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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

Montego Bay

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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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Can you name the most romantic place in the world for a marriage proposal? Did you say Paris? If so, you are in agreement with 99% of those in my unscientific poll! Paris is known as the city of love, and romance is definitely in the air! Just think of all those couples who have […]

Destination Weddings

March 2, 2017

We Love Paris!

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So here is our Top 10 unique places to travel… all more doable than you think with our help of course!   1. Bhutan – This mystical, Buddhist country is a fairytale destination, removed from the modern world. Stunningly beautiful, the few tourists who visit each year come for the cultural experience and some spectacular trekking […]

Top 10 Off the Beaten Path Destinations

June 1, 2015

Destination Weddings

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3 Tips for Traveling during the Holidays Don’t let the stress of holiday travel get your customers down. Give them these tips to help improve their travel experience. Happy holidays! 1. Charge your devices. You can expect crowds around the electrical outlets at the airport, and nothing is worse than having your phone or tablet […]

Destination Weddings

December 8, 2014

Holiday Travel Tips

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