About

Amaze Travel is a luxury travel agency offering the highest level of service and the world’s finest travel products and experiences. Travel is our passion, we are avid travelers having been to over 35 countries and counting!

 

We continuously explore the globe to provide our clients with the latest in destination expertise. Whether you are seeking a quick weekend getaway or an extended exotic journey, we are ready to plan your dream vacation!

Our Process

From the moment we first meet until after your journey concludes we are dedicated to you. First, we learn about your unique interests and travel desires in order to provide you with personalized service.

Utilizing the latest in destination expertise, we will design your customized trip proposal. We are not only dedicated to planning a remarkable and authentic experience, we are also committed to ensuring your happiness throughout your entire journey. Your custom itinerary will be organized and well-thought-out while still allowing you freedom to discover on your own.

Once you are completely satisfied with your itinerary, we will work directly with our industry contacts to secure your reservations, ensuring that your journey is complete and all details are addressed, thus allowing you to relax and enjoy your valuable time.

Our experts will seamlessly lead you through your pre-travel, time away, and post-travel experience allowing you to unwind and take in your unforgettable escape. We are available before, during and after your trip so that you can feel confident knowing that we are there to assist you if you encounter any issue.

We are a full service travel agency, providing you with a complete travel itinerary from air, hotel and tour reservations to airport immigration, travel visa and special request services. With Amaze Travel you will receive a true getaway that allows you:

• Fully experiential travel
• Authentic and unique encounters
• Special access
• The highest standards of personal service
• Freedom to customize to your personal wishes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to harness your inner Hemingway while taking in the cigar scented air of Spanish colonial Havana, to reflect on evolution in Darwin’s living library of the Galapagos, to race a Formula One car along Saint-Tropez’s Circuit Du Lac, to shop the bargains at the Gold Souq while savoring the aroma of exotic spices in the Spice Souq of Dubai, to charter a private yacht through the engineering wonder, the Panama Canal, or to nurse orphaned cheetahs in a private African sanctuary?

Amaze Travel can send you traveling to the distant expanses of the globe. From roaming the Buddhist temples and bustling bazaars along China’s silk road to observing a grizzly bear and her cub fish for salmon in Alaska’s glacier bays, from driving your own dogsled through Lapland wilderness, under the aurora borealis in the Arctic Circle to marveling at the towering Patagonian peaks in Tierra del Fuego, we can stretch the expanses of your imagination and turn them into your very own authentic experience.

Come EXPLORE, ENCOUNTER, and ENRICH with Amaze Travel.

Our Team

JULIE WELCH, Co-owner & Operator

Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish in school. Her first international trip took her to Spain where the combined history, art, language and culture added a one-of-a-kind richness to her education. This inspired an increasingly inquisitive nature about foreign places and people and since then, she’s continued to travel, seeking new encounters all over the world. Recently she’s started to travel for a more immersive experience and has lived in Panama for several months.

Continuing to engage in new places, her goal is to help travelers maximize their experience in order to gain the most gratification from their valuable time away. She believes that travel, if properly planned and executed, can provide us with fulfillment that lasts long beyond the trip itself. Along with carrying memories of the time you had, you can return with lingering feelings of relaxation, renewal, inspiration and energy. In all Julie has visited over 125 cities in 20 countries.

JIM WELCH, Co-owner & Operator

Jim has been traveling internationally since he was 9 years old when he attended the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. While there he and his family met his soon to be adopted little brother in a local orphanage. Several years later while traveling in Rome with family and a very close friend and Catholic priest, Jim experienced unparalleled behind the scenes views of the Vatican City. This culminated with the extremely rare opportunity to have private morning mass with Saint Pope John Paul II in his Papal residence chapel. While Jim was an undergraduate student he participated in ‘Semester at Sea’ which is a study abroad program aboard a ship that circumnavigated the globe. As he pursued his MBA Jim spent time in Shanghai and Thailand as part of a global immersion elective. It is experiences such as these that sparked Jim’s lifelong interest and passion in traveling. In all, he has been traveling internationally for over 26 years and has visited 28 countries worldwide.

Responsible Travel

Amaze Travel recognizes that travel promotes encountering other cultures, people and even wildlife. Travel in and of itself allows us to gain a widened perspective and appreciation for the world and our place in it and tourism is a great way to support local economies. However, it is important as we travel that we remember we are guests in the home of other societies, families, animals, and eco-systems.

We believe it is our responsibility to attempt to make a positive impact while we are visiting other places. For travelers seeking ways to deepen your journey, Amaze Travel is proud to offer responsible travel experiences, allowing you to connect with a locale’s people, environment and animals for one-of-a-kind travel enrichment. Contact us to incorporate responsible and sustainable activities into your next itinerary.

Many travelers ask how they can help in other ways and so we have identified, and actively support, several organizations whose missions we firmly endorse: Save the Rhino International; Jesuit Refugee Service USA; SOS Children.


Our Network

Amaze Travel is proudly affiliated with Virtuoso, a network of the world’s finest travel agencies. It’s a by-invitation only organization through which member travel advisors have privileged access to exclusive amenities, travel offers, and rare experiences that you can’t get on your own.


Our Affiliations

Our industry relationships allow us to maximize our clients’ experiences at unmatched values. Read more about all the Client Perks you can expect, including free amenities and VIP treatment!


Our Expertise

• Ama Waterways River Cruise Expert

• Disney Expert

• Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist Certification

• Luxury Travel Specialist

• Saint Lucia Specialist

• Viking River Cruise Expert

Experience the Globe with Amaze Travel