Welcome to The Joy of Travel

The Joy of Travel is staffed with fun, experienced agents who live and breathe to plan great trips for you.  Our promise to you is simple- we won't recommend anywhere we haven't tried first.  Find out for yourself if our first hand experience doesn't make all the difference.  Small Town friendly-Big City expertise. 

The Joy of Travel-where we put the JOY back in travel.

Isn't it time for your "Trip of Lifetime"?

Are you a discerning traveler who can appreciate the destination-focused approach to cruising Viking is famous for?  The world's leading river cruise company is waiting for you, and we have Viking Master Agents here at The Joy of Travel who can not only help you select the perfect ship and itinerary, but also save you money in the process. We offer two for one cruising, up to free airfare, and best of all our final price is going to be less than the pricing you'll find online.  Give us a call and let us prove it to you.  The Joy of Travel River Cruise Specialist Team can be found under the "Meet Us" tab at the top of the page.  If you seriously want to have the river cruise of a lifetime, join us on one of our personally escorted river cruise adventures.  Find out more under the "Travel With Us" tab.  The Joy of Travel-we put the JOY back in travel!



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Cabo, An All-Time Favorite Beach Destination

One of my all-time favorite beach destinations is one most people in the Midwest have never visited.

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Switzerland by Train

I’ve always thought it would be fun to do a cross country train trip, and Switzerland offers one that is simply amazing.

This stunning adventure begins in Zurich, the international capital of banking and finance and one of the liveliest cities in Europe.

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Why Book a River Cruise

River cruises are the most rapidly growing market in the travel industry for several very good reasons.   Here’s a brief list of the most important facts you’ll want to know if you’re considering a river cruise.

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Tourist vs Traveler

Defining the difference between a tourist and traveler is an important aspect of my job.  Tourists engage in the normal regional activities.  Travelers take it a step further, seeking to experience the destination in a more unique or authentic way.

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