Travel is such a personal and transformative process with a flux of emotions we experience. From the joy and excitement when planning your trip and the anticipation to come, the emotions of an upcoming trip provides families and couples with extraordinary joy as they look forward to their long-awaited trip.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, terms like “social distancing”, “self-isolation”, “quarantine” and “new normal” have invaded our daily lives and it is hard to imagine life without these terms. Daily news updates on COVID-19 numbers and infection rates and uncertainty surrounding what our lives will look like with this virus can be too much some days. 

As a travel advisor caught in the sudden disruption to travel plans for clients, what normally was a source of remarkable joy in planning trips turned into a nightmare as we cancelled clients’ vacations plans over and over and over. The disappointment and heartbreak was onerous and left me weary and disheartened and some days were definitely more challenging than others.

I have been trying to think creatively outside the box (pun totally intended!) to inspire you with the same feelings of joy, anticipation and excitement of a trip planned without necessarily having a specific trip to look forward to because we can all use a little “pick me up” these days! 

Thinking outside of the box however, leads me straight to a box.

A “vacation in a box” travel box! 

Joy through the World is the newest travel box gift box service that brings you tangible goodies so that you can experience a destination through your senses!

When you purchase a “Wander the World” mystery destination box, you will receive a themed box of goodies from a destination where you can close your eyes and allow your imagination to wander to someplace new. You won’t know where you are headed until you receive your box! And each box will contain products that are authentic from the destination or handmade from local small businesses thereby introducing you to a host of new products and experiences.

No commitment is required beyond a single box purchase but you can continue to feel the joy, anticipation and excitement when you join the community and be among the first to know when the next box is released! 

I hope that the travel boxes will bring you a little bit of “joy” from items curated to help bring you the world to fuel the feelings of wanderlust we all have until we can travel again! 

Renee Tsang is a travel professional, writer, family travel specialist and Disney vacation planner extraordinaire. As a global ambassador for travel, Renee inspires parents to invest in their families with travel experiences. You can find out more about Renee at

And if the Joy through the World Travel Box inspires you to wander the world and to plan that trip, contact Renee where she can custom create a tailored trip for the sophisticated traveller you are!