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 August, 2012


Il de Re: Where Parisians Go To Get Away

So you’re on a tour of France and in need of a way to get off the radar. Why not head to a tiny inlet where locals spend their holidays soaking up the sun and throwing just about all of their cares away? Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, Il de Re is the type of place where the residents are encouraged to keep the villages as traditional as possible. At only 18 miles long and a bridge crossing away just outside the city of La Rochelle, it's the perfect escape. Read More »

African Safari, Tailor-made Private Tours

Madagascar: Discover The Eighth Continent With Kensington Tours

As Kensington’s Africa Director, I am overjoyed with our recent addition to our award-winning Africa portfolio – private guided safaris and tours to the eco-rich isle of Madagascar! So unique that ecologists refer to it as the 8th continent, this isolated wonderland’s playful lemurs, phenomenal beaches, baobab trees and outlandish creatures are quietly climbing their way to the top of every globetrotter’s hit list. Read More »

Food & Wine, Tailor-made Private Tours

Why I Keep Going Back To Morocco

A sun-drenched land of sea and sand, blazing desert and mountain passes, Morocco has fascinated travelers for centuries – including myself. I’ve visited the sublime slice of North Africa a many times before but this trip had a focused purpose - researching genuine experiences and moments that reveal Morocco and its culture. I proposed to seek out golden travel tips for our travelers on their Morocco tours. I also planned on finding a richly coloured Persian rug for my living room. Read More »

Expedition Cruises

Mark Terry To Speak At Earth Reform Conference - Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Sept 9, 2012

Decorated polar explorer and expedition leader Mark Terry will be the Keynote Speaker at the Earth Reform Conference in Toronto on Sunday, September 9, 2012. The event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Mark’s talk,  'Exploring The Ends Of The Earth', will focus on his expeditions across the Northwest Passage in the Arctic and down the Peninsula in Antarctica. For event and ticket information, visit: http://earthreform. Read More »


Luxury Voluntourism at Tree Of Life Resort And Spa

The Tree of Life Resort & Spa in Jaipur, India is offering a gracious and unique opportunity whereby if you volunteer to teach or help renovate the local school, you will get a credit towards your accommodation or receive a spa treatment. The resort is featured one of our many India tours. Exclusive India tour takes in classic highlights of Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai. For more information, click here. Read More »

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