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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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It’s Time to Book This Romantic Countryside Getaway in CT: The Mayflower Inn and Spa

If I had one piece of advice for moms and dads looking to escape for a romantic getaway in CT at the Mayflower Inn and Spa, it would be this...   Extend the babysitter coverage and book one more day!  Trust me.       The Mayflower Inn and Spa, an Auberge Collection resort, sits on 58 bucolic acres in rural Connecticut.  Come spend a romantic weekend on the grounds - soak in every square inch of The Well's 20,000 square foot spa, stretch your legs along the miles of wooded hiking, and savor each bite of the seasonally inspired tasting menu.     At the Mayflower Inn and Spa, you can be ambitiously active…or just embrace the lounge-wear and take it easy for your romantic weekend ...
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Weekend Guide: 10 Things to Do in Stowe, VT

It has been one of my dreams to see Vermont's fall foliage bursting through the trees, illuminating the Green Mountains into shades of honey gold, fiery red, and pumpkin orange.    Guess what?    It's still just a dream.   So far…there's been 3 trips north…and 3 swings and a miss!  Timing a trip for peak foliage is a bit like trying to predict the weather -- a year in advance.     However, luckily, Stowe in that "prefall, slightly-still-summer-stage" is full of beauty and adventure, so it doesn't quite matter if you're a little off with your fall leaf pepping predictions.    Stowe is referred to as a "four seasons" town, meaning there are plenty of things to do all year round.   In the ...
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Munich with Kids: Bouncing from Beer Gardens to English Gardens

Remember that scene from Sweet Home Alabama, when Reese Witherspoon's character is surprised to run into an old classmate and her baby...in a bar?   "Look at you...You have a baby…in a bar," she stammers.   Well, there are no rolling eyes or surprised looks if you've decided to babywear and beer-chase in the Bavarian capital of Munich, Germany.   Photo Credit: Pinterest Besides visiting beer gardens, there are many family friendly activities for kids to experience.  There are playgrounds scattered across the city, beautiful parks to explore, famous museums, fun festivals year round (Hi Oktoberfest) and quaint cobblestone streets to let imaginations run wild.  It's the perfect European destination for an adventure with kids, and this article will highlight some of the most popular activities. Need ...
mayflower inn and spa

It’s Time to Book This Romantic Countryside Getaway in CT: The Mayflower Inn and Spa

If I had one piece of advice for moms and dads looking to escape for a romantic getaway in CT at the Mayflower Inn and ...
things to do Stowe vt

Weekend Guide: 10 Things to Do in Stowe, VT

It has been one of my dreams to see Vermont's fall foliage bursting through the trees, illuminating the Green Mountains into shades of honey gold, ...
girl dancing at residenz munched

Munich with Kids: Bouncing from Beer Gardens to English Gardens

Remember that scene from Sweet Home Alabama, when Reese Witherspoon's character is surprised to run into an old classmate and her baby...in a bar?   ...
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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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