Oddly enough, Holly still got bit by the Travel Bug, even after fighting with her sister in the back seat on their first family road trip. Since then, she was hooked. Her passion for travel and exploration has only grown since then. Having traveled to Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica and many islands throughout the Caribbean, Holly has a vast knowledge and appreciation of many destinations. She loves to help fellow travelers by making recommendations and assisting them, as together they tailor the perfect itinerary.
Even though Holly has a true adoration for salt water in her hair and sand between her toes, she has a strong interest in learning and experiencing traditions and cultures worldwide.
Whether it be exploring the United States, river cruising through Europe, island hopping throughout the South Pacific, or being awe-struck in Asia, Holly believes seeing this world’s natural beauty puts things into perspective and is medicine for the soul.
Quote: “Vacation is my favorite time of year” - Holly Mjelde
Holly’s recent trips include:
Walt Disney World, Florida
The world wants you to grow up, but at Disney World, you don’t have to!
If you’re anything like me prior to my Disney visit, you’re still on the fence about Disney World. You’re thinking “it’s too crowded”, “it’s too expensive”, or “it’s only for young kids”. Believe me – I Know how you’re feeling!
My first visit completely squashed all these myths.
It doesn’t matter which park you visit, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or Epcot, every park is original, creative and offers out-of-this-world thrill rides.….no detail has been left unturned. And the fun doesn’t stop, even after the sun goes down.
With endless options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when planning a vacation to Disney World. I am here to help make your experience magical from beginning to end.
If adventure, natural beauty, relaxation and rejuvenation is what you seek, look no further than the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. My journey to becoming a Kauai Master Specialist included taking in the view of the awe-inspiring Napali Coast via helicopter, gazing at the vastness of the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, Mountain Tubing down the Wailua River, horseback riding, shopping in the charming town of Kapa’a, and hiking to an 80 foot waterfall in the middle of the lush jungle for a simple picnic lunch. I also visited and dined at many resorts throughout the Lihu’e, Po’ipu and Princeville resort areas There is truly something special about the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain…It’s pure paradise with a rainbow around every corner.
Rhine River Cruise
Have you always wanted to travel through the heart of Europe, making multiple stops in a few countries without being on a motor coach? Does the thought of only having to unpack once interest you? A river cruise may be just what you are looking for.
Relax as you float down the river and take in the scenery, all while being onboard a small, cozy, intimate ship. Highlights of my fall foliage river cruise include a pre-night stay in Amsterdam, where we toured the Ann Frank House, hopped on a boat and did a tour through the canals of Amsterdam, got our adrenaline pumping at the A’Dam Lookout, and strolled the Red-Light District. Other highlights include the famous Windmills in Kinderdijk, Netherlands, celebrating Carnival in Cologne, Germany, touring Heidelberg Castle, strolling the streets of Strasbourg, France, and ending our journey with a free day of exploring in Basel, Switzerland.
Inhale the crisp fresh air, open your eyes to the vast natural beauty, get in touch with nature and listen to the stunning silence that is Alaska. If the 49th state isn't on your bucket list - it should be! Whether you dream of sailing on an Alaskan cruise or going deep into the heart of Denali or the Yukon, you are guaranteed to see stunning scenery, gigantic glaciers and remarkable wildlife. Whale watching in Juneau, listening to the thundering sound of Hubbard Glacier calve into the ocean, admiring the famous Totem Poles in Ketchikan and taking a nighttime stroll through historic Victoria B.C. are only a few highlights of many unforgettable memories that are sure to last me a lifetime.
A fairytale. With its rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, fields of sheep and ancient castles, Ireland is sure to charm. The locals are welcoming, the Guinness is gratifying and the towns are undeniably delightful. Highlights of my experience include strolling the streets of Dublin, kissing the Blarney Stone, driving the Ring of Kerry, seeing the Cliffs of Mohr, visiting the pleasant town of Killarney, and even sleeping in a Castle. Ireland is everything I had hoped it would be - Experience the beauty for yourself!
Whether you are traveling with your significant other for your romantic honeymoon, a group of girlfriends for a birthday celebration, or an unforgettable family vacation, the Riviera Maya has it all! The area boasts beautiful beaches, has tons of excursion opportunities and offers a variety of resorts to fit any budget, all year long. Holly’s 6th and most recent trip to Mexico involved visiting 18 different resorts; With so much variety, it’s hard to go wrong with a visit to the Riviera Maya.
Oahu is a diverse island that offers more than meets the eye. Not only do you get the excitement of Waikiki Beach, the history of Pearl Harbor, and an appreciation for the Polynesian life style, you also get the serenity of the north shore and all of the beauty in between. A visit to O’ahu is sure to bring out the “aloha” spirit within you!
St Thomas is the definition of Heaven On Earth; With its lush landscape and calm Caribbean beaches it’s the perfect destination for romance without the need for a passport. A true tropical paradise!
Holly’s second visit to the island of the Dominican Republic involved a visit to more than 18 different resorts. Each resort has its own personality – let me help match you to the perfect vacation you’ve been dreaming of!