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 March, 2014

Cities & Cultures, Global Festivals, Nature's Splendor

Cherry Blossom Season: Picture-Perfect Japan Tour

The iconic pink and white cherry blossoms that symbolize spring have begun to emerge in their native Japan to the delight of locals and visitors alike. Known locally as sakura, the delicate blossoms mark the must-anticipated change of seasons. Even though it might not feel like it yet in parts of North America, it is safe to say that spring is finally here! Read More »

Active Adventures, Exclusive Access, Food & Wine, Tailor-made Private Tours

Where to Eat: Icelandic Cave Dining

Take an unforgettable journey into the earth…literally! Adventurous travelers can embark on a caving expedition just a short drive from Rekyavik, including entertaining folklore tales and an unbelievable custom made candlelit dinner inside a volcanic cave. Read More »

African Safari, Once in a Lifetime, Rail Journeys, River Cruises

New name, same luxury experience: Orient-Express is renamed Belmond

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., a Kensington Tours luxury hotel, train and river cruise partner, has changed its name to Belmond. Kensington travelers are regularly booked into their exquisite hotels around the globe, including Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu, Mount Nelson Hotel by Table Mountain in Cape Town and Hotel das Cataratas next to Brazil’s Iguassu Falls. Read More »

Nature's Splendor, Tailor-made Private Tours

The Emerald Isle Beckons: Private Guided Ireland Special

With crumbling storybook castles, lush green valleys & quaint pubs, every inch of Ireland is a decadent feast for the eyes. The country is steeped in history, offering wild open vistas, spectacular coastlines of towering cliffs, pristine sandy beaches and picturesque local villages. Read More »

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