Getaway Compass


Getaway Compass

Travel guides created to inspire and enable people to use their time away from the office to explore the world.

Getaway Compass features travel guides that are perfectly curated for the working person, with weekend getaway itineraries and international itineraries that are less than two weeks. Since after a long day of work the last thing you want to do is plan a trip, these guides will get you started so you can have more time to relax after work and travel on weekends. Navigate to the travel tips page to learn about ways to travel while working full time and how to maximize your time and budget to travel more.

About Reut (Rey)

in Cinque Terre
Devils Bridge
White Sands New Mexico

Traveling is my passion. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to 37 countries and 34 US states and live in different countries and states. I have lived in Israel, Barcelona, Massachusetts (Boston), Georgia (Atlanta), Oregon (Portland), Arizona (Phoenix and Sedona), and California (Huntington Beach). When I was in college I interned for an airline and used my flight benefits to travel to incredible places. I learned a lot about airports and how to travel more efficiently as I flew on over 100 flights during this time. Since I flew standby I didn’t know if my seat was confirmed until boarding and therefore had to plan trips very quickly. The information I used to determine if I wanted to visit the country and start to plan my trip is included in the quick guides and highlights slideshows you can find on the country pages.

In 2014 I met Zack while studying abroad in Barcelona. In the 9 years we have been together we traveled to 16 countries, 15 states, and 28 US national parks. Along with being the best travel partner (and driving us across different countries) he helps with the design of the website and photos.

Living in different places has allowed me to continue traveling while working full time, by exploring the area after work and on weekends.  I also always use my vacation time and national holidays to travel. I love planning trips and inspiring people to travel, and I hope my guides will be helpful and allow you to see that travel is accessible even with a full time job. Traveling can be a week, a weekend, or a day, so take advantage of the free time you have to explore, even if it’s your own backyard.

Safe Travels!

Us in Napa
Us in Sedona Snow look

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Our Engagement Story

Iceland Proposal

We did a trip to Iceland in August 2022 and the proposal was on the third day of our trip. We found a secluded waterfall on google maps and followed a dirt road to get to it. Zack flew the drone up and discovered a hidden waterfall, so we hiked up the steep path to the upper falls. Zack was setting up the drone to take a picture of us with the waterfall as I was enjoying the view. He tapped me on the shoulder, I turned around and he got down on one knee and pulled the ring out (ring box was upside down and it almost fell off the cliff). I said yes! It felt like the perfect place for us to get engaged- and especially since it required a hike to get to. It felt like a dream. Zack designed the beautiful engagement ring !

March 24, 2023- We eloped in New Zealand!

Reut and Zack Elopement-5
Reut and Zack Elopement-2
Make sure to follow along as our adventures continue...