Corona del Mar, California Travel Agent
Luxury Travel Advisor
I grew up in Chicago and later earned my undergraduate degree from Arizona State University. I began my career in the travel industry as a hotelier, representing some of the finest and most highly acclaimed hotels in the world. Through these unique experiences, I was led to my ultimate career path as a professional travel planner. With my passion for travel and incredible attention to detail, planning tailor-made journeys for discerning travelers is a natural fit.
As a woman who loves to travel near and far, I feel that travel opens us up to new perspectives, provides personal growth and offers much needed enrichment and balance in our busy lives. I focus on taking the ordinary to extraordinary, living 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 I reflect on when planning itineraries for my valued clients.
In my free time, I love hiking, listening to live music, doting on animals and enjoying time with loved ones. I'm an adventurer and always up for a challenge! In fact, despite my fear of heights, I have skydived, zip-lined and most recently bungee jumped off of the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand. Needless to say, some of my personal favorite places to travel are more active destinations with exotic journeys and sightseeing.
I attribute my success to the strong relationships I have with my clients and the partnerships I've created with suppliers. My travel company, Luxury Ventures Travel, recently partnered with Protravel International to take our industry recognition to the next level. I am honored to have been named by Travel + Leisure as one of their 2017 “Rising Stars” and also excited to have been recently nominated by ASTA - American Society of Travel Agents as “Millennial Advisor of the Year” in 2018. I love what I do, and am excited to share my love for travel with others.
You can see more about my story and team at http://www.luxuryventurestravel.com.
Dream Honeymoon in Thailand
My husband and I had our dream honeymoon thanks to Victoria’s great customer service. She even helped us decide on our destination, which was Thailand. She made the process super easy from beginning to end, and let us customize our trip to exactly what we wanted. Victoria balanced our wish list and our budget, and we don’t have any regrets. She has excellent communication skills and we can’t say enough positive things about our experience. We definitely recommend partnering with her for a honeymoon. It’s such a special trip and we can’t imagine how we would have planned this type of trip on our own. You will get to experience more, worry less, and have more fun, when Victoria is planning with you as your travel advisor.
Every detail was perfect!
Victoria has helped us plan family vacations and travel for the last 3 years. The biggest challenge we threw at her was to plan our family vacation to Puerto Rico which included travel, accommodations, party planning and reservations for all 20 of our family members. Every detail was perfect. She also set up last minute requests for arts & crafts activities and babysitting for the children. We have and always will use Victoria for any travel needs.
Victoria makes planning a vacation so easy!
Victoria is such a delight to work with. She makes planning a vacation so easy! We expressed interest in heading away for a quick weekend getaway and she found us the perfect place to relax and unwind. We were treated like royalty, received some extra special care & value add amenities all thanks to Victoria and her great planning services. We can’t wait to book our next getaway with Luxury Ventures Travel!
A very special anniversary!
Victoria & her team have done it yet again! We’ve just finished our evening meal – we were given a glass of champagne each, congratulated by the staff, were serenaded by their singer and guitarist (Jim was so embarrassed!) given a special cake with candle and when we returned to our room there was a gift of toiletries and a card and even an anniversary pillow on the bed! Our Anniversary could not have been made any more special & we are so grateful for that. Victoria is an absolute Star and we appreciate all of her continued efforts on our behalf – thank you so much!
Magnificent travels along the Rhine
We love Victoria and loved the magnificent travel experience she arranged for us along the Rhine, including May tulips in Amsterdam and beautiful stops all the way to Switzerland. She’s meticulous with arranging all the details that made our travels so enjoyable from start to finish. We can’t wait to put her to work planning our next adventure!
Such a Delight!
Working with Victoria was such a delight! I have extensive food allergies that make it difficult to travel. Not only did Victoria take the time to understand all of my allergies and what accommodations I would need, but she also made sure to ask a lot of great questions so that she could find the perfect place for my vacation with my husband. She over-delivered! Our trip was amazing, and it was all thanks to Victoria’s help with selecting and booking our resort. We were treated like royalty by the expertly hospitable staff, enjoyed our beautiful and luxurious villa, and had some of the best meals of our lives. To top it off, we received some great amenities and extras thanks to Victoria’s connections. Victoria is extremely responsive and professional, and she genuinely cares about your experience. My only regret is not working with her previously! I will definitely use Luxury Ventures Travel for future travel.
Amazing Getaway to Sedona
Victoria was amazing to work with and by far the best choice I made when planning a special getaway to Sedona for my wife’s birthday. Victoria set us up at one of the most gorgeous resorts, The Enchantment, and made sure every detail of our trip was memorable. She was able to get us a great rate, extra night free, resort credit and a special delivery of champagne and strawberries for the occasion. In addition, she handled our jeep rental and had a write up and review of all the restaurants and trails in the area she recommended. I had a great experience with Luxury Ventures Travel and will be using her company to book our next adventure.
You can't VIP yourself!
We have worked with Victoria Zindell for several years now, spanning multiple trips, including cruises, land trips and combinations for both. We have travelled around the US as well as Europe, Asia, India, and the Middle East. When Victoria says, “You can’t VIP yourself” she is not kidding. In every instance, she has been able to secure reservations that far exceeded anything we could have booked for ourselves. In addition, Victoria has an amazing range of knowledge covering all parts of the world. She has always been able to make suggestions and provide alternatives that we would have been unable to find for ourselves. It is hard to imagine taking a trip without her valuable input, connections, and assistance. Maybe you can’t V.I.P. yourself but Victoria sure can.
VIP Travel with Private Perks!
Planning our first River Cruise on the Danube with Luxury Ventures Travel was like working with no other travel agency. From start to finish, Victoria was the absolute top of the line! Her knowledge and enthusiasm for traveling the world is exactly what we needed. My husband Mark has Parkinson’s, so Victoria made sure that, throughout the entire trip, including transfers and land excursions, he was accommodated. We were also treated to several outstanding, special events because we traveled through Luxury Ventures. Victoria's warm, positive, upbeat approach to the world of travel was a perfect fit for me.
Simply the BEST
There are not enough superlatives to describe our amazing vacation thanks to Victoria and Luxury Ventures Travel. We will be forever grateful to Victoria for her kind and professional manner… she is simply the BEST person ever to work with if you want a seamless and fantastic travel experience. We cannot wait for our next adventure... as long as we have Victoria to make it perfect again!!!