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Hi - I'm Barbara and at Romantic Journeys I work one-on-one with couples to design the most important travel experiences of their lives - their Destination Wedding or Honeymoon.

Through my comprehensive planning services, I help you bring your destination wedding or honeymoon vision to life—while leaving all the planning stress behind. Whether you’re seeking over-the-top indulgence (if you’re going to splurge, this is the time to do it!) or toes-in-the-sand, laidback luxury - I’ll make it happen with ease through my connections to top properties across the globe, decades of travel planning experience, and fierce dedication to making your “I Do!” dreams come true!

This is one travel experience you shouldn’t rush or compromise on - which is why you need a professional planner in your corner. My mission is to give you the best honeymoon or destination wedding possible - I am an advocate who puts your needs and vision first, a confidant who you can bounce ideas off of (no matter how out-of-the-box-they might be!), and an honest straight shooter who you trust to tell it like it is.

You tie the knot—I’ll tackle all the details!

About Romantic Journeys

Services Offered
As a Certified Travel Associate from the Travel Institute, an Elite Cruise Counselor by the Cruise Line International Association, and a world traveler herself - Barbara Oliver puts forth her travel experiences when helping couples plan their honeymoon experience. Her talents and ability to listen closely to your desires, allow her to help you select a destination that matches your vision and one that will ensure couples the time to recover and reconnect after their special day. She works with couples in planning destination weddings, honeymoons, luxury trips, and romantic vacations, complete with working out emergency assistance and insurance plans.

As a full-service travel agency, Romantic Journeys strives to provide couples with the best value for their money. We offer travel and experiences anywhere in the world that your heart and budget can take you!

Popular Destinations

  • Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti & Fiji
  • Europe - especially Italy, Greece, France
  • Asia - Thailand & Bali
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of travel do you specialize in?

Destination Weddings
Luxury Trips

What destinations do you specialize in?

Australia / New Zealand
Central America
Pacific Islands
West Europe

What travel services do you provide?

Emergency Assistance
Travel Insurance
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Elizabeth V. Married on 07/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Maui Fairytale!

Barbara was amazing! She was an integral part of my destination wedding! Truly, I couldn't have done it without her patience and expertise, especially since we we started working together during the pandemic. It was scary but she helped ease my worries. She got straight to work and helped confirm a room block in Maui for my guests. She made sure all of my guests had everything they needed, from hotel accommodations to shuttle service. She communicated with me on a frequent basis. She was able to move swiftly when there were changes and late guest add-ons. She was able to secure my fiance and I a wonderful 2 bedroom cottage, where we were able to host a Welcome Reception for our guests and then a one bedroom villa for our honeymoon suite. I cannot express how grateful I am for Barbara.
Billy R. Married on 07/10/2022
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Absolutely the best service

The short review; book this company as soon as possible!

This company and our agent Barbara were simply AMAZING!

My husband and I were trying to plan a vacation for our 20th wedding anniversary. We knew we wanted to go someplace warm, hopefully easy to travel to and meet both of our needs. I love to lounge on the beach and have down time and my husband loves to go, go, go.

Barbara had her work cut out for her and came up with a list of a few places in the world that might work! Every suggestion she made was right up both of our alleys. The hardest part was deciding which of the amazing packages to choose! Barbara told us which one she thought we would both really love and that is the one we actually settled on. We chose the Riviera Maya in Mexico aka The Mexican Caribbean.

Once we made that choice Barbara took over and booked EVERYTHING! From the hotel, to plane flights and connecting transportation. Barbara came in right on budget and was extremely responsive and professional throughout the whole process! Her customer service was beyond amazing! We even got to see one of the seven wonders of the world, Chichen Itza.

Once all the details were set in place Barbara followed up with constant contact emails, letting us know what to pack, how to tip or not tip (the resort was all inclusive) and just how to get the most out of our vacation!

She made suggestions of other local things we can do like swim in a mystical cenote, swim with sea turtles and even go zip lining! It was the absolute perfect marriage of rest and relaxation along with culture and activities. Everything was so perfectly planned, we literally worried about nothing!!

As if that wasn't enough we missed our connection to Chichen Itza the first day, when we contacted her to let her know what happened she jumped right into action and helped us re-organize it for the next day and it went perfectly!

Our room had a private swim up pool right outside of our preferred suite at Secrets resort Akumal, it was amazing! Side-note, we highly recommend this resort as well, the service was epic the food was fantastic and staff and accommodations were pristine! We were treated like royalty! Every staff member went above and beyond to make our stay memorable, we feel like we left some friends behind.

Barbara's expertise, knowledge, ability to listen to what we wanted and execute the perfect vacation is priceless!

You must use these services! Put your trust in Barbara and romantic journeys. We told Barbara a few things we might like, she took into consideration EVERYTHING we said and somehow created the PERFECT vacation! Then we just sat back and went on vacation, all the work was done for us! Thank you Barbara and Romantic Journeys for making our dream anniversary come true! We can't wait to see what you come up with for our next trip!
Caitlin R. Married on 04/16/2022
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Barbara at Romantic Journeys is amazing!

We are so thankful we worked with Barbara to book our honeymoon. She listened to everything that we wished for and she turned into a reality! She was quick to respond and answered all our questions. She took care of flights and every little detail! It was the easiest and most wonderful trip we could have ever asked for!
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Veil Of Grace Veil Of Grace Wedding Hair & Makeup

Barbara is so sweet and knows the perfect places for you and your significant other to go to! She has traveled the world. Whats great is she will recommend what is best for your own personal lifestyle. Her and her husband have personally visited resorts and the best vacation spots. With her experience and knowledge Romantic Journeys is the best travel agency, you wont be disappointed.

R & R Creative Photography R & R Creative Photography Wedding Photographers

Romantic Journeys,Barbara really know her way around the travel business. She has been all over the world and can usually tell you about the places you are thinking of going to because she has probably been there herself. She defiantly goes above and beyond for her clients. I highly recommend Romantic Journeys. A+

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