Joyce Hughes | Travel Advisor


About: Joyce's adventure as a luxury travel advisor began over a decade ago after she sold her successful health insurance underwriting services business. With a passion for travel, she applied and was offered a management position at a local travel agency, bringing her skillset to that industry. She found that she enjoyed helping people plan their vacations so segued into a travel advisor role. Her success is due to her interpersonal skills in understanding her client's wishes, plus her attention to detail when creating seamless worry-free travel plans for them. As part of the Viruoso network, she maintains connections with the best of the best in travel. She continues to travel the world so that she can provide her clients with personal tips and is constantly adding to her knowledge by attending training sessions and attaining destination and supplier certifications. She is active in professional organizations and is on the Board of Directors for the southern California chapter of the Association of Retail Travel Agents.

Specialties: Joyce can book all trips, but specializes in river cruises, small ship ocean and expedition cruises, and luxury land vacations. Destinations she especially enjoys helping clients with are those involving natural beauty such as Tahiti, or wildlife as in Africa, or closer to home, such as Alaska and Costa Rica. Europe is always a mainstay.

Quote: "Travel is the one thing you can spend money on that makes you richer." People have said that they never miss the money, but would miss the experiences. Travel also opens hearts and minds, as Mark Twain said, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."

Connect: Contact Joyce at or at (818) 456-6483, or visit her website below!

member since june 2018