Personalized Vacation Travel Specialist
Planning a vacation and deciding where and how to spend your hard earned dollars doesn't have to be a stressful and uncertain experience. There is so much information available to us as consumers, and you shouldn't have to worry whether you are making the right decision regarding your vacation. I believe it's crucial to have professional that will help you navigate through this complex business called travel.
I attended the Travel Trade School more than 25 years ago, and was lucky enough to find a position working as an agent, where I learned the skills and some of the information needed to be a travel agent. That's only a small part of the big picture however. Traveling around the world and immersing in the culture, and seeing some of what is off the beaten path, is what has really been integral in this career. The places I have been and the things I have experienced have been invaluable to me in this wonderful job of mine. Traveling with my husband and children, with girlfriends, and with other agents has allowed me to experience many destinations in different ways. It has given me the firsthand knowledge that I truly believe gives my clients confidence that they are in good hands. The satisfaction I feel when I meet with a client and know that I have painted a picture for them of what they can expect during their vacation is priceless to me.
Beach Vacations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean were my first love, which led me to my first specialization as a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon specialist. In my over twenty five years as a travel counselor, I have added Central America and Europe as well as River Cruising, to my ever growing list of travel experiences. Italy has become one of my favorite countries to spend time in, there is so much to see and do! My most recent first-time experience was visiting Kuala Lumpur for our second Formula One race, then relaxing on the beaches of Phuket, Thailand, where we visited an elephant sanctuary and bathed with those beautiful gentle giants.
Whether you are a first time vacationer or a seasoned traveler, I would love to help you plan your next adventure. Working with an experienced travel professional will give you peace of mind and the confidence in knowing your travel details are as they should be. I look forward to working with you.
Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist
I have been coordinating Destination Wedding Travel for over a dozen years. Although the primary destination for my clients is Mexico as it is convenient and very affordable, part of what I do is make sure that the destination and resort my clients ultimately choose is the best fit for their guests as well as for the couple. Knowing these destinations from personal experience is what I think has been the key to my success in the Destination Wedding market. While managing over 100 guests from multiple cities can be challenging at times, it is always rewarding to hear from my wedding couples once they return home and show me those gorgeous wedding photos!
My Areas of Expertise
Favorite Family Trip
Thank you Kory, I'm really happy your trip to Jamaica was all you hoped it would be! It was a pleasure working with you!
I could not have done this trip without Joyce!!
Her knowledge of the entire process made this the "trip of a lifetime"! Everything was perfectly planned.
Thank you Beverly! It was so much fun putting this trip together for the two of you, and knowing you enjoyed it as much as you did is so satisfying. Thank you and welcome home!
This was the trip of a lifetime for me. I have wa
Thank you very much, Cindy! It was so fun putting this itinerary together for you, and I'm very happy the two of you enjoyed Italy as much as you did. It is such a magical and romantic place to be in. It was truly a pleasure working with you on your Italian holiday, and I look forward to helping to create your next adventure!
Dream trip to Italy
Mike, it was a pleasure coordinating your first trip to Italy and I am thrilled it met your expectations! Thank you for trusting me to make the experience everything you hoped and dreamed it would be. I can't wait to put your next adventure together. There is so much to explore in this life, and I love using my travels to help others see the world from a completely different perspective. Thank you both.
Thank you TJ! It was a pleasure working with you to make your Alaska honeymoon everything you hoped it would be!!
Perfect in every way
Hi Rose, Grazie! It was a pleasure putting together your trip to Italy, and I'm happy everything worked out the way you wanted it to. I look forward to working with you on your next adventure. Ciao!
Best Way to See Italy
Hi Rick, I'm thrilled that the arrangements I made for your family's trip to Italy was everything you expected and hoped for. Some private touring mixed with down time and self exploring is usually the best combination for most first-time visitors, so I'm grateful that my suggestions worked out for you all. Thank you!
Great trip to Italy
It was a pleasure to put together your first visit to Italy, and I'm very happy everything went according to the plan! Thank you very much for your confidence in me, and I look forward to working with you again on your next travel adventure!
Best Destination wedding ever!
We used Time of Your life Travel and Joyce Smith for our Destination Wedding and honeymoon in Riviera Maya. Joyce took such good care of our group of guests. She took care of all of the details, we just had to show up and have a great time at the two resorts she booked us at! I would highly recommend Joyce and Time of your life Travel for any vacations or destination weddings.
Michelle, it was so wonderful to work with you to make your Destination Wedding and Honeymoon special and full of memories! Thank you so much for your trust in me...I appreciate it more than you know!
Skirting hurricane Delta, thanks to Joyce!
We booked a trip to Cancun with Joyce. We were leaving the Saturday after category 4 hurricane Delta was supposed to make landfall there on Friday. Joyce called me on Wednesday afternoon and told me she could switch us to Puerto Vallarta. There would probably be numerous power outages and flooding throughout the Cancun area. Of course, we did. It was absolutely seamless! By Thursday we had confirmation of our hotel AND flight ready to go! NEVER could I have done that on my own! We probably would have had to cancel our trip if I had done it myself. We had an awesome week at a beautiful resort! Thank you Joyce for being the BEST at what you do!
Thank you Meg! It's always great to work with you and your family, and I'm so happy you have always trusted me to steer you in the right direction. It's so important to have an advocate in your corner, especially during hurricane season! Plus, the Iberostar Playa Mita is one of my favorite resorts in Riviera Nayarit, especially since the very special destination wedding we planned there for my son and his bride. Thanks again!
Kyle and Emily, I am so happy you enjoyed your first trip to Europe and that everything flowed smoothly. Thanks so much, and can't wait until we can plan your next adventure!
We had a fantastic trip, everything was perfect!
Thank you Debbie! Visiting Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland in one trip is a really busy vacation, and I am so happy that you all got to experience the places you wanted to see this time. I'm looking forward to helping you with your next adventure! I was a pleasure working with you.
Best vacation ever!
Thank you Denise, It was a pleasure working with you, and I am thrilled that your trip to Italy was everything you hoped it would be.
Awesome trip and amazing help!
Thank you Mari, It was a pleasure helping to coordinate your wedding, and I'm thrilled that you and your guests had such a wonderful time. Now that we have just returned from our son's destination wedding, I can truly appreciate how amazing and wonderful a destination wedding can be! Thank you for trusting me enough to allow me to help you make your day and experience truly special!
Trip of a lifetime!
Thank you Missy, I am so happy you had such a wonderful time in Jamaica!
Thank you Wayne, it was a pleasure working with you and I am so happy your trip was everything you expected it would be. I look forward to working with you again!
Our Italian Adventure
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your impressions of your trip to Italy and the way it was put together. It's always wonderful to learn that my knowledge of Italy allowed me to design an itinerary that gave you everything you wanted to see and do, as well as giving you the time to enjoy some down time to explore on your own. I loved putting this vacation together for you and look forward to helping you with your next adventure overseas! Thank you again.