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 June, 2012

Tailor-made Private Tours

I'm heading to northern Wales. What should I go and see while I'm there?

Our UK specialist, Lynne Pettit, provides her destination expertise on Karan Smith's travel question of the week in The Globe and Mail. Using her specialized knowledge on the region, Lynne suggests a private-guided a Wales tour, starting and ending in Cardiff. This creatively crafted and unique tour showcases the remarkable landscape, enthralling history and dynamic culture of a rising destination. Read More »


Being Driven Around The French Riviera For A Day Is Pretty Awesome

Miss Expatria, Christine Cantera, is not a fan of tours - big or small. She set aside her reservations for a day and took a private-guided tour of the French Riviera with Kensington Tours. The verdict? "An absolutely fantastic day. We learned a lot, we covered a lot of ground, and we never once felt rushed or wrangled or herded in any way. Read More »


Kensington Tours Announces Exclusive Travel Experiences during the Brazil World Cup

Kensington Tours Announces Exclusive Travel Experiences during the Brazil World Cup. With the eyes of the globe currently on the UEFA European Championship, the most dedicated soccer aficionados are starting to look forward to 2014’s monumental 20th anniversary Brazil World Cup. That’s why Kensington Tours has created an exclusive collection of customizable Brazil tours around your soccer experience. Read More »


Pisco, more than just Peru's favourite drink

If you don't run across a pisco sour on any Peru tour, you might be in the wrong country. Peru's favourite drink is made with lime juice, sugar syrup, egg white, and pisco - a grape brandy produced in the wine-making regions of Peru and Chile. Pisco also happens to be the perfect city for any traveler with a penchant for naturally wild adventures. Read More »


How To Prepare Before Visiting The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

You have most likely visited some type of bazaar in your life. But if you're on a Turkey tour, you will find Istanbul's Grand Bazaar in a class of its own . Don't miss out on one of the largest landmarks in Istanbul - 500 years in the making. Encompassing more than 1,200 shops, the giant marketplace welcomes upwards of 400,000 visitors per day. From jewelry to pottery, the ornateness of Turkish designs can be found in many products here. Read More »

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