Kathy Noltze

Property Purveyor

Magnum Travel, Inc.
Since 1978
Kathy Noltze is founder and President of Magnum Travel, Inc. Property Purveyor is a registered trade name.

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Our jolly town...

Ribbon candy was my father's favorite.     Sunrise on St. Nicholas Eve 2019
It's starting to look festive around here.

I waited for the driver in our family to find his keys. He was in the garden
picking flowers. Mums always remind me of fall in Grafton, Wisconsin.

It was a sunny and cold day up at Woods Canyon Lake. Due to its high elevation, the lake is popular in
summertime, but deserted as winter approaches. The rock-scrambler in our family traipsed the shore
while I photographed the eery emptiness.

A Great Blue Heron flies beneath this colorful tree at Green Valley Town Lakes.

Here I am at my home in the high country. You can still enjoy the outdoors
if you wear a cape. The bench was made by the carpenter in our family.


I am in the middle of the Sonoran Desert.
Our resident Great Blue Heron surveyed his territory.

Perhaps this child, as she fed the ducks,
couldn't read the sign behind her which reads
Do Not Feed the Ducks.



The dog didn't disturb the ducks, he just pointed at them.
One of the ducks walked as if he'd ridden a horse all day.


There is always a canal walk, it seems. I snapped this photo
while walking in Oxford UK. (file photo)


This fellow in the purse-holder section of Green Valley Park prepared to watch ducks up close.

Britspeak: why do they conceal pedestrians?  Oxford, UK--You may recognize it from Morris, Endeavor, and other British TV series. 

This is at a castle in Scotland. Does one take a cell phone into a red booth to make a call?

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Woods Canyon Lake
This elk is one of a herd that crossed my yard one day. 

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I shot this from the walk along the cliff in Dunbar, Scotland.


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Property Purveyor is a trade name registered to Magnum Travel, Inc., an Arizona corporation founded in 1978 by Kathy Noltze. All photos, essays and intellectual property on this site are copyrighted by the corporation or its officers and directors. All rights reserved. All items of personal property and real estate promoted for sale on this site are owned by the corporation or its employees.

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About Magnum Travel, Inc.

Investment company Magnum Travel, Inc., was founded in 1978 in Arizona by certified travel counselor Kathy Noltze. Retail travel was its primary business for the first two decades. As the travel industry grew, so did Magnum's prospects in travel-writing, photography, publishing, and various investments. Also growing during this first decade, in leaps and bounds, was the Valley of the Sun. In 1989, Noltze purchased a commercial office building in Cave Creek, Arizona, a few miles from her home, and moved retail operations closer to its international client base.

     Due to advances in technology and staff expertise, Magnum's register of patrons reached beyond US borders. With most business being conducted via email,  a local bricks-and-mortar office became superfluous. In 2005, Noltze sold the commercial building. Magnum evolved into an asset management company as retail operations were phased out  in favor of other corporate activities. The company's base of operations moved to eastern Arizona. Transactions were conducted wherever internet was available, frequently via Noltze's "traveling hotspot." Most recently, Noltze works from company-owned real estate in Arizona's Rim Country, as well as from her desk in Cave Creek, Arizona.

     The company publishes travel narratives and photo essays and Noltze manages its investments.

About Kathy Noltze

A student exchange trip to Arlington, Virginia inspired her life of travel.  Noltze earned an undergraduate degree in public administration by completing courses of study in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Wisconsin and Arizona. While studying and traveling, she clerked for an architectural firm in London, and for companies in California and Wisconsin. She worked for a Mexico wholesale tour company while earning her BS in Arizona.  As a graduate student, she founded an asset management company that now has over four decades of accomplishments.

      Noltze photographs and writes about alluring destinations. Work takes her to major cities in Europe, but less trendy destinations intrigue her. Wales, Pomerania, Bohemia, Luxembourg and Slovakia are a few of the regions through which she treaded for company projects and genealogy research. When mercury climbs to 115°+ in the desert, she heads for the mountains of central Arizona.  Britain beckons also and she plods through coastal towns in Wales, England, and Scotland for a sweeping change of environment from the summer desert.   Kathy Noltze is founder and president of Magnum Travel, Inc. She is the author of four books, including Ulao: Footsteps on the Bluff about 19th Century settlers of Ulao, Wisconsin.

      Surrounded by palo verde, saguaros, staghorn cholla and prickly pear cacti, and with bobcats, javelina, and coyotes promenading through her yard, Noltze lives in the Sonoran Desert with her husband and other wild creatures.

This is one of the barrels I use to harvest rain.
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