• From: Billie Lindsey
    Sent: July 15, 2015

    Well we are home!  We had a fantastic time!  I do think next year we are going to try another resort!  We have been thinking about Secrets Maroma or the ElDorado Maroma.  They told us on the ElDorado Maroma next year the ones above the water will be ready but I am guessing they will be very pricey.  So many people say the Secrets Maroma is awesome also. 

    Thank you again for helping us get everything booked!  You were awesome!

    Many Thanks,

    Billie Lindsey

  • From: Kathleen Dalke Cummens
    Sent: April 20, 2015

    Hey Tonda! The wedding and everything was wonderful! The resort was great and everyone had a great time! Thank you so much for all your help! I will get those reviews filled out too! 

    Kathleen Cummens :)

  • From: Ray Moore
    Sent: March 16, 2015

    Eda helped me and my wife Beth plan our wedding and Honeymoon in Hawaii last year and she did such a wonderful job booking the flight, hotel, accommodations, etc. The entire experience was excellent and went off without a hitch.

    I would recommend Eda's services to anyone who wants to book a trip and wants the peace of mind from knowing all the details are taken care of.

  • From: Charlesetta
    Sent: Sunday, Febuary 8, 2015

    Congratulations on your nine years! It's been a pleasure having you as my travel agent. Your service is extremely wonderful. Keep up the good work. Wish you many more years!

  • From: Imani Heard
    Sent: Monday, January 5, 2015 11:26 AM
    Subject: RE: !!!!! WELCOME HOME !!!!

    Thank you so much Eda! You did an EXCELLENT job! I want to go again this summer so I'll be contacting you soon. :)
    Imani Heard

  • From: Patricia Laman
    Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:25 AM
    Subject: Thanks!!


    We had a great trip and are very pleased with Joyride Travel Agency!
    Patricia Laman

  • From: Sandra Washington
    Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:16 PM
    To: Eda Cohen

    Hello Eda,

    There aren't words to express our gratitude for the way you took care of us. Our flights were great, the transportation to and from the airport was fantastic. Our stay at the Wellington was equally as good. You could stand in front of the hotel and see Times Square. It was an easy walk that we made shortly after checking into the hotel. We went to a taping of The Chew which will air Sept. 4th. Courtney was selected to play Food Pyramid and won. If you watched GMA last Wednesday, we were there and was on camera frequently. We are already looking at next summer. I will get back to you soon with details for Orlando and Disney.

    Thank you again. I am referring my friends and family. Sandra

  • From: Megan Smith
    Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:56 AM
    Subject: Wedding Reception on Carnival Cruise, Wedding in Cozumel


    The cruise was wonderful! We loved it! So did most of our guests. It was quite choppy and half of the ship was sea sick but it was still fun. We won the newlywed game on the boat too. Lol. Trophy and bottle of champagne. We had our own corner at dinner with 3 tables and we switched up seating every night. And our beach club wedding was just perfect. 10 min ceremony and then we all ate, drank, and snorkeled. I highly recommend our wedding planner if you're ever needing one in Cozumel. We got married, she decorated just the way I asked, we all ate (food was delicious) and had open bar for four hours, could snorkel or glass bottom kayaked - we covered everything for this and it only ran us $3500. Very happy. Overall, every aspect of our trip was perfect and not stressful at all thanks to you. I truly appreciate it.


  • From: Alejandra
    Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 9:32 AM
    To: glenda@joyridetravel.com; ruth@joyridetravel.com
    Subject: Herriott Wedding

    Ruth & Glenda-

    Arthur and I wanted to thank you for your hard work and making our wedding possible. You guys are truly a 5-star team! Our hotel was beautiful and the beach was just amazing. Again, thank you so much for helping me with all of my reservations and making my wedding planning easier. Attached is a wedding photo we hope you enjoy it.

    We will contact you for our next destination! Thank you so much again!

    Alejandra Herriott

  • From: Jammie Burmeister

    HAY! nice new look! Love what ya have done with the website. Is there still a place for people to register for Honeymoon Wishes? or look up Shay and Amanda's wedding?


    Yes....Amanda's wedding is in the groups tab for the wedding groups. So, if I left Wedding Wishes out I didn't know it? Where did I have them before? I never had anyone use them much...maybe once or twice in the 12 years I've had it?? But, I could probably have them put back on if you think we need them?

    Glenda at JoyRide

  • From: Dina Cox
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2013 8:19 PM
    To: glenda@joyridetravel.com
    Subject: Mexico Pics


    Wanted to let you know we had a great time and the resort was more than we expected. Here is a family pic at the resort before dinner one night. I will have to send pics at Xel-Ha from my ipad. The kids loved Xel-ha had a great time. They also got to parasail.

    Thanks again for all your help & can't wait to plan our next trip.
    Dina Cox

  • From: Lough, Debra S
    Subject: Cruises
    Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:37 AM
    To: Ruth Watson

    Thank you Ruth for everything you do for us!! Enjoy your vacation!!

    Debra Lough

  • I Have the same sentiments as Debra, Ruth--a big thank you for all you do for us in all our requests!! Have a good trip and looking forward to many more cruises with you as our agent!!

  • From: Connie Skarda

    Hi Donna,

    Jim Martin and I had a fantastic trip to Maui, thanks to you! We booked a whale watching/snuba trip on the Four Winds II catamaran and made lots of great memories! See the attached pic of Jim petting one of 7 sea turtles sunning on the beach. Thank you! Jim has been talking about going to Belize for years. Do you do trips there? Please let us know.

