The memories start here.

From the once-in-a-lifetime family trip to the weekend getaway, we take care of everything.

Luxury Travel Agent

The Traveling Compass is a full-service luxury travel agency. Our success is built on a foundation of unmatched expertise and outstanding customer service. Our travel agents specialize in international travel, corporate incentive trips, destination weddings & honeymoons, multigenerational travel, luxury leisure, and family travel.

Planning a trip can be fun. But it can be overwhelming too. You can easily find yourself spending countless hours researching and reading a variety of guidebooks, online reviews, and websites and still be unsure about what to plan for your group or if certain resorts are any good.

Discover the benefits of a luxury leisure travel agent. Let us reduce complexity, ensure smart choices, provide privileged access and one-of-a-kind experiences while you get lost in the moment and gain genuinely unforgettable memories.

Whether we’re arranging your next trip to New Zealand, or planning a group trip to the Caribbean, we save you something eminently valuable: Time. Time to guide your company, to enjoy your family, or any number of the important things in your life.

What We Do

Your trip should be carefully built with hand-selected experiences to exactly fit you. We use our expertise and the very best vendors in the industry to design your dreams. Search engines don’t do that. Experts do that.

Life is too short to take the wrong vacation. Over 50% of people pick the wrong vacation for them. Why waste your trip? Why take someone ELSE’s trip? Your memories are too precious to leave to do-it-yourself travel disappointment. Take a trip that’s designed for you by an expert travel agent.

Reviews

Abigail Albino

Mandy has been helping my aunt and I plan our annual trip for a couple years now and each time has been amazing! She’s so helpful and knowledgeable about every location we consider. Don’t know what i’d do without her!

Donny Connelly

We used Mandy at Traveling Compass to plan and book our Disney World vacation. She was able to help us in so many ways with both planning and scheduling our trip to ensure we got the most out of it. She helped with booking dining reservations, special accommodations and anything else we requested. She was very easy to work with and always got back to us quickly when we sent a question or request. She was full of helpful tips and tricks that we utilized while in the parks. She was a treasure to work with. I highly recommend Mandy!

Win Noren

We use the Traveling Compass for all of our organization's international travel planning. They handle complex itineraries with ease and are always very prompt at answering questions and helping when there is a need. Using the Traveling Compass takes a big chunk of work off of our plates so we can focus on the trip itself and not the planning.

Elizabeth Japely

We highly recommend working with Mandy Horn, she does everything she possibly can for you to make sure you are as informed as possible and makes it very easy on you for planning. She is extremely prompt and helpful all along the way and we definitely will reach out to her for our next trips.

Brendan Sadowski

Absolutely flawless experience. All taken care of for you promptly and perfectly. I barely lifted a finger to provide what was needed. Tell her where you want to go, she finds you the best place to match the criteria, and you're on your way. You won't be disappointed!

roger lates

My wife and I wanted to plan a trip at such short notice to Disney world and wernt sure how to go about doing so, Mandy a Travel agent at "The Traveling Compass" was very resourceful and helpful with doing everything for us ,all the right questions were answered and our trip ended up being the most wonderful time we ever had , Thank you! again Mandy, look forward to next year. Hope to plan another trip With your help.

Why Use a Travel Agent?

Our travel agents have extensive travel experience. Their best (and worst) personal trips have created expertise that is imbedded in every aspect of our trip designs so you benefit. We routinely travel to visit the properties and destinations we recommend. We are constantly in classes to be up-to-date on the latest changes and innovations in travel.  

We listen and get to know you. We remember that your kid only eats chicken nuggets or your spouse likes pools with shade. We work one-on-one with you on and match each trip’s needs to a designer’s expertise. You talk with a person, not a call center. As we work with you over a lifetime, we help translate the things you love to new and exciting destinations and stages of life.

Some travel companies and search websites only offer a narrow variety of hotels and tours. You don’t get the full picture of what’s available or choices that might fit you best. We don’t do that. As independent travel agents, we work with the best vendors across hundreds of companies to bring you the best possible trip.

