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.

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Cities & Cultures, Nature's Splendor

Winners of the Travel Becomes You Photo Contest Announced

Kensington is thrilled to announce the winners of the first-ever Travel Becomes You Photo Contest. The photography competition challenged travelers from across North America to share their best travel images in the categories of Nature & Wildlife, People & Portraits, History & Culture and Private Guided Moments. The response was incredible. Read More »

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Bangkok to Bali: An Exotic Tour of Southeast Asia

By Asia Expert Jess Pretty Southeast Asia is a destination brimming with ancient wonders, sacred spaces and sublime landscapes. It is a land rich in colors and contrasts, a place where travelers can enjoy bustling city treasures, tranquil temples, fascinating natural wonders, beautiful beaches and GREAT FOOD all in the same trip. I recently toured through Thailand and Bali to find the finest travel experiences and accommodations for my clients. Read More »

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Get Your Cameras Ready! Kensington Launches New Photo Contest

From the savannahs of South Africa to the streetside cafes of Paris to the wondrous ruins of Petra, the world is a photographer’s dream. That’s why Kensington Tours has launched the Travel Becomes You photography contest, offering incredible prizes to travelers who share inspiring travel photography from travels across the globe. Read More »


100 Miles of Wild: A Tour of Madagascar�s Great Tsingy

Located over 1000 miles east of Africa, Madagascar (4th largest island in the world) is as exotic a destination as you could imagine. Formerly a French colony, the island famous for its unique plant and animal species (particularly lemurs, a threatened primate found only on the island) - having evolved over its 200 million years of isolation from the mainland. Read More »

Nature's Splendor

Panda Love in Chengdu, China

While some people tightly cling to stuffed bears each night before they go to bed, those who visit the city Chengdu have the opportunity to sneak a peek at some real-life baby pandas. Adventurous travelers who have a soft spot for these snuggly creatures should plan a trip to the bustling Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province in China. Read More »

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