Joanne Smith 

New Milford, CT United States
Smith Luxury Travel, LLC, an independent affiliate of Brownell Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Adventure
  • River Cruising

  • United States - All
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • French Polynesia
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Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

I left a successful career in finance to pursue what has always been my first love - planning fabulous travel experiences for others as I have done for my family and friends. My clients value my listening skills, thorough research, personalized service and meticulous attention to detail in creating customized itineraries for their leisure travel.

So often our everyday tasks push travel planning to the back burner. As a certified Wanderlist Specialist, I help my clients prioritize travel by curating a long-term plan that captures their travel aspirations while maximizing their available time and spend.

My value-added services and amenities can enhance all of your travel - from a quick weekend getaway to those "trips of a lifetime".

Some favorite travel memories include an amazing safari to beach experience in southern Africa, helicoptering in the Milford Sound in New Zealand, snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands, swimming with whale sharks in the Sea of Cortes, and precious family ski and beach vacations, just to name a few.

Places I Have Traveled


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Joanne is the best!

By: Hd

Reviewed on: 01 May 2016

Joanne is amazing. Everything is always perfect when she helps me plan my trips. She is efficient, thorough and always helpful. So glad to have found her!!

Thorough and professional service

By: Sadije

Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2016

We found Joanne Smith to be very helpful and professional in her dealings with us. Joanne was very thorough in helping us plan our trip, including suggesting itineraries that were a bit off the beaten-path -- something we always appreciate -- as well as making restaurant reservations for us. We will definitely use Joanne again when booking our next vacation.



Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2016

Timely detailed responses to enquiries. Well presented itineraries.

Very professional

By: Kelly

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2016

Joanne really listened to what I was looking for. All the "extras " were above and beyond my expectations. I will definitely use her services again and will recommend her to my friends and family.

European cruise

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Joanne is fabulous, so organized, professional and a pleasure to work with

Best travel agent!

By: Goodwitch

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

She is fantastic. I travel a lot for both business and pleasure. This is the second time Joanne Smith has arranged a trip for me and she is the absolute best!

National Parks

By: Sharon’s National Park trip

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Joanne is wonderful to work with, she’s very organized, knowledgeable and always easy to reach.

Organized, Knowledgable, and Easy to Work With

By: Luke J

Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017

Joanne has helped my wife and I with a couple trips already including our honeymoon. Within a month of our first meeting, we needed a room in Harbour Island. She was able to present our options by the next day and we were booked, ready for our trip that evening. We’re so happy that she has firsthand experience in Italy, so she’s able to recommend all the best options for what we want to do and where we want to stay over 2 weeks. We look forward to continuing to work with her and recommend her to all our friends and family!

2017 travel bookings

By: Robert

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Joanne is amazing with great attention to detail. Joanne always is engaged and follows up throughout the travel process.

Italian Honeymoon

By: Elena Joachim

Reviewed on: 12 May 2018

Thanks to Joanne Smith, my husband and I had the most fabulous, romantic and well-planned Italian honeymoon! Joanne met with us to discuss ideas for our dream honeymoon. She made sure when booking our trip to incorporate everything we wanted. From arranging transportation, to wine tastings, cooking classes, food and walking tours, etc., Joanne went above and beyond to ensure we had the best time. We will definitely be using Joanne for all of our travel needs! Thank you Joanne!!

St Lucia sugar beach

By: Brie

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2018

Everything was great! Joanne took care of everything and it worked out seamlessly. Thank you!

Train travel to Denver

By: Ciao

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2018

I found Joanne extremely courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my friends and colleagues.

Tauck River Cruise

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018

Amazing, she is incredibly organized, knowledgeable, and works so hard! She has planned many fabulous trips for me. I love working with her. I planned this river cruise for 14 people and every was very happy.

please to work with

By: hillary

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Fantastically Responsive and well organized. Joanne handled our group of 14 with ease, responding to loads of emails, questions and phone calls quickly and efficiently. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you Joanne

Great Travel Planner

By: Westrav

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

Joanne was a pleasure to work with on our trip. She paid close attention to all of the details and as extremely professional and responsive.

Girlfriend weekend

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2018

It was wonderful. Jo is fancy and expensive, but worth every penny


By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2018

It is a pleasure to work with Joanne, she is very efficient and hard working

French Polynesia

By: Sarah

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2018

It was an absolute pleasure working with Joanne. Her travel expertise truly made this a memorable honeymoon trip, we visited three islands and had numerous excursions. It is hard to even pinpoint one that was our favorite! We felt that her planning of this vacation gave us a true sense of the French Polynesian culture combined with a luxurious honeymoon. Joanne’s attention to detail is unparalleled and every aspect of our trip was seamless.


