Joan Qualls 

Encinitas, CA United States
Tasteful Voyages, an independent affiliate of Gifted Travel Network
Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • River Cruising
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours

Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Joan Qualls here - I’m the group travel specialist behind Tasteful Voyages, and I’m here to help you grow your business in downright delicious ways. How did I get here, planning group travel? It was not a straight line! For 30 years, I was in the healthcare industry, working my way up to a position as a finance executive. Turns out, combing through complicated hospital contracts is great practice for planning group travel -- you can count on me to read the fine print, juggle all the complicated logistics, and smoothly manage the challenges that group travel presents! When I wasn’t knee-deep in healthcare numbers, I was indulging my passions: travel, food and wines. I firmly believe the best way to explore and expand these passions is through travel. I’ve taken cooking courses all around the globe, from Chicago to Tuscany, Barcelona to Abruzzo, La Jolla and aboard a ship in the Eastern Med. I’ve toured and tasted at vineyards in France’s Loire Valley, Italy’s Chianti region, Portugal's Douro, and bright, young vineyards up and down the U.S. West Coast. And I’ve sipped brews in iconic locales, like the beer gardens of Belgium and the Heineken brewery in Amsterdam. If it makes my taste buds sing, it makes my heart soar — and that’s why I love working with business owners in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry, like you.

Places I Have Traveled

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By: Traveler 4994

Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Joan Qualls arranged a wonderful journey for us. She attended to all the details and when life intervened, she seamlessly rearranged our schedule and contacted all the relevant folks. Her advice was spot on and we had a wonderful time. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

Incredible Trip

By: Dina

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2019

Working with Joan was always easy and a pleasure. My questions were answered in a timely fashion and I was pleasantly surprised with a goody package to aid in my trip. Joan's enthusiasm and professionalism was definitely felt and made me secure in knowing I made the right choice for my trip. I would definitely choose to work with Joan again in any future trips.

Vancouver, Alaskan Cruise, Kodiak Ak

By: K

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

Joan is very organized and listens well. She understood our thoughts on the trip. She had everything perfectly planned out. She made it very easy and enjoyable for us to travel. We would definitely use her for planning another trip.

Always helpful

By: BartlettGiles

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2019

Joan is always thoughtful and helpful. She often includes extra vouchers, i.e. the nice lounge at the airport. Sometimes she's traveling while I'm traveling, but she remains accessible. Recently there was a question about an airline strike the day of a trip, and she was on top of it. We've made use of her services several times: she always brings something extra to the table: she draws on a wealth of personal experience. I can't imagine choosing anyone over her. Joan has my highest recommendation.

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  • - 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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