What are you waiting for? It’s time to TAKE BACK your calendar and put vacation at the top of your priority list. Compass & Key is here to help you lay the groundwork for your 2019 adventures with this fantastic vacation planning tool, courtesy of our friends at Project: Time Off. Even if you don’t know where you’re traveling yet, just set aside the time. Then coordinate your plans with family and friends, and share with your colleagues in advance. All from this planning tool!


Planning ahead helps you avoid being part of the 52% of U.S. employees who left vacation days unused in 2017. This year, don’t let your vacation days be part of a statistic. Put the fear of missing out behind you and turn your bucket list into a to-do list by starting to plan now!

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Not all days off have equal benefit. Our studies have shown that employees who use their vacation days for travel are significantly happier than the ones who spend their days off close to home.
— Project: Time Off Vice President Katie Denis


Check out some of the most popular Compass & Key self-guided tours in destinations around the world and start planning your vacations this year:



Vacation Prep in 6 Steps

A little prep can go a long way when it comes to your vacation. Compass & Key has outlined 6 steps for tech-savvy travelers like yourself, so you can spend more time wandering and less time searching. Follow along as these steps help us prep for a long weekend on Italy's Amalfi Coast.

Wandering Paris in 3 Days

Visiting Paris this year? We’ve taken the best of our itineraries for wandering Paris to create a 3-Day Vacation Guide to help you plan your time. Whether this is your first visit or your fourth, there is always something new to explore in the City of Light. Let Compass & Key help you curate your own vacation of discovery.

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10 Essential Travel Apps

If travel is about discovery, curiosity, and serendipity, how does your smartphone lead to a fulfilling vacation? It doesn't. But your smartphone can be a useful tool to make the most of your time off.