Vanessa Shapiro

Los Angeles
7 Years of experience

Vanessa believes that the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

Born from two very different cultures, languages, and religions, Vanessa was raised to see herself as a citizen of the world and from a young age was eager to explore it. When she realized she could make a career from traveling the globe, she knew she had found her dream job! And so after a decade of successfully working in advertising sales, both in California and NYC, she pivoted careers and has never looked back! Now as a luxury travel advisor she brings a unique wealth of knowledge and skill sets to her clients, having graduated with honors from UC Berkeley, excelled in business, traveled extensively, and lived abroad in Florence, Italy.

Vanessa enjoys working closely with her clients to curate the most magical and memorable moments of their lives and she has successfully made hundreds of dream trips become a reality! She strives to provide an easy and seamless experience while creating bespoke itineraries, customized to each client’s specific tastes and preferences. She also has an extensive network of relationships with top hoteliers and tour operators around the world. So when traveling, her clients always feel like a VIP and are completely taken care of by the people who live within the destination they visit.

While she specializes in honeymoons, corporate groups, and all things Italy, no trip is too big or too small for her expertise. Whether it’s planning a honeymoon through the Amalfi Coast, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, a quick escape to Cabo San Lucas, wine tasting through Napa, a fast-paced New York City weekend, spring break in the Caribbean, a spiritual journey through Southeast Asia, island hopping in Greece or that once-in-a-lifetime safari in the Maasai Mara, Vanessa can help! When she is not planning trips for her discerning clientele, she is out exploring the globe, collecting passport stamps, and searching for that next hot spot and one-of-a-kind experience!

Travel Tip

  • Stay present! Amazing things can happen when you travel. You'll experience different cultures, meet new people, try unique foods, learn about ways of life that are completely different from your own. But to really soak in the beauty of it all, you have to be there for it! So try and put away your phone, disconnect from social media, worry less about capturing that perfect moment, and instead just stay present and enjoy it!