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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Catch the 2016 Brazil Summer Games with Kensington Tours

The world’s biggest sporting event is coming to Rio de Janiero next summer and Kensington Tours is ready to plan your once-in-lifetime adventure. Get insider access to the first-ever Summer Games in South America and witness the ultimate sports showdown from acclaimed luxury hotels in Rio. Explore Brazil’s hottest spots with a private guide and driver and customize your itinerary to catch the games - and city sights - that excite you the most. Read More »

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Luxury Tour De France: Paris, Normandy & Loire Valley

By Europe Expert Christine Wilson Nowhere else in the world do I feel as elegant and indulgent as when I’m in France. Its opulent art & architecture, sublime cuisine, glamorous hotels & cafes, and lush scenery are pure heaven to my senses. Creating tailor-made tours through France for my clients, even if they’ve visited before, is a true pleasure. The possibilities are endless. Read More »

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Italy Three Ways: Classic, Culinary or Family - which style is for you?

So rich with historic, cultural and gastronomic treasures is Italy that the only way to really experience what moves you is on an Italy tour tailored just for you. Kensington’s custom tours allow travelers to create the trip of a lifetime, with the best private guides and award-winning attention to detail. Read More »


Where to Sleep: Bagan Lodge in Myanmar

The once-restricted Myanmar (Burma) has since blossomed into one of southeast Asia's newest and most exciting travel adventures. As tourists rush in, the nation's hidden gems continue to emerge to the rest of the world, among them, the many thousands of temples and pagodas across the Bagan plains. Read More »


Where to Sleep: Dhara Dhevi Resort in Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand is the once-capital of the Lanna Kingdom and a bastion of the nation's ancient cultural heritage. Minutes from the old city of Chiang Mai is also one of Asia's finest luxury resorts - the exquisite Dhara Dhevi. Read More »

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