Category: Middle East

Ken Fish Q&A

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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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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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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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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Another Side of Iran

// June 28, 2010

Ken’s heart was pounding as he ventured off on his own through the foothills of Iran’s dramatic mountainside, no one else in sight, gazing at the Saint Stephanos Monastery from above. It wasn’t the altitude or the solitude that had […]

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Another Side of Iran

// June 28, 2010

Ken’s heart was pounding as he ventured off on his own through the foothills of Iran’s dramatic mountainside, no one else in sight, gazing at the Saint Stephanos Monastery from above. It wasn’t the altitude or the solitude that had […]

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The Burj Dubai Opens!

// January 4, 2010

The world’s tallest tower is opening today in Dubai: the Burj Dubai (which will be renamed the Burj Khalifa bin Zayed after the United Arab Emirates’ president) is 2,717 feet tall and has 162 floors. It will have an outdoor […]

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