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Here at The Travel Mechanic, we’re based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and so are many of our couples! While we love serving couples from all over, we have a special place in our hearts for our local friends. If you’re based in the Raleigh area and planning a destination wedding, we’ve rounded up the best […]

Destination Weddings

April 23, 2024

Easiest Destination Wedding Locations From Raleigh

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Abby and Nick had a private legal ceremony near their home in the U.S.  but also wanted to throw a destination wedding to celebrate with their family and friends. After struggling to narrow down the sheer number of resorts available, they reached out to The Travel Mechanic to help plan it. We sent them a […]

Ocean Side Destination Wedding at UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya

April 16, 2024

Destination Weddings

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Destination weddings used to be considered incredibly expensive and only for those couples in the luxury market, but that’s no longer the case. With the cost of living in the U.S. soaring, destination weddings are starting to become an affordable option for couples looking for some adventure! That being said, there are a lot more […]

Destination Weddings

April 9, 2024

Five Ways a Travel Agent Saves You Money On Your Destination Wedding

Arenal Volcano in the distance in Costa Rica

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Featured Destination: Costa Rica – Your Ultimate Guide to Paradise Costa Rica, named Destination of the Year 2024, is truly a place to add to your  must travel to list with its unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness. Immerse yourself in lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and active volcanoes, creating memories that last a lifetime. Our […]

Why Costa Rica is a hot destination for 2024

January 10, 2024

Destination Weddings

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Who Pays for a Destination Wedding? Navigating the Financial Etiquette   Planning a destination wedding is a dream for many couples seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. However, one of the key questions that often arises is, “Who pays for a destination wedding?” In this article, we will delve into the financial etiquette surrounding destination […]

Destination Weddings

September 28, 2023

Who Pays for a Destination Wedding? Navigating the Financial Etiquette

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5 Exquisite Tropical Destination Wedding Locations to Spark Your Imagination Planning your dream wedding in a tropical paradise? Look no further! As a trusted travel agent in Raleigh, we’re here to guide you through five enchanting tropical destination wedding locations that will ignite your imagination. From the serene shores of Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the […]

September 28, 2023

Destination Weddings

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When it comes to adult only cruising, there is one brand that comes to mind and it is a Virgin Voyages cruise. Every single ship is a new build with the latest in stabilizing technology and the only – yes the ONLY cruise ship on the market that is carbon-neutral, making them the most environmentally […]


February 20, 2023

Virgin Voyages: An adults only cruise experience

Virgin Voyages cruise
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After a year without travel, we’re all dreaming of places near and far that will allow us to fulfill our wanderlust while also ensuring the safety of our travel bubble. In our pursuit of privacy, the world’s great outdoors and natural wonders await. Our planet is full of remote, yet idyllic, islands where you can […]

6 Stunning Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

June 15, 2021

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Who doesn’t want to learn some budget hacks for your next Disney vacation? I have some EASY tips to help you manage your money like a pro! As I was ordering gift cards online, I realized that I should do a blog post and share about different ways you can save money for your next […]


May 4, 2021

Budget Hacks for your next Disney Vacation

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One Travel Agent goes during the pandemic to experience what it’s like without Disney fastpasses. The number one email I was getting during this pandemic when clients would inquire about visiting Walt Disney World was without a doubt “Let me know when Disney Fast Passes come back!” My response? “I will! I definitely wouldn’t want […]

Disney Fastpasses During the Pandemic: to go or wait?

April 6, 2021


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