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 November, 2013

African Safaris, Nature's Splendor, Tailor-made Private Tours

South Africa Safaris On Sale!

Save $250 Per Person When You Book South AfricaCape Town, Kruger, Sabi Sands, Hermanus, Victoria Falls, Madikwe, Garden Route & More Now is the time to explore Kensington's portfolio of award-winning private guided South Africa tours and adventures tailored to suit your personal travel style schedule and budget. Read More »

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Where To Sleep: Gamirasu Cave Hotel, Turkey

I've visited Turkey a few times and on every occasion, I've ceased the opportunity to visit Cappadocia. It is a region that is well known for its unreal landscape of rock formations, gorges and underground cities. Traveling as a Kensington destination specialist means that I'm always on the look out for unique and extraordinary places to stay. It is a benefit of the trade as I've stayed in some incredible properties that easily made my experience even more memorable. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Give The Gift Of Travel With Kensington Gift Certificates

In Search Of A Once-In-A-Lifetime Present?Let Them Choose Their Own Adventure With A Kensington Gift Certificate Give the gift of travel with Kensington Gift Certificates this holiday season. Whether it’s for your husband, mom, children, valued employee or friend, an over-the-top journey, customized one’s particular passion, is the ultimate in holiday gift giving. Email us at or speak to your friendly Destination Expert for more information. Read More »

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Kensington Tours Featured In The New York Times - Traditional Weddings In India

A travel feature on tradtional weddings in India by The New York Times sites Kensington Tours for providing opportunities to experience the lavish affairs first hand. Kensington traveler, Amanda Dun, headed to India in 2011 and arranged with one of our India specialists to stay at a hotel that was hosting a two-night wedding while she was there. Click here to read the full online article featured in The New York Times. Read More »


Jeff Fuchs' Himalayan Expedition: A Horseman And A Valley

Bandits and brigands who were ever creative would often strike not at or after the crossing of a pass but rather in the valleys leading to the great passes, where escape routes were numerous and sightlines blurred and blocked. Mountain Passes on the other hand were rarely used to stage such attacks. Read More »


Explorer in Residence, Travis Steffens: Planet Madagascar

Travis Steffens is a primatologist by trade, but his travels - stretching from Australia to tours of Africa to Central America and beyond - have led him to a broader calling of conservation education, sustainable living practices and overall improvement and preservation of the life that calls Madagascar home. Lambas for Lemurs is just one of Travis' exemplary conservation efforts, and is actually one part of a broader project called Planet Madagascar. Read More »

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