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 April, 2013

Active Adventures, Shore Excursions

Antarctica - 8 Reasons to go to the End Of The World

Kensington's Director of Cruise Development and Sales, Dana Toma, has a broad travel resume but like us all has a handful of "wildest dreams" destinations on her travel bucket list. Antarctica was one of them. So she was delighted when Kensington's ever increasing cruise portfolio ventured in to the vast wilderness of the "Great White Continent". Read More »

African Safari, Tailor-made Private Tours

Travel, On Your Own Terms

If you've ever been on a trip that hit only the most heavily visited tourist destinations, you know how frustrating that can be. While experiencing famous landmarks and historic sites is undoubtedly a rewarding endeavor, if you're just one of thousands in the crowd, it's easy to see why your may not be as you imagined it. Read More »


Explorer-in-Residence, Brett Rogers, featured on National Geographic's Blog

Brett Rogers, Kensington Explorer in Residence, reveals firsthand experiences of his Ganges river expedition on National Geographic's blog. The National Geographic blog brings to light the emotions and perspectives carved from Brett's adventure of paddling the Ganges River as an intrepid explorer and story teller. Read More »


Where To Sleep - Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is a place of many icons; football, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Iguassu, Amazon, Caipirinhas, Samba and Carnaval are just a few examples that epitomizes the South American giant. Recently returned from Rio de Janeiro, we asked Karl Kannstadter to add to the growing list. Our South America specialist had an answer that was top of mind, "the Copacabana Palace has become a pop culture icon in its own right". Read More »

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