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, 2014

African Safari

14 Jaw-dropping Photos of African Safari Wildlife

Nature at its most primitive and pure is found only in Africa. Large predators roam the continent's sweeping savannas among massive herds of grazing herbivores, while apes, monkeys and reptiles inhabit its dark, lush forests. Read More »

Cities & Cultures, Food & Wine

Where to Eat: Beijing's Da Dong Restaurant

Beijing's Da Dong Restaurant is one of the best places in the world serving up Peking duck. Succulent, crispy and perfectly sweet when lightly dipped in a bean sauce, roast Peking duck is pure indulgence disguised as an entree. When in China’s culinary capital, it’s an extraordinary dining experience. Read More »


La Dolce Vita Special: Enjoy A Free Night in Italy

Imagine 24 extra hours to immerse yourself in Rome, taste your way through Florence, cruise the canals of Venice or sunbathe on the Amalfi coast– for free! Read More »

Cities & Cultures

Locking Love in Paris

The bridges of Paris are under lock and key, but it's no security measure. Lovers from around the world signify their love with padlocks on nearby railings – a tradition that has rankled Parisians, delighted tourists for years, and become a tourist attraction in its own right. Read More »


Where to Sleep: Dhara Dhevi Resort in Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand is the once-capital of the Lanna Kingdom and a bastion of the nation's ancient cultural heritage. Minutes from the old city of Chiang Mai is also one of Asia's finest luxury resorts - the exquisite Dhara Dhevi. Read More »

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