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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Madrid & Seville Special - Savings of $500 per person

Spain - Madrid & Seville A Tale of Two Cities Special – Savings of $500 pp 8 Days from $1,999 pp If you`re in search of a sundrenched European summertime escape, this 4* Spain Tours special is the ticket! Sophisticated & teeming with history, immerse yourself in the Madrid's culture, plazas, sites, shopping & food while enjoying luxurious & iconic accommodation. Read More »


Oscar Worthy Adventures: Braveheart, Lion King, Casablanca & More

With the Academy Awards only a few weeks away, here's a list of Oscar winning films set in places that make for magic both on & off the screen. So follow in the footsteps of Hollywood legends with this blockbuster list of adventures - because we believe that every travel experience should be award worthy. Read More »


Kensington’s Explorers in Residence Series: Pyramids of Cochasqui, Ecuador

One of the greatest discoveries you’re likely to make while visiting Ecuador is the site of an ancient civilization that has a relatively recent history of excavation and exploration called the Pyramids of Cochasqui.  When my son Herb – a professor living in Quito – told me about this little-known archeological find I was intrigued! We decided to make our own expedition to this mysterious site. Read More »


Kanchanaburi, Thailand - Solemn History & Tranquil River Views

Kensington Tours' Southeast Asia expert, Cindy Kwan, recommends Kanchanaburi as a perfect spot during  Thailand Tours to unwind for a few days or hours. Most of its official tourism sites surround the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai but its serene riverside vistas also makes it a popular spot for travelers to relax. The town’s bridge is a must-see for any World War II buff. Read More »


"Travel Resolutions" Are Your Ticket To Adventure This New Year

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Enhance Your 2012 Travel Experiences When making New Year’s resolutions for 2012, consider these globetrotting themed suggestions from the Destination Experts at Kensington Tours ( From tips on saving up for your dream adventure to vowing not to be a typical tourist, making a travel resolution ensures you make the most each valuable vacation day. Happy New Year and Bon Voyage! 1. Read More »

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