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.

Postings for November, 2009

African Safari

On Safari with Kensington Tours

Experience a private guided game drive in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Read More »


More Inspiring Kensington Moments

Which one will inspire your next trip?  Kensington Destination Experts' private guided memories from their travels around the globe in 2009. Attending a mass  at St. Basil`s Cathedral in Moscow was an experience I’ll never forget.  This 450 year old church looks like a fairy tale castle and is undeniably one of the most magnificent buildings in the world. – Dana, Eastern & Central Europe Regional Manager One morning our guide took us on a cruise down India's Alappuzha River. Read More »

Active Adventures

Kensington Regional Manager Plans China Wedding Tour

In the beginning of October Kensington’s Asia Regional Manager Michael Bertuzzi took some well-deserved time off to return to China (where he lived from 2004 - 2007 running an outdoor adventure company that, like Kensington Tours is listed by National Geographic as  top 100 in the world) to get married. Michael came up with a stunning itinerary for the 20 something family and friends that will be celebrating in Yangshuo with him. Read More »


African Destination Expert Gaby shares photos and tips from her recent South African safari

Clients always ask for advice before hitting the safari track.  Below you'll find a few tips I always offer to travelers before they head to South Africa. 1. Grab a copy of The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals by Richard D Estes to prepare for your adventure.  Taking the time to read this book beforehand will allow you to understand the behaviour of the vast array of wildlife you’ll see in Kruger National Park, a must on any South African safari. Read More »


Experience A Holiday At Sea - All Inclusive Intimate Island Cruises

Kensington Launches Exclusive Caribbean Catamaran Cruises When our Caribbean Destination Expert  returned from her recent trip to the relaxing Caribbean she couldn’t stop talking about the 3 day cruise she took in a catamaran around the British Virgin Islands.  When we saw his pictures of the islands, marine life and palate pleasing food we knew that this was a must for the Kensington portfolio. Read More »


Dirty Sexy Money Star Is Kensington Traveler

Blair Underwood & Family Take Kensington's China Family Adventure Tour Yes the rumours are true, Sex in the City star Blair Underwood travels with Kensington Tours!  This past August Blair took our customized 10 Day China Family Adventure tour with his wife Desire, cousin and 3 children.  He worked with Kensington China expert Mike Bertuzzi to plan the perfect trip that would have the perfect mix of activities for an energetic family with children. Read More »


Inspiring Kensington Moments

With a world full of opportunities sometimes it can be difficult to choose your next adventure.  Perhaps you’ll find inspiration in some of these memorable moments from our Destination Experts.  They traveled around the globe in 2009 in search of new travel ideas and experiences for Kensington’s collection of private guided tours. Climbing Hong Kong’s Bronze Buddha (which overlooks a quiet monastery) in the spring rain was a strangely spiritual experience. Read More »


Welcome To A World Of Private Guided Travel

Luxury You Can Afford One of the most notable trends in the travel market today has less to do with “where” people are travelling and more to do with “how” they are travelling.  The modern traveler is adventurous and eager to experience new and exotic destinations, but at the same time less willing to make compromises and follow the pack on a more traditional group tour. Read More »

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