    Thanks Again,
    Connie Skarda

  • From: betsy coleman
    Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:15 AM

    Glenda, I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had in Cozumel. I didn't want to come home. Will def have to plan a longer trip next time and maybe even take the kids. I have a few good pixs to send as soon as I get them off my camera. Thanks again for helping give us an awesome vacation. BlackBerry

  • Subject: Thank You
    Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013


    Thank you for putting together such an awesome trip for our group. The Valentin is a first class resort, with a first class staff. Everything was wonderful, including all the animals and reptiles we saw. Although one couple was in a different building, none of us had any complaints about our rooms. Whenever we requested something (extra towels), they would be delivered promptly, with a follow-up call from the front desk to assure we received what we asked for. Honestly, my husband and I felt very special during the entire stay. Again, thank you for all the work you put into our trip, and I look forward to working with you again for future travel plans.

    ~Shondra Jones**

  • March 21, 2013.

    Hi Ruth,

    I wanted to give you a special thank you for your work on making my first cruise so nice. I had a really great time with my classmates and many other people I met on the trip. I got up about 7AM and went to bed about 1 AM with no naps!!! I cannot tell you there was anything I didn’t like! My room was perfect for me, Overlooking the promenade was fun.

    I enjoyed seeing the mayan ruins in Cozumel and turtle research place in the Caymans, but I really loved Jamaica! River rafting was such fun also. I only request that I had to return home to winter and several more good Snow storms. In fact, it is snowing NOW!! I hope to talk to you again in the future- I do love to travel

  • From Barbara Weiss
    Subject: KILLEEN HIGH SCHOOL GROUP REUNION Mariner of the Seas Cruise
    To: 'Ruth Watson'
    Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:59 PM

    I just realized that I never got in touch with you after our cruise to thank you for your efforts in arranging everything for us. Everything was well organized and made the trip enjoyable and worry-free. Thanks for taking care of all the arrangements!

  • From Crystal
    Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 11:57 AM


    Oh my goodness, we had an amazing time! We Swam with dolphins, zip lined at Mystic Mountain, rode horses in the ocean, ate at the Indian restaurant across the street, had one dinner at Evitas with fabulous view and great food, held an iguana, spent one day just lying on the beach at resort. We loved the calm water there and the view if the ships porting. Our room was perfect. Better than expected! We had one room side with king and other with two full size. Omg! Loved it. Our stay was perfect in every way. We had a  terrific time and want to go back! We want to snorkel next time. :)

    Thanks for everything. Love your country !!
    Crystal Mikeman

  • From: Tasha
    Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 3:17:42

    I have been using JRT for 8 years...and wach time I book with them I'm never disappointed...Thanks to Tonda who has the patience of Job! From trips with my hubby to the whole famiy to just me and the girls..I always call Tonda 1st!.

  • From: Connie Skarda
    Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 10:35 AM
    To:Hi Donna

    Jim Martin and I had a fantastic trip to Maui, thanks to you! We booked a whale watching/snuba trip on the Four Winds II catamaran and made lots of great memories! See the attached pic of Jim petting one of 7 sea turtles sunning on the beach. Thank you! Jim has been talking about going to Belize for years. Do you do trips there? Please let us know.

    Thanks Again,
    Connie Skarda
    Dallas, Tx

  • From: Shana Farrell
    Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 7:47 PM
    To: glenda@joyridetravel.com

    Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that we got back from our vacation yesterday! It was absolutely amazing. I can''t say enough nice things about the staff, accomodations, grounds, food, etc... at Seaside Suites.

    Heath and I were treated to 2 candelite dinners on the beach, 1 breakfast (feast) in bed, a 50 min couples massage on the beach, champagne in our room twice, turn down service every night, a drawn tub every night, t-shirts and a spa kit, little snacks and desserts daily...and this was all because it was our Anniversary and we were return guests.

    We honestly believe this is "Our Heaven On Earth"!!!

    Thank you sooooo much for everything. I have attached a picture of one of our candelite dinners.

    Heath and Shana Farrell

  • From: Rachel
    Sent: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:23:51 -0500
    To: Tonda Petty


    PS: Tonda do Carnival have another new ship?

  • From: Tyler
    Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 10:50 AM
    To: Eda
    Cc: Nia Trinh

    Yes, our trip filled with great memories and we had fun fun fun. Certainly you can assist on future vacation. Thank you for your help.

    Have a great work week.

  • Returning home from Kilimanjaro Africa Adventure :
    From: Ivan
    Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:02 PM

    Thanks Eda. We had a blast.. We will hit you up for our next trip!

    - Ivan

  • From: Arcelia Perez
    Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:28 AM
    To: Glenda
    Subject: Cancun

    I had been trying to email you since we returned from our trip, but have been so busy at the office, I hadn't had a chance until today. I wanted to thank you, again, for everything. The trip was awesome, the hotel beautiful and we totally enjoyed it. We only wished we could have been there a few more days, maybe next time.

    Now time to begin planning next years vacations, jajajaja. My husband and I were talking and we are truly thinking about taking a cruise next year. I know because of unforeseen circumstances this year we were unable, but we really want to make an effort for next year and besides my husband has promised the kids we would go. I would like to get prices for next year on Carnival the ship we would have gone on this year and for 6 people. 4 adults and 2 kids (17 and 11 years old). Same cabins, a balcony and inside. Please let me know if I need to send you any other information.

    Again, thank you for everything and I will continue to look to you for all my vacations.
    Arcelia Perez

  • From: Marjorie Hefner
    Sent: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
    Subject: thank you

    Hi Tonda!

