Amaze Travel is a full-service Luxury Travel Agency dedicated to creating authentic, tailor-made travel itineraries offering extraordinary experiences. Travel is our passion, we are avid travelers who continuously explore the globe to provide our clients with the latest in destination expertise, the highest level of service and the world’s finest travel products and unique experiences.


We understand that your trip is not a sum of transactions, however, it is a collection of experiences that begin with your first inquiry.  We learn about your interests and preferences so that we can craft an itinerary that is inspired by you.  Moreover, we will guide you through the entire process, creating a seamless journey from pre-travel, throughout your destination, until your return home.


We offer distinctive travel packages, superior amenities, and VIP treatment. Our expertise and extensive global network allow us to arrange experiences you’ve always imagined. Let us guide you to hidden lagoons, out-of-the-way cafes, and local celebrations so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the surroundings.


There are nearly limitless travel options, making the process complex and overwhelming.  We work so that you can feel stress-free long before you breathe in the vacation air.  From the very beginning, we will handle the research, bookings, and details so that you can rest easy.  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.


Jim and Julie Welch create customized private travel for couples, families and multi-generation families. They have been travel partners for over 20 years and now enjoy traveling often with their young daughter and son who both earned their first passport stamp before age one. Clients include CEO’s, executives, family offices, and sports and entertainment personalities. Together they were finalists to host their own travel show on a prominent cable travel channel. They have been seen on WDIV-NBC & WXYZ-ABC, and have been featured in the Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune & Crain’s Detroit.




Julie’s passion for travel began when she studied Spanish through school. This inspired an increasingly inquisitive nature about foreign places and people. Since then, she’s lived abroad in Latin America and traveled extensively, seeking new and different encounters all over the world. Continuing to engage in new places, she is driven by finding extraordinary experiences to help travelers make unique connections. She believes that travel is personal, and if approached thoughtfully, can truly transport us. Julie’s expertise circles the globe with distinctions in travel to Africa, Australia, Europe, and South America.



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. 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. Making meaningful connections like these inspires Jim’s personalized itineraries. While he sends people around the world, he has special expertise in Italy, Spain, Africa, and Alaska.

As a member of the invitation-only Virtuoso network; reserved for the top 2% of travel agents in the world, Amaze Travel can offer clients unparalleled access and benefits. Their extensive network of partners across the globe with hotels, tour operators and cruise lines provide VIP treatment, exclusive access, upgrades and more…

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