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 May, 2012


"The World's Best Luxury Tours Specialists" - Fodor's Travel

Kensington Tours was chosen as one of The World's Best Luxury Tours Specialists by Fodor's Travel Intelligence Blogger Suzanne Steinert. For specializing in intimate, hand-crafted adventure tours at an unbeatable value, Kensington Tours makes the top list for the industry's best client-to-client ratio (often 2:1) and competitive custom guided tour prices in over 90 countries. Read More »


Myanmar In Mind? Our Destination Specialist Shares Travel Tips In The New York Times

Karen MacRae, Asia Destination Specialist, shares travel tips in the New York Times. After having lived and worked in Myanmar for two years, she advises that it is safe for families and describes it as “a whole country full of gentle people. Read More »

Expedition Cruises, Rail Journeys

Explorer-In-Residence, Mikael Strandberg, On The Meaning Of Life

Mikael Strandberg has travelled to 117 countries and has slept more than 2500 nights in his tent.  The Explorers Club in London considers Mikael "the best contemporary explorer in the world" at present. Read More »

Exclusive Access, Pro Sport Championships

Fasten Your Seat Belts For The Monterey Motorsport Weekend

Get Ready For The Concours D'Elegance Vintage Car Show & Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion! August 17th - 19th, 2012 Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the ultimate Motorsport weekend at the Concours D'Elegance Vintage Car Show on the sacred greens of Pebble Beach and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at the famous Laguna Seca track. Read More »

Food & Wine

Learn How To Cook Thai Food

According to Destination Expert, Laurent Pinci, the best travel souvenir he ever brought home is a collection of Thai recipes he learned at the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Bangkok. Read More »


Mark Terry, Explorer-in-Residence, Goes Behind The Former Iron Curtain

What’s behind the (former) Iron Curtain? A lot of sights you won’t find anywhere else! I was fortunate enough to have the Canadian government sponsor me on a speaking tour of Russia recently. I arrived at what seemed to be a very modest Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The Arrivals gates suggest you may have landed in Siberia, but as you walk into the main terminal, it blossoms into an enormous and spectacular international airport. Read More »

Active Adventures

Kensington Tours Takes You To Venezuela

Kensington Tours Unveils Customizable Private Guided Tours to Venezuela Venezuela Tours locations include the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the Gran Sabana, Puerto Ordaz, San Felix, the Los Roques archipelago, the Orinoco Delta, Canaima National Park and Margarita Island. A collection of 3-to-5-star properties are offered in every destination, each handpicked by Kensington's experienced South American Destination Experts. Read More »

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