Wander Joy Vacations is a one-stop-shop for all your travel needs. We understand the importance of experiencing new places and cultures and creating lifelong memories and we help our clients do that in a creative, professional, custom and safe way.

We go above and beyond for every client by negotiating best pricing, upgrades and perks and advocating for your every need. We are industry experts with a heart for our clients and consider it a true JOY to share our knowledge and love of travel with the world.

Our mission is simple – we want to help everyone make their vacation dreams come true. We believe in this so strongly that we will, happily, never charge fees!

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Samantha at Wander Joy is amazing! She really helped my family out during a family emergency requiring immediate travel accommodations. She made it so easy, got us the best rates (flight, hotel, rental) and is a Joy (no pun intended) to work with. I highly recommend using Wander Joy for any and all travel assistance.


I have worked with Samantha for over 10 years on travel and events. I cannot say enough wonderful, complimentary words about her. She has been my favorite client to work with for all of these years for many reasons. I will try to list these attributes that make her the best to work with when planning an event. Her organizational skills for starters, she plans ahead so any snags that might come up are worked out well ahead of time, you know how travel/events can be. Her idea; she is decisive and well researched, she knows her stuff. That is such a plus when planning a future event. She is not wishy washy, her confidence comes through because she knows what she is doing, she has done her work! She has a great work ethic, is cheerful, calm and enthusiastic. Her values and ethics shine through when you work with her. To know her is to love her, I cannot refer her enough.


Wander Joy helped my boyfriend and I plan a vacation to Palm Springs and it was amazing! We followed the itinerary and had a great time. The itinerary led us to a little sandwich shop that we loved and we also took the tram up to the top of a mountain where we could hike and eat at this cute restaurant. We are planning on going to Solvang in the next couple weeks and wander joy is planning it for us! I can’t wait to see what other memorable adventures this takes us on. I love that we are able to find things we wouldn’t normally be able to find on the internet. Choosing wander joy the best decision for us and we are so appreciative. The owner was also amazing to work with! You will not be disappointed!


Wander Joy Vacation Advisory helped us have an incredible trip through Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach and Solvang with our 18 year old nephew. The accommodations Wander Joy found for us were all outstanding. The excursions were so fun, unique and perfect for doing with a teenager – not the easiest task. We particularly loved sea kayaking off of Santa Cruz Island, riding bikes on the beach in Pismo and seeing incredible vintage motorcycles at the museum in Solvang. Wander Joy really came through for us – we needed to put this together pretty quickly in order to make it happen. Not only did that happen for us but we had terrific options to pick from everyday of the itinerary. We look forward to using them again in December for our next trip. Given Wander Joy a try…you will be so glad you did!!

Jason H

Wander Joy planned and booked our Thanksgiving trip to Waikiki Beach. I gave her our wants and she was able to meet all of them in addition to extras on the itinerary. I will definitely use her again for upcoming trips. The value exceeds the cost of time spent researching and planning on your own.


Samantha and Wander Joy was able to book a trip to Bali for me. She took care of everything from the flights, to the local transportation, and all excursions while there. Everything was seamless while in Bali and was a perfect trip. Samantha pays great attention to all details and leaves no stones unturned. I would recommend using Wander Joy over any other option out there. She is simply the BEST!

Jason F

We used Wander Joy Vacations for our trip to Belize this past November and we couldn’t be happier! Our trip was super last minute (we called Wander Joy about 2 or 3 weeks prior to our travel date) and still, the entire process from start to finish was so simple and stress free for us! When we first reached out to Wander Joy, we weren’t even sure where we wanted to go and Samantha gave us many options of different places and prices so we really had a lot of info in order to make the best decision for ourselves! We had no issues with any of our reservations and our resort was gorgeous! We will use Wander Joy for all of our travel needs in the future…highly recommend!


Samantha, with Wander Joy, recently hooked me up. I gave her a budget for our trip with a couple serious requests and she nailed it. I’ve traveled the world, and she arranged for the best trip I’ve been on in my life. International, with full service arrangements for less than half the budget I had given. We just got back and it was incredible, due to her help. She reached out days before to make sure we felt comfortable, and again once we returned home to see how everything went. Incredible customer service. All future trips will be booked with her! Not pushy whatsoever. In fact, last year I had to cancel a trip due to an injury and she was super understanding and didn’t argue at all. She’s a rockstar! A++++.


Samantha is such a gem. She was so easy to work with in planning 2 separate trips for me. Each one had very different needs and she really took the time to understand those differences and truly delivered. From where we stayed to trip activities and other amenities, everything she planned was exactly how I wanted and I didn’t have to stress about any of it. She was quick to respond to all communications, always followed through on promises and followed up with me to ensure my needs were met. I will be using Samantha for all my stress-free travel in the future! Cannot recommend enough!


I am a repeat customer and super satisfied with the great service provided by Wander Joy Vacations. Samantha has planned several of our family vacations and has booked hotels, airline tickets, and car rentals for us. She also has created unique itineraries for us that are customized to our interests, budget, and family needs. The trips have gone so smoothly, and my family has made many fond memories. We look forward to many more vacations planned with Wander Joy Vacations!

Sarah & Miguel

I have had the pleasure of working with Wander Joy Vacations on my last 2 European vacations and I’m so excited to plan my next one this year. Samantha has such a personal touch and creates unique experiences for her clients that you will cherish forever. She is always in communication with your hotels, tours, etc. She helped me plan my 1st solo trip out of the country & I felt safe and so special the whole trip. I would highly recommend her to book your next vacation.


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