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 July, 2013


Jeff Fuchs' Expedition: "The Route of Wool and Wind"

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs will lead an expedition to trace one of the ancient world's longest trade routes through the daunting and stunning geographies of the Indian Himalaya. On August 1st, Fuchs will begin what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool", a passage shaped by fierce blizzards, jarring rock surfaces and remarkably lush valleys. Read More »

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Where To Sleep: Infante Sagres Hotel, Porto

Claudia Schwenger has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe over the past ten years and maintains that the coast of Portugal is an overlooked gem. "With beautiful ocean side views, a unique culture of its own and delicious cuisine that's nearly impossible to match, it's got everything a traveler looks for in a destination". Our Europe Specialist also insists that while the destination is appealing, where a traveler stays has significant impact on the overall experience. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Sarah's Royal India Tour

During her recent visit to India, Sarah Ferguson discovered what it's like to be a princess. Luxury as she had once known it was completely redefined by her unrivaled experiences of opulent hotels and first class service. Our Asia Specialist embarked on an India tour with the purpose of scoping out a few world-class properties and seeing destinations she hadn't previously visited. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Kensington's New Philippines Tours Revealed

Featuring chocolate mountains, beach utopias, smoldering volcanoes, island hopping, lush jungles & more, Kensington Tours puts the best of the Philippines at explorers' fingertips. On everyone's hotlist for 2013 this often overlooked country was listed as "Best in Travel 2013," Lonely Planet, "13 for 2013," Travel + Leisure and "Destinations To Watch," Conde Nast. Read More »


Introducing Jeff Fuchs, Kensington's New Explorer in Residence

Kensington Tours is proud to present Jeff Fuchs, the newest addition to our admired and respected group of Explorers in Residence. Once described as a "languid hard man with a soft touch", Fuchs was the first westerner to have travelled by foot the legendary Tea Horse Road over the Himalayas – a journey that took over 7 months. Read More »

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