Category: Culinary


5 Great Books To Take You To Peru

// February 13, 2017

Here’s what to know about Peru: you’re going to love it! Not convinced? Consider this: climbing Machu Picchu as the sun crests will leave you feeling like you’ve plopped down into something near to magic. Cutting your way down the […]

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Croatia travel Aman Sveti Stefan Croatia travel expert

Croatia: our word-of-mouth culinary guide

// October 14, 2016

“Whatever is fresh that day is what is on the menu. Plus, grappa.” Welcome to Croatia’s food scene—a salt-of-the-earth approach to dining that had us hopping jet boats to uninhabited islands and plunging our arms into mussel traps. As we […]

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Puglia Italy Luxury travel pool Borgo Egnazia

Italy, beyond Sicily. Include a visit here.

// June 17, 2016

When we asked Martina, our savvy Europe expert, where she wants to send every traveler (and visit again and again herself) her answer was immediate and unwavering: Puglia, Italy. Here’s why: FOOD “Fresh, locally grown, made with love.” Order platefuls […]

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SAVE ME A SEAT! Thai-One-On at NYC’s Four Seasons Restaurant 10-14-14

// September 15, 2014

If food is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to understand and appreciate other cultures, Thailand may take the cake for the ultimate destination. Absolute Travel and our friends at yellowchair, a social foodie network site, have created […]

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The Siam Suite

Holly Visits Bangkok’s Next Great Luxury Retreat: The Siam

// September 6, 2012

Now that I’m here in Bangkok, I was excited to visit The Siam Hotel, newly-opened and generating a lot of buzz on the hotel scene. Their private longtail boat took me up the Chao Phraya River to the pretty green […]

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Bhutan, Le Bernardin, and a Buddhist Chef

// August 14, 2012

The Land of the Thunder Dragon welcomes Michelin-starred chef of Le Bernardin, Eric Ripert. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is without a doubt one of the most mystical, alluring, and pristine destinations in the Himalayas and always a frontrunner for […]

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Robyn and Brooke’s “Best of Turkey” Awards Go To…

// July 6, 2012

There are not many places left that blend stunning scenery, exquisite cuisine, ancient history, and legendary shopping quite like Turkey. After their recent journey in June, staffers Robyn Mark and Brooke Garnett came up with a collection of the region’s […]

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Seven Days with our Africa Insider

// June 8, 2012

Wherever we travel—from unfamiliar neighborhoods of New York City to the winding medinas of Marrakech—we value a local’s opinion. What you thought was a familiar city takes on new life when you’ve got the inside scoop and recommendations of a […]

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Colombia’s Comeback

// December 14, 2011

Once synonymous with cocaine, crime, and coffee, Colombia is making a comeback.  Day by day, this lesser-known Latin star is establishing itself as one of today’s most alluring destinations. We’ve heard so much about it recently that we decided we […]

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Square watermelons, Elvis sightings, the perfect egg and my dinner with a Geisha

// September 28, 2011

There is nowhere in the world like Japan. The delicious culinary surprises, astounding natural beauty, and lasting traditional culture made each day of my trip thrilling, but the people are what truly define Japan and what will bring me back. […]

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Eating Argentina

// April 26, 2011

Absolute Travel’s culinary explorer Robyn Mark introduces her new feature: will-travel-for-food Chorizo, lomo, bondiola, vaca, ojo de bife, chinculin, mollejas, morcilla. And that was just one meal. Empanadas, tamales, dolce de leche, ceviche. The list can go on and on. […]

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São Paulo’s Social Pulse!

// March 16, 2011

Absolute Traveler Zachary Aarons talks food, art and fashion in the all-too-often overlooked metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil. For most of us, Brazil evokes images of sizzling beaches, the uber-chic city of Rio de Janeiro, and the natural wonders of […]

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My Tokyo Fixer

// October 19, 2010

As someone who has always appreciated the art of cooking, design, and presentation, I knew that Tokyo would be a city I’d someday have to see. I have always felt that food reveals so much about a culture, and my […]

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Still Relishing

// September 23, 2010

When Absolute Travel’s Daniela Bonanno plays with her food, she plays with it gourmet style, baby! Anyone that knows Daniela also knows that she prides herself on living life on the cutting–edge, and last week that meant learning to cook […]

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All About Adelaide, Australia

// March 23, 2010

Though most Australia-bound travelers tend to focus on major attractions like Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia’s smaller cities are extremely charming and are well worth a visit. One of our favorite lesser known cities is […]

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