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 September, 2013

Travel

Introducing Explorer in Residence, Travis Steffens

Travis Steffens, Kensington's newest Explorer in Residence, is a primatologist with a passion for conservation who has dedicated his life and research to community development efforts, environmental education, eco-tourism projects, and international awareness in Madagascar. Read More »

Travel

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African Safari, Family, Family Fun

Escape Magazine Features Kensington's Family Safaris In Kenya

Escape Magazine (a journal from American Express travel) features Kensington Tours' Kenya safaris in its summer 2013 issue of Family Escapes. The author of the article, Heidi Mitchell, picked seven exciting destinations for parents traveling with children which included Kensington's safaris in Kenya's Masaai Mara. She spoke to our East Africa destination specialist, Pieter Boerma, who shared a few great insights and recommendations for going on safari as a family. Read More »

Travel

Jeff Fuchs' Expedition: Sadanand and an Approaching Pass

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs is currently leading 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 began what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool"; a 33-day journey by foot to retrace the fabled route and track down the remaining traders who may still remember the days of the great "highway in the sky. Read More »

Travel

Introducing Explorer in Residence, Simon Donato

Kensington Tours is proud to present Simon Donato, our newest Explorer in Residence. Star of TV show Boundless and current member of the Explorers Club, this adrenaline adventurer left his life as a geologist behind to take on the toughest terrains on the planet, including a 155 mile race through highlands and volcanoes in Iceland. His TV show Boundless, documents the many grueling endurance races he and friend/co-star Paul Trebilcock take on around the world. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Where To Sleep: Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile

Patagonia encompasses some of the most unique and admired landscapes in the world and has been a staple of South America tours for decades. As one of Kensington's South America specialists, I've spent considerable time traveling through the varied landscapes of Patagonia, which spreads through Chile and Argentina. It is by far my top choice of destination for hiking and trekking. Read More »

Travel

Jeff Fuchs' Himalayan Expedition: Of Ice and Men... and Mules

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs is currently leading 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 began what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool". He is leading the first-ever western team on a close to 8oo km journey shaped by fierce blizzards, jarring rock surfaces and remarkably lush valleys. Read More »

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