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21 Holiday Quotes and Photographs to Inspire You to Plan a Holiday Getaway

Updated: Jul 23


EPCOT Walt Disney World, Orlando FL


However you celebrate, let these Holiday quotes warm your heart, inspire to to travel, and remind you of the true spirit of the season.







Old Town Quebec City, Canada








“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” –Hamilton Wright Mabie













Arnaud's Restaurant New Orleans, LA






“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” –Mary Anne Radmacher












Essential Online Links For Booking Your Trip to New Orleans


Logistics: Uber is available in New Orleans as are Taxis although the waits can be very long. Here are two airport transfer options that will considerably reduce your wait times, New Orleans Transportation Service or Private Transfer New Orleans to New Orleans MSY.


Top-rated New Orleans tours and experiences:

New Orleans French Quarter Food Adventure (perfect for foodies)

New Orleans City Tour: Katrina, Garden District, French Quarter & Cemetery (great for people who are visiting with limited time)

Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour (perfect for mystery lovers)

The National WWII Museum Admission + Campaigns of Courage Guided Tour Ticket (essential to avoid lines)


Top places to stay in New Orleans: Roosevelt Hotel - Historic Luxury *** Ritz Carlton, New Orleans - Splurge Worthy*** Royal Sonesta, French Quarter - Best Location Luxury***Place d'Armes - Best Location Budget Friendly***Check out booking.com for the lowest prices on Accommodations


My favorite Guidebook for New Orleans: DK Press New Orleans

My favorite New Orleans Foodie Book: Hungry Town


Don’t forget to pack: Comfortable Walking Shoes***Sun Hat***A Vibrant Tee Shirt***A Dress for Dinner



Jupiter Lighthouse Jupiter. FL





“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” –Nachum Braverman










Essential Online Links For Booking Your Trip to Southeast Florida


Logistics: There are 3 airports that service Southeast Florida, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach: Uber and Taxis are available. Tri Rail and Brightline trains service Fort Lauderdale and Miami Airports. Private and Multiple Passenger Transfers are available from all three airports: Transportation Service Miami Hotel - Miami International Airport, Private Arrival Transfer from Miami Airport, Private Transfer in Fort Lauderdale Airport/Hotel/Work, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) Airport Hotel Shuttle.


Advanced Tickets for the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi.


Save on entry fees: If you plan on visiting multiple museums or attractions, it is more economical to purchase a Miami Sightseeing Pass to save money, you can buy this pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days.


Top-rated Southeast Florida tours and experiences:

Seven Isles of Fort Lauderdale Kayak Tour (one of my favorite Southeast Florida experience)

Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour (great for foodies)

Wynwood Graffiti Golf Cart Small-Group Tour (perfect for art lovers)

Skip the Line: Flamingo Gardens Admission Ticket in Fort Lauderdale (essential to avoid lines)


Top places to stay in Southeast Florida: 1 Hotel South Beach (Luxury, Miami) ** Yotel (Budget Friendly, Miami) **Hollywood Beachside Boutique (Budget Friendly, Fort Lauderdale) **The Pillars Hotel (Luxury, Fort Lauderdale)**The White Elephant (Luxury, Palm Beach) ** The Canopy (Budget Friendly, West Palm Beach)**Crane's Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas (Amazing Tropical Vibe, Delray Beach)


My favorite Guidebook for Florida: DK Eyewitness Florida

My favorite Novel about Southeast Florida: The Last Train to Key West


Don’t forget to pack: Crossbody Bag for Sightseeing **Sun Screen** Comfortable Walking Shoes **My Favorite Packable Hat.

Holiday Lights in Snow Copper Mountain, CO







“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” –Maya Angelou













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Gatlinburg, TN




“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” –John Boswell







Old Town Prague, Czech Republic



“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” –Helen Steiner Rice








Snowfall Smokey Mountains, TN







“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” –Kahlil Gibran













St. Louis Cathedral New Orleans, LA






“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” –William Arthur Ward











Steamboat Springs, CO






“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.”—John J. Geddes.










Christmas Joy, Gonzales, LA





“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”—Janice Maeditere.












Old Town Quebec City, Canada



“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”—Norman Vincent Peale






Rockefeller Center New York City, NY





“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”—Agnes Mae Pharo









Christmas Cuties, Gonzales, LA


“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.”—Mary Ellen Chase









Steamboat Springs, CO





“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”—Washington Irving









Gatlinburg, TN



“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”—Dr. Seuss








Wild Nights, St. Louis Zoo, MO





“Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it—you feel it, you know it, you believe it.”—Kevin Alan Milne












Walt Disney World, Orlando FL



“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”—Peg Bracken







Christmas Market Prague, Czech Republic


“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.”—Henry David Thoreau







Tequesta, FL





“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”—William Jewett Tucker











Steamboat Springs, CO



“From home to home and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth of joy Christmas brings us closer to each other.”—Emily Matthews








From my family to your family,

We wish you a joyous holiday season and a very happy 2023.


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