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, 2011


"Travel Resolutions" Are Your Ticket To Adventure This New Year

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Enhance Your 2012 Travel Experiences When making New Year’s resolutions for 2012, consider these globetrotting themed suggestions from the Destination Experts at Kensington Tours ( From tips on saving up for your dream adventure to vowing not to be a typical tourist, making a travel resolution ensures you make the most each valuable vacation day. Happy New Year and Bon Voyage! 1. Read More »


Bath - architectural icon, fashionable haunt and historic Roman spa city.

Kensington Tours' Europe expert, Lynne Pettit, suggests enriching your next England Tours by admiring the city of Bath's Georgian architecture, Medieval heritage and Roman period baths. Built almost entirely from a cream-colored limestone, the city of Bath has more government-protected buildings than any city in the historic country of England. The Circus is one of the more wondrous structural gems of John Wood the Elder, who designed many of the town’s most famous streets. Read More »


Fatehpur Sikri - Going Beyond The Taj Mahal

Kensington Tours expert, Karishma Sharma, suggests going beyond the Taj Mahal to the equally stunning Fatehpur Sikri on your next India Tours- the architectural “Ghost City” of the famed 16th century emperor, Akbar. Built in white marble and red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was never finished and the city has been uninhabited for several hundred years, which why it is commonly known as "The Ghost City. Read More »

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