15 Terrific Gift Ideas for Food Travel Lovers

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Many people combine their love of food and travel, the “foodie traveler”. As Christmas approaches, here is our list of 15 terrific gift ideas for the food travel lover in your life. If you are a regular Compass & Fork reader you probably share our love of food and travel. This list is good for any occasion not just Christmas. You can pin it for future reference. Books for Food Travel Lovers Books can serve as an inspiration to help … Read More

Tours for Independent Travelers Who Hate Tours

It might seem a little odd writing a post about tours for independent travelers, but there are times when a tour can be a great alternative to independent travel. So what do you do when you don’t want to go it alone? Times when a tour might be a great alternative to traveling independently: Short on time to research your trip Short visit at a destination Specialist interests Language or cultural challenges Limited transportation options Remote locations Specialist equipment needed … Read More

How to Book your Own Private Tour for Less than a Packaged Group Tour

Private tours are perfect for independent travelers who like to set their own itinerary and departure dates and they are more affordable than you think. Here we share the best ways to find an affordable private tour. The ability to plan your own itinerary, leave on any date, and find the best local guides and activities are a few of the advantages of a private tour. Most people think booking a private tour is expensive, but it’s doesn’t have to … Read More

Travel Tips & Resources for Planning the Perfect Vacation

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Planning a trip? Here is a step by step guide to planning your ultimate trip including resources for airfares, accommodation, and finding what to do. Everything you need to plan your trip. We share some of our best tips to help make travel planning easier and save you money. To help you plan the ultimate trip, a vacation you will remember forever, we break it down to these simple steps: What kind of trip do you want? Deciding where to … Read More

15 of the Best Practical Travel Tips for Europe

Save time, money and stress with these helpful European travel tips. Here we share the best practical travel tips for Europe to help you enjoy your vacation. Find tips for traveling within Europe, best time to travel, finding tickets (including hard to get tickets) and some tips to prepare you for the unexpected. Getting Around Europe 1. International Flights vs. Travel Within Europe Book your international flights into two convenient airports for your travels and then travel within Europe by … Read More

What You Need to Know to Create Your Morocco Itinerary

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Our complete 3-week itinerary for Morocco and some practical advice to help you create a Morocco itinerary for your trip. What to do and where to go, information for traveling within Morocco and what to expect on your trip. As independent travelers, I usually research and create our itineraries determining where to go and how long to stay. For Morocco, I struggled, there is so much to see and do, spread out across a rather large geographic distance. Also, information … Read More

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