About Us

What we offer....

  • Leisure and corporate travel services
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Custom independent and small-group travel
  • Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Cultural Adventures
  • Luxury and Spa travel
  • Culinary travel
  • Family travel
  • LGBT travel
  • Educational/Student travel

Where we offer it....

At Wonderful World Journeys, we are experts in the following destinations:

  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Vietnam
  • Bali & Indonesia
  • Turkey

We are also very knowledgeable in the following destinations:

  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Greece
    • Italy

Where it all began....

Wonderful World Journeys was started out of a passion for travel.  Karen Hogue, the owner, didn't really expect to use her Geography degree from the University of Washington.  However, shortly after graduating, she developed the infamous travel bug.  She has travelled extensively, including moving abroad to teach English in Asia.  What she thought would be a year in Taiwan ended up being four years, and it was during that time that she traveled to and developed her love for Southeast Asia. Karen and her then-boyfriend (now husband) decided they should share their passion with their families and friends. They were married in Chiang Mai in a traditional Lanna (Northern Thai) style wedding complete with Thai dancers, musicians, fireworks and the most incredible food she's had in her life!

Upon returning home from Asia, Karen tried to re-enter the "real world" but found herself dissatisfied and wanting to return to the travel industry. She went to work at a brick-and-mortar agency, but the rigid structure of preferred vendors and sales quotas did not work for her. So, she took a big step, her travel experience, her knowledge of the industry and passion for people and started her own travel agency!