Joanne Socha 

Manchester By The Sea, MA United States
Travel Far & Well, an independent affiliate of Largay Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Honeymoons
  • Hotels
  • Independent Tours

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I've always loved travelling and during my previous career as an attorney, was constantly besieged with requests for "trip tips". Voilà! I decided to follow my passion - inspiring others to discover destinations and local culture. Recent travels have taken me from Shangri La, China to the Maldives. The best cave hotels in Cappadocia? Onsen experience in Japan (I am Certified Japan Specialist)....please contact me at or

My goal: to get you the best value for your investment. Thanks to my affiliation with Virtuoso, I have partners all over the world with whom I collaborate to custom-design your holiday. I can also get you perks and privileges. Please consider me your Travel Architect. I'll give your travel adventures the same enthusiasm and attention to detail as I do my own.

TRAVEL FAR AND WELL - Your Travel Architect!

Places I Have Traveled


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Birthday at the Park Hyatt Tokyo

By: Brandon M

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

I spent awhile reading the advisor profiles on Virtuoso and Joanne seemed genuine and not just looking for high paying clients, so I decided to give her a try. We exchanged e-mails about our goals and expectations and once I was sure I wanted to go with her I set up a phone conversation to get our hotel booked. Joanne was always very quick to reply to my e-mails and friendly. Our stay was absolutely wonderful. We were able to get a room upgrade and my girlfriend was impressed by my VIP status. Joanne also arranged a small flower bouquet to be given as the welcome gift for the occasion which earned me more brownie points with my girlfriend. I had wanted a room with a Mt Fuji view, but Joanne recommended this time of year usually has low visibility and a Yoyogi Park view would be better. I was very pleased with her recommendation. The park was really pretty from above and out our other windows we had views of Tokyo Tower and Skytree which were really pretty. Other perks were nice too!

Alert, attentive, and knowledgeable

By: JS

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2015

Joanne Scully helped us with a recent trip to Japan. She listened carefully to our wants and desires and the resulting trip was fantastic! She also went above and beyond the call of duty resolving some last-second planning issues. Two thumbs way up!

Attentive Helpful Agent Joanne

By: Claudaisia

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

Joanne did a great job of planning a weeklong vacation for me and my two young adult sons. With short notice, she worked through various ideas I had and suggested a destination which was accessible and our speed activity-wise and cost-wise. She replied to every question and request promptly and thoroughly. I felt well-supported in my goal of creating a fun trip for my family, and all inside of a month!

Amazing Vacation

By: Lindylee

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

Joanne planned an amazing trip for me and my family (four adults). Although my husband and I had been to both Florence and Bellagio, neither my son nor his wife had. From the flights, to the transfers and hotels, cooking school and tours, and restaurant reservations - the trip was perfect and it couldn't have been better. Joanne and I had several conversations during the planning stage of the trip - she listened to what we wanted. Joanne is a perfectionist. That pretty much says it all! We would recommend her without hesitation.


By: Sam

Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017

No problems. Thank you Joanne

Trip to the Schmuck show in Munich

By: Edie

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2017

She was wonderful to work with And made the planning of the trip Very easy .

Joanne Socha

By: Edie

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

This is the second time Joanne Helped me plan a trip . She booked my flights as well as my hotel and I especially enjoyed having my room ready at 6:00 am after I arrived in Paris. I also appreciated that she sent me my boarding pass for my trip from JFK To Paris. I felt cared for and that made a big difference for me.


By: Ackgal

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2017

Joanne was knowledgeable, responsive and very helpful. It was easy and pleasant to work with her.

The best!!!!

By: Nathan

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Superlative service!!!! Only the best with Joanne! Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a months-long sojourn, go with Jo!

Joanne is a Delight

By: MaryC

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2018

Working with Joanne is fabulous. She is knowledgable, helpful, and really cares about her clients. Her intention is to make sure everything is perfect for her clients, and if it isn't she wants to know. She is so nice and so pleasant, she makes planning a trip a pleasure. I would not hesitate to recommend her and I have!

San Fransisco

By: Edie

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

Joanne is responsive and did a fine job of booking my travel and hotel And even sent me my boarding Cards in advance of the flights , I received an upgraded room as well as a generous breakfast allowance And credit for a meal in addition to that. I was very satisfied with my experience with Joanne .
Not Recommended


By: traveler

Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

iffy.never received hotel confirmation and she had my checkout date wrong

Amazing planner!

By: Elin

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2017

We had an amazing trip, and Joanne was an integral part of it. She was response, helpful without being pushy, and even answered a couple texts while we were overseas. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a first class hassle-free trip!

A knowledgeable professional

By: Terry

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

Joanne jumped to action in finding me the absolute best deal with tremendous amenities. She went above and beyond and even rechecked everything prior to our arrival. Quite simply a true professional!

Joanne is the best!


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Joanne is my go to travel planner. She is simply wonderful. She takes incredible care of me and makes sure all my travel needs are met. She is my voice if something doesn't go as planned. I used to have to spend a portion of my vacation working out the details and now Joanne does that for me.She is knowledgeable and always seems to be available when I need her! She is a very special person and travel planner. I recommend her to all my friends!

Virtuoso Style is best

By: IsabelG199

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017

Thanks to Joanne I had the best welcome, a lovely luxury room and great help to make this stay happen. Many thanks to Joanne.

Southwest Trip

By: Elin K

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Joanne helped us plan a fantastic trip to Utah and Arizona. This is our second trip with her this year. She was willing to spend a lot of time with us and was very flexible when we requested adjustments. It was a wonderful trip and we will definitely use her again. She is genuinely interested in meeting our needs and making us happy.



Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Joanne is a wonderful travel agent and trip planner. If she doesn't know the answer to your question she will find it ! You can trust her implicently to keep you safe and always in the manner which you are accustomed to. She has people "on the ground" in every city you will travel too in case of any sticky situation. In a world where we have lots of choices, I wouldn't hesitate to choose Joanne for all my travel needs. She is remarkable and thorough. The more you use her the more you will learn to trust her.

Working with Joanne Socha, you will have access to:

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
  • - Exclusive luxury resorts and properties
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