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The search is over moms and dads!

You've finally found your most valuable resource for planning your next spectacular and relaxing family vacation. Yup!…That's not an oxymoron.  I specialize in luxury family travel, with a heavy hit of adventure.   

 

Not all dreamy getaways feature fine China and white table cloths.  I seek out 5 star accommodations that will welcome your traveling circus with open arms. Compass Roam is a source that takes you and your tribe out of your everyday life, featuring destinations that will captivate the kids, family friendly foodie experiences that rival Manhattan's best, and detailed guides for when you'll inevitably crave an adults only vacation escape.  

 

In short, everything I wish someone gave me a heads up on before I hit the road with my traveling and ever evolving family!

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I’ll help you plan your own family vacations by sending you my FREE downloadable itineraries.  I’ll also send occasional updates and tips related to family travel and our favorite luxury resorts.  

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Chatham Bars Inn: An Idyllic Cape Cod Family Vacation

They had me at lob-stah (roll).    Even if you've lived in New England your whole life, it's easy to still fall under the spell of those idyllic Northeast summers -- perfectly cooked lobster rolls, sticky salt in the air from dawn to dusk, entire days spent exploring the beaches, and just the right amount of chill at night for a light sweatshirt.     This article will detail everything you need to know to plan your own Cape Cod family vacation at Chatham Bars Inn.  Built in the early 1900's, this former hunting lodge was converted into a luxurious summertime escape...over time guests traded in their hunting gear for hydrangea lined walkways, and Adirondack chairs overlooking the calm waters of Aunt Lydia's Cove.    Chatham Bars ...

15 Things to Do in Westerly, Rhode Island This Summer

It's that time of year again!  It's beach-time baby!   If sandcastles are on your kids' minds, then it's time to load up the car -- and I know just where to go.  Plug Westerly, Rhode Island into Waze and hit the road.     Westerly is a southern Rhode Island coastal town that offers plenty of fun family activities, excellent hotels, and buttery lobster rolls to quench those summer culinary cravings.    You can leisurely explore the quaint village of Watch Hill, and spend the night at one of the luxurious hotel properties, including The Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn, and Watch Hill Inn.  This is a town where the locals all know each other by name, and visitors return year after year to enjoy the gorgeous ...
mom and daughter walking down road in Munich

Ultimate Family Travel Guide: Visiting Munich with Kids

Ready to see Munich through your munchkin's eyes?   I'm not going to lie...I wasn't expecting Munich to be quite so kid friendly.  I visited the Bavarian capital years before, and remembered it as beer gardens scattered throughout the city, and an impressive selection of museums.  Did that scream kids?  Turns out, kids love sneaking snacks at beer gardens, and throwing on princess dresses to run through echoey hallways of curated collections.  Also, the smaller historical downtown made it easy and manageable to visit with two tiny humans, and our days never felt rushed.   Visiting Munich is a must-do because this city is so unbelievably beautiful, and there's plenty of family activities available.  Despite many of the original structures being destroyed during World War II, ...
chatham bars inn from drone view - cape cod family vacation

Chatham Bars Inn: An Idyllic Cape Cod Family Vacation

They had me at lob-stah (roll).    Even if you've lived in New England your whole life, it's easy to still fall under the spell ...

15 Things to Do in Westerly, Rhode Island This Summer

It's that time of year again!  It's beach-time baby!   If sandcastles are on your kids' minds, then it's time to load up the car ...
mom and daughter walking down road in Munich

Ultimate Family Travel Guide: Visiting Munich with Kids

Ready to see Munich through your munchkin's eyes?   I'm not going to lie...I wasn't expecting Munich to be quite so kid friendly.  I visited ...
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Hello Travelers!

I’m Jillian and welcome to Compass Roam!  If you’re seeking a thoughtfully designed luxury family vacation packed with adventure, recommendations for 5 star accommodations, tips on where to go for the most delicious food, insider info on must-do activities, and advice on the best travel gear, then you’ve found the right corner of the blogging universe.

Here’s the cliff notes version of my blog/me if you are pressed for time: 

Life long travel lover.

Detailed planner. 

Former history teacher.

Wannabe member of the Finer Things Club (for those Office fans out there!)

Wife and momma.

 

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I’ll help you plan your own family vacations by sending you my FREE downloadable itineraries.  I’ll also send occasional updates and tips related to family travel and our favorite luxury resorts.  

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