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.

Photos Travel Blogs

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 »

Tailor-made Private Tours

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 »

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 »

African Safari, Family Fun

Tigers, Apes, Elephants & Orangutans - Animals Of South East Asia

A Wild New Kensington Adventure From golden tigers accompanied by monks in saffron robes at Wat Pha Luangta Bua temple, zip lining through the jungles of Laos with Gibbons apes and snorkelling with the protected turtles of Selingan Island, to playing with undeniably adorable orang-utans in Borneo and living as a traditional elephant mahout in Chiang Rai, this novel private guided adventure through South East Asia is potentially life-changing. 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 »

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