Be inspired to travel differently.

With our busy lives it's more important than ever to use precious vacation time to recharge and refocus. That means planning a trip that includes unique experiences, flexible schedules and time for relaxation. Compass & Key hopes to inspire more fulfilling travel through curated destination guides that allow you to immerse in new cultures, connect with natural spaces and embrace the energy of a place and its people.  

The Appian Way, Rome

The Appian Way, Rome

Itineraries for Wandering

You want to avoid being a tourist, but you still need a place to start. Compass & Key provides self-guided walking itineraries to put you in the right areas to explore while also highlighting specific points of interest that are culturally and historically significant. 

Parque de María Luisa, Seville

Parque de María Luisa, Seville

Beyond the Guidebooks

We've consumed the travel guides, magazines, review sites, blogs, vlogs (you get the idea) on your behalf. Then we speak to locals to learn about unique destinations and ways to see the main attractions without the crowds.

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Recharging in Nature

You've heard that nature can heal, but when it comes to your precious few vacation days, a visit to a natural space can be rejuvenating. Whether it's trekking a mountainside or visiting a local park, we incorporate nature into all of our guides.

Travel Smart

While we enjoy little luxuries at Compass & Key, and certainly appreciate a good bargain, you'll find that the cost of most of our experiences will be a happy medium of the two. After all, this is an investment of your hard-earned money, and value is important. 

Guides on the Go

Easily save and access Compass & Key itineraries during your trip through our preferred mobile apps. Just look for the save button at the bottom of each itinerary page. You can even access itineraries offline, either through the apps or via our PDFs saved to your mobile.

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The Islands of Malta

An Open-Air Museum in the Mediterranean

Acadia National Park

Where Sun Meets Mountain


Southern Spain's Capital of History, Cuisine, and Culture

I believe that travel expands our hearts and our minds. Compass & Key is a passion project: a curated planning tool to make authentic travel more accessible.
— Tara Anbudaiyan, Compass & Key Founder



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Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
— John Muir, 1915