Concierge Travel Designed Around You
Those are just a few ways to describe a vacation designed by The Departure. But that’s just the beginning—because how we’ll describe your vacation depends entirely on what you’re looking for.
Our widely traveled and well-connected team of experts will personalize your experience from beginning to end.
There is a better way to plan your next vacation—and it starts with The Departure. Work with your own personal travel advisor to craft a customized journey that surprises and delights you at every turn.
Our vetted travel partners deliver exceptional experiences in the world’s most spectacular places, and our list of curated properties—where you get extra special perks!—will make even the most discerning hotel aficionado drool. From safari adventures to sultry island escapes, we’ve got you covered.
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I founded my luxury travel agency to bring more wonder back to our vacations. Because a vacation isn’t just a chance to escape someplace new, it’s not just an excuse to #digitaldetox for a few days … it’s an opportunity to discover!
But it’s hard to muster up that feeling of intrepid exploring when you’re spending hours standing in line with other tourists, or checking into a big chain hotel that could be in Anywhere, U.S.A. My job as your personal travel advisor is to help you uncover the particular joys, surprises, and magic of your destination (hint: it’s not found in the pages of your guidebook!).
It’s a lesson I learned long ago in a posh Parisian hotel … let me tell you more:
Founder of The Departure
MacKenzie was an absolute joy to work with. From the beginning she worked to pinpoint and prioritize all our vacation necessities. In addition to organizing and scheduling our activities she worked to provide feedback and additional information on making our honeymoon special. At every step she ensured we were informed and aware of any requirements. The trip was unforgettable and stress free. We would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a great experience and seeking to do no planning. We will be using her in our future adventures.
This was the second trip MacKenzie has planned for me and my husband. She was super flexible in dealing with our changing needs. When we found out we were pregnant, she made sure all the activities we planned in Hawaii were safe and allowed for pregnant participants. She even sent us a bottle of sparkling cider as we celebrated our vacation turned Babymoon. She always takes into consideration our budget and needs. I am always nervous booking travel in places I've never been before but each time we are in a great and safe spot with tons of fun things to do. I will always be using MacKenzie going forward for big trips.
"MacKenzie was extremely helpful every step of the way of the way. We approached her with no plan of what we wanted to do & just a destination; she found us the perfect hotel, vineyards, excursions. We received exclusive benefits at the hotel for booking through MacKenzie that definitely heightened the experience of our stay. We’re already looking into our next adventure and can’t wait to take advantage of The Departure’s extensive resources!"
MacKenzie was a huge help in organizing our dream honeymoon. From coordinating hard-to-book transfers to recommending one of the most delicious restaurants we have ever been to (and securing a fabulous table to boot!), she was a wonderful partner in travel. Thank you, MacKenzie!