TJCASH Travel LLC

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About Us

Cheree and Tom Holdener are TJCASH Travel LLC.  We started our business nearly 7 years ago on the premise that nothing beats personalized service, experience, and attention to detail. While many internet sites promise special deals, travelers are often unaware of restrictions, exceptions, and fine print. Making the right choices based on price alone is not always the best course of action for travelers. We hear too many stories of travelers regretting that they didn't call us first. Did you know the internet sites make most of their money by your mistakes?

Have you ever been on a roller coaster ride?  Do you remember how your stomach felt when you rolled down, with your hands in the air and your hair blowing in the breeze?  Did you scream?  Did you feel so free?  Well, that’s why I travel!

 

I feel like a child with my eyes wide open and everything in the world is new to me.  I don’t have a name for anything – I just admire the beauty and wonder what it is.  When you look at nature through the eyes of a child, it brings you to such a peaceful place.

 

See the magnitude of the Smokey Mountains.  Go through the clouds at 5000 feet in the air and you’re not in an airplane.  Sleep under the stars at the top of the world (well, it feels like that) and breathe the freshest air.  And you realize you’re 50 years old and have only seen your own back yard.  You drive down the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii.  The road is often only wide enough for one vehicle at a time and the hair-pin, 90 degree angles going up and down volcanic mountain paths, feels just like that roller coaster ride.  You close your eyes (because your husband is driving) and you scream.  You’re on a large ship in the middle of Glacier Bay in Alaska then you hear what sounds like cannon fire and see a large chunk of glacier fall into the water – suddenly you’re part of Gulliver’s Travels on a toy ship and nature has, once again, amazed you.

 

Imagine the most beautiful places on earth – you can actually go there.  Well, that’s why I travel!

 

San Francisco, Myrtle Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Oahu, San Diego, Tampa, Las Vegas, Savannah, Niagara Falls, Alaska, Maui, Smokey Mountains, Atlanta, Pebble Beach, Orlando, Cancun, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Bahamas – are no longer face-less names.  They are vivid memories.  The camera in my mind recalls standing on the 1st hole at Pebble Beach with my husband.  Touring Oahu at Thanksgiving.  Strolling hand-in-hand on Myrtle Beach. Riding under San Francisco Bay.  Taking the street-car trolley down that long San Francisco street (here’s that roller coaster ride again).  Being nose-to-nose with a deer at night in the Smoky Mountains.  Losing that first quarter in the slots in Las Vegas or winning a $25 jackpot.  Marveling at the multi-colored lights of Niagara Falls at night.  Being close enough to touch a whale in the cold waters of Alaska.  Reeling in a barracuda in the Bahamas.  Parasailing and jet skiing in the Caribbean.  Walk the battle fields of Civil War tales.  Feeling the blue-green waters of Maui on your shoulders – standing on the black sand beach in Hawaii.  Imagine the warm Mediterranean waters and your ship slowly gliding from Italy to France to Spain.  Do more than imagine, actually be there and walk the streets of the Gran Prix in Monte Carlo.  Stand in awe of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, one of the most magnificant structures Gaudi ever designed.  Glance around the Coliseum in Rome and see the gladiators and feel the crowds that were there hundreds of years before.  The Pantheon is standing after centuries of age and you marvel at it's beauty and feel so small in the center of such architecture.  Walk up 600 feet of Dunns River Falls in Jamaica.

 

Well, that’s why I travel!  The rest of the world is still calling me with all of its colors, sights and sounds.  That’s why I’m a travel agent! 

We recognized the need for experienced agent's in the internet age. While many agents succumb to the pressure of bargain internet sites, I can bridge the gap with knowledgeable experienced travel advice. I knew that travelers would appreciate the values of a full-service travel agency. Many travelers learned that they actually saved money by seeking the help of an experienced travel professional. That's why we decided to launch our own family business.

We plan your trip the way we plan our own trips - attention to every detail at the best value - your dreams do come true.