Welcome to The Joy of Travel

The Joy of Travel is a privately owned and operated professional travel agency staffed with 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 we've "been there done that" so our advice is based on firsthand knowledge.  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 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!



So many people love traveling with a group. Our personally escorted groups have become our most requested form of travel. They are a fun, fabulous, affordable way for you to experience exciting new destinations. See the world, make new friends, and have the best time of your life doing it....   more»
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The Latest from Our Blog


What European country is known for stunning scenery, world-altering history, deep rooted traditions, and fun?


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Travel Tips for Families

Multi-generational travel is currently one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the travel industry.  Kids, grandkids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, they all hop onboard when the price is right and the destination is inviting.

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Cruise Complications: Ever Changing Itineraries

What do you look for when considering an ocean or river cruise?  I imagine the ports of call are the main reason you book any cruise, aren’t they?

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Right out of a Fairy Tale, the Neuschwanstein Castle

King Ludwig II of Bavaria was a passionate man and his passion centered around two things, his admiration of everything French (especially French architecture) and his love for the operas of Richard Wagner.

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