Today we’re reflecting on the past year and taking a closer look at the stories that you shared the most. Thanks you again for making 2013 one of our best years yet.
Why Work with a Luxury Travel Specialist? 4 Convincing Reasons
We believe our luxury travel specialists are the ultimate high-end travel resource. Here are a few reasons why…
Getting More Relaxation for your Rupees in India
It’s an oft-heard refrain that a tour through India is an assault on the senses. While it happens to be an assault I happily subject myself to at any opportunity, on my last trip I was enticed to slow down the pace by two unique resorts. Each offers a peaceful respite from the non-stop stimuli of a typical tour, as well as the possibility of a wake-up call via peacock.
Daniela Reveals 9 Reasons to Visit the Maldives & Explains Why It’s Not Just for Honeymooners Anymore
The Maldives is recognized as one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations, but Absolute Travel staffer, Daniela Bonanno, learned it’s much more than that. From kite making and crab races with her daughter to romantic underwater dinners and spectacular coral reefs, it’s much more than those dreamy over-water bungalows.
Why There is Nothing More Powerful Than a Personal Experience to Protect the Planet
In September we were in territory a bit closer to home: Jackson, Wyoming! Aside from spending time in the country of cowboys, wide blue skies, and dramatic mountaintops, we busted out our denim for another reason: we were headed out west for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival as their exclusive travel partner! Staffers Katie Losey Battle and Brooke Garnett were lucky enough to attend. On the final night at the awards gala, we spoke to this commanding audience of 700 people about what stirred the partnership, why travel is critical to conservation, and the power of film to transform us, compel us, and inspire us to care and do our part. In case you missed it…
Family Travel Specialist, Leslie Overton’s, 5 Must-Dos in Chile
Last month Leslie Overton, Absolute Travel’s general manager (and Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Family Travel for the past seven years) earned her title even more when she swept her family away for one last summer hurrah down in Chile. Their family adventure included exploring the not-even-opened-yet Viña VIK, wine tasting under 18 (shhhhh!), running down sublime sand dunes in the Atacama Desert, and stargazing into some of the most spectacular skies on earth.
Beyond the Big 5: Wildlife Experiences Worth Traveling For
Some of us would argue the joy of witnessing the world’s wild creatures in their natural element is one of the most powerful experiences–one that invites us to reconnect to the natural rhythm of life in a way we overlook in our everyday lives. But not all wildlife encounters are created equal. This is a list of wildlife experiences we believe are worth traveling for. We know—we’ve vetted them ourselves. We are not inviting you to witness wildlife in captivity and behind bars, but rather opportunities to witness authentic wildlife experiences up close in nature, where elephants trumpet, gorillas goof around, and whales splash and glide through open waters. These are adventures for wildlife lovers, but also those just seeking a nature-filled journey in some of the world’s most exquisite locations.
6 Convincing Reasons Why You Can’t Google What We Do
In a world where you can search almost anything, there are some things that Google just can’t find. Here are six reasons our luxury travel specialists are smarter than the world’s most savvy search engine. We weren’t named Travel + Leisure‘s World’s Best Tour Operator for nothing!
Blaine’s Just Back: A Look Into Her 14 Days in Thailand & Cambodia
My first official Absolute Travel trip. What better place to visit than where it all began for the company 25 years ago…Thailand (with a Cambodia add on!). I’ve dreamed of visiting Southeast Asia for as long as I can remember, so when the opportunity arose for me to check out some of Absolute Travel’s top destinations in Southeast Asia, I jumped at it! Here’s a look back at those fourteen awe-inspiring days that I’ll never forget.
Where To Visit in 2014? Here Are 10 Off-the-Radar & Classic Travel Experiences to Consider in the New Year
If you’re seeking travel inspiration for the year ahead, we’ve got some ideas for you. Our luxury travel specialists dug deeper in 2013 and are now looking ahead to seek out the most thrilling and captivating travel experiences and destinations out there in 2014. Below is our short list of travel experiences to consider, from fresh takes on classic destinations to completely new and off-the-radar experiences.
Want to Save the Orangutans? Plan Your Next Trip to Borneo.
Katie Losey Battle discusses the most stunning virgin on earth, the world’s most adorable redhead, and why meeting orangutans in their forest home is possibly the best way to save them.
Thank you again for naming us Travel + Leisure‘s #1 World’s Best Tour Operator! We are still on the top of the world. Wishing everyone a wonderful adventure-packed year ahead.
The Absolute Travel Team