Category: Family


In your words: What it’s really like to work with a safari expert

// January 30, 2017

Last fall the Shanus and Treiber family took the type of safari everyone wants to take: a multi- country journey to see the best of East Africa. They hit Kenya, Tanzania, and Victoria Falls. They saw rare wildlife moments including […]

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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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A Family Travel Expert’s Toolbox of Tips & Advice

// November 28, 2016

Lola, Leslie’s youngest daughter, climbed Machu Picchu before she could tie her own shoelaces. Her oldest daughter, Ruby, is quick to tell you her favorite city is Dubai, which she’s already visited three times before even graduating high school. Her […]

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Chile Family Vacation | Our Expert’s 5 Must-Dos

// October 5, 2016

We asked a 7, 12, 17-year old, and two parents what their favorite family vacation was. Their unanimous answer: Chile! Santiago and the Atacama Desert in particular. Why? On a Chile family vacation there are sublime sand dunes to tumble […]

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Why plan your African safari with us? Reason #1

// September 8, 2016

Whether you’re planning your first or your fifth African safari, finding the one that’s right for you can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. We know the local guides and conservationists you want to meet, the most efficient and enjoyable […]

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The New Europe: meet the expert who will change how you travel Europe

// May 5, 2016

Meet Martina Reznick, Absolute Travel’s newest travel expert. She’s pioneering “The New Europe,” our take on traveling Europe in a fresh way, every time. She dedicates her travels to knowing the fine details that take years to uncover—the ideal order […]

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Your next trip: South Africa

// October 8, 2015

The South African Rand is down. Way down. Meaning the world’s best safaris won’t break the bank. So, if you’re a wine lover envisioning crisp Chenin Blancs and strolls through striking Cape Dutch vineyards, a parent who wants to watch […]

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The Intrigue of Vik

// September 25, 2014

What does it take to create a truly outstanding hotel? In November, Absolute Travel’s Robyn Mark, husband Nick, and their adorable son Alex (7 months old!) set out to discover the answer with two weeks at the Uruguayan and Chilean […]

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From Bling to Buddhism: Why You Should Visit Myanmar Now

// November 5, 2012

Absolute Travel’s Bagan Office Just before President Obama takes off on his first overseas trip since his re-election to the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, our very own Holly Monahan scopes out the scene. Myanmar is fast becoming Southeast Asia’s […]

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Just open: Singita Serengeti House

// September 11, 2012

Now open: Singita Serengeti House in Tanzania. Singita designed the Singita Serengeti House for travelers seeking an exclusive retreat. Both properties invite families or groups to have their own private African hideaway. Although staffers Leslie Overton and Daniela Bonanno are […]

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Daniela gushes over Meerkats, San Bushmen, and Bono at the Tswalu Private Game Reserve

// November 7, 2011

You might think that after hundreds of safaris, the bush would be a little less thrilling for Absolute Travel’s Daniela Bonanno. Not the case. On the prowl for her homeland’s unmissable experiences, our hip Capetonian left her favorite city behind, […]

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In Bali, Green is the New Black

// February 14, 2011

Aside from it being an idyllic place to kick back, there’s another reason to visit Bali: Green School. If you (or your kids!) are not brimming with excitement about the school part, we think you should reconsider. Picture children ranging […]

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Upping the Ante in Marrakech

// January 27, 2011

After braving all that is overwhelmingly Moroccan, everyone will agree that nothing compares to a luxurious respite to rejuvenate, which Marrakech has many. But although the exotic city is spilling over with wow-worthy properties, HĂ´tel & Ryads Naoura Barrière just […]

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Vietnam: Brilliantly in Flux

// August 5, 2010

Tucked away under their distinctive conical hats, you rarely see their faces. Virtually every inch of them covered in hopes to keep the unrelenting eastern sun from darkening their skin, giving away their identity as a worker. But elusive glances […]

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Hold a Panda, Behold the Buddha – a special day out from Chengdu!

// May 19, 2010

After traveling throughout China while living in Beijing for eight years, followed by countless return trips to China over 13 years with Absolute Travel, Lisa Sun is firmly established as an expert on all the must-see spots and hidden gems […]

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Absolutely Amantaka: Luang Prabang

// April 2, 2010

  Regarded a UNESCO World Cultural site and considered “the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia,” Luang Prabang has a network of planners and architects that are working hard to keep it that way. Unlike most uncovered gems, developments are occurring […]

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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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Odaiba – Oh My!

// December 30, 2009

Tokyo-bound travelers hoping for something a little different should consider venturing across Rainbow Bridge to Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay that is home to a vast entertainment/shopping/dining complex that in its glitzy excess can only be compared to […]

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