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, 2012

River Cruises

Save 5% on 2013 European River Cruises

Germany, Hungary, France, Portugal, Russia, Holland & More on Rivers of Europe. With 2012 cabins sold out, now is the time to book for 2013. Save 5% when you book before July 30th 2012 for 2013 departures. Embark on a poetic journey along the timeless waters of Europe’s most legendary rivers with a Kensington River Cruise. Read More »


Tunisia Signature Tour Selected For Inclusion In National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours Of A Lifetime"

Our Tunisia Signature tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's 2012 "50 Tours Of A Lifetime"! Based on the most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided and most sustainable, our Tunisia tour is a winning choice for a tour of a lifetime. Read More »


Explorer In Residence: Mark Terry To Discuss His Films At Water Docs

The future of the most precious resource on earth is in question. But when it comes to solving the problems, are we getting any warmer? Our Expert In Residence, Mark Terry, will be present at  Water Docs to discuss his films about the latest climate change discoveries being made at both ends of the earth - The Arctic and Antarctica. Read More »

Family Fun, Family, African Safari, Ocean Cruises

10 Kidtastic Family Adventures For Summer 2012

Share in the Wonders of China’s Iconic Great Wall, Kenya’s Awe-Inspiring Game Reserves and the Galapagos’ Volcanic Rocks Teaming with Wildlife. With summer break approaching, Kensington Tours is offering parents relief from the stresses of vacation planning with their collection of thrilling, educational and inspiring ‘Kidtastic’ Family Adventures. Read More »


Explorer in Residence: Mark Terry Gets Bitten In Transylvania

Have you been bitten by the travel bug? If your destination of choice is Transylvania, you may want to check to see what really bit you! While not your typical vacation spot, this untouched region of Romania is a paradise for those looking for trips off the beaten path. I arranged this trip when I was married for my wife who had a penchant for the traditional Dracula. We began our Romania tour with an overnight stay in the capital, Bucharest. Read More »


Kensington Cares: Kindergarten Project is Underway!

Kensington Cares is currently funding the construction of a kindergarten in Trans Mara District (just outside Masai Mara National Reserve) to replace the much too small and crumbling room that once served as a not such a welcoming or effective learning environment.  The local building crew is working on plastering up the inside and outside of the building and other final touches. We recently received these images of the progress of our kindergarten project as well as some of the children. Read More »

Exclusive Access, Exclusive Events, Foreluxury Golf, Pro Sport Championships

Napa Valley Festival Del Sole - A Feast For The Senses

Prestigious Celebration of Spirit & Song Napa Valley Festival Del Sole 4 Days from $2,495 pp Voyage to the sun-kissed Napa Valley Festival Del Sole on California tours. It is heralded by the New York Times as a "A feast for the senses." A fusion of performances by the finest classical & jazz artists as well as renowned wines, this elegant festival July 13- 22 is for those who appreciate the best. Read More »

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