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 May, 2013

Travel

Tornado Chase 2013 - Oklahoma Disaster

Kensington Tours' Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis, continues to send dispatches from his month long journey across the heartland of the U.S. as he criss-crosses the region known as "Tornado Alley". Here, storms can tower over twice the height of Mount Everest and concentrate all their energy on a single point where a tornado grinds up a farmer's field. Read More »

Travel

Tornado Chase 2013 - Texas Twisters

Kensington Tours' Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis, continues to send dispatches from his month long journey across the heartland of the U.S. as he criss-crosses the region known as "Tornado Alley". Here, storms can tower over twice the height of Mount Everest and concentrate all their energy on a single point where a tornado grinds up a farmer's field. Read More »

Travel

Tornado Chase 2013 - Tornado Warning

Kensington Tours' Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis, continues to send dispatches from his month long journey across the heartland of the U.S. as he criss-crosses the region known as "Tornado Alley". Here, storms can tower over twice the height of Mount Everest and concentrate all their energy on a single point where a tornado grinds up a farmer's field. Read More »

Travel

Tornado Chase 2013 - The Season Starts

Kensington Tours' Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis, continues to send dispatches from his month long journey across the heartland of the U.S. as he criss-crosses the region known as "Tornado Alley". Here, storms can tower over twice the height of Mount Everest and concentrate all their energy on a single point where a tornado grinds up a farmer's field. Read More »

Family

Family Sized Savings On Kidtastic Asia Adventures

For summer 2013, save up to $800 on customizable family tours to Japan, China, Bali, Vietnam, India & more. With summer vacation on the horizon, Kensington Tours is offering special savings on exotic family trips to Asia. From sumo training and samurai interactions in Japan to elephant safaris in Thailand and hot air balloon rides in Myanmar, we're offering families up to $800 off on these exciting adventures for travel between June 1 and September 1, 2013. Read More »

Travel

Tornado Chase 2013 - Local Flavor

Kensington Tours' Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis, continues to send dispatches from his month long journey across the heartland of the U.S. as he criss-crosses the region known as "Tornado Alley". Here, storms can tower over twice the height of Mount Everest and concentrate all their energy on a single point where a tornado grinds up a farmer's field. Read More »

Travel

Tornado Chase 2013 - Freak Snow Storm

Kensington Tours' Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis, continues to send dispatches from his month long journey across the heartland of the U.S. as he criss-crosses the region known as "Tornado Alley". Here, storms can tower over twice the height of Mount Everest and concentrate all their energy on a single point where a tornado grinds up a farmer's field. Read More »

Travel

Introducing Explorer In Residence, George Kourounis

Referred to by the Toronto Star as a "Modern day Indiana Jones", adventurer and new Kensington Explorer-In-Residence George Kourounis is considered to be an outlier in his field. More correctly, his entire field of work could be considered well outside the realm of normal. He's dedicated his life to exploring and documenting the most extreme places on Earth, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and most points in between. Read More »

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