the travel mechanic

FUN FACT: Robbie's proudest accomplishment was completing 3 triathlons the year she retired from the corporate world

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Nancy Robb

Fun Fact: Lauren has managed to get a stamp in her kids passports for every year of their lives!

Lauren Doyle

President 

FUN FACT: Jennie has been to 6 our of the 7 continents! 

Jennie Mechanic

Founder

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Cindy Scott

Stacie has been to every Disney resort property and goes multiple times a year!

Stacie Lowe

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FUN FACT: Crystal has three kiddos and it's her mission to make them global citizens

Crystal Sturgill

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Fun Fact: Stephanie's infatuation for travel and cultural experiences started at a young age when she was an exchange student living in Australia. 

Stephanie Orchard- Hayes

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FUN FACTS: Stephanie took a shark feeder course in the Bahamas where I got to scuba dive and feed sharks by hand! 

Stephanie Bock

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Fun Fact: Nancy's daughter was born in Mexico and my kids each have 2 or 3 nationalities

 Nancy Vindas

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FUN FACT: Wendy's family has explored 21 countries together.  

Wendy Schulz

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Back in the 70’s, Jennie was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel extensively as a fashion marketing executive in NYC. She traveled to exotic ports, visited breathtaking sites, and experienced fascinating cultures.
She has made her passion for travel her life’s work-by founding The Travel Mechanic in 2011. Jennie's success has always been based on a simple formula – It’s all about you. She will listen to your needs and then focus on turning your travel dreams into a reality.  When Jennie isn't dreaming up the next itinerary for her clients she is spending quality time with her  grandkids on the lake!

Jennie Mechanic

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Lauren is a Native New Yorker and former teacher turned travel advisor back in 2012 when she joined the team. Lauren is now the President where she helps many plan celebratory trips all over the globe. Soaking up the sun, experiencing new cultures and creating lasting memories are the reasons Lauren loves to travel.  

In addition to being a travel advisor, small business owner, wife and mother of two girls she loves to unwind with a cocktail and friends!

Lauren Doyle

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Robbie is a world traveler who lives life large. Whether hot air ballooning over the pyramids, driving a race car in Italy or snorkeling with manta rays in Fiji, she thrives on adventure. As a former global leader at a Fortune 500 company, she developed a passion for travel while working extensively in Asia, Europe and North America. With her corporate and multi-cultural exposure, she has a knack for creating authentic and personalized experiences to suit her clients. Besides travel, Robbie enjoys painting, beautiful beaches and a great bottle of wine. She is also an outdoor enthusiast who loves kayaking, hiking, fishing, cycling and swimming. Robbie has traveled throughout 6 continents, citing her most memorable trips as Egypt, African Safari, Iceland, Australia/New Zealand and the Canadian Rockies. Her bucket list continues to evolve and she looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with you!

Nancy "Robbie" Robb

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"There is an entire world out there to explore”!! Between visiting local parks and seeing every beach on the Carolina coast, Crystal fills her days with ways to show her children the beautiful state they call home.

Now that her children are getting more curious about the world around them, she would love to fill their passports with cultural experiences that will teach them how to be better global citizens who appreciate and respect diversity. She wants to do the same for her clients and their families. Crystal wants to share her passion with you by finding adventures that fit into your budget and lifestyle, and check off a destination on your bucket list. Crystal can help you plan a family trip that is a true vacation by definition!! 

Crystal Sturgill

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Stacie has a passion for helping families have an amazing experience and⁠ make lasting memories together. She's traveled to many places, and still ends up back at Walt Disney World. But between new rides, staying at all of the resorts, food festivals, after-hours parties in the parks, decked-out hotels for Christmas, and RunDisney races, there is a never-ending list of new things to explore! If she's in Florida and not at Walt Disney World, you can find her over at "the dark side", Universal Orlando sipping a butterbeer!  Stacie's other travel adventures include a variety of destinations. You can find her anywhere and everywhere from the beach to the mountains. Some of her favorite travel memories include visiting Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, a family trip to an all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and riding the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier in California with her husband. She loves finding a unique experience for a given destination, and is always embracing new adventures!

Stacie Lowe

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Cindy Scott once called New York home where  she was an owner and president of regional signage and advertising company. She decided to retire down South and currently resides in Aiken. She has always had a love of travel and her true passion is being able to help her clients find their perfect destination. Cindy's favorite destination is Italy especially when we rented a villa and relaxed amongst the olive tree farms. 

Cindy Scott

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Originally from Chicago, Stephanie relocated to the Triangle back in 2007, taking a job pursuing her first passion, teaching. Now, her and her husband along with their three young children call Chapel Hill home. Stephanie still teaches full time in a Dual Language Kindergarten and has recently turned her love of travel and culture into a business venture. She is eager to put her organizational skills to use helping you create a trip of a lifetime. Every detail, down to the smallest moments will be well thought out and carefully planned with your memory book in mind. o Coming soon

Stephanie Orchard-Hayes

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Nancy loves to travel and experience new cultures. She lived in Mexico for a combined total of 11 years and loved it! Soaking up the sun in Puerto Vallarta or climbing the pyramids in Teotihuacan are some of her favorite. Since then, she has lived in a couple of states and recently moved from Texas to North Carolina for her second round of the southern life! She has also traveled to Hawaii, Aruba, Spain and several other countries but will continue to find new locations to explore and create fantastic adventures! memories there. She also loves cooking and trying new recipes so while living in Mexico she learned all the wonderful nuances to this cuisine and now cooks these recipes often in her NC home to remind her of the delicious flavors of such a wonderful country. 

Nancy Vindas

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Do you love to travel and helping others? A career in travel might be right for you! Check over to learn more about what a career in travel entails! 

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Do you love to travel and helping others? A career in travel might be right for you! Check over to learn more about what a career in travel entails! 

We are Hiring!

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