We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time in New Zealand and Fiji and the trip was definitely one of a lifetime!! We are so thankful we decided to go for this big trip and can’t thank you enough for helping us sort through the activities and plan out what we wanted to do. Your organization and great planning skills truly made this trip so smooth and all the flights went great! We LOVED Air New Zealand.
We thoroughly enjoyed starting our trip in Queenstown because it gave us a few days to chill in one place after the long flight and busy wedding festivities. We LOVED Queenstown! It was definitely our favorite city in NZ. We both loved our bungee jumps and Morgan is very glad he did the higher jump off the cable car. He rocked it! That was truly an amazing, unforgettable experience for both of us and such a rush!! I’m happy I did the Kawarau Bridge option – it was fun to see the “old school style” of jumping where they wrap the legs in towels compared to the newer, higher cable car. The scenery at the Nevis Gorge and Kawarau Bridge was gorgeous!
We are also very glad we did the Milford sound tour and were very happy to have the skiing experience at Coronet Peak. Still thankful for our Rocky Mountain skiing, but it was such a fun experience to ski and snorkel all in the same trip! The snow was a bit slushy in QT but the views from the top were incredible – we expected spring type skiing due to time of year and were glad it was warm since we didn’t bring all our warm skiing gear. We also loved the Skyline Restaurant in QT – your suggestion to do that was an awesome recommendation. We got amazing pictures there!
Picking up the camper van in QT was a very easy experience and we really loved driving around NZ on our own. We stayed at Top 10 Holiday Parks every night so we had access to facilities if we wanted and it was super cheap and easy to do that. We booked our next night’s stay each day online and since it was off-season, the campgrounds were very open and available. We felt completely safe all over NZ and you’re right, it was a very easy place to navigate. Definitely glad we had the GPS though.
We enjoyed seeing Christchurch despite all the destruction and we loved our trip up to Arthur’s Pass. Thank you for calling us to let us know about the train closure and making sure we still had a driver set up. That was wonderful of you and we felt so taken care of. The driver you set up for us was such a sweetheart and we really loved getting in on the local culture of the area. It was nice that we still got to see the pass despite no train that day – the drive was absolutely gorgeous!! So glad we decided on the jet boating and the sheep farm tour there – we sat and chatted with the farmer and his wife quite awhile after touring the farm and it was such a wonderful experience to see how they live.
We absolutely fell in love with Matangi Island in Fiji!! It was such a beautiful place and the people there were SO nice and welcoming. We really feel like we got taken care of there – the food and accomodations were fantastic and we loved the unique bure that we stayed in. The staff went out of their way to make a unique honeymoon experience for us with champagne in our room, breakfast in bed, couples massages, and private island snorkeling tour of Horseshoe Bay (complete with picnic lunch delivered with a bottle of wine). Matangi was a wonderful way to end our big sightseeing trip and we really felt like we got to relax at the end. Thank you for suggesting such a gorgeous place! We befriended the staff and felt like we really joined their family for 4 days and got to experience Fiji culture. We are thankful we stopped in Fiji at the end since it was so close to NZ and that is definitely a place we would love to go back to and explore some more.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with you on this amazing trip and thank you for all your hard work in helping us make it happen. We feel that we got SO MUCH for the money we paid and we felt very confident in all the arrangements you made. You made this trip halfway around the world feels so easy and doable! I will recommend you and Time of your Life Travel to anyone in the future. I look forward to working with you again on a trip soon and you will be receiving a little something from us soon, once I can get my thank you notes done. Morgan and I even got matching real tattoos of the NZ silver fern while we were in QT as a momento of our trip (mine on my foot and his on the back).
I’m really not that much of a “facebooker” but wanted to let you know that absolutely everything about our trip was fantastic! Thanks a million million trillion times!
– Carolee and Tom Wise
Playa del Carmen
Just returned from Playa del Carmen, the perfect getaway from the stress of school! I loved relaxing on the sunny side shores and sippin’ margaritas at the swim up bars! If anyone is planning a visit soon (which should be your next vacation if you have not been yet!) I highly recommend the underground caves, most amazing views you’ll ever see! Thanks so much too my lovely travel agent Aunty Joyce! I had a great time and appreciate all you did to help me get situated and relaxed!
– Alex Fenimore
Beaches Boscobel Resort, Jamaica
Randy and I were at a loss as to where to even begin one year ago…we were newly engaged with hopes of a destination wedding. After hearing about Joyce from a friend we made the move to start planning our wedding. This was the best decision we have ever made…Joyce was amazing! I really mean it, she made this an amazing experience for my new husband and I along with 40 of our family and friends. Joyce, we love you and everything you have done for us, thank you for making this the best experience of our lives!n we have ever made! Joyce was amazing!! I really do mean it, she made this an amazing experience for my husband and I along with 40 of our friends and family. Joyce we love you and everything you have done for us…thank you for making this the best, most amazing experience of our lives!
– Nicole Lundock