Category: Leslie Overton

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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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Notes from Senegal: My American Jewish World Service Study Tour Experience | by Cheryl Peress

// April 10, 2014

On a recent one week study tour sponsored by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), with the assistance of Absolute Travel, I became fully immersed in the magical world of Senegal—its people, its culture and its struggles to forge peace and […]

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Just Opened: Singita Mara River Tented Camp

// November 28, 2012

Few experiences excite us as much as observing one of the greatest shows on earth: the Great Migration. Watching this spectacle from a gorgeous Singita property only makes the experience that much more irresistible. With their new property in Serengeti […]

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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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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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Condé Nast Traveler Exchange: The Travel Specialists Summit

// February 23, 2011

For the fourth year in a row, Absolute Travel’s Leslie Overton has made the cut as Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Specialist for Family Travel to Asia. Impressive. Below she discusses her impressions of the 8th annual Travel Specialist Summit in […]

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Istanbul to the UAE, Leslie’s Top Hotel Picks

// December 1, 2010

During her recent visit to the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, Absolute Travel general manager Leslie Overton (and Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist) encountered the worlds tallest building, gold dispensing ATMs, and even navigated the Bosphorus River. She is full […]

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Philanthropic Travel

// October 30, 2009

I recently attended the World Savers Congress as part of my duties as a Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for 2009, and a hot topic was how the travel industry is promoting philanthropy. Edward Norton spoke of his work in […]

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