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 December, 2009


Have An Appetite For Adventure?

Kensington can’t wait for 2010.  We’ve been busy creating some extraordinary gourmet itineraries for the New Year.  Enjoy a sampling of these tasty tours below. Appetizing South East Asia Gourmet Culinary Tour 15 Days from $4,651pp Pamper your palate with this gourmet culinary tour of Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.  Travelers will stimulate far more than their sense of taste during this 15 day private guided adventure. Read More »


Traveling Secrets & Shortcuts

Kensington is dedicated to ensuring that our travelers’ tours go smoothly.  Below you’ll find a collection of the secrets and shortcuts that enable us to provide unique and hassle free adventures. EGYPT In Cairo there can be dozens of large busses and thousands of tourists crowding the pyramids and Museum.  So Kensington guides go “in reverse order”, to give guests a private view of the sights before most of the big tour busses pull in, or after they have gone. Read More »


Books That Will Take You Places You Haven’t Been.

Below, you’ll find the second best escape compared to travel – literature.  After finishing these reads the only book you’ll want to grab will be your passport! Thrilling Cities by James Bond creator Ian Fleming is a collection of non-fiction articles that were originally written for the London Sunday Times in 1959.  Fleming toured Hong Kong, Macau, Tokyo, Honolulu, L.A., Las Vegas, Chicago and New York.  This dashing read includes many passages edited out of the original version. Read More »

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