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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.

What Travelers Say

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.

Denali National Park is an amazing addition to any Alaska itinerary.⁠
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With more than 6 million acres of wild land and one ribbon road, this is truly wild Alaska. You can see taiga forest, alpine tundra, and the big mountain herself: Denali. You will be sure to see things you will never forget, wondrous at any age.⁠
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For those who want the best of land and sea, we recommend a 1-way cruise that can be combined with a pre or post-stay including 2-nights at a lodge in Denali. Or, for those land lubbers, you can include an extended park stay while traveling the famous Alaskan railroad.⁠
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Thinking about traveling with your favorite people to Alaska? Grab a complimentary copy of our Alaska Group Starter Kit +Planner (link in bio).⁠
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Art Lovers Unite!⁠
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Amsterdam is a great city for those who love art and museums. We highly recommend a private curated tour during your stay here. A private guide will allow you to explore the best of the extensive collections at the Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum and the world's finest Dutch art.⁠
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We've seen over and over how a private guide can bring the art to life and share with an enthusiasm that makes a permanent impression.⁠
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Who wants to walk around an amazing museum with their nose in a map or guide book? Private tour guides mean you get to wander looking up and some the greatest beauty in history.⁠
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May we show you around Hotel Xcaret?⁠
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AAA 5-diamond, great food, and beautiful views make this property hard to beat for families and couples alike. What really makes this resort unique is the included access to ecoparks across the area with transportation directly from the resort. Ziplining, cave swimming, river floating, and snorkeling are just a short shuttle (or boat ride) away.⁠
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Want the quick tour of the room we stayed in and beautiful shots of the property? Check out the video here:
What’s it like to stay in a castle in Ireland? Is it worth it?⁠
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Join Mandy Horn (sales manager & travel agent-advisor at Global Dream Vacations & The Traveling Compass) to dream through 5 surprising things you’ll love about staying in an Irish castle.⁠
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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:⁠
2 Grand Dames of Irish Castle Hotel Experiences⁠
Recommendations for getting the most out of your stay⁠
Unique castle activity ideas⁠
What Makes Castles So Special⁠
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Catch the episode (Link in Bio).⁠
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Victoria is a gem.⁠
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No matter what time of day you are there, it's simply magical. We recommend that you don't miss the famous Butchart Gardens, but add on a private city tour afterwards to explore the chanting architecture all around this beautiful island.⁠
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Victoria is often a featured port of call on Alaska cruises, especially those headed roundtrip back to the mainland US. If not, it's an easy day trip from Vancouver. You may wish to arrive into port a day or two before your cruise leaves so you can make sure you have plenty of time in Victoria.⁠
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Want to grab our Alaska Group Starter Kit & Planner? Get your copy today (link in bio).⁠
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Water parks are a big perk for families looking for the perfect all inclusive resort for their next vacation.⁠
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Check out our perfect day at Hard Rock Riviera Maya's Rockaway Bay (link in bio).⁠
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Bora Bora is calling...and we must go.⁠
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This beautiful Tahitian island is absolutely perfect for a special honeymoon or anniversary. Known for exuding romance, exclusivity, and quiet...this is the place to get away from it in your personal over-the-water bungalow.⁠
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Resorts here are built on the atoll outside the island. You spend your days floating between land and sea. On one side, endlessly perfect aqua ocean. On the other, the jagged mountains of a volcanic island. It's paradise.⁠
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Check Out 8 Reasons Why Bora Bora should be your next escape (link in bio).⁠
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Is now the time to go to Disney?⁠
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We are getting that questions a lot about Disney World right now.⁠
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Disney World is different right now...but different can be good. Our clients who love Disney right now:⁠
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-Aren't big into show or character experiences⁠
- Have been to Disney before or plan on going again sometime⁠
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Want a full review? Check out our recent interview with someone who just got back (link in bio).⁠
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Spa Day!⁠
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Well, we WISH it was spa day. This beautiful outdoor area is located between the men's and women's hydrotherapy circuits. After visiting the sauna, steam shower, cold plunge, and whirlpool, you can meet your honey for some zen relaxation on a Bali bed or plunge pool.⁠
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It's a lovely way to get ready for couples massage! It's always nice to check before your resort spa visit for co-ed areas if you are wanting to spend time together at the spa.⁠
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Thinking of eloping or doing a private vow renewal in St. Lucia? Want some amazingly creative ways to tie or re-tie the knot in this lover’s paradise? ⁠
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Join Mandy Horn (sales manager & travel agent-advisor at Global Dream Vacations & The Traveling Compass) to dream through 5 unique and beautiful ways to say “I do” on the romantic island of St. Lucia (link in bio).⁠
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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:⁠
Unique ideas for ceremony locations⁠
Favorite resorts that can make the experience seamless⁠
Tip and tricks for handling all the wedding details⁠
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While Thailand is known for its beaches, the North is not-to-be-missed.⁠
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Northern Thailand is perfect for those who love adventure. Trekking, rafting, zip lining, hiking, elephant conservatories, and amazing cultural encounters with hill tribes and street markets. We love starting a Thailand trip here and then finishing on those famous white sand beaches. ⁠
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Want to know more about Thailand travel? Take a peak at our Thailand Travel Guide (link in bio).⁠
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Bucket List: Meet a Sled Dog⁠
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Totally possible in Alaska! Whether by cruise or by land, there are opportunities to meet these beautiful, beloved, hard-working dogs. You can even try out their skills yourself criss-crossing a glacier!⁠
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Animal encounters are one of the top reasons to go to Alaska. Thinking of trying out Alaska? Check out our 5 Questions to Ask When You Are Looking at a Family Alaska Trip (link in bio).⁠
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