    I just wanted to say thank you so much from everyone in my family for everything you did for us for our family trip to Cancun.  We all had an amazing and wonderful time and now we have been bit by the travel bug.  We are already trying to plan for our family trip for next year.  If you have any suggestions of destinations w/ all inclusive for us next year, pls. forward them along to me so that we can start planning.   We've also inspired some of our friends to travel abroad as well.  So you may have some people contact you about some trips soon.  
    We can't thank you enough!
  • From: Barbara Barney
    Sent: Friday, August 17th 2012
    Subject: BAB

    Dear Ruth,

    Where do I begin? I can't begin to tell you wnat a wonderful time I had with mom and dad on the trip that you have planned for us on Canada. It was truly the trip of a lifetime! The train was such an oustanding experience and the service on the train was so excellent! The Majesty of Canada was unlike anything that we have seen!

    Our accomodations (hotels) were oustanding, with the Rim Rock, being my favorite of all.

    Thank you for the wonderful job you did in planning a lovely trip for us!

    Barbara Barney

  • From : Cheryl Bryant
    Sent : Thu, 5 Jul 2012 11:21:21 -0500
    Subject : Many Thanks!!

    Good morning Tonda,

    I wanted to write you and let you know how appreciative I am to you for the wonderful job you did on our travel to St Kitts. Our trip was from June 28-July 3 and it was by far one of the most enjoyable experiences. I got to the airport and was pleasantly surprised that we did not have to pay any additional luggage fees. Then when we arrived in St. Kitts, to find out arrangements had been made for transportation to our hotel and for the return as well, was so appreciated. Our room was beautiful. We had been promised an ocean view and that is what you delivered. We did not have one issue while there and you played a large part in ensuring we had a spectacular trip. This was the first trip to St. Kitts for all of us, and you and Joyride Travel now have dedicated customers for our travel arrangements.

    Once again thank you Tonda for your hard work and diligence into our vacation travel. I will definitely refer anyone I know travelling to you and the staff of Joyride Travel!



  • From Chandra
    Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:55 PM
    Subject: Thanks a million!

    Hi Glenda,
    Just want to say thanks for everything you did to make my birthday trip fabulous.
    We had a blast! Here's a pic of all the girls.

    PS. I gave my brother your info.
    He and his wife would like to renew their vows in 2014.
    Its a bit early but really he wants to plan ahead of time. :-)

    - Chandra

  • From: Michael & Jayla Starling


    We just got back from Mexico a few days ago and wanted to first thank you so much for your assistance. Me and my wife were very pleased with the level of service we received from you. The hotel also complied with your request for our Anniversary and gave us a beautiful room with a private pool on the balcony. Everything was wonderful.

    And since everything was wonderful, me and my wife, and my fraternity brother and his wife are now looking ahead for our next anniversary trip for June 2012. We have the same anniversary now, and thought it would be a good idea to start exploring now and maybe lock in lower rates for booking early. We want to know what ideas you may have in mind. Whatever they are we are interested in All Inclusive trips from this point forward. We hope to hear from you soon.

    Michael & Jayla Starling

  • From: Washington, Gladys
    Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:50 AM
    Subject: Vocation to Disney World

    Ms. Cohen

    Sorry I am just now getting back to you on this but, I was not in the Office on yesterday.

    Thank you very much for being so punctual in getting back to me with this fantastic information. I have been trying to get help with my vacation planning every send February and no one has came through in getting back with me or they lose my phone etc. I am so happy that I spoke to my co-worker and she told me about you I am really please with this outcome. You have me sold and I will be working with you for now on of getting my trips together for me whenever I traveler, because I do have a group trip coming up in November for Las Vegas.

    I believe we will go with the complete full package but let me get with my daughter and discuss this with her. And I will get back with you on this when we can make our first down payment.


    Gladys Washington

  • Tonda,

    Thank you for all of your help with planning our honeymoon in Maui.
    Everything went smooth with the flight, hotel accommodations, and
    activities. We had an awesome time and definitely can''t wait to visit

    Thank you.

  • Sent: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:34:41 -0700
    From:Jaron Rimson
    Subject: Wedding was Awesome...


    Thank you for your help the honeymoon was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The wedding was awesome as well I attached some wedding photos and will send the honeymoon pictures later this week. I will be calling yu for our trip to dallas in october for me and my wife and of course our 1 year anniversary next year. You are the best!!!!!!

    Warm regards


  • Sent: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 19:04:38 -0500
    From: LaShonda
    Subject: Best Vacation Ever! On to the next...

    Hi Tonda!

    I LOVED my vacation in Mexico last week. I've told EVERYONE about it and have forwarded your contact information to them.

    Ready to start planning again. I need a few different quotes for different trips. First, I'd like to take a trip to Disney World and surrounding areas in December. This would be for 2 adults and 2 children; what options do I have?

    I'm interested in going to Australia in December 2012. This is for two adults.

    I'm also interested in visiting Rio De Janeiro for next summer. This is also for two adults.

    Let me know what more you need.

    Thanks a bunch!
    LaShonda West

  • Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 2:42 PM
    From: valerie moore
    Subject: Honeymoon

    I hope the new year is treating you well.  Sorry I didn't get back to you, somehow your email got lost in the shuffle.  I have a blackberry and lost emails.  Our honeymoon in Montego Bay Jamaica was fabulous.  The service at Royal Carribean Sandals was awesome!  We have so many wonderful memories and want to go back.  I will get with you when we make a decision on what we want to do this year.  I am sending you a referral for a cruise, by the way please let me know if any good deals come up for Royal Carribean Cruises, my 1st year anniversary will be May 1st.


