Joyce Hughes 

Santa Ana, CA United States
The Vacation Resource, an independent affiliate of Worldview Travel - Santa Ana
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Safari
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Costa Rica
  • French Polynesia
  • Ecuador
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Let's collaborate while planning your individual or group vacation! I’ll hone in on the best options which match your travel wishes. Save time by leaving the research and logistics to me. I'll prepare you well with my travel tips. My travel experiences as single, married with kids, and as a couple are valuable to clients seeking advice.

I specialize in small ship river and ocean cruising along with luxury land trips across the globe. My passion includes trips with nature and wildlife, expedition cruising, photography, hiking, golf, water sports, scuba diving, snow skiing and, of course, beautiful scenery. Historical sites are always high on my list, too, as I am an avid reader of history.

My favorite non-U.S. destinations include Costa Rica, Tahiti and all of the South Pacific, Africa, Galapagos, Caribbean and Canada. Europe is always great. In the U.S., I enjoy National Parks plus walkable cities such as Boston, Washington, D.C. and so many more.

Experiences that allow me to know the people and culture of destinations, plus trying the local food are always highlights of any trip.

Whether you want a land only, river or ocean cruise, let's find the best vacation for you!

Enrich your life through travel!

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By: Dianna

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

Joyce was amazing from the first phone call to every detail of the trip and the followup during and after. She is very knowledgeable, easy to get in touch with and listened to what we wanted and had recommendations for us too. We will be in touch with her for all of our future travel itineraries. So pleased, and looking forward to working with her again.

Knowledgeable and Friendly

By: Bailey

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2015

Agents don't get much better than Joyce. She is friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable - and has experienced much of what we later experienced personally. As newbys to cruises, we were extremely grateful for how helpful she is and how patient she is answering questions. She steered us to a great cabin and wonderful expeditions. We will be calling her again for our next cruise!

Helpful, Knowledgeable, and Connected

By: EB

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

We recently went on a cruise in the med, adding days to both the beginning and end of the cruise so that we ended up travelling for 17 days. We are careful travelers who plan ahead and we delighted with Joyce's attention to detail and helpfulness all along the way. We booked many private tours through her contacts and were completely satisfied with all of them! Even when our ship had to change our itinerary, our tours were easily rescheduled. When we travel again, Joyce will be our first call. She is great!

Well planned trip

By: Dalern

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2016

This trip to Cuba was wonderful. Having just two of us in our group with a driver and guide was ideal. There was flexibility in our itinerary and we got to see things that would not have been possible with a bigger group. I highly recommend Joyce Hughes as a travel agent. She pays attention to details and has a great wealth of knowledge.

Joyce is great!

By: Great Travel Agent

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

JOYCE was so PROFESSIONAL and HELPFUL with our travel plans on a Princess Cruise.

Working with Joyce Hughes, you will have access to:

  • - Special perks and extra amenities
  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
  • - Once in a lifetime experiences

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