Category: Adventure

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Witness Nature at Its Best on a Conservation Expedition Through the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

// January 6, 2017

It’s a particularly fascinating time to visit some of the richest and most pristine uninhabited islands on our planet: Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Though it’s possible to visit on your own, few have the chance to see them like this: alongside […]

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Sudan will surprise you. Here’s why.

// October 3, 2016

We’re at our New York City headquarters, huddled around the lunch table, forks paused midair, silent for once. Matt’s just back from the field. “I always thought Ethiopia was the mysterious adventure I’ve been waiting for,” Matt says. “But, it […]

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Antarctica: Where being showered by a sleeping whale’s spray is just the beginning.

// September 13, 2016

New 2017 departure dates. Get in touch to learn more. Sasha’s stories from Antarctica feel half fantasy: kayaking through a sleeping whale’s spray; watching the very moment a glacier splits to form a colossal iceberg; raising an eyebrow at sassy […]

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GALÁPAGOS: Happiness Found Here | By Meghan Black

// August 25, 2016

Off the plane and walking the sizzling airstrip on a burnt-out volcanic island, I have that “holy crap” adrenaline feeling only touching down in a place unlike anywhere I’ve been before can give me. (Better than a first kiss.) Darwin’s […]

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Real travel is still out there. Ecuador has it. | By Meghan Black

// August 23, 2016

Ecuador is one of the world’s last sleeper hits. Think of Ecuador and what comes to mind? If walking trees, shaman ghosts, and the dance of the blue-footed boobies didn’t soar to the top, then your expectations aren’t set high […]

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Land Snorkeling | Walk, ride, canoe the greatest American land conservation project of our time

// August 12, 2016

What is land snorkeling? We had never heard of it either! Simplicity at its best, land snorkeling describes the meditative practice of crossing the land at a leisurely pace, taking in the vastness while also observing the tiny wonders all […]

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Proud moment: Travel + Leisure names Brooke to their A-List (her photos show why)

// September 10, 2015

Landing on Travel + Leisure’s A-List of top travel specialists isn’t easy. In fact, it’d probably be easier to climb Cappadocia’s cliff sides or dodge hippos canoeing in Botswana! Brooke’s made the cut for the third year in a row. […]

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32 of Absolute’s Wow-Worthy Moments in 2014

// December 23, 2014

After being named Travel + Leisure’s #1 World’s Best Tour Operator in 2013 (thanks to you!), we didn’t think it could get any better. It did. Our 2014 topped the charts: from cruising the savannah in Zimbabwe to hiking the […]

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Dyan deNapoli | Penguin Hero, TED speaker & Leader of Absolute’s First Explorers Club Expedition

// October 15, 2014

She has hand-raised more penguin chicks than she can count, helped manage the largest animal rescue in history and has an astounding amount of passion and compassion which is clear the second you meet her. We’re honored that penguin expert, […]

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Beaming with Pride: Travel + Leisure Names Brooke Garnett to their 2014 A-List—Again!

// August 20, 2014

She is a dive master, photographer, GoPro-er, chef, marathoner…we could be here all day! Brooke is also one of 133 travel advisers named to Travel + Leisure’s elite list noted by the highly acclaimed magazine as “the most informed and […]

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Thailand: 10 Absolute Picks Beyond Your Guidebook

// July 29, 2014

Beyond the breathtaking landscapes of stoic, stepped rice terraces, broad-leafed jungle rooftops, and pillars of rock that defiantly rise from cerulean blue bays; beyond the narrow, bustling city streets pulsing with motorbikes and pungent with the scent of pad thai […]

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The Getaway Colder than a NYC Winter & Why Kari Can’t Wait to Go Back

// April 8, 2014

When most people were looking to tropical beaches to escape this year’s crazy winter, Kari Madden was doing the exact opposite. She packed her bags for snowy Alaska where her cousin was about to compete in the Last Great Race […]

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Pelican Selfie: One beak. One GoPro. One unique journey.

// February 5, 2014

Absolute Travel’s Brooke Garnett spent 15 days exploring Kenya and Tanzania, so maybe you have an idea about the wildlife that stopped her in her tracks. You’d probably guess she’d gush over the moment she locked eyes with a curious […]

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Beyond the Big 5: Wildlife Experiences Worth Traveling For

// November 13, 2013

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 […]

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Getting Personal: A Q&A with Ken Fish

// September 11, 2013

A look back at one of our favorite interviews with our fearless leader, Ken Fish. What is it like to run the coolest luxury travel company on the planet? (Laughs). Like everyday is my birthday. Travel is a privilege that […]

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Want to Save the Orangutans? Plan Your Next Trip to Borneo.

// July 2, 2013

Katie Losey 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. It’s possible I held my breath through the entire 28 […]

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From Brooklyn to South Africa: a Q&A with Robyn Mark on her First South African Getaway

// June 19, 2013

Katie Losey interviews Robyn Mark after her first visit to South Africa and learns about her ultimate dream trip, the meal you can’t miss, and how she felt about those 5 am wake-up calls. You only had ten days for […]

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Latin America’s New Property You Don’t Want to Miss: Awasi Patagonia

// June 5, 2013

Mind-boggling beauty and some of the world’s greatest outdoor adventures have made Patagonia one of our favorite South American getaways, and now there’s another reason to go: Awasi Patagonia, opening in November. For those who have experienced Awasi Atacama, Awasi […]

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Lisa Sun: Just Back from Patagonia, Chile

// April 22, 2013

I just came back from southern Patagonia, Chile–an amazing place for outdoor enthusiasts and active adventures. The highlight of my trip was cruising through the fjords on an exclusive boat, and small enough so that we could sail past pristine […]

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