our escorted group specialist
Heather proudly represents the Joy of Travel family in the OKC metro area! Specializing in European tours and river cruises, she is a trusted resource when planning that special over-seas vacation.
Heather is the Director of School Personnel Records at the State Department of Education by day and a travel agent by night. Before making the move to SDE, she worked in Mid-Del Schools for 17 years. She has spent her entire career serving others and becoming a travel agent has been a natural fit.
Heather always had a passion for travel, but a real life “Eat, Pray, Love” experience in Denmark turned that spark into a flame! Experiencing life with locals… eating what they eat, shopping where they shop, sitting on the church pew with them, doing what they do, interacting with them on a personal level, truly experiencing their culture… It changes you. And it changed her for sure!
After Denmark, Heather came to The Joy of Travel as part of our Italy group in 2013. We had an amazing time, with some amazing people, seeing some amazing things and that flame grew bigger and brighter. And the freedom of having someone else coordinate all the details, leaving you to just show up at the airport with a suitcase and passport, was PRICELESS! It was then that she knew she wanted to be a part of this… to help others have these same kinds of experiences! As a result, a European focus was an absolute! Heather is now a certified Globus, Cosmos and Monograms tour expert as well as having both Viking and Avalon Waterways certifications. As you can see, she has a true love for these itineraries and knows her stuff when it comes to these products!
Some of Heather’s favorite destinations have been Italy and Denmark (obviously!) as well as Cabo, Cozumel, San Francisco, New York City, Disney World, St. Louis and Yellowstone.
Heather is the best of the best when it comes to planning your group adventures stateside. She just completed a fantastic experience in San Antonio for a large High School Band group that returned home with rave reviews.
Heather is escorting a wonderful group tour of Italy in April 2017 and will also be personally escorting a grand tour of Europe in 2019. See the "Travel With Us" tab for details.
Heather is a certified Master Agent, Viking River Cruise Specialist, Globus/Cosmos/Avalon Tour Expert, Blue Diamond Agent, Fiesta Americana Specialist and Riu Specialist.
Let Heather plan your next adventure! Where will it be?!
Heather Butler is a proud member of The Joy of Travel River Cruise Specialist Team.