Designed To Inspire!

Concierge Travel Designed Around You 

Intimate. Astounding. Wonder-filled and wildly fun. 

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. 

Take Off on Your Own Custom-Crafted Journey 

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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Meet MacKenzie Brumley

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:


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Happy Travelers

- Madeline Robertson

"As a big fan of DIY, I honestly thought of a travel agent as an unnecessary expense on top of the indulgence of travel costs. I’m fortunate that my first experience was with The Departure who has completely converted me to their style of planning travel. After an absolutely incredible, and shockingly affordable trip to Andaz Mayakoba I now see that utilizing The Departure is not only NOT an additional expense, it’s a huge value. Never has my vacation been so hassle free, well planned, activity packed and included so many discounts and free perks. I won’t travel any other way and I tell everyone I can- use The Departure!"

- Gabrielle Dawley

"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!"

- Megan Hernbroth

"The Departure is white-glove travel service at it’s best!! My fiancé and I rarely travel internationally from the U.S., so when we decided on New Zealand for our honeymoon we knew we had to get a top expert to help us along the way.  Luckily, I found a true partner and trustworthy agent with MacKenzie, the owner of The Departure. She had tons of first-hand knowledge and recommendations after we explained what kind of adventure we were looking for (upscale outdoorsy-ish). She created a dream itinerary with tons of vendors, properties, and excursions all in one document. It was easy to follow and will 100% find its way into my carryon during the trip."

Take Off on Your Trip of a Lifetime

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