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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Top 5 Treasures of Ancient Japan

Japan has a unique fusion of ancient spirituality, otherworldly sites and sleek modern marvels that has stimulated the minds and stirred the souls of travelers for centuries. On a Kensington private guided Japan tour you’ll gain hard-to-find insight into this unique and enigmatic nation. Delve into the complex history of one of the world’s greatest civilizations and get lost in its dreamlike ancient sites. Read More »

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Kensington Tours Wins 2015 Travel + Leisure Award

Each year the Travel + Leisure Awards recognize the world’s best tour operators, destinations, hotels, cruise lines, and more. Tour operators are judged on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value. As voted by T+L readers, Kensington Tours earned top accolades for its vast range of personalized itineraries, outstanding private custom tours, and unrivaled accommodation. Read More »

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Catch the 2016 Brazil Summer Games with Kensington Tours

The world’s biggest sporting event is coming to Rio de Janiero next summer and Kensington Tours is ready to plan your once-in-lifetime adventure. Get insider access to the first-ever Summer Games in South America and witness the ultimate sports showdown from acclaimed luxury hotels in Rio. Explore Brazil’s hottest spots with a private guide and driver and customize your itinerary to catch the games - and city sights - that excite you the most. Read More »

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New Zealand Tours: The Land of the Long White Cloud

By Daniel Hughes New Zealand might look small on a world map, but it’s as diverse and spectacular as several continents rolled into one. The dramatic Pacific nation is brimming with otherworldly treasures like breathtaking fjords, bubbling mud pools, snow-capped mountains, sublime beaches and gushing geysers. Read More »

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A Warm Heart in Africa: A Safari Through Botswana, Zambia & South Africa

By Africa Expert Jolene Plant I first fell in love with Africa in high school when I spent a year living in central Zambia. On a 12-month cultural exchange I was immersed in the “real Africa,” one of mesmerizing landscapes, fascinating traditions, jaw-dropping wildlife and optimism in the face of hardship. It was one of the most profound years of my life and it inspired me to pursue a career as an African travel specialist. To me, Africa is magnetic. Read More »

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