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What a Trip!

How one couple's jaunt led to an entrepreneurial journey

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This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Most people return from vacation with useless souvenirs and , but Daniel and Joan Lupton came back from their 1993 getaway as the owners of a cruise-only agency that's turned into a million-dollar business.

When Daniel was laid off after more than 20 years in the technical service field, having traveled all over the United States and moved several times, he was ready to let other people do the journeying. Fortunately, the Luptons found a business that allowed them to work from home and let others enjoy tours of the globe.

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