A travel agent can do so much more for you than just booking plane tickets and making hotel reservations. Check out these often overlooked benefits of having a travel agent in your corner.

Traveling with kids is different.⁠ ⁠ It's more Traveling with kids is different.⁠
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It's more work. There's more stuff. You have to slow down. You have to make accommodations. You have to adjust expectations. ⁠
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But it's worth it. The memories need made. The stories we will laugh over for years to come get written on these trips.⁠
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We didn't always feel that way (gasp). As die hard travelers, it was tough to adjust to #babyonboard and #havekidswilltravel. But my mind changed. How? Why? Check out my blog article on why it's okay to travel with young children (link in bio) to see how my little travel ❤️ softened. ⁠
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We just got back from Cabo scooping out some incredible family-friendly resorts PERFECT for extended family and friends to hang out together. ⁠
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Where do you want to take your kids? Tell us in the comments!⁠
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2020 Travel Inspiration #12: Living History in Nor 2020 Travel Inspiration #12: Living History in Normandy

Normandy is a place where ancient and modern history were written. You can walk the sacred paths of sacrifice and honor from D-Day among truly beautiful scenery. Normandy is worth a visit on its own, but can easily be combined into a longer trip. The area has beautiful beach resorts for a longer stay. The location makes it an easy addition to a Paris itinerary or longer trip to Southern France and the wine regions. Or, stop before or after a river cruise to see the best of Europe from water and land. 
Tell us in the comments: what is the most moving place you've ever visited? 
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Italy for Christmas? When our clients first propos Italy for Christmas? When our clients first proposed the idea we fell.in.love. 2 tween girls, one amazing country, and a fantastic holiday all combine for incredible memories. They are preparing to climb the Dome in Florence, Scavenger hunt through the Colosseum and ancient history, float through the canals of Venice, and ski the New Year's away in the Dolomites. It will truly be an incredible Christmas!⁠
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This got us thinking, what world experiences do you want your children to children before they're grown? Let us know in the comments what's on your family bucket list!⁠
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#familyvacation #holidaytravel #nextvacation #italy #rome #florence #venice #makememories #wheretogonext #bucketlist #anniversarytrip #thetravelingcompass #kidsinitaly #italyvacation
Sometimes those #isaidyes and #shesaidyes decide t Sometimes those #isaidyes and #shesaidyes decide that they want to enjoy a gorgeous #destinationwedding with their family and friends. When that happens, we answer alllll the questions. ⁠
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One of the most frequent is about the upfront costs for that #dreamwedding. It can get overwhelming quickly to coordinate guests and travel plans. As expert travel agents, we not only guide the process but take on all the travel coordination.⁠
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Our blog article (link in bio) this week is all about the upfront costs for a destination wedding and what you need to make your dreams come true. ⁠
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What destination would you choose for your wedding?⁠
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#beachwedding #beachweddingvenues #beachweddingideas #destinationweddinginspiration #engaged #engagedlife #imengaged #justengaged #weddinginspiration⁠
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Bad decisions we've made lately: coming home from Bad decisions we've made lately: coming home from this.⁠
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We can absolutely say that the new pool in the honeymoon section of #sandalshalcyon was gorgeous. If you want to have your own space...there's always room. The water glistens by day and the fire pits twinkle at night. We highly recommend the hot tub for evening dip! ⁠
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Every day was a new reason to love #stlucia. It truly is the most amazing island. Utterly perfect for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary trip.⁠
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What about you? Do you prefer pool or beach?⁠
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Safety first! But man, that's a tough topic in tra Safety first! But man, that's a tough topic in travel. As expert travel advisors, we get asked all the time, "where can I vacation that's SAFE?" ⠀
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It's a trick question. Bad things happen everywhere. We need to change the question:⠀
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"What can I do minimize safety issues when I travel?"⠀
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That is an EXCELLENT question with some great answers. Check out our latest blog (link in bio) with our best tips for personal safety while you travel.⠀
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Packing is the easiest on the way TO a destination Packing is the easiest on the way TO a destination. Everything is clean, neatly folded, and carefully packed.⠀
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The way home is a different story. Anyone else find that you are just stuffing random clothes and toiletries and hoping it zips? ⠀
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Fear not. Pack a small, lightweight duffle bag in your normal bag. If you can't fit it all, you can always check the duffle bag with any extra items or that special souvenir you just HAD to have. This will be cheaper than an overweight bag, which can be twice the price of a checked bag.⠀
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Want to meet an orangoutang? What if we went beyon Want to meet an orangoutang? What if we went beyond the zoo?⠀
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We're working on an animal lover's dream trip to Indonesia where they will float through the majestic Tanjung Puting National Park via houseboat. Here, they can visit the famous research center of Camp Leakey and see orangoutang feedings in the wild. This is quite literally an off-road experience! ⠀
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Animal encounters are definitely bucket-list worth travel experiences. But doing them right requires supporting ethical facilities. As expert travel agents, we partner with ethical facilities that promote conservation and responsible tourism. ⠀
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Time to celebrate! You made it to Friday! We thoug Time to celebrate! You made it to Friday! We thought we'd share our favorite Kir Royale, the signature drink form the enchanting French restaurant at the Grand at Moon Palace. Even though kiddos were along on this trip, this adult-only oasis gave us a minute for some quiet and incredible cuisine.⠀
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Sometimes even family vacations need a little adult time. Vacations that have some kids club or babysitting time allow the grown-ups a few minutes to unwind too. It's important that vacation be restful for everyone! ⠀
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What's your go-to drink of choice to unwind? Ours is definitely Champagne. This Kir Royale was perfect! ⠀
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#nextvacation #familyvacation #vacay #grandmoonpalace #vacationmode #summervacation #takeabreak #signaturedrink
Bye Cuba. Sad to see you go. We are super sad tha Bye Cuba. Sad to see you go.