    Anthony and Valerie Jones

  • Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 12:03 PM
    From: Phyllis Laws
    Subject: Thanks for getting a right place for celebration

    Glenda, and thanks so much for all your work getting us just the right place for our anniversary celebration.  It was just beautiful - the rooms very attractive and comfortable, the lobby, which was a huge atrium with skylights above the highest floor, and which boasted a huge pond with LIVE swans and Koi, the breakfast which was all one could ask for, and the convenient parking. 

    Anyway it was great.  That was pretty and the whole three days were just great.  You are sooooo good!


    And, by the way, Leonard and I DO want to be considered for the Alaska trip.  I hope it works out.  We've already see the totems and native villages in Canada, but I LOVE being on a cruise ship if we're going along a coast line and a trip up some river appeals to us, too.  I like the idea of leaving from Seattle (longer time on the ship and less flying.  We just might drive our Rialta up there beforehand and just get back to it after Denali (which I hope would be included) if we can find a safe place to leave it during the cruise.


    ANyway, thanks again for everything. 

    Fondly,  PL

  • Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:12 AM
    From: Kristina
    Subject: Coworker needs a trip for June to Scotland

    Hi Eda,
    Thanks for meeting me yesterday! Just wanted to let you know that a co-worked of mine will be contacting you about a trip she needs to plan for June to Scotland. I told her how wonderful you are so wanted to give you a heads up!

    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

  • Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 1:50 PM
    From: Victoria Williams /Anita Green
    Subject : You are absolutely AWESOME!!

    Thank you so much Tonda! You are absolutely AWESOME!!
    Ms. Glenda, I just want to let you know what a gem you have in Tonda. I know vacation time is supposed to be fun time, but planning it can be a pain and Tonda puts the joy back into it. Anita and I love the way you guys work with us and we tell everyone that JOYRIDE is the only way to go.

    Looking forward to many more vacations together!

  • Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010
    From : Craig L. Root
    Subject : Pleasure doing business !

    Thanks, Joy.
    It's a pleasure doing business with you.

    Craig L. Root
    Director of Alumni and Foundations

  • Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    From: Janice
    Subject: Thanks for all your help

    Thanks for all your help hope to plan more trips with you.
    Janice & Datha

  • Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:11 PM
    From: Kim
    Subject: great trip to Sandos Playacar for our wedding

    Hey Tonda,
    We made it back! the trip was wonderful, all of it. the wedding was beautiful and maria was the best. we will send you some pictures. thanks for all you did and we hope to go somewhere again and when we get ready we will certainly call YOU!!
    Thanks and have a good week.

  • Joe & Diane Dreitzler
    Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:08 AM

    Hi Glenda,
    Just wanted to let you know that we had a nice time in Vegas. We didn't win anything big but everything you set up for us was great and the price couldn't be beat. The hotel had one of the biggest hotel rooms I have ever seen,that wasn't a suite. Usually they are pretty small. As always everything flowed smoothly and the reservations were perfect. While we were there, we saw the Chris Angel- Believe show and we did a zip line. I have attached some pictures of our zip line adventure in Bootleg Canyon. This is the fastest zip line in U.S.and the second longest. There are 4 runs and I would totally do this again. The zip line was my favorite.They even have a night run that starts at sunset. Hope you and your family are doing well.

  • From: Arcelia Perez
    Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:48 PM
    To: Glenda at JoyRide Travel

    Thank you very much for everything that you have done for us. I REALLY appreciate the time and effort that you put into this trip for us. We are all looking forward to this trip. I will most definitely keep you in mind for future vacation plans.
    Once again Thank you for everything, much love to you

  • From: Robert Cato
    Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:08 PM

    Glenda...thanks for a booking us a very special San Francisco 35th Wedding Anniversary Trip. Everything turned out really nice. We did not have any problems with the itenirary. The hotel was beautiful. Thanks for a well planned trip. It will be one we won't forget.
    Yours truly,
    Robert & Darlene Cato

  • From : Heather
    Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 6:51 PM
    Subject: The Most Amazing Honeymoon

    Hey Glenda,

    Let me just say I didn''t want to come home from St Lucia. The island was amazing, romantic and breathtaking. The people at the Sandals Halcyon were very nice and called us by our names by the second morning.

    I will have to send you picture''s when I get a chance. Thank you, for getting us our dream honeymoon it was gorgeous.

    Well Brian and I were wondering what the cost would be if we booked our one year anniversary back at the Sandals Halcyon around May 22, 2011- May 29, 2011, May 29, 2011-June 5, 2011 or June 5, 2011- June 12, 2011. Leaving on

    Sunday and coming back on Sunday. Possibly the same times leaving out and coming back.

    And if it would be cheaper to book it now and pay it out all year???

    Thank you,

    Heather Wolfe

  • From : Mark
    Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:18 PM
    To : Glenda at Joyride
    Subject: Honeymoon to Maui

    Hi Glenda,
    Gina and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful work you did to get us to our dream Honeymoon (even if it was 9 years late LOL). Maui was teriffic and we had a BLAST. Attached is a photo that you are welcome to use as you wish and again THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • From: Anita Green
    Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:31 AM
    To: Tonda - Joyride Travel
    Cc: Green.Tunya; Glenda at JoyRide Travel
    Subject: THANKS


    I just wanted to email you let you know we really appreciated all the hard work you did for our group. It''s official your are the WORLD''S GREATEST
    TRAVEL AGENT!!!!!!!!!

  • From: Christy
    To: Glenda at Joyride
    Subject: Trip


    Thanks again for helping us with our trip. We had a great time. I''ll send pics! WOuld definitely recommend the hotel. The food was amazing- just as good as the five star places we have stayed at. The service was great and the pool and beach were amazing.

