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.

Off the beaten track Travel Blogs

Travel

Il de Re: Where Parisians Go To Get Away

So you’re on a tour of France and in need of a way to get off the radar. Why not head to a tiny inlet where locals spend their holidays soaking up the sun and throwing just about all of their cares away? Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, Il de Re is the type of place where the residents are encouraged to keep the villages as traditional as possible. At only 18 miles long and a bridge crossing away just outside the city of La Rochelle, it's the perfect escape. 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 »

Travel

India 2.0- Off the beaten track

Even though it is hard to steer first timers away from the classics in North India, Karishma Kaul, Kensington’s Senior South Asia Expert likes less traditional takes on the Golden Triangle. “There are desert camping experiences in Rajasthan, tiger trekking and elephant back safaris in Central India or travelers can head south to explore wild game reserves in search of leopards, sambars and chinkaras,” states Kaul. Read More »

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