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) Koren

Tuscany Italy
Burney Falls Off the Beaten Path

Traveling is my passion, planning trips is my hobby, and nature is my happy place. 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. 

In 2014 I studied abroad in Barcelona where I met my now husband, Zack. We share a passion for traveling and being outdoors which led us to visit 28 US National Parks together in the last 9 years. Along with being the best travel partner and driving us across different countries (sometimes on the opposite side of the road), he helps with the design of the website and photography.

Living in different places has allowed me to continue traveling while working full time, by exploring the area after work and on weekends. I have lived in Israel, Barcelona, Boston MA, Atlanta GA, Portland OR, Sedona, Phoenix, and Southern California. I also try to 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!
– Rey

Number of countries visited: 38
Number of states visited: 34
3 favorite countries: Costa Rica, Greece, New Zealand
3 countries I hope to visit soon:
 Japan, French Polynesia, Norway
Bucket List Adventure: Went skydiving in New Zealand from 16,500 ft

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...