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 June, 2014

Nature's Splendor

Panda Love in Chengdu, China

While some people tightly cling to stuffed bears each night before they go to bed, those who visit the city Chengdu have the opportunity to sneak a peek at some real-life baby pandas. Adventurous travelers who have a soft spot for these snuggly creatures should plan a trip to the bustling Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province in China. Read More »


Where to Sleep: Bagan Lodge in Myanmar

The once-restricted Myanmar (Burma) has since blossomed into one of southeast Asia's newest and most exciting travel adventures. As tourists rush in, the nation's hidden gems continue to emerge to the rest of the world, among them, the many thousands of temples and pagodas across the Bagan plains. Read More »

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Falcons, Castles and Kilts: Five Family-Friendly Things To Do In Scotland

When you think of Scotland, what comes to mind? Whiskey, perhaps, or haggis? Since my kids aren't legally allowed to drink whiskey, and I could not convince them to even poke their fork at haggis during our recent trip to Scotland, my family vacation with Kensington Tours was uniquely designed to meet my family’s needs. Read More »

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