Iowa Roots Travel, LLC

I'm a travel agent located in WDM, IA. Experienced, friendly service that's just waiting for you to pick a destination!

I am a travel agent in West Des Moines, IA. I have been in the travel/hospitality industry for about 5 years now, but a travel agent for 2 years. Travel has been a huge part of my life, so I feel like I've been doing this for years! My goal is to help my clients experience the world in the best way possible. I want their roots to expand across every country if they want to. I truly believe that the more we experience of the world, the better people we become. I want to help you grow! Contact me today so we can get started planning your next adventure!



Wanted to share photos from Zoëtry Villa Rolandi on Isla Mujeres today! Zoetry is a line of upscale boutique resorts that are truly all inclusive.

Because Zoetry Villa Rolandi is on an island, you have to take a boat. But this is no commuter boat, they pick you up on a private yacht from Cancun!! Its a beautiful boat and you get complimentary drinks ! 🥂🛥

The resort is compact and has beautiful grounds full of tropical flowers. 🌸🌼🌺

Rooms are large and have amazing views of the ocean! You can lay in bed in the morning and look out at the beautiful view. Even order 24 hr room service.

Everything is customizable at Zoetry resorts right down to the food. They have delicious food that's not a buffet for every meal! They really focus on wellness, so you'll find lots of fresh fruits here too. 🍌🍍🥥☕🍽

Isla Mujeres is for those people that want to relax and get away from it all. You can tour the island by golf cart or go swimming with dolphins. It's a sleepy little island, but with plenty to do!

#travelagent #letsgo #zoetryresorts #upscale #luxury #romance #iarootstravel #mexico


Celebrate all mother's today!! Aunts, grandmas, nieces, daughters, adoptive mothers in waiting, future mommies are included!

How to Work With a Travel Agent: A Guide for First-Timers

Are you new to using a travel agent?

Are you curious to know how it works?

This article will help you!

It doesn't answer all questions, but it will help you answer some! Let me know if you have any others and I'll be happy to help!

#askquestions #traveladvisor #iarootstravel #wecanhelp #letsplan Travel Agents might seem old fashioned, but they're coming back in a big way and many travelers are going old school. Read these tips to maximize a travel agent relationship.

'Gramping' Is the Latest Travel Trend Grandparents Need to Know About (Video)

Gramping!!! I love this! As a new mom, I can't wait for my parents and parent in laws to do this! I think it's a great idea for grandparents to bond with their grandkids by taking them on a trip!

Would you do this with your grandkids?? 👧👦

Did you do this with your grandparents??👵🧓 You’ve heard about solomoons and glamping, but get ready for the next travel trend: gramping.

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Calling all Mom's!!! 👩‍🦰👩‍🦰👩‍🦰👩‍🦰

Sandals Resorts is running their Mother's Day sale right now thru May 14th!

Guests who book 6 or more nights at a Sandals Resort will receive a FREE 60 min massage and a pair of Crystal Champagne Flutes! 🥂✈️🏝

What a great gift for mom on Mother's Day!

Contact me today to take advantage of this special!

#sandalsresorts #momdeservesit #moms #letsgo #iarootstravel #travel #beachtime #mothersday

Barack Obama on why travel matters

This is a nice article interviewing former President Obama on the importance of travel. He says some pretty profound things about why travel matters to the world.

#PresidentObama #travelmatters #neverstoplearning #iarootstravel #alwaystravel The former US president describes his most memorable travel experience, finding his place in the world on an overnight bus trip and the importance of listening.

#traveltuesday is dedicated to my hometown of Pella, Iowa! Last week was our annual Tulip Time Festival which celebrates our Dutch heritage. There are thousands of tulips planted every year for the occasion. Each store on the square is a family business and they love to tell you about their town!

Some of my favorites are Simple Treasures, Jaarsma Bakery, Vander Ploeg Bakery, In't Veld's Meat Market and Ulrich Meat Market!

#yummy #ifyouaintdutchyouaintmuch #tuliptime #shoplocal #dutch #gothere #pella #lovemyhometown


Hope you all enjoyed Cinco De Mayo! Did you go out to celebrate?? Or maybe still celebrating?!

#cincodemayo #mexicancelebration #iarootstravel #margaritaplease #takemetomexico

One of my favorite places! Secrets Playa Mujeres blew me away from the very beginning! It's romantic, but still fun for adults traveling together. The beach was powder white and didn't have any seaweed. Also a bar right on the beach so you didnt have to go back to pool. The rooms were big, beds were comfy and room service was yummy!!! I loved eating my breakfast on my patio overlooking the ocean. Nothing better than that.

#iarootstravel #travelagent #instatravel #secretsresorts #secretsplayamujeres #romance #beachtime #letsgoback #mexico #lovetravel @ Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort All Inclusive Adults Only


Mariachi Band Friday

Happy Friday! Enjoy this mariachi serenade from the Finest Playa Mujeres resort in Mexico!

