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 January, 2010


Animals, Adrenaline & African Culture

When asked to come up with an extreme action packed safari for a small group of adrenaline junkies/outdoor enthusiasts, all of our African Destination Experts jumped at the chance.  Nothing is more fun than a challenge and creating this private guided, multi-country action safari certainly was an adventure in itself. Read More »


Celebrate The Most Romantic Day Of The Year In The Most Romantic City In The World

Paris the City of Love - Valentine’s Special 4 Days From $710pp Express your love with this 4 day Valentine’s sojourn to Paris.  Très romantique, the world renowned city of love makes the ideal backdrop for Valentine’s Day. Read More »

Active Adventures

The Time To Visit China Is Now! Private Guided EXPO Adventures

Cheap, Chic & Cultural! China is a must on any world traveler's list, but with the Shanghai EXPO 2010 taking place this spring many will want to discover China immediately - Or all over again!  This grand global fair and exhibition is expected to generate the largest number of international visitors in the history of China. Take a “world tour” traveling through 200 country pavilions.  Witness the exhibits and events that will be talked about around the globe. Read More »



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Extraordinary Tours = Extraordinary Photos

Here at Kensington we receive a plethora of pictures taken during private guided tours.  One of our favorite adventurers recently sent us these stunning shots from her holiday to Galapagos, Peru, Chile and Bolivia in 2009.  If you have any photographs you’d like to see on the Kensington Blog, email them to This world traveler is headed to Egypt and Jordan in 2010 with Kensington Tours.... Read More »


The World’s Finest Masquerade

Take part in one of the most glamorous festivals in the world on this masked tour of Venice’s Carnival, which takes place Febuary 6-16 in 2010.  Guests will be treated to an exquisite Venetian period makeover before traveling by gondola to some of the city’s most fashionable masked balls, which have been enchanting travelers since the 13th century.  Begin with a Welcome celebration to introduce you to the magic of Venetian history and culture. Read More »

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