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The World Beckons You and We’re Here to Help You Answer the Call

No matter what your travel needs or desires, rely on the experts with the experience, passion, and knowledge to send you on your way. The staff at Compass Travel combines more than 50 years of industry expertise to help you plan a trip, choose the best value, and prepare for your journeywhether it’s a business trip, destination wedding, family vacation, or exotic adventure. We guide you through the nooks and crannies of the world, saving you time, money and unnecessary hassle.

We provide what you need and more than you’d expect. We know you have many options when it comes to purchasing travel amenities; we thank you for your trust in us.

Compass Travel is committed to your satisfactionbefore, during and after your travel.

Escorted Tours

The one thing the Internet can’t provide is personal service. When you are traveling, knowing that there is someone to call (in case of a bump in the road) is priceless! Compass Travel takes it one step further. We offer escorted toursthat means you go with us! You don’t have to worry about a thing, just get on board and enjoy the ride. Here is a sampling of our upcoming tours:

Italy: Tuscany and Umbria
September 12-24, 2016
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Napa Valley and San Francisco
May 2017

France: Bordeaux and the Dordogne
September 2017

Stay tuned for details on all of these wonderful adventures…

Debunking the Myths

Myth: Travel agents are obsolete — the Internet offers everything a traveler needs to plan a trip.

Fact: It’s fun to browse the “world” through the Internet. But the world is a big place. Are you prepared for these pitfalls: how do you narrow your search, how do you know the “testimonials” on the web are real, how much time are you willing to spend to research your options, how can you be sure you have the most up-to-date information, what happens if your computer crashes? If you have the time and inclination to scour the world through the Internet, that’s great. But, if you don’t, you will need a travel agent. And you might as well come to one of the most experienced, diversified agents aroundCompass Travel has the staff and the resources to help you truly discover the world. Click here for the full story

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A Costa Rican Adventure

February 15, 2016

Hello, Compass Travelers!

Here at Compass Travel, planning unique travel experiences for our clients is what we do best. We take the time to learn what you want, then provide options to help you get the most out of your time away. We could tell you all about our services, but we think it’s better for you to hear what some of our travelers have to say directly. Here is a note from a family we sent to Costa Rica on a tour with Trafalgar Tours a couple of months ago:

A Letter to Compass Travel Agent Wendy:

Our vacation was AWESOME. We had so much fun. All of our travels went smoothly. Our tour director, German Rojas, was great. It was the perfect combination of activities and relaxation—we had so many interesting things to do. Our tour group included 22 people. Traveling by bus, we saw many different parts of the country; rest stops and attractions along the way helped break up the driving.

slothThe girls’ favorite part was Tortuguero, where we took boat rides into the rain forest. We saw a wide variety of animals including sloths, crocodiles, monkeys, otters, turtles, iguanas, king fishers, toucans, and every imaginable bird, flower, and butterfly. We visited an organic pineapple plantation (delicious), stopped at a farm where we watched how hearts of palm were harvested and then tasted them in homemade tortillas cooked over an open fire, drank coconut milk and visited with a very kind and gracious couple who opened their home to us.

We visited the Arenal Volcano, walked through the rain forest on suspension bridges hundreds of feet above the ground, went zip lining (thrilling), went to a breathtakingly beautiful beach and swam in the Pacific Ocean, filmed the monkeys frolicking in the forest, visited small towns along the way, enjoyed beautiful countryside, shopped for souvenirs, sampled all kinds of delicious foods and all in all had a terrific time.

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A special treat on the tour was a New Year’s Eve Party at our hotel with dinner, entertainment, and fireworks. We would highly recommend Trafalgar Tours! Thanks so much for all of your help and hard work in arranging this trip for us. We are most certainly satisfied customers!

Jeannie

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Walking high atop the rain forest–an adventure of a lifetime!

Please contact Wendy to book this trip for your own family, or choose from a number of itineraries to Costa Rica for families or for couples!

Club Med Punta Cana

June 7, 2015

Recently, I spent a few days at Club Med Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, to learn more about this all-inclusive resort. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a gorgeous view. This property is stunning: white sand beaches, turquoise water, gently bending palms. The buildings fit seamlessly into the landscape. No modern high-rises here…the reception area and main bar are open air and covered by thatched roofs. Club Med prides itself on celebrating the geography and the local building style of its location.

A 2,000-foot beach fronts the property, with a long and winding pool behind it. There are expansive lawns surrounded by palm trees, lined by large family-sized day beds, covered by netting – a perfect base from which to partake in the staggering schedule of activities offered each day. The activities are endless! And most are included in your cost. Sailing, yoga, aerobics, volleyball, dance lessons, tennis lessons, golf lessons and more are all included. Scuba, snorkeling, kite surfing, fishing, golf and excursions can all be added for an extra nominal fee. Seriously, there was something happening here every hour of every day. But you could also choose to lay on the beach or by the pool, with no interruptions. A lovely spa is on site where you can schedule your massage on the beach or in a treatment room.

The rooms themselves are in brightly colored 2-story buildings running parallel to the beach line. My room, a deluxe couple accommodation, had a lovely huge closet, a large double bed (which was two twins zipped together), tiled floor, stucco walls, a sitting room with a fridge, two televisions, and also featured a lovely porch with two teak chairs and a table…a perfect place for morning coffee or tea or an evening glass of wine. The bathroom featured a large shower, and a separate water closet. These rooms are comfortable, clean and definitely fit the style of the resort: casual, and “ beach-y.” This is a great choice for families. There are kids’ clubs for children of all ages and they all seemed to be having a blast. The recently added “Creactive” area (designed and built by Cirque du Soleil) offers trapeze and circus training for all ages. The recently added adult-only Zen section has its own pool and bar. It’s removed from the more active areas and near the spa – a perfect spot for a relaxing, romantic getaway.

To learn more about Club Med Punta Cana and other Club Med vacations, give me a call!

Amy
Compass Travel Consultant

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