HOW IT ALL BEGAN
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Travel Chicks originally began back in 2010 from an idea fueled by a passion for people & travel. Melissa gave up her lucrative career with Flight Centre, one of the world's top travel agencies to give into her dream; running her own business. Travel Chicks is now the leading authority when it comes to singles/solo group trips & entrepreneurial business training. Travel Chicks take pride in the trips they plan that unite single travelers globally for an unforgettable memory.
With us, traveling solo is far from traveling alone. Travelling by yourself can sometimes be a daunting prospect, particularly in countries where English is not commonly spoken or understood, or in places with a high culture shock factor, or those places that you don't even know about yet. Being part of an organized group in faraway destinations does provide security and peace of mind, and in this regard, our range of group tours are perfect if you are travelling solo. BTW traveling solo does not mean you have to be SINGLE, we bring single travelers together, even if you are in a relationship. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there is no need to stress about a thing.
MEET OUR TEAM
Visionary, Founder of Travel Chicks
In 2006, Melissa Mackey began her career in travel and quickly climbed the corporate ladder and became manager within months of starting. Her store was 6th most profitable store in all of Canada. As she grew these stores, her dreams and vision became bigger and stronger in the world of entrepreneurship and travel. She closed doors in retail and started Travel Chicks in 2010. She has a dedicated team of professionals who create tailor-made trips and lifestyle design services for travelers worldwide & trains leaders globally on how to make the most IMPACT and INCOME in their business.
Her vision is to become the leading authority in group trips and lifestyle design services. Her passion comes alive when it comes to people, travel and business. She inspires others to travel, take risks and dive into a passion full life. Travel Chicks are committed to high quality service and always remembers the importance of a great customer experience.
Melissa calls it like it is, she's a true leader. She absolutely loves to inspire and help people, whether it be through her own retreats, to a live audience on stage or simply creating #Epic #Dreamtrips for her clients to experience. Melissa truly is your go-to gal for anything business, life or travel.
Cheery Travel Chick, Custom Group Expert
Jennifer McDougall is an experienced traveler and dedicated group event planner. Her favorite travel experiences include wine and hikes in Greece, exploring villages in Spain & Scotland and of course, relaxing on stunning beaches around the world. Jennifer is a co-facilitator for the monthly meetup groups and collaborates and works with Travel Chicks to coordinate the trips we plan. She is dedicated and eager to create your custom travel experience or group event.
“From sunrise to sunset, I believe in creating and bringing your dream trips to reality! I will plan your relaxing beach getaway, custom cultural travel experience, celebration group trip or destination wedding to ensure you don’t waste any time trying to piece together itineraries that are tailored to everyone, instead of the personalized custom trip you deserve. PLUS I will get you the best possible rates!” CONNECT WITH JENNI DIRECT RIGHT HERE
Wellness Travel Chick, Custom Retreat & Wellness Expert
Geralyn is a proud puppy owner who loves being immersed in nature and taking long walks on the beach with her hubby. Her all time favourite things to do while traveling must include discovering the local floral and fauna of the region and diving into learning about the local culture she's visiting. Her most memorable time was in Maui where she fell in love with yoga and haleakala.
"If you are seeking a personal retreat or a group experience where you immerse yourself into nature, holistic practices and diving into the discovery of your journey, contact Geralyn today. CONNECT WITH GERALYN DIRECT RIGHT HERE
Conscious Travel Chick, Custom Group Travel & Event Expert
Hi! Since I was 15, I have been travelling the world. In total, I’ve been to 15 different countries and many more on the bucket list – how about you? My favorite places to be are either near the water or near the mountains, so planning trips for groups that incorporate these are my favourite. And if you’re a solo traveler, I’ll find you the perfect group to travel with or that special place that fills your soul.
I get the luxury of combining my love for travel into my work and plan the most epic vacations along with the most inspiring retreats sure to create memories for a lifetime.
Luxury Travel Specialist
Hello, I’m Angela! Although I am new to the travel industry, I have 25 years of travelling under my belt. I am a previous nurse but that was not my passion. I would be constantly trying to take time off so I could travel, that’s what made me happy. So I decided to commit fully to my passion and here I am.
I am committed to making your next trip the most memorable trip to date. I travel all the time, because of that, I understand what makes a great vacation. My attention to every detail will make your trip smooth and stress free.
I have been to 14 different countries and I’ve been to Mexico over 15 times, you could say I’m an expert on Mexico!
My specialty is Luxury Travel for Couples as well as the Ultimate Girls Trip. Let me plan your next vacation! Let’s make some memories! CONNECT WITH ME RIGHT BY CLICKING HERE
Chic Travel Chick, Custom Travel Specialist
A Quote Jen lives by - "LIVE WITH NO EXCUSES AND TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS."
Jen is an experienced traveler and solo traveler and absolutely loves uniting other solo travelers to take epic adventures with. She goes above and beyond to make your experience the best ever and often times turns clients into lifelong friends. She is dedicated to finding you the best possible vacation for making your dreams a reality. Whether you are going on a solo adventure, group tour, couples getaway or an excursion across boundless destinations, she will help you on every step of the way! CONNECT WITH JEN DIRECT RIGHT HERE