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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.

Reviews

Abigail Albino
Abigail Albino
2019-08-21

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
Donny Connelly
2019-09-17

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
Win Noren
2019-04-21

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
Elizabeth Japely
2019-06-21

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
Brendan Sadowski
2019-06-21

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
roger lates
2019-05-21

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.

When in Rome, eat with the locals. Whenever we tal When in Rome, eat with the locals. Whenever we talked with people in St. Lucia, we'd ask them where they liked to eat. Over and over we heard, "you have to check out Doolittles!" So when we done enjoying sushi by the pool at #marigotbay, we hoped on the ferry to this local bar facing the ocean. ⁠
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Rum punch was on special at the uncrowded bar while travelers and locals played pool in the late afternoon. As the sun set, the place packed out with hungry families and couples. While excellent for people watching, the food should not be missed. Our islands friends did not steer us wrong...everything we ate was fantastic. ⁠
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One of the coolest things about St. Lucia are the One of the coolest things about St. Lucia are the little surprises you see everywhere. Different flowers, a new food, or a little friend.⁠
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We walking around the spectacular #laderaresort  when we saw a beautiful humming bird floating around. He was kind enough to pose for pictures. This is the kind of thing that doesn't happen in too commercial a place. The open vibe of Ladera invites nature in and you feel like paradise surrounds you. Famous for their 3-walled luxury cabins nestled on a UNESCO site with incredible views of the Pitons, this resort is worth your time even if you can only make it for dinner.⁠
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When we think of St. Lucia, we think of the Pitons, the beautiful mountains that are both the symbol and the delight of this paradise lost island in the Caribbean. If you've ever imagined being lost on a tropical island...that's what it feels like to stand next to the Pitons. Nestled between the two mountains is Sugar Beach and the Sugar Beach Viceroy resort. It's luxury at its finest with one of the best views in the world. ⁠
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There are so many different ways to get to experience the Pitons that you really should consider on your next St. Lucia (new blog post- link in bio). If you are land-lover, Sugar Beach is hard to beat. But if you can take to the skies...you should go for the helicopter!⁠
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We're reliving all things St. Lucia this weekend w We're reliving all things St. Lucia this weekend with some of our favorite highlights from our visit. ⁠
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As expert travel advisors, we're supposed to say EVERY place is amazing. But to be honest, some places can be very generic.⁠
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But St. Lucia really is in a league of its own. You can feel romance in the air. The tropical vibes of the South will enchant you as you escape and the laid-back North resorts make for excellent entertainment and beach relaxation. ⁠
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It's one of those places you can't help but want to return. And we want to give you a peak into this island paradise!⁠
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First stop? The airport. Located in the far South of the island, the UVF airport will be your entry point to St. Lucia. What to expect? We have a blog post for that (link in bio) to help you get on your vacation quickly and seamlessly. ⁠
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Where should you stay on Santorini? ⁠ ⁠ This g Where should you stay on Santorini? ⁠
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This gem of the Aegean offer spectacular views over the Caldera. But the view changes depending on where you stay. Famous for its sunsets, it's hard to go wrong by staying on the North tip of the island in Oía. Incredible boutique luxury hotels bring new meaning to rooms with a view. You can stay in a cave or in contemporary luxury with a private plunge pool. If you need to get out of town, we suggest the hike that connects Oía with Fira to the South. The memories made in Santorini are as fantastic as the views. Perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary, Oía is a special place to share with a loved one. ⁠
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We just finished setting up a spectacular honeymoon in Santorini and we can't wait for our special clients to make this their first trip as Mr. and Mrs.!⁠
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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. 
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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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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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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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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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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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