We are super sad that Cuba is no longer an easy destination for US travelers after the visa changes implemented this week. 
But travel must go on. Did you have a Havana hankering? We have some other suggestions. It’s not the same as getting to go to Cuba, but they are amazing destinations in their own right. Check out our new blog (link in bio) article this week. 
Were you headed to Havana? What are you doing instead?

#thetravelingcompass #summervacation #cuba #newideas #vacationideas #timetogo #wheretogonext #travelagent
So many graduations and open houses for the bright So many graduations and open houses for the bright-eyed graduates! That sense of wonder and inspiration at those parties is tangible. So much lies ahead. ⠀
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But those of us who have been around the block a time or two know that feeling can wear off sometimes. Travel is the ultimate classroom. It's the continuing education that never stops giving. There is always something amazing just around the corner of another culture...a little piece of history to discover, art that takes your breath away, a new favorite food waiting to be tasted. ⠀
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Those who travel never lose that feeling of learning. We love when graduates celebrate their milestones with graduation trips. It's the ultimate send off into what should be a life-long passion for learning about their world. Go see and do something amazing things!⠀
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Need some great graduation gift ideas for the explorer in your life? Check out our blog (link in bio) for our ideas.⠀
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#thetravelingcompass #travelmore #graduation #keeplearning #ohtheplacesyoullgo #newchapter #moretolearn #graduationgift #done #domore #traveltips #travelquotes
It’s possible to visit history, to walk where fr It’s possible to visit history, to walk where freedom’s price was paid. It changes you to see these places.

On the anniversary of D-Day, we say: We remember what you did. We will honor your sacrifice by never forgetting. We will send more to see that they may tell others “the world changed here”. #thetravelingcompass #remember #dday #honor #weremember #travelchangesyou #history #livinghistory #neverforget #sacrifice #seetheworld #revisitinghistory #sacredtravel #seeitforyourself

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As an affiliate of the Travel Leaders Group, “the undisputed leader in travel,” the Traveling Compass is proud to partner with many of the travel industry’s most reputable, leading suppliers including: airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, hoteliers, car rental companies, passenger rail lines, theme parks, destination management companies and travel insurance providers, as well as the world’s most-sought-after, premier destinations.