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself” One of Catherine’s favorite quotes, by Matthew Karsten.

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 at the Fairmont Hotel Washington DC. He still considers it his favorite job.

A native of Lansing, Michigan, he was a top junior tennis player who made his way out to Malibu to play Division I tennis at Pepperdine University, eventually being a part of the 2006 National Championship Tennis Team. At Pepperdine, he developed lifetime friendships with his international teammates and classmates, a deep admiration for their diverse backgrounds and cultures…and, most importantly, he met his future wife, his very own “California girl.”

Kevin and his family live in Costa Mesa, CA. As a commitment to each other, he and his wife take at least one domestic trip and one international trip each year. With their new little one, they plan to continue this tradition and expose their daughter to a broad worldview and respect for other people and cultures.

His favorite international city (so far) to visit is Amsterdam for its unique layout and bike culture.

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

Scott Strubbe – Adventure Travel Specialist

Scott loves the entire travel experience… the fun of planning, that wonderful feeling of anticipation, the excitement of venturing to new and special places, and the countless memories that are cherished as a result of those amazing journeys. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States (46 states and counting) and has spent numerous vacations exploring the amazing U.S. National Parks.

While so many destinations hold a special place in his heart, Scott is partial to the sheer wonder and majesty of Glacier National Park, as well as the diversity of ecosystems on display at Olympic National Park, and is often amazed by the awe-inspiring landscapes throughout Alaska. His pending travel adventures include Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Machu Picchu, New Zealand, Patagonia, The Dolomites, and much more.

Vacation time spent with family and friends, or by ourselves, is so valuable and important, and it is his number one goal to help create vacation experiences that will result in a lifetime of smiles and memories for clients. As always, he looks forward to getting to know you and learning about your travel goals and dreams, and is always excited to help develop and plan the next adventure on your bucket list.

Scott’s promise to every client:  Attention to Detail  |  Outstanding Customer Service  |  A Fun Approach to Travel Planning  |  The Willingness to Go Above & Beyond