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Stephen Mencik

Gambrills, Maryland Travel Agent

The Vacation Stop, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Specialists in Cruises, All-inclusives and Disney

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I have been in the travel business since 2004 and started in this business for a number of reasons:

1) I love to help other people
2) I love to travel
3) I wanted to raise money for charity 

During my time in the industry I have:

  • taken many cruises on a number of different lines in order to experience the differences
  • visited a number of all-inclusive resorts in different countries to have a better appreciation of what each has to offer
  • completed the training from numerous suppliers and earned a number of certifications demonstrating my knowledge of the product

All of this has helped me to achieve all three goals!!

In fact, I allow my clients to select which charity will receive the donation that results from their booking.

The two charities I support the most are Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland, and Shih-Tzu and Furbaby Rescue, which are two dog rescue groups for which my wife and I provide foster care for. We have helped save well over 200 dogs during the last 15 years.

I look forward to working with you to plan a memorable vacation where you can have fun and know that you are helping a worthy cause at the same time.

My Reviews

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

He booked our Scotland Trip and It was a blast!

Reviewed By Nischit - Laurel, MD | Traveled to
My buddies and I always wanted to to go Scotland. So, one evening I emailed Steve to book the trip for the from July 3rd - 10th, 2016. He asked what we wanted to do, where we wanted to stay. I told him I had no idea, and for him to take care of it. He did just that: he booked the 5-day Highland Tour with Rabbie's and our hotel accommodations, including our transfers. He had never booked a Scotland trip for anyone prior, and this was his first. He came back a couple days later with all the info, and I told him to go ahead and book. Well, here I am after and we had the best time ever! The 5-day Highland Tour was fun, the hotel stays were great, and we never had to worry about anything. I'm always going to use Steve for all my bookings.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Vacation planning has never been easier

Reviewed By BayCat - California, MD | Traveled to
Steve has been handling my family's vacation planning for many years. He has made it effortless and is always available for questions. He knows our likes and dislikes and is always spot on with recommendations. I highly recommend Steve for your travel needs.
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Steve is a pleasure to work with, very helpful and versed on cruises

Reviewed By Nis - Laurel, MD | Traveled to
I've known Steve Mencik for a few years, and last year used his services to book my first cruise on Carnival. He was very well versed on cruise ships, and recommended types of cabins, what to do on excursions, and answer any questions I had. I had the pleasure of going on the cruise with he and his wife, and both were great company. I enjoyed it so much, I booked my second cruise for this October on the cruise ship and through The Vacation Stop with Steve's help. I have already booked my 3rd cruise through The Vacation Stop for 2017!! I don't plan on going through anyone else when I need to book vacations. Oh, and the money you use to book your vacation goes to charity, a large large portion of it. Also, Steve keeps in mind when there are reduced rates, and he saved me a few hundred dollars on my last cruise. Don't go anywhere else to book your vacations if you are fortunate enough to use The Vacation Stop starting with your first time!!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great trips and great service

Reviewed By scb - Odenton, MD | Traveled to
Steve and I have know each other for years and were once co-workers in an organization. I have absolutely no problems on his service to us and his willingness and efforts to ensure that our vacation plans are accurately arranged. He takes the time, travels to our home, and thoroughly explains the details and issues that each vacation he plans brings. He is responsive, he takes the extra steps to ensure arrangements proceed in a timely and orderly fashion, and that our vacation needs are met - before, during and after the vacation.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Well Traveled Agent that is willing to share experiences

Reviewed By Zach - Maryland | Traveled to
He helped my family arrange for our first Disney vacation. He consulted with us over the phone and helped us feel more comfortable about the whole experience. He gave us several Disney tips that worked well for us. I will continue to use him for future cruises and other extended vacation trips. He is a great resource that helps you understand the trip, what things you can do during your stay and how to save some money.
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Steve makes it easy!!!

Reviewed By Rob - Gambrills, MD | Traveled to
I have used Steve several times in the past. It is always an easy experience, and he will go out of his way to provide you several options on your itinerary, whether that is a cruise, flights, hotels, car, etc... I would definitely recommend him!!!
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Steve is thorough and conscientious.

Reviewed By Happy in Laurel - Laurel, MD | Traveled to
Steve has arranged several trips for my husband and me, including cruises and rocky mountain train tour. He was able to obtain many discounts and provided knowledgeable service regarding expectations and recommendations.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Indispensable Advice

Reviewed By Cliff - Maryland | Traveled to
The Vacation Stop's Steve Mencik has assisted in planning and organizing four trips for us. All were a smashing success.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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North to Alaska

Reviewed By Lisa - odenton, md | Traveled to
Steve was top notcn. He planned our Alaska vacation with Princess. He had great suggestions and took the stress out of the entire process. He worked diligently to get us the best price while incorporating the activities we chose in our itinery. We had no doubt it was going to be a great trip and would highly recommend him.
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My Son, the Travel Agent

Reviewed By Lolomeme - Fort Myers, FL | Traveled to
Steve has proved to be a super Travel Agent. He has always managed to get us the best price for our vacation, and then gives 50% of his commissions to Charity. Glad he is part of my family. We live in FL and he lives in Maryland, but he is still able to communicate very well via phone or email. I do not want to be entered into the drawing for the iPad.
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Many years of service

Reviewed By Bob L - Maryland | Traveled to
steve@thevacationstop.com He has managed our ( 2-3 ) cruise vacations per year since 2012, he is always on top of life's changing situations that happen to our family and his policy of donating 50% of his commission to Tax exempt charities, goes above and beyond the call to serve. Thanks Steve!!
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