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 September, 2012

African Safari, Tailor-made Private Tours

Ivona Has What It Takes

Destination Expert, Ivona Siniarska, is one brave traveler. Brave enough to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. She has traveled extensively in Africa to various countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa. When she talks about her experiences, she’s overcome with an overwhelming giddiness. Clearly, her heart belongs in Africa. Read More »


Candace Wilson Presents - The Prema In All Things - Art Show

Explorer-In-Residence, Candace Wilson is pleased to present the opening of her latest art show, The Prema In All Things. Read More »

Family Fun, Tailor-made Private Tours

Visiting Chiang Mai with Kids

Travel Savvy Mom, Jamie Pearson, discovers how Chiang Mai can be enjoyable for the whole family on a private-guided and customized Kensington Tour. She talks about five of her family’s favourite activities including taming tigers, riding elephants and seeing pandas. If you’ve never considered Chiang Mai as a family friendly destination, we’re sure our Travel Savvy Mom will convince you of it! Click here to read the full article. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

A First Encounter with Beijing

Like most people, Christine Negroni enjoys all the parts of an adventure while traveling – even the unexpected. But in a destination where the language is challenging and getting around isn’t so easy, she discovers that having a guide can be a good thing. Christine visits Beijing for the first time with the assistance of a Kensington Tours’ guide who takes her off the tourist map and helps her find the heart of a destination. Read More »


Expedition By Camel - The First Week In Sanaa

The Expedition Yemen by Camel blog series by Explorer-In-Residence, Mikael Strandberg, is a detailed account of his far-reaching and most recent exploration to understand the Arab World for himself. He passed through some of the most challenging terrain he has ever crossed and endured temperatures over 48 degrees Celsius. In a place that felt like the oldest place in the world with the oldest thoughts and habits, the only modern day luxuries available were a Camelbak and GPS. Read More »

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