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.

South America Destination Expert


Tour Through Rio de Janiero by Bicycle

With a warm breeze on your face and beautiful people surrounding you, you leisurely tour the shoreline of a jaw-dropping oceanfront city. This is Rio de Janiero like you’ve never seen it before - from the seat of a bicycle. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Where To Sleep: Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile

Patagonia encompasses some of the most unique and admired landscapes in the world and has been a staple of South America tours for decades. As one of Kensington's South America specialists, I've spent considerable time traveling through the varied landscapes of Patagonia, which spreads through Chile and Argentina. It is by far my top choice of destination for hiking and trekking. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Erika Feasts on Peru

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Amazon, Lima - the classical Peru tour that Erika Linares has become weary of. So when our South America Expert decided to check out Peru for herself, she was determined to dig deeper and explore more places and experiences. Erika’s first exposure to anything Peruvian was of the culinary variety. After her first bite of Papa a la Huancaina (potato salad in a creamy sauce) she was driven to further discover the offerings of a traditional Peruvian menu. Read More »

Family, Ocean Cruises

Patagonia Fit For A King

King is friendly, playful, excitable and adventurous. He’s also 21 months and has a very short attention span. So admittedly, when my husband and I decided to take our son to Patagonia on vacation, we were a little anxious. The honeymoon has been over for a while, along with the carefree travel that came with it. Now, I have a family to consider. Read More »

Cities & Cultures, Food & Wine

Noraly's Love Affair with Colombia

Noraly Barillas (our South American Destination Expert) grew up with a fascination for Colombian figurative artist, Fernando Botero. Her growing collection of books and posters of Botero’s artwork is a testament to her continued admiration for “the most Colombian of Colombian artists”. Noraly’s lifelong dream to stand among his work and witness it firsthand was finally realized during her recent tour of Colombia. Read More »

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