Ready to remember? Have you taken our challenge yet?
Another favorite travel 2018 memory: A perfect day on the lake. We unplugged as a family. We swam. We laughed. We connected. We soaked up summer a few precious days before school started. We didn’t go far but we went together.
Merry Memories is our challenge to you to remember the best of 2018 and think about creating moments in 2019. Have you entered to win yet? Click the link the comments to subscribe to our new YouTube channel before the ball drops! #travelingcompassmemories ... See MoreSee Less
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Travel News & Updates - 12.28.18
We’ve been thinking about our favorite personal travel moments in honor of our Merry Memories Giveaway (So, um, have you subscribed on Youtube yet? Hint. Hint. Link in comments)...and this moment ranked.
A baby’s first glimpse of the ocean.
Now she asks periodically if today is the day we are driving to the ocean. She has good ideas.
Have a memory we helped plan? Go post it on our Facebook page #travelingcompassmemories to enter our giveaway. ... See MoreSee Less
🎁 Merry Memories GIVEAWAY🎁 It's our turn to say thank you for all the incredible memories we made together in 2018. We are giving away (2) $75 visa gifts cards this year with TWO ways to enter to win.
1) Head over to our new video channel (link in comments), subscribe and comment on the Giveaway video with your dream vacation destination.
2) Post a picture from ANY trip we've planned for you EVER on The Traveling Compass Facebook page with #travelingcompassmemories. You can enter 1x each day with different photos up through January 1st. Photos will be featured on our page and in a special trip gallery on our website.
We'll pick the winners January 2nd! More rules and such in comments. Merry Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less
Giveaway runs Dec 19th-January 1st at midnight. Open to any client for whom we have planned a trip (except where prohibited by law). Directions: Post a picture from your trip on our Page with #travelingcompassmemories. You can post 1x per day with different photos. If you've entered a trip memory on our page before, please pick a new photo. Prize: $75 visa gift card! Winner will be picked at random January 2nd and posted on our page. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook and they are not liable or involved in any way. Happy remembering!!
Subscribe and Enter Option: http://bit.ly/2SWZbbd
Travel News & Updates - 12.14.18
Still need a last minute gift idea for the traveler in your life? We're reviewing some of our favorite travel gear picks from 2019.
Travel Elf Gift Idea: Need a game to entertain kiddos in an airport during Holiday Travel? Or on a rainy vacation day?
Wig Out is an easy, hilarious, fun, fast card game for elementary age on up. Perfect to kill some time while waiting or keep kids off screens. Makes a great stocking stuffer as well. ... See MoreSee Less
Travel Elf Gift Guide: Comfortable silicone wedding rings.
When you travel, it's often best to leave your more expensive jewelry at home, which usually means your wedding ring. Having an alternate, comfortable travel replacement is a safer option for jet-setting.
We love the designs from @Qalo (especially for guys). They even do custom work. And they are having sales! Check them out. ... See MoreSee Less
Travel Elf Gift Guide: For your Disney-loving friend, custom theme park socks! They have park mountains and SMALL WORLD (our personal fav). Super fun and a away to work a little pixie dust into your day (while looking forward to your next trip, of course). Check them out at @RockEmApparel ... See MoreSee Less
We ❤️ our clients so stinking much. #thankyouIt’s freezing here today ❄️ so let’s talk about my FAVORITE vacations ☀️!! Now, as far as vacations go, there are two separate categories in my mind: 1) with kids, and 2) without kids.
My favorite kid vacation is, of course, Disney World!! I recommend taking kids who can go without a stroller and without a nap. This was hands down our most fun family vacation destination!!
My favorite adult vacation destination is Turks and Caicos. It was the most beautiful, relaxing island I’ve ever been to. It’s extremely Americanized so there’s no fear of drinking the water or watching what you eat. The ocean is crystal blue and there are sea shells everywhere. I felt beautiful and care free in Turks, and I will definitely be going back someday!
If you need any help planning your trips please contact The Traveling Compass!! We won’t go anywhere ever again unless Mandy plans it for us! She’s fabulous! #KLNfavoritethings ... See MoreSee Less
🎁 Travel Elf Gift Ideas: Let’s talk about travel gifts perfect for tweens or teens (or you)... I am loving Thirty One’s December travel gear sale.
