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Our Story

Our owner and founder, Crystal Smiley, began her career in the travel industry more than 25 years ago, planning corporate travel in the beginning, then quickly moving into leisure travel with the trusted AAA Travel organization in South Central Pennsylvania.

After establishing a successful career in preparing independent vacations, Crystal eventually saw a need to book small group travel (less than 30 travelers) and decided to take the leap of faith to branch out on her own and launched Journease Travel Specialists in 2015 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has only looked forward as the agency continues to experience new growth.


As a boutique travel agency, we provide premium planning services from start to finish. Being small allows us to offer you a more personalized experience. However, it does not limit our competitive abilities, as we are affiliated with one of the largest sellers of luxury travel, cruise and tours in the industry, thus ensuring our clients receive a high quality vacation experience at a good value. We select travel partners with great care, ensuring that they are reliable and vetted within the travel industry. We are your trusted advocates when planning your next trip.

Our agency specializes in creating custom travel itineraries, arranging the ideal ocean or river cruise for you, planning the perfect Alaska trip, organizing cultural land vacations to Europe, and booking the best all-inclusive resort stays in the Caribbean. However, we are not limited to these destinations and plan vacations worldwide. Our advisors are extremely well rounded with their combined knowledge, travel experience and continued education. Here’s just a glimpse of what we do and who we’ve helped.

Types of travel packages include:

  • River Cruises
  • Ocean Cruises
  • Customized Vacation Planning
  • Honeymoons
  • Romance Travel
  • All-Inclusive Vacations
  • Multi-generational Trip Planning
  • Fully Guided Vacations
  • Villas
  • Luxury Travel

Here are some groups we have helped:

  • Celebration Travel (Anniversary, Birthdays, Graduation, Retirement, etc.)
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette Trips
  • Friends Groups
  • Girls and Guys Only Getaways
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Multigenerational Family Vacations
  • Families and Friends of Brides and Grooms Hosting a Destination Wedding
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Alumni Trips (Sorority and Fraternity)
  • Extracurricular and civic groups seeking adventure travel
  • YOUR GROUP here!

Despite the significant impact that the travel and tourism industry has experienced worldwide in recent years, our agency remains progressive. While we still plan and coordinate group trips of all sizes, we have temporarily suspended our pre-arranged local trips and are focusing on planning vacations that our clients request.

Allow us to take care of the planning, while you take care of the memories … after all, The best part about memories is making them!

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