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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Madagascar: The Truth Behind The Movie

A few weekends ago, I held a conservation education event for my organization, Planet Madagascar, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. I spoke to over 400 parents and children about issues facing Madagascar biodiversity. About halfway through this event, it struck me that almost everyone had heard of Madagascar. Read More »


The Life and Times of Dr. Livingstone

Tours of South Africa don't get much more legendary than Dr. Livingstone's Victorian-era expeditions. As a missionary doctor, writer, activist and pioneering explorer, he did more in the course of 30 years than most can hope to do in a lifetime. Medical missionaryDavid Livingstone was born in Scotland in 1813. In college he studied medicine and theology, both earning his physician's license and becoming ordained in the same month in 1840. Read More »


Introducing Explorer in Residence, Travis Steffens

Travis Steffens, Kensington's newest Explorer in Residence, is a primatologist with a passion for conservation who has dedicated his life and research to community development efforts, environmental education, eco-tourism projects, and international awareness in Madagascar. Read More »

Discovery Series

The Explorers Club – The Most Prestigious Adventurers In The World

Have a thirst for travel that goes beyond the norm? If so then this might just be the club for you. The Explorers Club is a made up of passionate travelers and adventurers from around the world. Over 100 years old, this elite group encourages explorations of land, sea, air and space and promotes research and education in physical, natural and biological sciences. A good portion of the 20th century’s most important discoveries were made by Explorers Club members. Read More »

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