Whitney Shindelar 

Valencia, CA United States
Undiscovered Sunsets , an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Family Travel

Selling Travel Since
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French

My Background

I grew up traveling around the United States, but it wasn't until I studied abroad during college that I made my way to a new country. A semester in New Zealand set me on a path to travel the world. Every vacation and opportunity to work or study thereafter took me to a new destination.

After living in France for one year, I began teaching English as a foreign language, which enabled me to share my love of languages while also traveling the world. This job quickly took me to China, where English teachers were in high demand. After three years in China, I began working for Starwood in Shanghai as a Director of Operational Excellence. This experience in hospitality ultimately led me to start my own business as a travel agent.

Truly experiencing a culture, through their language, their food, their customs and religions, is what brings a country to life. I spend a lot of time seeking out hotels, restaurants, and experiences that will make an impression in your life. I strive to ensure you learn something while you travel, be it about the history of the destination or about a new ingredient that you may not have encountered before.

Travel is a beautiful opportunity in life and I urge everyone to seek it out!

Places I Have Traveled

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Amazing experience!

By: Antonio123

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Great experience! I can't wait for my next trip to plan it with Whitney!

A Mexican Trio

By: Joleen

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2017

Whitney thought of everything when planning our recent trip to Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Queretaro. Trip was taylor-made to fit our interests with stops at art museums and galleries, historical sights, out-of-the way gems of Mexican culture and history and even a cooking class in San Miguel. All three of the hotels she chose were perfect and our guide was amazing. Great job, Whitney!

2017 five-week trip

By: Cindy

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2017

Whitney was delightful to work with for everything. She was prompt in making trip plans, always returned calls as soon as she could & wanted to make sure we were pleased with our Palm Springs and Mexico trips. She assured us she was a phone call away if we had questions. The folder & paperwork from Undiscovered Sunsets was very professional!!


By: allisharpe

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2017

We had a fantastic trip--! Thank you Whitney for arranging our travel and tour, everything went very smoothly, making for a stress free holiday. Will contact her again next year for another adventure.


By: Michelle

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Working with Whitney was a pleasure from start to finish. She carefully teased out our dreams and desires to create an unforgettable experience. Her attention to detail satisfied even this very picky CPA. In the future, I won't leave home without having the benefit of her expert planning skills and connections. Give this professional a call to plan your next trip - you won't be disappointed.

The Danube

By: Spn

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

Whitney was excellent! She attended to all details and always responded quickly. She made our travel so easy and enjoyable. We look forward to planning another vacation with Whitney.

Whitney Will Whisk You Away

By: Partridge Travels

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

This was our second fantastic trip with Whitney, the first was with our 5 tweens who still talk about their vacation, and this excursion, for the two of us. We gave her a budget and said please transport us to someplace magical. Whitney took the reigns, kept the selection process simple by offering a few options within the trip, and built our excitement by sending updates as the departure date drew near. Whitney transported us, and we felt cared for the minute we stepped off the plane. We were greeted and whisked away in our private car, with our private guide, and taken to some of the most beautiful, authentic, places on earth. Whitney had a personal note waiting for us at each destination, along with some special birthday treats for my husband. She took us places only locals or the well traveled would know about, destinations that are exclusive and have no interest in advertising to the Trip Advisor crowd. Whitney created an amazing race tour, packed with the most divine luxury!


By: shindy

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

the trip was great

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