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
Cultural Travel Chick, Group Travel Specialist
Quinloho is excited to assist you on your next epic adventure to explore new cultures and experience, that call for adventure. With her 5 years of marketing experience in a variety of different events, she is now expanding into the travel industry and cannot wait to help you plan your next epic adventure. she will be sure she can recommend the perfect trip for you. She loves bringing together groups to travel together and create memories that last a lifetime. CONNECT WITH QUINLOHO DIRECT RIGHT HERE.
Classy 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
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.
Curious Travel Chick, Custom Solo Travel Group Expert
All my life, I have loved to travel. Family excursions as a child instilled the spirit of “wanderlust” that fuels my devotion to the travel industry to this day. I’ve put that passion to work as a travel agent specializing in the niche of solo female travel, helping each woman navigate her dreams toward the ideal journey.
Exploring the world has been a priority in my life, leading to fortunate opportunities to visit many destinations throughout the world. I began my solo explorations when backpacking through Australia on a student working visa. It’s there that I learned to take control of my own life and destiny. The learning still inspires my perspective when helping solo travelers stretch their own boundaries to embrace the world-at-large. My own solo sojourns have taken me deep into the European continent to explore the culture, arts, history and entertainment of countries and regions such as Britain, France, The Netherlands and Belgium. This puts me at a unique advantage when planning trips, since I know the challenges and how to overcome the inevitable obstacles that cause stress and fear when traveling. Whether clients are ready to go it alone or prefer to find a like-minded travel partner, I’m here to take care of the details and get them “on the road” to the most thrilling, fulfilling and life-changing journeys. CONNECT WITH LAURIE DIRECT RIGHT HERE