Compass Blog

Compass is a collection of blogs based on the imaginative research the Kensington team undertakes to ensure we find new and better ways to transform travel into a more meaningful and personal experience. In other words, we are always on the lookout for a secret café in Paris, the best spot to find the black rhino, a favorite local dish, a superb hike out of Buenos Aires and the next great hidden lodge. To accomplish this we've enlisted our team of destination specialists. When they are not designing custom trips that wow our clients, they are traveling the world for inspiration. In addition, we have pulled together a team of 'Explorers-In-Residence' - Royal Geographic Society Fellows, Explorer's Club Fellows and leading adventurers with fascinating stories. Follow these explorers and gain a unique perspective from their awe-inducing expeditions.

Jeff Fuchs

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Jeff Fuchs' Himalayan Expedition: A Horseman And A Valley

Bandits and brigands who were ever creative would often strike not at or after the crossing of a pass but rather in the valleys leading to the great passes, where escape routes were numerous and sightlines blurred and blocked. Mountain Passes on the other hand were rarely used to stage such attacks. Read More »

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Jeff Fuchs' Himalayan Expedition: Quiet Valleys & Melding Cultures

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs is currently leading an expedition to trace one of the ancient world's longest trade routes through the daunting and stunning geographies of the Indian Himalaya. On August 1st, Fuchs began what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool"; a 33-day journey by foot to retrace the fabled route and track down the remaining traders who may still remember the days of the great "highway in the sky. Read More »

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Jeff Fuchs' Expedition: Sadanand and an Approaching Pass

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs is currently leading an expedition to trace one of the ancient world's longest trade routes through the daunting and stunning geographies of the Indian Himalaya. On August 1st, Fuchs began what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool"; a 33-day journey by foot to retrace the fabled route and track down the remaining traders who may still remember the days of the great "highway in the sky. Read More »

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Jeff Fuchs' Himalayan Expedition: Of Ice and Men... and Mules

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs is currently leading an expedition to trace one of the ancient world's longest trade routes through the daunting and stunning geographies of the Indian Himalaya. On August 1st, Fuchs began what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool". He is leading the first-ever western team on a close to 8oo km journey shaped by fierce blizzards, jarring rock surfaces and remarkably lush valleys. Read More »

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