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, 2012

Travel

The Gentlemen's Expedition - A Bird's Perspective of Masai Mara

Mikael Strandberg’s A Gentlemen’s Expedition Through East Africa shares his return to Kenya and Tanzania with Kensington Founder Jeff Willner in a soulful 5 part series. His insights on the rhythm, people and life in East Africa invite readers to go far beyond the surface of this popular safari destination. Read More »

Travel

The Gentlemen's Expedition - Safari in the Masai Mara

Mikael Strandberg’s A Gentlemen’s Expedition Through East Africa shares his return to Kenya and Tanzania with Kensington Founder Jeff Willner in a soulful 5 part series. His insights on the rhythm, people and life in East Africa invite readers to go far beyond the surface of this popular safari destination. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

A Sophisticated Take On Peru

Back from their first private guided experience with Kensington Tours, Sophisticated Living’s  Editor-in-Chief, Bridget Williams and husband Eric Williams filled us in on their unforgettable journey to the heart of ancient Incan civilization, Peru. Read More »

African Safari

Seeking Adventure: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Facing Mountain Gorillas and Tracking Game

It’s pretty safe to say that I’m a fully-fledged Africa junkie. I’ve had a range of travel experiences in various African countries over the past few years. From seeking out the Big 5 on over 60 game-drives to diving with sharks in South Africa and climbing the dunes in Namibia to sleeping under the stars in 5-star luxury tented camps. I’ve had other equally amazing experiences but my bucket list still remains boundless. Read More »

Travel

Medieval Relics and Friendly Beer-ophiles

I’ve been on tours of Ireland a few times before but this time I had a more precise and spirited approach to my journey. I endeavored to dig deeper and unearth the charming disposition of the people, history and landscape that had formerly entranced me. By the end of my journey, I realized that it is the iconic Irish friendliness that left the biggest impression. I rediscovered a country overflowing with the warm hospitality of the most amiable people I’ve ever met during my travels. Read More »

African Safari, Championship Series, River Cruises

10 Expert Travel Trends For Adventures In 2013

From Set-Jetting, African Beaches & Latin Glamping to Lemur Fever, World Cup Warm-Up & More... Kensington Tours polled its team of global Destination Experts to see what trends they saw on the horizon for travel in the new year. Kensington’s team of seasoned nomads, globetrotters and adventure enthusiasts came back with this list of insightful trends for planning your vacation in 2013. 1. Read More »

Cities & Cultures, Food & Wine

Noraly's Love Affair with Colombia

Noraly Barillas (our South American Destination Expert) grew up with a fascination for Colombian figurative artist, Fernando Botero. Her growing collection of books and posters of Botero’s artwork is a testament to her continued admiration for “the most Colombian of Colombian artists”. Noraly’s lifelong dream to stand among his work and witness it firsthand was finally realized during her recent tour of Colombia. Read More »

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