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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The Latest from Our Blog

Adventure Travel

I don’t know many people who truly relish the idea of lying on a beach or beside a pool doing absolutely nothing for 6 or 7 days, do you?  Most of us get ants in our pants after a day or two of relaxation.

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The Devil Is in the Details

Once or twice a year I venture onto the online booking sites just to see what our customers are seeing.  It always overwhelms me.

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Cancun, a Terrific Destination

I haven’t actually stayed in the hotel zone of Cancun in over ten years, so I was delighted to be able to stay at three very different resorts there last week.


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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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