I love talking about my childhood, growing up in Southern California (just a mile from Disneyland) the wonderful vacations to my grandparents house here in Colorado, picnicking with family and friends, and the long family meals spent over our time together. One of the things that stands out in my mind is hearing my grandparent's stories about how they grew up in Germany and then came to America. There wonderful stories about Europe and my fascination with history is really what spiked my interest in travel. The warm feelings, traditions and memories are what remain from my years of growth and vacationing. There is also the knowledge that building a truly wonderful life begins in the heart. The heart is the home to the memories and experiences that sustain us, the well from which we will draw incredible reflections and new adventures.
I have been working in the travel industry for over 30 years. I attended travel and tourism school in Colorado and began my internship at GOGO Worldwide Vacations. I started as a Reservation Agent and made my way around various aspects of the industry from reservations, travel agent and mostly travel management. In 2009, I took a leap of faith. I always had an entrepreneurial spirit so I began my own travel business; a move I have never regretted. With the opening of Travel Journeys, I was able to specialize in Romance and Family Vacations something I love planning for my clients. I enjoy getting to know my clients and building long-term relationships with them. I love to work with couples to create a fabulous honeymoon, a romantic journey or a memorable family vacation that will bring them closer together. I save them time and make getting there as easy as being there! Whether it is a weekend getaway to a wonderful B&B, Disney, a tropical destination, or Europe, I want nothing more than to find the best and most romantic or family vacation for my client.
What makes me different?
I used to serve everyone who wanted a vacation and I found I wasn't doing my job correctly. I was pursuing the wrong market. I wasn't creating itineraries that best suited the client even after I interviewed them because they weren't looking for anything special. They wanted the same type of vacation they could get anywhere, even on the internet. Then I decided to make people's dream vacations come true by creating truly unique and authentic experiences in every itinerary I crafted. Every Vacation should be a Celebration. Whether you are celebrating a Honeymoon, Birthday, Anniversary, Family Reunion or Family Vacation, Graduation, Engagement, Vow Renewal or Girlfriend Getaway, it needs to be special and created for you.
I am someone that takes a personal interest in your travel needs. I make getting there as easy as being there. I can make your travel experience better because of the knowledge I have. I help limit unwelcome surprises and handle all of the details involved in planning your vacation. You want to have a worry free vacation that you will arrive, relax and enjoy.
As said by one of my clients who just returned from a vacation to Italy:
"Joy's passion for travel is truly a reflection of her heart and soul. We thank you so very much for planning the most romantic 25th wedding anniversary for us. We cannot thank you for bringing us even closer together than before. What a wonderful experience and everything for us was so simple with your laid out itinerary for Italy. Thank you for your added surprises. We greatly appreciated the wine. We will surly recommend you to all of our friends."
- Brad and Janet Warner