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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Tailor-made Private Tours

Falcons, Castles and Kilts: Five Family-Friendly Things To Do In Scotland

When you think of Scotland, what comes to mind? Whiskey, perhaps, or haggis? Since my kids aren't legally allowed to drink whiskey, and I could not convince them to even poke their fork at haggis during our recent trip to Scotland, my family vacation with Kensington Tours was uniquely designed to meet my family’s needs. Read More »

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Thoene Family�s Inca Trail Tour

For many travelers going on a Peru tour and even South America, a visit to the ancient city of Machu Picchu and the epic Inca Trail leading up to it is a must-do. On their recent trip to Peru's legendary ancient civilization, the Thoene family braved the 4 day hike across the trail and onto the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. Greg, Andrea, Jack, Caitlyn, Cindy, and Max started off their journey in Lima and the marvels of the Sacred Valley before taking on the arduous and awe-inspiring trek. Read More »


Family Sized Savings On Kidtastic Asia Adventures

For summer 2013, save up to $800 on customizable family tours to Japan, China, Bali, Vietnam, India & more. With summer vacation on the horizon, Kensington Tours is offering special savings on exotic family tours to Asia. From sumo training and samurai interactions in Japan to elephant safaris in Thailand and hot air balloon rides in Myanmar, we're offering families up to $800 off on these exciting adventures for travel between June 1 and September 1, 2013. Read More »

Family, Ocean Cruises

Patagonia Fit For A King

King is friendly, playful, excitable and adventurous. He’s also 21 months and has a very short attention span. So admittedly, when my husband and I decided to take our son to Patagonia on vacation, we were a little anxious. The honeymoon has been over for a while, along with the carefree travel that came with it. Now, I have a family to consider. Read More »

Family Fun, Tailor-made Private Tours

Visiting Chiang Mai with Kids

Travel Savvy Mom, Jamie Pearson, discovers how Chiang Mai can be enjoyable for the whole family on a private-guided and customized Kensington Tour. She talks about five of her family’s favourite activities including taming tigers, riding elephants and seeing pandas. If you’ve never considered Chiang Mai as a family friendly destination, we’re sure our Travel Savvy Mom will convince you of it! Click here to read the full article. Read More »

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