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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.

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.

Instagram post 2115475205543909377_6038630880 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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Instagram post 2112013930984593350_6038630880 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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#stlucia #pooltime #swimup #honeymooninspiration #honeymoondestination #anniversarytrip #welovestlucia #luxurytravelagent #nextvacation #vacationinspiration #honeymoonideas #honeymoontrip #bestvacations #gettingmarried #romanticplace #beachresort #dreamwedding #weddingdestination #honeymoonvibes #dreamhoneymoon #paradise #couplesretreat #romance⁠
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Instagram post 2070530237537400654_6038630880 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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#traveltips #travel #travelsafe #nextvacation #vacation #vacay #summervacation #vacationideas #travelmore #travelblog⠀
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Instagram post 2067631400773737098_6038630880 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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#thetravelingcompass #traveltips #traveladvice #packingadvice #packyourbags #packingtips #travel
Instagram post 2067057154084079377_6038630880 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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What animal do you want to meet? ⠀
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#campleakey #bucketlist #vacationideas #vacationinspiration #nextvacation #honeymooninspiration #honeymoonideas #wheretonext #responsibletravel #wheretonext #seetheworld #naturetravel #travel
Instagram post 2066182477282447291_6038630880 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
Instagram post 2062078220089506941_6038630880 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
Instagram post 2061289233993252888_6038630880 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
Instagram post 2060634913140474827_6038630880 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
Instagram post 2057680894436834064_6038630880 One of my favorite things about vacation? Time to sit and feel the warmth of the sun, preferably to the soundtrack of the ocean...quickly followed by a retreat to the shade, the homeland of all pale, pigment-challenged people. 
I like to replicate this feeling on warm 80 degree Sunday evenings on my front porch. The ocean will have to wait for another flight another day...but I’ll take a slow summer evening. 
As a travel advisor, I love to hear what people love about vacation. What’s your favorite thing about vacation? Do you try to replicate it at home?

#thetravelingcompass #warmsun #vacation #summer #summervacation #vacay #sunnies #sunglasses #summerevenings #oceandreaming
Instagram post 2039369516807744947_6038630880 Happy hump day! {pun intended}⁣
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One of our favorite memories is riding a camel to NYE dinner in Australia. There's nothing quite like riding a camel into the New Year...we've never forgotten it! ⁣
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Travel should be a time when you get to try new things. What better way to make forever memories than on the back of a camel? You can ride camels on the beach in the Caribbean, up desert cliffs in Jordan, or to a sand safari complete with evening bbq just outside Dubai.⁣
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Where would you ride? ⁣
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#camel #dubai #safari #travel
Instagram post 2038654809016813315_6038630880 Trying to squeak in a trip before that passport expires? ⁣
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Most countries require that your passport be valid for 6 months beyond the END of your trip. This gives you some wiggle room on getting home in case of an emergency.⁣
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If you show up with less than 6 months of validity, you can be denied entry to a country. Yikes!⁣
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Make sure your passport is travel ready! Need to know more about passport tips? We have some great blogs (link in bio) about this very thing. ⁣
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Where will your passport take you next?⁣
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#traveltips #thetravelingcompass #passport⁣
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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.