    Thanks again!


  • From: Priscilla Whitley
    Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 3:55 PM
    To: Glenda at Joyride
    Subject: Mexico

    Thanks so much for our TRIP! We truly enjoyed it and were treated like Royalty! The Wards thought it was amazing too! Here are a few of our pics.....
    I will let you know when we plan for our next adventure!


  • From: Priscilla Whitley
    Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 2:49 PM
    To: Glenda at JoyRide Travel
    Subject: Re: your special rooms at the El Dorado Seaside Suites



    That is absolutely perfect. We are so excited. That is exactly where we wanted. Thanks so much for the hook up - as always - you''re the best!

  • From: Nicole D Everett
    Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 10:25 AM
    To: Glenda at JoyRide Travel


    Thanks so much. You are the very best!!!! You will always get my business!
    And I will send you some more people as well.

  • From: Maria Torres
    Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 6:40 PM
    Subject: Miami trip

    Hello Tonda!

    We just got back for Miami. I really want to thank you for the amazing hotel at a great price. My husband and I really had a wonderful time even though it was raining and with a freezing ocean to go into. :) Thank You and i''ll be contacting you for the next trip, this time with the whole family. Take Care

    Thank You,
    Maria Torres

  • From: Julie Dunn
    Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 9:43 AM
    Subject: Disney Package


    Thank you so much for helping me with this trip. You have been excellent! Tell Joy hello and I sure hope she is doing better! Don''t worry, I will keep you gals in mind for future trips!

    Thanks Again!! Julie

  • Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 2:48 PM
    To: Tonda - Joyride Travel
    Subject: RE: how did you like the Valentine Imperial Maya???

    We loved it. We have decided that All Adult is the way to go. Even though, what we consider as kids (19+) were still there.. just no little ones.

    The pool was awesome and seemed to go on for miles.. You could not see the beach from the pool because of all the trees. There was a pathway that led to the beach and the beach bar (just a shack really). The beach area was rather shallow, but nice. The sand was not quite as powdery as cancun, but still beautiful. Food was wonderful! We had lunches with fresh fish, shrimp, etc cooked to order.. Delicious. There is lots of walking on this resort. Most of which is on uneven rock/tile. We saw several people with hurt legs and ankles. We even saw one lady in a wheelchair. All had hurt themselves because of too much alcohol and trip/falls. Be careful in heels!

    As for topless sun bathing. no more than other resorts in Cancun that were not all adult. We only saw one lady at the beach area and one at the pool area. No big deal, but it was allowed if you wanted to.

    It was a pretty quiet resort, not much night life. We were hoping for more. But great for honeymoon couples or those that just want to get away for a while.

    If I can find my link to my pictures I'll send it to you.


  • Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 12:45 PM


    Thank you so much for reacting so quickly to our requests. This wil be a huge load of our shoulders. If anyone asks who we use for an agent. I/We will definitely recommend you!

    Thanks again,
    Brian J.Wolfe

  • Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 10:30 AM


    Thank you sooo much for everything you have done for our trip!! I am so excited and I truly appreciate you going above and beyond to secure a better deal for us along with the extras - I cannot wait for August to get here. I have faxed you the Credit Form with my signature. Please let me know if you require anything else.

    Again, thank your for everything - I will tell my friends about you.

  • Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 10:35 AM
    Group Cruise

    Hey tonda,

    Thanks so much for the info, here''s what i will do. this weekend i''m going to talk it over with my family and i will get back with you first thing monday to let you know exactly what we are going to do. again thanks so much. you are a life saver because out of all the travel agencies i''ve contacted you are the first to help in such a timely and detailed manner. so i guess you are stuck with me now. again thank you


  • Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:12 PM

    Hi Glenda,

    We have been so busy since we got back from our trip but we just wanted to say THANK YOU. Thank you for all your help. We were very blessed to have had the opportunity to be able to take such a trip. It was an unforgettable, WONDERFUL experience. We had a great time and were blessed with perfect weather every day on our trip. I guess everything happens for a reason and we thank God our trip was pushed back until late September.

    We saw so many beautiful places. There is so much history, architecture and art work. The southern coast of France was awesome. We sure did enjoy the Mediterranean sea. The Sistine chapel was so much more beautiful than the first time I saw it. The tour guide was so helpful and so knowledgeable we thought he was a history teacher just spitting out facts. our driver did some amazing maneuvers I don''t know how was able to drive that huge bus onto some of those narrow streets. Our group was also fun. We have made some new friends which we hope the friendships last a long time.

    We are still looking through our pictures and will send you some.

    We will never forget our European experience.

    Thank you again for all your help. We will continue to use your services for any future trips we may plan.

    Irma and Patrick Palacios ;0)

  • Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 9:56 AM
    Trip to Mid East

    Hi Glenda:

    Just wanted you to know the trip was a huge success. We saw so many places and things that it is hard to remember everything we saw. Thank you for setting the whole trip up for us.

    Joe and Vallie

  • Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2009 1:05 PM

    we are back from our trip and had a great time! thanks so much for your help in planning it! i will send pics soon. out of the 6 couples we were the only ones that booked our trip through you and we were the only ones that had our room assignment as requested. while it did take over two hours to check in, we did not need to change our room and our room assignment was perfect. we got a free upgrade and got the king room we requested. everyone in our group will be using you for their future trips so i will make sure they let you know who referred them to you!

    anyway, we are having our ten year anniversary next year and either want to go to a Sandals all-inclusive or the royal in playa del carmen. our anniversary is march 11 but we are really flexible on our travel dates. if you see any good deals or know of upcoming specials please let us know. thanks again!


  • Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 8:15 AM


    Bruce and I had a WONDERFUL time!! I WANT to go back next year, but I think Bruce wants to travel elsewhere. But definitely on Royal Caribbean. We did not sign up for any promotional packages on board cuz we were too busy. We will book any future travel through you. The wilderness tour was awesome! I was almost disappointed to get on the ship.until I got on the ship. Bruce has got the pictures on his computer and will send you one. The most memorable extra that Warren, Aneeta, Bruce, and I splurged on was the small airplane flight to view Mt. McKinley. They quote a price of $350 per person, but the couples were only charged $290 each. It was worth every penny! It was very close to a religious experience being to be as close as a 1000 ft to the North slope of the mountain.


    Please keep sending us cruise promotions as they come up.


    Thank you.

  • From: Ed and Debi Warner
    Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 6:29 PM


    Back from Cozumel again and a good time was had by all!!

    We swam with the stingrays and later chilled out on the sunset cruise.

    Along the way, we saw the big boy cruise ship as the sun set!!!


    Ed and Debi Warner
  • From : Dorathy Burton


    Thank you so much for making our 25th anniversary so special! The cruise was unbelievable. You made everything so easy...down to the last detail!

    Everything - from the first day to the last went so very smoothly. You took care of everything! I felt sorry for the folks standing in line to book their shore excursions only to be told they would have to be put on waiting lists, Not us !.

    With much apperciation.
    Dorthy (+Michael too !)

  • From: Randy Hollingsworth
    Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 9:28 AM

    Subject: Great Vacation!!!!!!!!!!


    Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at Disneyworld.Here are a few pictures I thought you might like to use. Again thanks so much for all you did to help make Adam''s dream come true. The Hollingsworth Family

    Randy, Dorothy, Chris, Adam and Mary
  • From: Jennifer Abbott Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:59 PM

    Thank you so much we are very excited the day is coming very fast! I will
    always come to you Glenda you are wonderful to work with! Thank you for all
    your hard work on finding this place for us we will be sure to send you
    pictures!! Thanks again! :)

  • From: erica randon
    Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:10 PM

    We are back. I just wanted to thank you for all of your help. Everything went swell. Everyone had a great time. Thanks again!!!!

  • From: Carol Hernandez
    Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:43 AM

    Oh my goodness Glenda I didn''t know I was going to have such a GREAT time. We laughed and drank and partied and ate till weeeee hours of the morning. I don''t know how to thank you enough for this great experience. That was the best. The only thing was that is was way toooooo short :-)


    The entire class had a wonderful time. They already want me to plan our 25th reunion so get ready lady I will be doing a little research for cabo or some small island where we can stay together. don''t want a big place because then everyone will be doing their own thing and I don''t want that. So if you have any suggestions for a small island we can all enjoy we would really love it. thanks again Glenda


  • Carol Hernandez - Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:10 AM

    You have been so kind to me. Thank you so much for your generosity. I wish you much success this year and the years to come with your travel agency. I promise I will make every effort to guide my family and friends towards your agency for any travel.
    Thank you again


  • Las Vegas Trip

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:03 AM

    Hi Joy!

    Just wanted you to know that we really enjoyed are Las Vegas Trip. Flight and Hotel were great!! Thank you so much for everything!!

    Tara Wheeler

  • Janice M. Wilson - Tuesday, December 16, 2008

    Thank you so much for stepping in at the last minute to make this trip happen for me. I real appreciate the world class service you provided.

    Kindest Regards,

    Janice M. Wilson

  • Nesha Gamble - Friday, November 28, 2008 8:17 PM

    I just wanted to let you guys know how much fun we had on our honeymoon. It
    was so easy and stress free getting there and getting back. We did not run
    into any problems. This was a completely stress free and relaxing vacation.
    In fact we would like to use you guys again for next year. We want to take
    a Royal Carribbean cruise in July 09. Could you please send me any
    information about Royal Carribbean cruises, Freedom Class Ships for July 15-
    August 1, 2009.
    Thanks again for planning such a wonderful honeymoon for us. We really
    appreciate all your hard work! :)

  • Andrew Boddie - Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:17 PM

    Glenda - I know it's been a while since our vacation, but just want to thank you for your help with another wonderful trip. We really enjoyed Punta Cana, I just wish it were closer, like Mexico (didn't like the longer flight!!). The resort we stayed at was great. We had a better time at EdenH than at any resort we've stayed at, including the Royal in Playa. Not that the Royal isn't great, it is, but the people gave us better personal service at EdenH - at least 7 different employees remembered our names and went out of their way to greet us everytime they saw us.

    Anyway, all the help you give, answering questions, and your personal attention is great. We look forward to your great help for our next vacation. Until then, here''s a couple of pictures from our trip to Punta Cana.
    Andrew Boddie

  • Tonda - Wednesday, October 08, 2008 3:12 PM

    I wanted to thank you for your help in arranging what turned out to be the PERFECT vacation. The whole trip came off without a glitch.Lomas Travel was superb.especially Victor. Riu Palace de las Americas was awesome. When we plan our trip next year, I will definitely reach out to you.
    Judith Bunders-Pelletier


  • Lou Ann - Tuesday, September 09, 2008

    Thank you so much for working so hard to make our family vacation a huge

    Lou Ann

  • Italy - Monday, August 11, 2008

    Sorry this has taken us two months to get to you with the picture you wanted but we have been out of state. We had a wonderful time in Italy and it was really hard to come back to the States. Thank you for making the trip such fun for us.

    Aneeta Tripp

  • Tonda - August 4, 2008

    I wanted to mail you an official Thank you card, but since I don''t know your mailing address-I thought an email would be ok as well.

