We’ve traveled (and lived in) incredible destinations all over the world, and we’re excited to use our insider knowledge to create premium getaways tailored to you. With rich connections, a lifelong passion for travel planning, and a deep understanding of what makes a trip luxurious, we’re uniquely qualified to transform your vacation dreams into reality.


Wanderlust runs through the veins of Partenza Travel Founder Christine Andraus. She grew up spending her summers in her dad’s home country, Israel, and visiting other family members across Europe. That early exposure to international destinations fueled her lifelong passion for travel and set her on the path to becoming a vacation-planning pro—by the age of 13, she’d acquired enough travel skills to help her parents navigate the road from Paris to Copenhagen, armed with a map in the back seat of their rental car.

Christine continued to add to her list of visited countries while building a successful advertising sales career and planning trips for friends and family, as well as corporate outings. And after a particularly special solo train trip through Italy, she found herself organizing her own destination wedding and 12-person group honeymoon.

As a luxury hotel ambassador and certified Virtuoso travel advisor, Christine taps into her personal experiences and global network of travel partners to create one-of-a-kind, premiere experiences for every one of her clients. She lives in Los Angeles with her two favorite travel companions—her husband and son.


  • Number of countries visited: 31
  • Favorite destinations: Mykonos, Florence, Lake Como, Tel Aviv, and Kyoto
  • Number-one travel tip: Pre-plan your outfits and don’t overpack!


We believe that no two travelers are the same, and so no two trips should be the same, either. Relationship building is at the heart of our business, and we excel at getting to know our clients quickly. By understanding your travel goals and preferences, we can curate customized itineraries that go beyond your expectations, while saving you valuable time (and energy). Plus, working with a certified travel advisor brings peace of mind—when you book with us, you’ll know that you’re covered if your plans need to change, and that you’ll always be kept up-to-date on the latest safety protocols.

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”

~ Anthony Bourdain


We know travel—and we love sharing our knowledge with luxury travel enthusiasts! Visit the Journal to learn more about our experiences and favorite destinations, get tips on how to pack and prepare like a pro, and find inspiration for your next getaway.

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