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The Kensington Explorers-In-Residence Series allows travelers to celebrate the great tradition of global exploration while following accomplished 21st Century Explorers on their expeditions to the most fascinating places in the modern world. Featuring Royal Geographical Society Fellows, Explorers Club Fellows, TV personalities and leading adventurers, these spirited men and women will inspire you with their riveting stories of personal endurance, cultural immersions and adventure.

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Entries by Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 6:50 PM


21st Century Exploration 100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth
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In an era of GPS technology, global satellite imagery and accelerated international air travel, there are a few special modern day explorers that are continually drawn to the most remote...

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Exploration Through a Woman's Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 6:46 PM


Written By Kensington Tours Explorer-in-Residence, Mariellen Ward

It is my view that men and women have each have a different approach to exploring. While men seek to conquer, women seek to understand. Perhaps this is the reason that women explorers traditionally get short...

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The 8 Richest Amateur Endurance Races on the Planet

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 5:28 PM

Photo courtesy of Spartan Race Inc.

Written By Kensington Tours Explorer-in-Residence Simon Donato

The majority of us will never end up on an Olympic podium or win the Boston marathon, however, this doesn't stop people from wanting to compete, and participation in...

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Wild Galapagos Photo Tips From Jonathan Green

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:01 PM


Written By Kensington Tours Explorer-in-Residence Jonathan Green

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting wildlife and photography destinations on this beautiful planet of ours, Galapagos still retains that air of mystery that intrigues visitors no matter how well traveled they may be. I have...

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Galapagos' Gentle Giants: Mysteries of the World's Largest Shark

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 5:37 PM


Wildlife photographer, naturalist and Kensington Explorer in Residence Jonathan Green is one of the world's foremost whale shark experts. His passion for these underwater giants led him to launch the Galapagos Whale Shark Project, a massive effort to shed light on...

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Bizarre and Beautiful: Five Amazing Creatures Found Only in Madagascar

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 10:30 AM


An exotic land of leaping lemurs, neon chameleons, carnivorous plants, tropical rainforests, and beyond perfect beaches -- few people know Madagascar as well as Kensington's Explorer in Residence, Travis Steffens. The island is a world completely its own, far from the typical

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Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 2:34 PM

Kensington Tours' Explorer in Residence, Simon Donato, is an adrenaline adventurer who left his life as a geologist behind to take on the toughest terrains on the planet. He is a current member of the Explorers Club and star of the TV show, Boundless, in which he documents...

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Notes From Along India's Ganges River

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 4:05 PM


Kensington Explorer in Residence, Brett Rogers, is a documentary filmmaker and outdoor enthusiast with a special interest in the world's mightiest rivers. Leading expeditions everywhere from the Mekong to the Mississippi, Brett focuses on the compelling stories, secrets, and...

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10 Toughest Endurance Races in the World

(5) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 7:20 AM

As the co-creator and co-host of Boundless, a television show that takes my pal Turbo and I around the globe competing in some of the world's toughest endurance challenges, part of my job is finding brutal races. With my director's tongue-in-cheek request being "I want you guys to enter races...

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9 Tips to Becoming a Modern Day Explorer

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 3:12 PM

Written by explorer & author Mikael Strandberg


Exploration has never been more popular than today. It is alive and well. The simplistic claim that apart from the deepest oceans and outer space, there is nowhere left to explore, is wrong. The world isn't fully...

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Faces of the Tea Horse Road - A Last Look at One of the World's Oldest Trading Routes

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 8:40 AM

Written by explorer & author Jeff Fuchs


The Tea Horse Road, one of the globe's oldest journeys, is only now being recognized for its endurance and its contribution to the history of the Himalayas and ancient China. Over three thousand miles through...

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