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 August, 2013

Active Adventures, Expedition Cruises, Ocean Cruises

David's Arctic Voyage Goes Beyond Polar Bears

David Farrell admits to having story-like expectations of the Arctic prior to departing for the polar region. "Even after all the research I've done, I still believe it to be a fragile and frozen place where reindeers play freely and polar bears reign supreme." Although our Cruise Specialist wasn't entirely off the mark, he came back from his Arctic Cruise having earned a far better understanding of the extraordinary destination. Read More »

African Safari, Tailor-made Private Tours

An African Safari Fix

From walking safaris and game drives to sundowners and luxury camps, Andrew Drummond got his fix for an all-encompassing African safari adventure. Our Africa Specialist headed to Zambia, Botswana and Namibia during off season but miraculously saw a lot more than he had bargained for. Read More »

Family, Family Fun, Tailor-made Private Tours

Thoene Family�s Inca Trail Tour

For many travelers going on a Peru tour and even South America, a visit to the ancient city of Machu Picchu and the epic Inca Trail leading up to it is a must-do. On their recent trip to Peru's legendary ancient civilization, the Thoene family braved the 4 day hike across the trail and onto the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. Greg, Andrea, Jack, Caitlyn, Cindy, and Max started off their journey in Lima and the marvels of the Sacred Valley before taking on the arduous and awe-inspiring trek. Read More »

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