The “Travel Bug” can strike at any time, when you least expect it.
Holly first got “bit” while bickering with her sister in the backseat of a Ford Bronco, on one of many family road-trips. Her appetite for learning and exploration has grown exponentially since. Not only is she passionate and dedicated to finding the best vacation packages for all her clients, she also loves tailoring and custom-designing itineraries for anyone looking for an adventure.
Even though Holly has a true adoration for saltwater in her hair and sand between her toes, she has a strong desire to experience traditions and cultures worldwide. Being able to share obtained knowledge with travelers alike makes her heart happy.
Whether it be a checkmark off a bucket list, piecing together the perfect honeymoon, or helping create a memorable family vacation, Holly believes seeing this world’s natural beauty puts things into perspective and is medicine for the soul.
“Vacation is my favorite time of year” -Holly Mjelde
Holly’s recent trips include:
Are you looking to get out of your comfort zone and dive head-first into culture? On my recent G-Adventures tour, that is exactly what we did! I lazed around exotic beaches, hiked through dense jungles, mingled with locals, kayaked in the warm waters of secluded islands, and glided past mysterious limestone cliffs on colorful longtail boats. Contact me if you’re looking for something a little different and to test your boundaries like you never have before!
My most recent trip to the Hawaiian Islands took me to visit the diverse island of Maui. Whether you’re looking to fall asleep listening to the swaying of palm trees or wake up early and catch the sunrise on the Haleakala Crater, this island offers everything! So much to do, so little time to experience it all! I've also visited other Hawaiian Islands on two other trips. Having done almost everything the islands have to offer, let me help narrow down your “must dos” specific to your vacation wants and needs.
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, 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 visited Mexico on 12 separate occasions and has toured many different resorts. With so much variety, it’s hard to go wrong with a visit to Riviera Maya.
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!