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.

Beyond sightseeing Travel Blogs

African Safari, Tailor-made Private Tours

Travel, On Your Own Terms

If you've ever been on a trip that hit only the most heavily visited tourist destinations, you know how frustrating that can be. While experiencing famous landmarks and historic sites is undoubtedly a rewarding endeavor, if you're just one of thousands in the crowd, it's easy to see why your may not be as you imagined it. Read More »

Active Adventures

Kensington’s Morocco Family Desert Adventure On Lonely Planet

Five Days, Two 20 Hour Drives, An Eight Year Old & A Luxury Family Travel Connoisseur When Kensington was contacted by Amie O'Shaughnessy about creating a personalized Morocco Tours family adventure taking her from mystifying Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains to the otherworldly sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, this was nothing out of the ordinary for us. Read More »

Active Adventures

A Mother Daughter Adventure in Egypt

After returning from her private guided tour of Egypt, this happy Kensington traveler was kind enough to share her blog article with us... I always told my daughter that if she graduated college with honours we’d go on the mother- daughter trip of her choice. She picked Egypt. Although we’d been to Europe many times, neither of us had ever been to Northern Africa or the Middle East so it was with some trepidation that we anticipated our adventure. Read More »

Travel

Beyond sightseeing- Second layer vacations in Europe

Coming on strong in well traveled Europe are “second layer” vacations that focus on experiential travel over more traditional sight-seeing. Kerstin Sowden, Kensington’s Senior Europe Expert notes “travelers are looking for affordable alternatives to group travel and set itineraries. Demand for tailored experiences like personalized adventures tracing family roots, active adventures, epicurean journeys and multi-generational family trips is spiking.” Read More »

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