    Thank you SO much for helping us plan our honeymoon. We had an awesome time at the Adventure Spa Palace!!! It was beautiful and we didn't have to worry about a thing-except where to get our next drink or meal. I can''t believe
    how beautiful it is there.

    I will be contacting you for our next vacation because you made it so simple for us. Thank you for all your hard work, time, researching and great communication!!! We really appreciate what you did for us. We will recommend
    you to our friends.

    Thank you again.
    Talk to you hopefully soon!!
    Jennifer & Trace Sanders

  • Glenda - June 10, 2008

    "Awesome TRIP!!!! I want to book the same resort for 7 days for my entire
    family with the suite there. Room 8041. I will be in touch when we are
    ready to book in the future. Thanks again!
    Ryan Coe "

    "This "TRIP" was to the brand new "Barcelo Maya Palace" just South of
    Cancun. It is AWESOME!!!"

  • Trip to China - Austin, Malcolm (Thursday, April 03, 2008)

    It was terrific! Hong Kong was great and easy to get around. I was a bit uneasy in Beijing because of the abundance of soldiers and everything. I was ready to go home a day early cos there is not that much to do in Beijing.

    It was a good trip overall…thanks for your help!

    Malcolm C. Austin

  • My Vacation - Joan Hunter (Thursday, April 03, 2008)

    We returned from our Disney vacation on Saturday and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had. Everything was so easy and convenient and I think your planning and suggestions had a lot to do with that. I just
    wanted to thank you for all your help and let you know that I''ll be recommending you to friends and family.

    Joan Hunter
    Irving, TX

  • Lance - Saturday, November 17, 2007

    Hi JOY!!! Thank you very much for all of your help this year! Your company was outstanding.

    Thank you!


  • Joy - Wednesday, October 03, 2007

    We had the greatest time! Jamaica was just what we had hoped it would be. The weather was great, it only rained during the night.The resort was really nice, and the staff were just incredible! Its an older resort that has a very quaint old movie star feel to it.We felt like family from the time we stepped off of the shuttle to the sad goodbyes at our farewell! They really try hard to please, there was no need for VIP status because everyone is treated as such. The restraunts are as good or better than the ones on our cruise last year which we thought could not be beat! I highly recommend Couples Ochos Rios! I have attached some pic''s for you to add to your website or whatever.

    Bruce and Karen Ryan

  • Felcia Cotton

    Donna, we just made it back and we would just like to say thank you for the great vacation package and your prompt service. We stayed at the Vallarta Palace and it was THE BEST time we have ever had everything was high class and very nice. Definitely a stress FREE experience. And, on the way home somehow we were riding First Class!!! It was a nice touch to the end of our very romantic anniversery/honeymoon. We did show them our marriage certificate to get the  honeymoon package since we did not have one last year. They took great care of us and we have the pictures to prove it!!! I did recommend you to another group who stayed somewhere else but it wasn''t as nice. So don''t be suprised if they give you a call or email. Please know I will be contacting you soon to plan our next vacation for next year.

    Thanks again and God

    Felicia and Brandon Scott

  • Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 10:19 PM Subject: Mexico Trip Info


    Thank you again for booking my trip!  My friend Courtney was also very pleased with you.  Her exact words were: You are awesome!!!  Thank you!!!

    It's almost time!!! Thank you for all of your help over the past few years.



  • Jim and Lou Nan - Saturday, September 22, 2007


    We returned from our trip earlier this week. We had a wonderful time and
    everything went well. We just wanted to "Thanks" for your help!

    Have a good day!

    Jim and Lou Nan

  • Gregory & Latrica Brown - Thursday, September 20, 2007

    Our perfect wedding


    I wanted to say thank you so much for 1st helping us with our travel and wedding arrangements and 2nd the re-scheduling of everything because of the Pass Port issue. We had a wonderful time, and look forward to planning our return trip for the 1st anniversary.

    Gregory and Latrica Brown-Montgomery

  • Wanda Osborne - September 13, 2007


    I''ll keep your info for in the future and again, I thank you all for such a wonderful job you did with my parents 50th anniversary to Las Vegas. They were so so tired, but haven''t stopped yet. I believe they are scared to get caught up with their sleep.

    Thanks again

  • Lance Noble - September 13, 2007

    Thank you, Joy. Very much appreciated - as usual, nice job!

  • Laurie Hawkins - August 27, 2007

    Yes, Tonda, we had a great time... once we got there. Since we checked in at midnight on Friday night, it was too late to do anything, plus we were exhausted from all we had been through. It actually only rained brief showers or thunderstorms three times on Saturday, although it was very windy and cloudy all day. We did some shopping and participated in the daily hotel activities. The hotel always kept up-to-date posted bulletins tracking the hurricane. By Sunday morning the clouds were gone; you would have never known that a hurricane had been so close. The Iberostar resort was great ....good food, friendly staff, daily activities and entertainment.... not to mention that it is just
    beautiful; thank you for recommending it.