My picks? 🎁 The jewelry carrier is great for girls who need to bring their bling (at a perfect price for a kid verses some of the pricier leather ones).
🎁 Travel Pouches that convert to a wristlet ARE MY FAVE for carrying passport, pen, and airplane tickets in an airport or managing charging cords in your Carry-On.
🎁 Fold up travel bags with built in clear pockets keep all your kiddo bulk meds and toiletries sorted (the baby Tylenol, the sunscreen, the aloe, the big spray, the hair detangler, kid’s shampoo, the Benadryl cream, the allergy meds...I’m looking at you. Many international locations don’t have the same kid-friendly US products. So BYO.)
🎁 You can relive your glory days with these chic travel “belt bags” (because fanny pack isn’t a cool enough name). Totally back in style, always convenient, but also easily convertible to a shoulder purse if you have 80s fashion PTSD. Great for a tween that is too cool for a backpack at an amusement park.
You can monogram everything. Moms love monograms, let’s be honest. It makes us feel more put together than we are.
Travel Elf: Your gift ideas for the littles in your life...a paci clip for the plane. Pacifiers help babies pop their ears on a plane (as does drinking). They help hugely with take off and landing. 1) No one wants that touch the floor of the airplane. 🤢 2) Losing a paci =miserable flight 3) They can chew on this rather than the arm rest (again, 🤢)
Also ➡️ on sale (great stocking stuffer)! ➡️ locally made ➡️ small business✨SALE SALE SALE!!✨
Starting tomorrow these beauties and more will be 20% off in my Etsy shop!! Take advantage of this great deal🙌🏼 #modernlittleloves #sale #shopsmall ... See MoreSee Less
I’ve been wanting to get a paci clip like this for some time!! Thanks for sharing
Travel News & Updates - 11.29.18
Travel Gifts: keep your vacation alive with custom magnets!
After each vacation, we get a few photos turned into magnets. Whether on the refrigerator or a steel-based door, our kids love to remember the trips we've had together. Shutterfly has them on sale this week!
Travel Gifts: The Tile item locator! For that person who is traveling (maybe just to work...maybe across the world), it can be easy to lose things. Slip one in your luggage, purse, or a kiddos bag (where is your backpack?!?!) to keep from travel stress. They are on sale this week!
I love them and even have one in my calendar/organizer as it moves around soo much. They have ones with adhesive so that is one in book.
Travel News & Updates - 11.27.18
Travel Elf here again...now is a great time to stock up on all your Disney gear for your next trip. Need a princess dress to go to the Boutique? Autograph book? Plushes so you don't have to pay full price at the gift shops in the park? The Disney Store runs great sales!
It's a great day for travel stocking stuffers! One of our favorites? Order travel size hair products. Ulta and others have some great deals. You can save someone some luggage space. Is there really anything more loving than that?
P.S. This is also our favorite dry shampoo for traveling. If you need to look Instagram ready but didn't take time away from exploring for doing your hair...this will help!
Keep treasures organized and protected in the McKenna Jewelry Binder, wrapped in bonded leather and lined in soft suede. It features compartments for all your favorite baubles, and includes a removable panel for jewelry storage. A zip closure keep…
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It's Small Business Saturday. We have the privilege of being a small business who serves the very best clients. Because you make it Small Business Saturday every day, we have the very best job in the world. Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Travel News & Updates - 11.23.18
Oprah may have favorite things but so do WE. Over The next couple weeks, we’re sharing our favorite travel-inspired gifts.
Today’s inspiration comes from Ecuador. These beautiful, locally-made necklaces are as durable as they are striking. These are one of our favorites pieces (ours just went to Mexico with us) for traveling because they pack well, are light weight, accent multiple outfits, and aren’t a theft concern. You also help the families that make them. It’s doing good that looks great. There are several other colors. Go snatch them up travelers!SALE IS OVER! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Comment on this photo if you want it, and we'll send you a private message with details on how to purchase. First to comment wins until all quantities are gone. ... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever wanted a little MORE from an all-inclusive resort? Or been scared to try? This new wave of all-inclusive resort is changing the game for people who want to go beyond the borders of the resort.
The next video in our current series- Where to go for ROMANCE in 2019: All-inclusives for people who hate all-inclusives ... See MoreSee Less