Category: History


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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Sudan travel Matt standing between pyramids

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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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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Liberia and Its Legacy

// July 26, 2012

Over the course of my twenty years in the travel business I’ve been privileged to visit many places completely off the grid, watching them develop into trendsetting hot spots. Cambodia comes to mind. When Ken Fish led his first journey […]

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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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4 Reasons I’ll Return to Jordan

// April 25, 2012

When I first informed family and friends about my intention to spend a month in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan I was met with a variety of reactions, including wonder, bewilderment, and in some cases, vitriol. Among the most popular […]

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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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Lisa Sun Digs Deeper in Southeast Asia

// August 25, 2011

Lisa Sun and Asia go back a long way. She lived in Beijing for almost a decade, traveling all of China as well as 15 countries in Asia on her own.  Now after fourteen years with Absolute Travel, she continues […]

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