Luxury Travel Advisor
San Diego, CA
Kim Parizek, based in Southern California, has over 15 years of experience in luxury travel and is an expert in the complex nuances of private aviation.
Group travel is also one of Kim’s specialties. She has organized trips for several organizations including the Sierra Club, local community organizations, and various travel clubs. She enjoys planning travel experiences for groups with interests in arts, history, books and movies, festivals, conservation, and sporting events. Kim is also a specialist in corporate retreats and works with companies around the US to create unique experiences for their staff.
Recent group projects include organizing a corporate retreat event in San Diego, a European Christmas markets river cruise, an Alaskan cruise filled with adventurous port excursions, hosting an “Outlander” themed group trip to Scotland, and curating Mediterranean cruises for a multitude of clients wanting to experience the Riviera for special events such as the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival. Kim especially loves working with mid-size groups of 25-200 travelers.
In addition to group travel, Kim services clients interested in independent travel both by land and sea. Kim travels extensively to research new destinations where she would like to lead travelers. In the last few years, Kim’s educational journeys include Ireland, Scotland, Myanmar, India, Israel, Jordan, Australia, and various other European destinations.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
MOST MEMORABLE TRIP
My most memorable trip was to Australia with Abercrombie & Kent
BEST TRAVEL TIP
Don’t sweat the small stuff. All you need to check, recheck and keep close is your wallet with a credit card, passport and computer. Everything else is easily replaced.
Books on European and Bible History
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES VISITED
DREAM BUCKET LIST TRIP
It would be a trip to New Zealand, where I would visit both islands and experience their natural beauty and creative lodgings. It needs at least two weeks, including helicopter rides to the tops of the mountains and unique lodges with 2-3 night stays to explore. I would need to travel in business class to and from the U.S. I would also need to be with at least my husband to have a bucket list-worthy experience and possibly my kids to live the bucket list dream!
“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use. – Ruth Gordon”
BEST GIFT I EVER RECEIVED
I adopted a child!
MOST INCREDIBLE TRIP I EVER PLANNED
The most incredible trip I have ever planned. I have designed several amazing trips to Europe! I have been blessed to be part of many trips planned by Luxury suppliers worldwide. I have been primed with the knowledge to create a fantastic trip for the right client. In regards to the most incredible journey I have ever planned… I am still going to plan it! It is there in my mind and ready to execute. It will combine all my knowledge and connections through the years. It will utilize the most synchronized services in airports, unique hotels and V.I.P. private experiences. The good news is that it can be in just about any part of the world with the supplier relationships Boutique Travel Advisors has established.
THE PERSON I LOOK UP TO MOST
I can’t say I look up to one person, per se.
In kindness, patience in love… I look up to my mom and Jesus!
For work…I am blessed to have colleagues that are problem solvers and amazingly creative thinkers. If I have a problem, it can be gamed out and responded to by the team I am blessed to be a part of at BTA.
For parenting, I have an excellent partner in crime…my husband! I look up to him regularly for his efforts in parenting our children and his patience with the whole family.
CHARITY I SUPPORT
Compassion International. My husband and I have sponsored children in Kenya for 22 years and Haiti for four years. I have a young adult in Kenya whom I have supported and corresponded with for 22 years. Her name is Griffith Kanunu; she has graduated from school and is considered an adult. One of my dreams would be to go to Kenya and surprise her in her village. One of the tribal forms of currency is owning a cow. If I ever get to Kenya…I will take extra time to buy a cow and deliver it to her. Sounds crazy…a cow… but people do it regularly to give their grown Compassion International students a proper start in life.
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