#Finest #Mariachi #lovethem #travel #Mexico #iarootstravel #takemeback

Travel Deal Thursday!

This deal isn't available for much longer! FREE air when you book a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection !

Contact me today to find out more!

#traveldealthursday #uniworld #rivercruise #letsgo #iarootstravel

Ready for summer vacation??

Want to go to Disney World?

Now is the time to book!

When you book with me you can get a FREE MEAL per person, per night! Book at least a 4 night stay for this summer and receive this awesome deal!

Contact me today! Email is [email protected]

The Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World is refurbishing Mizner's lounge into a "Beauty and the Beast" inspired lounge.

How beautiful is this!?

#Disney #renovations #beautyandthebeast #librarybar #iarootstravel

An A to Z Guide to Not Killing the Planet When You Travel

Happy Earth Day!

Tourism can destroy a destination if we aren't careful to take care of the place we are visiting.... Take hints from this article to keep your footprint small!

#earthday #takecare #begreeen #travelsmart #iarootstravel #tourism #getinvolved A little bit (really, truly) goes a long way.


Have a great day celebrating with family and friends today!

Who's your favorite travel partner? Tag them here and tell me where you would go!

Did you know that Trafalgar Travel has guided trips geared towards family experiences?

I love this idea for a family that wants to see the world, but not necessarily figure it out on their own. They have trips in the USA, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and more!

Another bonus is that you won't have your kids with a bunch of adults...there will be other kids there! It will give them a chance to see the world, but also make friends with other kids their age.

Right now if you are traveling with kids they are 10% off!

Contact me today if you'd like more information!

#familytravel #iarootstravel #letsgo #summeriscoming #travel

The biggest news in the travel industry today..... the Notre Dame in Paris is engulfed in flames. It was under renovation, so it might be related to that.

I am truly devastated to see a huge piece of history burn so easily. I've been lucky enough to see it twice in my life and it's hard to explain how beautiful and majestic it is. The stained glass windows were my favorite part. It's amazing how a building that took hundreds of years to build, can burn so easily in 2 hours.

Historical buildings/artifacts/writings are easily lost. Please help conserve our past if you can!

#NotreDame #Paris #historyisimportant #travel #conserve #travelagent #iarootstravel




Keukenhof Garden in the Netherlands

Finland is offering people a free summer vacation so they can learn how to be happy from the locals

I love this idea! We could all learn from other cultures. Especially how to be happy! Finland has previously been named the happiest country in the world, and now they want to spread the joy by offering "happiness guides."



Hope you enjoy the Luck O' The Irish this year!



CIE Tours International has a nice offer going right now if you book one of their guided tours!

You will get a Free Pre-night and Free transfers!

They have a tour for any kind of traveler---Adventure lovers, castle lovers and food lovers!


If you were looking for an excuse to take the kids somewhere warm---here it is!

How about $1500 of resort credits when you stay 5-8 nights at a Palace resort??💲💲

These credits can be applied to any of the resort activities they offer.

AND kids will stay FREE!!😀🏝

Contact me today! [email protected] or 641.780.3571


This Couple Missed Their Cruise by Seconds — Here’s What to Do If It Happens to You

I saw this video and as a travel agent it makes my heart pound... people think that their boat will wait for them, but they will NOT! And then you have to be responsible for all those costs to get back to the boat!

#yikes #cruise #learnthelesson #dontbelate #iarootstravel If you miss your cruise there are a few steps you should take immediately.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Where are you spending your day??

#valentinesday #love #travelagent #iarootstravel #xoxoxoxo

#adventure #motivationalmonday #lovethisword #iarootstravel

Trafalgar Travel is the top choice if you are wanting to go on a tour anywhere in the world. They immerse you into the culture of the country you are visiting. They do something called Be My Guest, which is truly unique. During this excursion you are invited into homes of the locals where they show you their way of life.

This map shows their trip called Amazing Britain. 10 days and 6 cities throughout Britain. Experiences include:
▪️Edinburgh city tour
▪️Shakespeare's birthplace- Stratford Upon Avon
🥃Whiskey Distillery
🏌️‍♂️18th Green on the Old Course at St. Andrews

#traveleurope #trafalgar #letsgo #Britain #explorer #drinksometeaandwhiskey #iarootstravel #travelagent

Travel deal for March! ✈️🏖🏝

I'm finding awesome deals if you are still looking for a possible Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic!

Select dates in March, family friendly all inclusive, for a week----- $1,600 per person flying from Des Moines!

Contact me now to learn more! Won't last forever!

[email protected] or 641.780.3571

Trying to figure out a Valentine's Day gift for your loved one?

How about a romantic getaway?!

AMResorts is offering up to $300 off if you stay at one of their adults only properties!

Contact me today! [email protected] or 641-780-3571

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