By: Wilson

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

Joanne’s attention to detail is amazing. It was a pleasure to plan our trip with her. Then when we ended up being delayed at the Dallas airport because of weather I wasn’t stressed at all because I knew I had Joanne working for me at all times rebooking flights, adding a hotel, and then rearranging our itinerary for when we finally did end up in London. All her hotel recommendations are always fabulous and she always gets great deals and perks. I love working with Joanne.


By: Glinda

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019

Joanne is amazing! She has helped me plan 3 extensive trips with multiple parties involved. Anything I want or need or didn’t know I needed Joanne handled expertly. In addition to the business side of Joanne I truly feel like she is a friend. I’m always surprised,delighted with all the upgrades and/or “freebies” that awaits us at our hotels, tours,etc. I highly recommend working with Joanne. She is awesome!

Caribbean Break

By: james

Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2019

Joanne is a delight to work with. Totally professional. Very experienced and knowledgeable but able to listen to suggestions.

great advisor

By: Jojo

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Jodi's recommendations for hotels and activities were spot on: the hotels were centrally located and how well -designed and she recommended some interesting places to visit that weren't the usual tourist attractions.

Park City

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2019

Joanne is a professional, she is a pleasure working with. She is always looking for the best prices. She is very thorough and knowledgeable.

Best Travel Advisor!

By: Katie

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

We just returned from an incredible & memorable family vacation in Anguilla! Jodi was essential in helping us choose the perfect, relaxing destination. She expertly advised us on the ideal hotel, several culinary treats, an adventurous cliff jump, fun bars and some fabulous live music. She made the planning process easy and our entire trip ultimately stress free. Our vacation was an all-time favorite and we highly recommend planning a trip with Jodi … and catching some epic Anguillan sunsets.

Spoiled at The William Vale

By: Haley Fay

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

We found ourselves stranded in NYC Thursday night when all flights to Charlotte were cancelled because of the weather. A quick call to my friend and awesome travel advisor Joanne Smith saved the day! She had us booked in a matter of minutes at the gorgeous The William Vale in Brooklyn with a page full of upgrades and gifts we would have never received if we booked on our own! If you are planning a trip or even find yourself with an unexpected trip, I highly recommend you give her a call! Thank you Jodi, you made our long and unexpected stay amazing!

Eastern Europe

By: Tina

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

Working with Jodi is a dream because she takes care of all the little details beforehand and then monitors our trips to make sure all is going well. Our restaurant reservation in Prague had the best river-view table, she got us a wonderful upgrade for our hotel in Budapest, and our cabins for our riverboat cruise were in the perfect location on the boat- Jodi thinks of everything!

Tropical family vavaction

By: lolo

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019

Joanne was very easy to work with. She was knew the island and property and made arrangements to complete the perfect trip.

Great first experience!

By: JA

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

Jodi was wonderful. Gave us many options based on our interests. Provided much insight and knowledge based on her experience and expertise.


By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2019

Joanne is a pleasure to work with. She’s professional and always looking out for her client. She’s knowledgeable and very efficient.

A Trip Full of Memories

By: The Good Life

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Joanne Smith, put together an Out Of This World Trip To Italy for my son & I. When we were setting the trip up I told Joanne I wanted this trip to be special due to my sons graduation from Law School. She did exactly that. To me, Joanne hit it out of the park! My son and I have so many happy memories together from this trip and I have Joanne to thank for that. Definitely when I am ready to travel again I will be calling Joanne.

james tonner

By: james

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

Joanne ( aka ' Jodi') provides outstanding personal / professional service. Has wide experience of cities and resorts globally. I am pretty demanding but Jodi is well up to meeting my expectations - and beyond. Fast ,considered, responses to my enquiries are a very welcome and appreciated part of her services. Given we are in very different time zones my suspicion is that she takes may problems to bed with her ! Definitely a Gold Star award from me.


By: Montana

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Working with Joanne is a pleasure! She works so hard to find the best place and value..... she’s efficient and very organized. Always there for you


By: Mexico

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2019

Joanne is a pleasure to work with, always looking out for my best interests. She’s thorough and extremely efficient....

seabourn ovation

By: james

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2019

Excellent service. Prompt. Knowledgeable. Global in experience. A delight to work with

Tauck Danube Christmas Cruise

By: Arlee

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2019

She was amazingly competent with all the details of my river cruise.

Texas trip

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

Joanne is thorough and always has your best interests in mind. She’s honest and always give options. I’ve worked with her for around 5 years and is a pleasure to work with.


By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2020

Working with Joanne is such a pleasure............She is always looking to get us the best rooms available. She is a true professional!


By: james

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2020

Extremely satisfied. Under frantic conditions in South East Asia as the Corona virus spread Joanne kept on top of the fast moving situation and kept me well informed despite the great time difference

Working with Joanne Smith, 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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