Julie Welch  

Northville, MI United States
Amaze Travel, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel
Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Destination Weddings
  • Safari

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Spanish

My Background

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. Julie creates customized and personalized travel for couples, families and multi-generation families. Her clients include CEO's, executives, family offices and sports and entertainment personalities.

In all Julie has visited over 120 cities in 26 countries.

Places I Have Traveled


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Incredible Trip to Spain!

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 14 May 2015

Julie helped us plan an incredible 9 day trip to Spain, which included stops in Barcelona and Marbella. My wife and I didn't want to have to think about the planning details (esp with two young kids at home) so Julie asked us a couple questions around what we liked to do, and took care of the rest. When we got to Spain, everything was literally perfect. The tours, hotels, coordination, everything. We will definitely be going back and cannot wait for Julie to plan our next trip.

Expert friendly service and very responsive.

By: Dee

Reviewed on: 20 May 2015

Julie planned the trip of a lifetime for us. Everything was perfect and well executed. Everyone was on time, dependable, knowledgeable. The Vespa Tour of Rome and the Food Tour were amazing and something we had not done before. The private boat tour to Capri was also amazing. Every tour guide was interesting, entertaining and very enthusiastic about present day Italy and ancient history. I would highly recommend this tour for everyone!

Great First Experience with Amaze Travel!

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2015

I primarily worked with Jim Welch at Amaze Travel in organizing an all-inclusive trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Jim was always very quick to help and answer all of our questions. We are very picky travelers and require a lot of information before we commit to a trip. Jim was very accommodating and his expertise helped make our trip very smooth and relaxing...no hiccups in Mexico, which I can say is a first out of 4 trips there. I would highly recommend working with Julie or Jim, and we plan on going through them for all our major future trips!

Fantastic trip

By: Susan 4

Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2016

Our trip was perfect! We were happy with all the arrangements Julie made and she was very easy to work with. All of our flights, transfers, rooms , were on time and the accommodations outstanding. We have recommended her to do many of our friends. We couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. She really made an effort to attend to the details and it made all the difference- since we were traveling with young children. It's a vacation we will never forget. We intend to have Amaze Travel plan all our future trips.

Honeymoon Perfection


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2016

Julie put together our honeymoon trip to Europe. Amsterdam - Paris - Florence - Rome. It was the trip of a lifetime! Every detail was covered for us, all we had to do was enjoy the ride. Beautiful hotels, delicious food and tours that catered to our interests. We're so thankful for our experiences and cannot wait to build some more!

Excellence Playa Mujeres

By: Pat&Kel

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2016

Absolutely phenomenal!! We had a great experience at Excellence and cannot wait to make a return trip. Julie truly setup a perfect honeymoon for my wife and I. We without question will use Julie and Amaze Travel again.

Great advice for our first cruise

By: Max

Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2016

Jim and Julie helped us plan a spring break cruise. This was our first time cruising, and they were great in booking the trip and helping us coordinate the flights and all other logistics. Jim was very helpful in letting us know what to expect and answering even the most elementary questions. We had a great trip, and it is one that our family will remember forever.

Very helpful!

By: SMJK2016

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2016

Julie helped us plan a trip to Aruba on a pretty tight deadline during peak season. She gave us some great suggestions and was very helpful - and extremely reliable and responsive - as we made our decision. We had a great time on our trip and look forward to planning our next trip with Julie!

Expert Luxury Travel Advisor

By: Cheryl

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016

We just returned from a Hawaiian vacation planned by Amaze Travel and cannot say enough wonderful things about the experience. Julie made sure that every day was spent in luxury from our 5 star accommodations on the Wailea ocean, to the top drawer tour companies that flew, sailed and cycled us around the island. We had just the right balance of sightseeing and relaxing each day and enjoyed the wonderful restaurants around the island in the evenings. This is the third trip that Amaze Travel has booked for us and they haven't missed a beat on any of them. Italy, Ireland and now Maui.....highly recommend this company because they listen and personally attend to your dream vacation needs.

