Joy Morgan Hess
Owner/Lead Travel Consultant
Thanks for visiting us! I believe that travel helps each of us understand our world better. Seeing things outside one's own routine is a transformative experience; one that builds kindness and understanding. It also introduces us to cultures and people, which makes our world a smaller place, and makes the lives of so many in our world better! Our team agrees with this philosophy and is fantastic to work with. Take a look at their bios below and see who would be a good fit to help you plan your travel!
I'm passionate about taking time to travel regularly - even a short road trip to a neighboring town or state. It's a priority for me to visit a new place each year, preferably somewhere out of my comfort zone, and I also make time to revisit favorite family travel traditions (Disney Parks & vacations with friends).
Some personal info about me:
Favorite Destinations: Mexico, Scotland, Austria, Bermuda, Alaska, Utah, Maine, Costa Rica
Life List (prefer this to 'Bucket List'): Switzerland, Japan, Egypt, Scandinavia, Africa, the Baltic region
Upcoming personal trips: Cancun,, Orlando
Travel style: Intrepid & exploring like a local. Mix of exploring & relaxing!
My consulting specialties are planning custom vacations, to both domestic and international locations. I especially love planning multi-generational trips, groups, adults-only getaways, and solo trips (everyone should travel alone at least once in their lives)! Though I am an international travel specialist, our country is HUGE and I enjoy helping families with domestic US vacations as well.
Helping others experience the world outside the lines is a joy and is the main reason why I chose to work in the travel industry.
Crystal is an energetic, fun-loving person who loves to travel, explore historical sites, experience different cultures, and meet people from around the world. She has been to many countries in Europe, taken several cruises from 3-day cruises in the Caribbean to 14-day cruises exploring the Baltic Sea, and has experienced the excellent service of Mexico, the tropical beauty of Hawaii, and the excitement of Costa Rica.
Crystal has experience planning travel for those with disabilitilies and her patience and first-hand knowledge have helped many clients. She is a cruise specialist and a Disney Parks expert; and has enjoyed frequent trips watching her children grow and enjoy different experiences in the Disney parks they have grown from toddlers to adults.
Crystal listens to her clients to really understand what is most important to them, and uses her experience and passion for travel so that she can create vacations tailored for each family. She is great at creating custom-built, domestic US vacations and is wonderful with organizing cruise vacations. Crystal wants to share her passion and joy of traveling with her clients by creating vacation experiences they will remember forever.
Disney Parks and Universal Studios Consultant
Lucy resides in Celebration, FL where she works at the Walt Disney World Resort. Lucy is a walking Disney Parks encyclopedia, spouting facts about every attraction (past or present) and its history. She is dedicated to staying as up to date as possible on all of the latest Disney Parks news and has been a frequent visitor since infancy. She also is a Disney blogger and sings in the Epcot cast choir for the annual Candlelight Processional. While she is away from the parks, Lucy creates custom Disney trips, Disney art, and Disney costumes. She is your go-to person for any Disney Parks questions ranging from dining to hidden secrets.
Lucy isn’t only a world traveler at Epcot, though; she is an avid traveler to other destinations around the globe and is constantly on the lookout for an opportunity to visit international Disney Parks to further her knowledge of other Disney Destinations.
A true Disney Parks pro, and full of youthful energy, Lucy knows all the right tips to make your vacation as magical as possible. She is also an excellent collaborator, and keeps not only her clients, but also the OTLT team, in the loop about the most recent Disney Parks developments so that they can ensure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding your trip.
Kristin is an eclectic soul, formerly from western Pennsylvania, currently residing in Sugar Land, TX, where she enjoys the diversity of the environment around her. Whether she is absorbing the vibrancy of the city, spending time with her alligator friends in the wetlands, or exploring the shores of the gulf, she is constantly immersed in learning and sharing more about our world. If it can be dreamed of, she wants to do it.
As a student of the world, Kristin loves a good adventure! It is not unusual to find her cruising the Everglades on an airboat, exploring the 10,000 Islands off the coast of Florida, hiking the hills of Appalachia, diving for shells in Turks & Caicos, or even snorkeling with sharks!
Her love of history, art, and culture have cultivated favorite domestic destinations such as Gettysburg, PA, Savannah, GA, Matlacha, FL, Pittsburgh, PA, and Galveston, TX. She can often be found exploring local art galleries and historical sites in the greater Houston area.
While Kristin does enjoy living on the wild side, she also enjoys a bit of luxury. She is a sucker for a good all inclusive resort or fine dining on a yacht. Riviera Maya is one of her favorite destinations for luxury.
Her current list of favorite destinations includes:
Salt Cay - Turks & Caicos
Her Life (Bucket) List includes: Seychelles, Costa Rica, Bay of Fundy, Egypt
Kristin has been known to express her appreciation of her family (and 2 dogs!) by providing them with new life experiences. Highlights include: her dogs learning to swim in Florida, key lime pie on a sunset cruise with her husband, her son Luca learning to free dive in the Gulf of Mexico, and her daughter Brooklynn beginning her adult life as a participant in the Disney College Program.
While Kristin does have strengths in family travel, she is also experienced in arranging group and solo travel as well. A good story is always appreciated in Kristin's book. She is always eager to hear the stories of her clients and cultivate a travel experience tailored to their needs.
Travel Consultant, Middle East/Asia/South Pacific
Aman, a graduate of Temple University, has traveled more in his life than most people twice his age. His favorite places that he has traveled to include Vietnam, Dubai, Jamaica, Portugal, and Singapore. Growing up and traveling to visit his family in Pakistan, he was able to see other parts of the world along the way. Apart from traveling, he also loves to ski and is always looking for more time to hit the slopes. He is currently living in Dallas, TX and in addition to solo travel and planning trips for our clients planning complex itineraries, he is working on streamlining processes on his career path in innovation and the travel industry.