Romance Is Waiting To be Explored

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The famous 16th century explorer Sir Walter Raleigh once said, “But love is a durable fire in the mind ever burning….” and if you are finding your love life needs the fire stoked a bit, why not plan a romantic getaway for two !?

imageTravel & Leisure Magazine recently published it’s annual list of the Worlds Best Cities For Romance, and the list was as diverse and exciting as are your romantic inspirations. A list of 20 amazing locations with many right here in the US, the top ten of which are listed below. We here at Holzem Travel can help you plan your perfect romantic getaway, arranging your seamless worry free travel, your fabulous accomodations  to suit your tastes, and even itinerary suggestions or all-inclusive packages. Check out  some of these amazing locations and then gives us a call to get you on your way to a vacation full of romance! (636)239-4141

Travel & Leisure’s Top 10 Best Cities for Romance

 

Family Fun This Summer!

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Summer months are just around the corner, and have you decided where you’ll be taking the family for that well deserved vacation ? Your options are as endless as your imagination and here at Holzem Travel we can provide you with countless family-focused destinations full of adventure and memories, arranging every aspect from travel to accommodation to activities allowing you to not worry about the details – only about the fun!

Some of the leading information outlets * shared their family friendly suggestions for 2014 with surprising new offerings and many unlikely destinations making the list.

Disney's new Frozen adventure in Norway.

Disney’s new Frozen adventure in Norway.

Disney themed holidays are still on top with the usual wonderful Disney Parks in Orlando and cruise ship adventures full of family fun and memories, but did you know Disney now offers a “cooler” option inspired by the latest Disney blockbuster Frozen? An eight day excursion to Norway including a visit to storybook inspiring town of Bergen, outdoor activities taking in the scenic landscapes, and cultural experiences such as folk dancing with the locals will be one kids of all ages will enjoy.

Family zipline adventure in the jungle of Belize

Family zipline adventure in the jungle of Belize

Warmer climate destinations provide so much more than just lounging on the beach and snorkeling with many destination offering nature sanctuary excursions, ancient history, and cultural encounters such as the Caribbean’s Belize we blogged about last week, or the Big Island of Hawaii with it’s on going natural wonder of volcanic eruptions and endless mountain and beach activities.

American museum of natural history - New York NY

American museum of natural history – New York NY

And who says you need to travel far away to call it a vacation!? Some of America’s best large cities offer amazing wonder and experiences for family fun. Cities such as New York and Chicago offer iconic landmarks as well as some of the worlds top museums that will enchant and educate the entire family. But don’t discount lesser traveled mid-sized city destinations such as San Antonio Texas with Sea World, Six Flags and fabulous trolley and Segway tours for adventure as well historic sites such as The Alamo, River Walk and Buckhorn Museum.

The Alamo, San Antonio TX

The Alamo, San Antonio TX

No matter the adventure or destination your family may want to experience this summer holiday, a call to us here at Holzem Travel can start to make those family dreams into family memories with detailed and friendly stress free planning and travel! Call today to find more family destinations and promotions (636)239-4141

* information sourced from Parents , HuffingtonPost , & LonelyPlanet

ByeBye Winter-Hello Belize!

Half Moon Cayne, Belize

With winter still hanging on despite the spring flowers blooming, why not give Holzem Travel a call and warm yourself with making plans to vacation in beautiful Belize.

imageA small Central American country with a remarkable ecosystem ranging from lush tropical forests full of Mayan history, spectacular natural caves hiding ancient secrets, to miles of beautiful Caribbean coastline and natural reefs teeming with marine life and some of the worlds most amazing natural wonders. With warm waters and beautiful white sand beaches the true beauty and adventure lies in the water.

Great Blue Hole, Belize

Great Blue Hole, Belize

Dive the spectacular Great Blue Hole known the world over for it’s giant stalactites, dripstone sheets and fascinating marine life. Or be a bit more adventurous and snorkel with the whale sharks in the crystal clear turquoise waters of Gladden Spit and Silk Caye Marine Reserve. If you like a bit of history with your water sports, try cave tubing or sea kayaking as tours will guide you through memorizing sea caves still holding the ancient secrets of the Mayans with ceremonial pottery, wall carvings and even sacrafical remains.

You could be enjoying this!!...in Belize

You could be enjoying this!!…in Belize

Back on dry land you will find luxury accomodations, including all-inclusive to be very budget friendly. You will be enchanted by the wildlife sacutarys and nature reserves where butterflies winter and the jaguar stalks.

Visit the Jaguar sanctuary, in Belize.

Visit the Jaguar sanctuary, in Belize.

Explore the  astounding ancient Mayan sites of Actun Tunichil and Xunantunich, some believe to have been one of the largest settlements of Mayans on the Yucantan Peninsula. And one will be welcomed warmly by the hospitable locals whose delicious native cuisine and lively Garifuna music will make you only want to extend your stay in this paradise.