Best Vacation of my Life

By: Bob317

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2016

Julie did an amazing job planning an incredible vacation! No detail was overlooked. I was thrilled and will only use Julie and Amaze Travel to plan all of my future excursions. Do yourself a favor and give Julie a call, you will be thrilled that you did!

Planning Perfection.

By: SKlump17

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2016

We are incredibly satisfied with our honeymoon trip to Greece. Julie at Amaze Travel planned everything perfectly. With the craziness of wedding planning and two PhD students with full-time jobs, we had absolutely no time to think about our honeymoon until the day we left! That being said, we were confident in Julie's planning skills and they did not disappoint. The resorts we stayed at lavish as were the services, and the views were breathtaking. We will definitely count on them again for future trips. Thank you so much!!!

Overall happy with the service

By: Lorilou54

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2016

We were happy overall with the service from Julie. We stayed at the Secrets Maroma Riviera in Playa Del Carmen Mexico and it was a very nice place. We were given $100 dollars a person coupons that we thought we could use for things other than $160 massage or facial treatments. The concierge told my daughter and her boyfriend they could use them for an excursion and it ended up being billed to their account because it wasn't covered. We had asked Julie about this prior to our trip but she did not get back to us. I realize she was handling all the people attending the wedding so that may have been too much to expect. I would use her again for travel when needed.

Julie review

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 27 May 2017

Julie did a fantastic job of being able to come up with trip options that fit in our budget and made for a memorable trip. She answered all questions and was available every step of the way. She was great with attention to detail and responded quickly to any question. I would definitely recommend Julie to anyone who needed travel planning services.

Disney birthday

By: Susan Conway

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

Wonderful! Julie planned a perfect vacation for 14 people and took the extra time to attend to details that made all the difference in the world. She recommended the Four Seasons Orlando and we didn't want to leave. It's one of the nicest hotels we've ever stayed at and perfect for kids. Their pool area was better than the Disney water park!! She was very willing to attend to details like our park tickets, magic bands etc. which is overwhelming when you're not familiar with it. All our flights were well coordinated and she also arranged our ground transportation. This is is our second family trip with Julie as our advisor and we were all very happy with everything. She is very organized and easy to work with. Well done!!!!

Very Positive

By: jack

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

Very easy. Made good selections.

Amaze Travel Delivers Amazing Playa Mujeres Trip

By: Jennifer

Reviewed on: 21 May 2018

Planning a trip for 20 people can be hectic, but Julie made the process seamless. From start to finish, she was very attentive to our needs and those of our guests. Based on her recommendation, we took our group to Excellence Playa Mujeres, and the resort did not disappoint. From the accommodations to the grounds to the customer service...everything was exceptional. I look forward to working with Julie again in the future.


By: Love2go

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Julie was amazing to work with. She made the entire process of planning a bucket list vacation so easy. She was incredibly knowledgeable on the subject matter and was very patient with us as we asked endless questions and for her advice. We were in contact with her before, during and after the trip with questions and she was very responsive and so helpful. All our accommodations were better than we expected and there wasn’t any aspect of our trip that wasn’t first class. We are looking forward to working with Julie and Jim again!

Ireland Vacation

By: Takeflight

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

I am not sure how to begin to sing the praises of Julie Welch and Amaze Travel. Julie spends time right at beginning listening to your wish list for the trip and then she spends time researching the places to visit and stay. Amaze Travel sends you a proposal itinerary that has every detail of your trip worked out to perfection! She truly planned the vacation of a lifetime for us and we can’t thank her enough.


By: Matt H.

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018

Julie was awesome to work with. My wife and I used Julie to plan our honeymoon to Italy and Greece. The accommodations, transportation and flights were thoroughly planned and made the trip so easy. I would absolutely recommend Julie to anyone looking to take a trip.

Holiday trip

By: Kamran Pour

Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019

Julie did a great job arranging our trip. More importantly she was available to address our concerns during the trip.

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