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Welcome to Compass & Pine, your ultimate guide to sustainable travel and art appreciation. Discover the world’s beauty, learn about land conservation, and immerse yourself in the arts with our in-depth travel guides and tips.
Todd & Kat O’Rourke
Meet the Team
Looking for a place to start? Lose yourself in paradise with our travel adventure guides.
Need some travel inspiration for your upcoming trip to Italy? Here are our choices for the top 25 best places to visit in Italy.
From Basilica di San Marco to the Grand Canal. There’s so much to do and see in Venice. Here are the top 10 sights.
In Paris, there are interesting stories on every corner. Here are our top 20 things to do your next trip to the City of Light.
The Louvre houses more than 5,500 paintings. To make things easy, here are the top 20 you need to see on your next visit.
Embark on a European Adventure: From Rome’s ancient ruins to Paris’s romantic streets, our comprehensive guides offer restaurant recommendations, museum reviews, hotel suggestions, and much more to make your travel planning easier.
Get practical advice based on our own experiences and adventures.
Explore Sant’Erasmo, the Garden of Venice, and discover its rich history, vibrant culture, and unique charm. From artichoke festivals to serene lagoon views, Sant’Erasmo offers an unforgettable Venetian experience.
The 20 best day trips from Venice, exploring charming cities, stunning landscapes, and cultural landmarks within easy reach of the Venetian lagoon. Click here to read more.
Discover New Jersey: While it may not be the most exotic location, New Jersey offers beautiful landscapes and hiking trails. Our guides will help you develop a deeper appreciation of the Garden State.
Life is a great adventure … accept it in such a spirit.Theodore Roosevelt
Guides for Foodies
Culinary Journeys: Embark on a gastronomic adventure with our food and drink guides. From Venetian cuisine to the best bars in Paris, discover the world one bite (or sip) at a time.
Dive into Italy’s rich coffee legacy, exploring iconic brands from Naples to Verona. Discover the stories, blends, and flavors that make Italian coffee truly exceptional.
Heading to Venice? Try eating like a local with these 15 popular Venetian Food and drinks. Plus the dos and dont’s of Venice cuisine.
Looking to head out for a drink or two in Paris? Here are our 15 favorite bars in the city and where to find them.
An in-depth guide to the different types of Italian coffee. Learn how to pronounce them, what they taste like, and more!
European Adventures We Love
Create unforgettable memories with these extraordinary experiences. From capturing the best photos in Venice to unearthing ancient Rome, let us guide you to the heart of Europe.