Caracol Mayan Ruins, Belize

Caracol Mayan Ruins, Belize

Belize, once a British Colony, has english now as its main language with a mix of Caribbean creole and spanish. One of the least populated countries in Central American it lies between Mexico and Guatemala.

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Holzem Travel can arrange all your travel flights, accommodations and even fabulous tours and activities for you to enjoy with no worries for you except which bathing suits you’ll be packing! Call us today and lets us start planning your trip to Belize (636)239-4141

Explore the Emerald Isle

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More than 870,000 Americans travel to Ireland a year according to Failte Ireland, tourism board. This land of ancient folklore, endless scenic beauty, and rich cultural heritage is a country smaller than most US states and can easily be explored and on even the most tightest of vacation budgets.

Castle Roche Co. Louth Ireland

Castle Roche Co. Louth Ireland

Looking towards Mizen Head, Co. Cork Ireland

Looking towards Mizen Head, Co. Cork Ireland

Ireland’s natural beauty no doubt attracts many of its visitors offering dramatic cliffside coast lines, idyllic rolling green hills dotted with quaint villages, and beautiful serene landscapes of poetic melancholy in the bog fields, rocky hills, and mysterious mounds. But the many layers of history, myth and lore that can be found upon that smallish Emerald Isle is what provides the visitor interesting exploration and discoveries.

Poetic and picturesque Connemara region of Ireland

Poetic and picturesque Connemara region of Ireland

Galway Bay, Ireland

Galway Bay, Ireland

Your transatlantic flight will fly you into either Dublin or Shannon, both idea for easy countryside exploration with endless sites to be found. The east coast with Dublin holds Georgian architecture, Guinness brewery tours, numerous museums and churches,

Traditional music and a cold pint of Guinness, make a perfect night out

Traditional music and a cold pint of Guinness, make a perfect night out

renowned theaters, high-street shopping and a pub on every corner offering up music til the wee hours of the morning. The nearby historic Counties of Meath, Wicklow, and Kildare hold many megalithic sites of curiosity and ancient monastic ruins, only a short drive away. Flying into the west’s Shannon Airport, you will easily be able to explore some of Irelands most picturesque Counties of Kerry, Cork, Clare, and Mayo including the west coast’s mystical Dingle Peninsula upto the Gallway bay with scenic medieval streets, fabulous eateries of fresh seafood, and tradition rich countryside villages.

Accommodation in Ireland is warm, hospitable and diverse from simple hostels and city break hotels, to family run countryside B&Bs and ‘self-catering’ cottages, to enchanting manor house and castle stays; your options are boundless.

At least one of your nights should be in one of Irelands numerous centuries old castles

At least one of your nights should be in one of Irelands numerous centuries old castles

Here at Holzem Travel we can help you discover Ireland and all it’s beauty and history. Whether you wish to travel solo in a car rental or public transit exploring with a flexible schedule or perhaps in a larger tour group and detailed itinerary; Holzem Travel can assist you in customizing and planning all your vacationing preferences from start to finish. Call us today to learn more about the beauty and wonder we can arrange for you in Ireland. (636)231-4141

 

Call us today for more information on vacations in Ireland and all your other dream locations , too! (636)231-4141

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With over 19 years of experience in planning vacations, my travels have taken me throughout Europe, across North and South America, island jumping from the Caribbean Islands to Hawaii, relaxing in the All-inclusive resorts and making the most of all there is to find on fabulous cruise lines and theme park adventures. I have experienced the world from the eyes of a guide and also the traveler, gaining the insight and resources to help you get the MOST out of your destination and your budget.

CREDIT: Disney Insider Blog

CREDIT: Disney Insider Blog

This ‘blog’ site is an effort to keep you the traveler, up to date on all the fantastic adventures awaiting you and memories i can help make possible through stress-free planning with Holzem Travel.

Such as : Did you know Disney has it’s own “Disney Insider” Blog Page that will keep you informed on all the moments to be found there?  Information like this will give you the knowledge to understand all the fabulous and sometimes lesser known options I can arrange for you. With my experienced personal insider tips and special suggestions, your vacation planning through Holzem Travel becomes a seamless process.

Cruising isnt just for the Grandparents anymore!

Cruising isnt just for the Grandparents anymore!

From countless tips and recommendations for your self guided exploration to special discounts and excursion bonuses from my long, established relationships with the world’s top cruise lines and tour companies. You will be able to not only ring me at the office but resource my information any time your daydreaming mind takes a wander via searching this blogs future posts and my Facebook page as well !

I look forward to helping with your next vacation and remember, you are never alone with Holzem Travel!