(11 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Stephen Joyce

Carpinteria, CA

European, African and Australasian Specialist

With previous employments I have traveled extensively throughout the world and can draw upon this knowledge to best advise you on your travel plans. Since retiring in 1999 and settling permanently in the US, I decided to put this unique knowledge to good use and become a Travel Agent so that I can assist others who have not been so fortunate in their travel option, to plan their travel.

With the exception of Antartica (on my bucket list) I have visited all the continents and have also lived in Europe (England, Belgium, France, Germany and Spain) South Africa and Australia. I returned from South Africa to England overland as a guide and interpreter on a Trans African expedition.

Having children and grandchildren I am a dab hand at organising family vacations ( I do one every year and the most we have had was about 30 from all regions of the world for a Bahamian vacation. This year I am organizing one for about 30 people in Palm Springs, CA.

I have also organised destination weddings and Chambers of Commerce trips to Europe, China and USA.

I pride myself in working on both simple and complex (and very complex!) itineraries. I recently completed a comprehensive tour of US for a Belgian couple which involved many flights, hotels, tours and car rentals and crossed the country from NY to LA and back again.


I have also recently completed very complex itineraries for clients who have travelled to Europe and Africa. This included all aspects, flights, transfers, local tours, hotels, train trips, and rental cars,


I am a very active member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and am an Ambassador. I have been Ambassador of the Year for several years, but am now letting some of the young Turks have their moments of glory!


I speak French, German and Spanish, so if there is a local problem, there are not many times that I can not make local contact and try to sort out any problems that you may have incurred. 



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My Reviews

5 of 7 people found this review helpful
A Wonderful Graduation Trip
It was extremely easy. He came to my office to meet with me to lay out the details and was prompt in providing options
By  Dena @ State Farm  from  Ventura, Ca
Traveled to  Mexico City ~ Mexico D.F. ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Stephen Joyce responded:
Thank you, glad you and Austin had a great time and hope you managed to find some suitable future accommodation for him.

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Beautiful, so much to see and do
He was prompt to get back to me, was patient when I wasn't ready to make a decision. No hassle, easy to work with.
By  Loretta  from  Ventura, CA
Traveled to  Vancouver ~ British Columbia ~ Canada
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Stephen Joyce responded:
Thank you very much

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Easy to fly even during a Pandemic
Stephen was helpful in booking plane tickets, then making revisions when the itinerary changed due to Covid. New flights from Santa Barbara worked well, and flights were on time and we felt safe.
By  Loretta  from  Ventura, CA
Traveled to  Boise ~ Idaho ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Stephen Joyce responded:
Thank you

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Matthew's best Birthday!
I reached out to Stephen about perhaps traveling to Loreto, Mexico. He did some research for us and we could not have been more pleased.
The hotel in town was perfect! It was right on the water and was also walking distance to everything we wanted to do. The staff was amazing and every meal was delicious. We were greeted with friendly smiles throughout the hotel - in every restaurant, bar or at the pool.
The snorkeling trip was so beautiful. Our captain was very friendly and even offered to take us out a 2nd time later in the week with our friends who were coming in to join us.
The car rental was easy. We drove two hours north and explored some of the secluded beaches - enjoying fish tacos and beers on what seemed to be our private island. I'd definitely call Stephen again when planning a trip.

Check out some videos of the dolphins swimming around our boat.

By  Bishop Adventures  from  Redmond, Oregon
Traveled to  Loreto ~ Baja California Sur ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Stephen Joyce responded:
Thank you very much. In these difficult times it is much appreciated

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4 of 8 people found this review helpful
Leave it to the Experts
Stephen and his travel services give me the price, convenience, and peace of mind I tried to get by doing this all my self (and never achieved). They make booking both my business and vacation travel a joy. Leave it to the experts. Great job!
By  JohnP  from  Ventura, CA
Traveled to  Australia & New Zealand
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • England
  • Dubai
  • Cuba

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Business Travel
  • Bespoke Travel
  • Destination Weddings
  • European Culture

Top Travel Partners:

  • Rail Europe
  • Holland America Line
  • Hertz
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Wdwd
  • Royal Caribbean


  • IATA
  • CLIA

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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