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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5 Things You Didn't Know About Petra, Jordan

The mystical sandstone city of Petra has entranced and enthralled travelers for ages. Famously described as "a rose red city half as old as time," the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site served as the capital of the powerful Nabataean kingdom between 400 B.C. and A.D. 106. The Nabataeans used the city to command the trade routes from Damascus to Arabia, collecting taxes and protection money from the spice, silk and slave caravans passing through. Read More »

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Where To Sleep: Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey

I've visited Turkey a few times and on every occasion, I've ceased the opportunity to visit Cappadocia. It is a region that is well known for its unreal landscape of rock formations, gorges and underground cities. Traveling as a Kensington destination specialist means that I'm always on the look out for unique and extraordinary places to stay. It is a benefit of the trade as I've stayed in some incredible properties that easily made my experience even more memorable. Read More »

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