Joni Gingrich

San Jose, CA

Planning your international travel for 28 years

What makes an expert? Passion for a destination, personal visits, establishing relationships with local businesses and local experts, being able to offer insights and comparisons for hotels/resorts, cities, restaurants, excursions, and the easiest ways to arrive and depart a country efficiently. Italy, Greece, Croatia, Caribbean, Hawaii, Fiji, Mexico, are all places I have enjoyed getting to know intimately. River and Ocean cruises are another way to see the world, let's plan it together!

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Cruise and Travel Advisor

I have been a full time travel advisor for over 28 years and the phrase about having a job you love means never working a day in your life applies to me. Island destinations first captured my imagination and I enjoyed visiting as many as possible and experiencing some of the best and most unique resorts...
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Cruise, Tropical Island & Mediterranean Specialist

After more than 28 years in this business, I still love to sell travel. I also love to expand my travel knowledge, and keep updated on new improvements and offerings from around the world. I do this by visiting my destination specialties on a regular basis. I believe in making recommendations based...
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My Travel Stories

First hand experience

There is nothing like an in depth visit to a destination that offers insight, an experience worth recommending, and the tricks or tips necessary to spend your time wisely. My most recent focus area was for a certification was with Oceania Cruises. Completed the Academy and gained their "Certification...Read more.

My Reviews

41 of 71 people found this review helpful
The best trip ever!
Joni took all my information and requirements for a trip planned with my mom. The trip was to Italy and required some coordination of multiple transportation connections and needs. Everything ran very smoothly and we had no glitches or issues with any of the service providers. We also had two half-day tours that were planned and both were an absolute delight!

I would highly recommend Joni to anyone planning a trip anywhere! Joni it top rate, highly professionally, and really knows the business.
By  Dee  from  San Jose, California
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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52 of 93 people found this review helpful
20th anniversary
I have been working w/Joni for over 10 years. She plans all of our trips for us from A to Z - every little detail. We never had one problem in terms of something was missed, not planned or didn't go well. Joni is very professional, friendly and it's such a pleasure to work with her. She saves us so much time we would have to spend planning everything. I recommend her to my friends and colleagues all the time. She is incredible and we hope to continue working with her for years to come.
By  Mo  from  Campbell, CA
Traveled to  Bora Bora ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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34 of 78 people found this review helpful
Happy Travels
Joni is simply a treasure. She is a very engaging person and she possesses a wealth of travel experience that has proven to be invaluable to me. She not only removes the daunting task of arranging and managing my travel plans, but she also provides succinct and customized recommendations for the kinds of activities, outings, tours and sightseeing I like best. I find her to be very knowledgeable and travel savvy. She has a special knack for selecting boutique hotels in prime locations within my budget. I love the various options she offers me and once I decide she delivers me a highly organized travel packet with copies of tickets, vouchers, itineraries, directions etc. It's makes for a very comforting travel experience. As you can tell I would highly recommend Joni for your travel needs.... and I'm not even related to her!
By  Kevin  from  San Jose
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Virgin Islands
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Caribbean
  • Mediterranean
  • Hawaii

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Luxury
  • Beach Vacations
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Cruises
  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

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  • Windstar Cruises
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  • Princess Cruises®
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  • Crystal Cruises
  • Marriott Specialist
  • Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Windstar Specialist
  • Oceania Cruises

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