    As far as American Airlines, I don''t have too many nice things to say. It was just one screw-up after another once we got to Miami. They apologized, but offered no real compensation (they did not charge us $2 for headphones). They ran out of drinks and had no food.... people were hungry and thirsty after being on the plane over three hours prior to
    take off and everyone missed dinner. I will write to customer service; they should be aware of the series of events. All problems were American Airlines related...not anything to do with weather. The original pilot we had (they also had to change crews after all the mechanical problems were fixed) said he could not fly into winds in excess of 50MPH... they were only about 30mph when we took off. I hope you enjoy your trip next week in Tortola. I just looked it up.... I''m not sure of the exact location of the British Virgin Islands, but appears to be part of the Caribbean. I hope you have a wonderful time. Let me know how it goes. I always want to try something different. Start watching now for forming tropical storms, and I hope you are not flying American :-)

    Sorry for the delayed reply, but this is my work email, and I have not been here since August 15. Also, because of all the delays with American Airlines on Aug 17 and the many unexpected calls I had to make sitting in the plane (boarded on the runway) for almost 4 hours, my phone ran out of battery, and I could not charge it until I got back
    to the states. Thank you for all of your help. Most everything was great after the series of problems with American Airlines. We finally got to our hotel at midnight on the 17th.
    Thanks again for everything.

  • she loves joyride - May 07

    Thank you so much for all your help!

    For sure we will be putting our passport to use again!

    I have been to Cancun 3 times and everytime I have used Joyride travel was several years ago but Joyride is the only travel agency I have ever used!!!

    thank you so much

  • Trip was GREAT!! - June 19th

    I just wanted to let you know that the trip was GREAT!! We are wanting to go back later in the year or first of next year. The resort was so beautiful, I couldn''t have ask for anything better.

    We were wondering, if we invite more people will the prices be less expensive? So far we have 6 people including us that is interested in going. Find out for me and let me know. I want to start making plans as soon as possible. Once again, thanks for all your help.

  • Nicole Haislip - Feb 9

    Hi Glenda,
    Hope you are well!
    I am trying to organize an information packet to send out to all of our guests, so I''m hoping you can help out. Would you have any recommendations for day trip/tour providers our guests could use while on vacation at the El
    Dorado Royale? No rush on this what so ever! I am looking to send the info packet out around early March. We have been getting alot of good feedback from our guests regarding your services! We truly appreciate everything you''ve done to make this such a smooth process.

    Thanks for everything!
    Nicole Haislip

  • Hotel Del - July 23

    Tonda, I just wanted to say thank you for another beautiful trip. Hotel Del
    was just beautiful. We will contact you again when ready our next trip.

    Jackie and Vernon Lewis

  • Sun Palace from Robert Salazar - June 6th

    Hi Tonda. I just want to thank you for all your help. We just got back from our honey moon on Sunday and the hotel was GREAT it was just want I was looking for it was perfect for us honeymooners. Again thank you.

  • Ed & Debi Warner

    Our trip was great and everyone had a blast! It was so good, the grand kids actually asked to go to Kid''''s Club..Wow!!!!! Hayden had his 10th birthday on vacation (again!!) and had a great day. Occidental Grand is our
    favorite hotel in Cozumel now that we have been. It is great for couples and is especially great for families. Just wanted to give you an update now that we are back home. As usual, thanks for helping us get booked and for
    saving us a few $$ along the way!!!!!!!!!! (The kids and grand kids were the beneficiaries---surprise!)

    Ed and Debi Warner

  • Anastasia

    Hi Tonda,

    I wanted to thank you for the great vacation. We had a super honeymoon and a really fun time there in Cancun. Funjet has a great partner, Lomas Travel works perfectly, all transfers, tours, representative at the hotel- they
    organized everything very well, and they have a very good reputation in Cancun too. Gran Melia is a wonderful luxurious hotel - very beautiful, with a great pool/beach area, pretty grounds, good restaurants, very good
    service, great night shows - not too often, not too rare, and quite at the same time, and it is just beautiful, especially inside. Tours were great too - we swam with dolphins, went to Isla Mujeres, to Tulum, Xel-Ha, Chichen
    Itza on the equinox day, dived in Cozumel. The weather was great, the sea is just ahhhhhhhhh - I''ve never seen such an amazing color of water ever before!

    As for the wedding stuff, as you might remember we decided to have a wedding here in Texas and just get some wedding shots in Cancun. I highly recommend Grupo Maurus S.A. de C.V. for professional wedding (and not only wedding)
    photography, www.cancun-wedding-phtography.com . Michael Maurus is a professional photographer with years of experience in Germany, England and Mexico, and his wife Petra, a wonderful person to deal with, also performs
    non-denominational ceremonies. For renting a tux I would recommend D''Paul Cancun by Tere Torrejon, http://www.dpaul.com.mx/. As I was told, there are only two tux-rental places in Cancun, but D''Paul is the only one where they speak English

    So thank you once again for a great vacation, we had a really great time there and everything was just wonderful!



  • James Greer

    I loved my trip to the El Dorado Royale THANKS Joyride

  • Lisa Menefee

    Our trip was July 19th-22nd to Negril,Jamaica. this was out first time and we had a wonderful time. Everyday there was something to do different. And, every night there was a different sunset that was breath taking. The natives are very friendly but beware of the ones trying to hustle you out of money on the beach. But, hotel security where always there to take care of those who bother you. We will be going back soon. Thanks to Joy for all her hard work in making this the best vacation. LOVE YOU ALL AT JOYRIDE TRAVEL.


Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:48:09 -0400
From: Maria E. Hernandez
To: Tonda Petty (tonda@joyridetravel.com)

Hello Tonda, I wanted to thank you for all your help in preparation for our vacation in Playa del Carmen; we had the BEST time ever. All details were covered as mentioned in itinerary all transport was A1; I cannot thank you enough. The resort was very nice, no complaints whatsoever. I have referred you with a few co-workers that have been left amazed by pictures taken & recommendations I have given.

Also when you get a chance I will like to request a quote for 4 persons (adults) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for dates 12/26-01/02. I would like to get a head start on my winter vacation.
Thanks Again.

Maria E. Hernandez

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