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 April, 2010


Panda Hugs ???

Fuzzy, delightful, nuzzling and almost surreal – what else can we say about the Wolong Nature Reserve’s incredible Panda Breeding & Research Center.  If you’re an animal lover, the five hour drive from Chengdu is thoroughly worth it because once there you can hug a baby panda!  One of our favourite Kensington travelers recently sent us these great shots from his private guided tour through China. Read More »


Traveling Tips For Foodies, Readers & Shoppers

For Foodies -When traveling through India or Asia bring along some bilingual menus from some of your favourite ethnic eateries back home. Read More »


Costa Rica Spring into Summer Special

Travel In May & June Only  - Save 25% 8 Days now from only $1,935 pp (regularly $2,426) This active & exotic special is too hot to pass up. Adventurers will delight in a scenic voyage up the Sierpe River to the exclusive Casa Corcovado Eco lodge, nestled on the outskirts of Corcovado National Park. This intimate tropical retreat is a part of an area National Geographic calls “one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Read More »

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