Snobby Tours ®, Inc.
"Our Corporate Mission is to provide for our travelers
personally-enriching, memorable regional Texas, around the USA and International
heritage, cultural, architectural and culinary touring, and an
exceptional level of world-wide expertise, which enable our clients
to go "behind-the-scenes", with people and at destinations
not readily available to the general public, enhanced with expert guides
in the fields of art, architecture, literature, history, culture,
the performing arts, archeology, wine and the cuisines of the world.
We are committed to providing our travelers with unique, unparalleled, unforgettable travel experiences
which enhance both a knowledge of, and an appreciation for,
the fascinating world in which we live."
. . . . . Ellen Jacobson, Founding Director
"Since 2002, with over 50 years of relevant expertise
provided by a worldwide network of destination experts, and
continuing the tradition of the "First Ladies" Travel Program
established in Texas in the mid-1960's, Snobby Tours®, Inc. custom-designs
unique, unparalleled, unforgettable regional Texas, around the USA,
and International heritage, cultural and culinary itineraries
for both individuals and groups -- and for all budgets.
Our custom-designed, highly personalized tours are well-known for their
creativity, our exceptional client service, our superlative attention to detail,
our use of sustainable resources and "green" destination providers wherever possible,
our special access to people and places not readily available to the general public,
and for our providing exceptional value for the price.
We instituted a "Donative Mission" in 2007, in an effort to support
heritage preservation efforts, cultural arts programs for disadvantaged youth,
literacy programs, student scholarships, and sustainable agriculture and "green" initiatives.
In the furtherance of this Mission, Snobby Tours®, Inc. each year designates various
non-profit organizations which reflect our Donative Mission, and
which support these efforts at the destinations included on our "Around the USA" Itineraries,
as possible recipients of a portion of the net tour proceeds,
provided that the minimum number of tour participants required for the specific USA Tour has been met.
Our customized tours, having been exclusively created by Snobby Tours®, Inc.,
are copyrighted, and cannot be found anywhere else!!"
About Our CEO and Founding Director
ELLEN JACOBSON, ESQ., a native Texan, has been a Los Angeles-based arts and entertainment industry attorney,
litigator, labor and employment law specialist, legislative advocate and business consultant, television producer,
arts business educator, author/editor/publisher of numerous arts and entertainment business publications,
and a literary agent for children’s book authors worldwide, for over 35 years.
Actively involved in the visual, performing and literary arts and in intellectual property advocacy in both California and Texas,
she has served on numerous civic, arts, professional and private sector Boards, including
the Los Angeles County Bar and Beverly Hills (California) Bar Association Boards of Governors,
the Beverly Hills Bar Barristers Committee for the Arts, the steering committee for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA),
the Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Film Commission, the City of Dallas’ Public Art Selection Panel under the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs,
the Advisory Council of Dallas’ historic Bath House Cultural Center, the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles Legislative Action Committee,
the UCLA Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee, the UCLA Freshman Scholarship Application Review Committee,
as a delegate from the Los Angeles County Bar Association to the State Bar of California Conference of Delegates,
as an arts consultant on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee,
and as an arts educator in the USC Entertainment Law Institute.
She is a founding member and past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section,
and is a recipient of the Dallas Bar’s annual Outstanding Section Chair Award in connection therewith.
Having produced numerous arts and entertainment law and entertainment industry-related seminars and workshops,
as well as having participated as a featured speaker and published extensively in this field over the past 35+ years,
Ellen develops and arranges the special interest "niche" heritage, cultural and culinary touring programs,
continuing education components, relevant expert destination guides, and end-provider collaborations
which are specifically unique to the Snobby Tours® travel experience.