Category: News

Dyan deNapoli | Penguin Hero, TED speaker & Leader of Absolute’s First Explorers Club Expedition

// October 15, 2014

She has hand-raised more penguin chicks than she can count, helped manage the largest animal rescue in history and has an astounding amount of passion and compassion which is clear the second you meet her. We’re honored that penguin expert, […]

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Explore the Galapagos & Ecuador while Supporting the Arts through the Princess Grace Foundation-USA

// October 7, 2014

Absolute Travel is proud to support emerging talent in Film and the Performing Arts at the 30th Annual Princess Grace Foundation-USA Gala. The gala honors deserving individuals and helps raise funds for the foundation through live and silent auctions. This […]

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210 Miles, $40,000, Edward Norton & a Lot of Heart

// October 3, 2014

We did it! We pounded 210 miles of pavement between us from Staten Island to Central Park for the Maasai, chatted with actor and activist Edward Norton and Maasai warrior Samson Parashina on the link between conservation and travel, and […]

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Discovery Awaits: Absolute Partners with The Explorers Club

// September 30, 2014

By land, sea, air, and space, The Explorers Club has strived to preserve the instinct to explore since 1904. With members including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, club “firsts” include first to the moon, […]

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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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Party + Raffle + Maasai = An Absolute Celebration!

// September 17, 2014

A few years ago, we visited the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust’s property, Campi ya Kanzi, in Kenya. While trekking through a nearby cloud forest, we learned that one of our guides had finished the NYC Marathon within two minutes of […]

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Think Deeply about India with Author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo

// September 8, 2014

From the maze-like markets laced with the scent of cardamom and garam masala, heaps of cerulean blue powder, marigold garlands, and traffic-stopping adorned cows, to the stoic marble plateaus and laced jollies of the temples; from the bustling nightlife of […]

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$28,000 in Cheers! A Chilean Wine Tour for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts

// August 18, 2014

Absolute Travel raises a glass to Sun Valley Center for the Arts in celebration of their success raising $1.4 million in this year’s annual Wine Auction, with $28,000 generated from Absolute Travel’s Chilean Wine Journey! The auction, which is held […]

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Why I’m Anti-World Elephant Day | by Katie Losey

// August 12, 2014

I don’t want to belittle World Elephant Day; if anything I believe it should be an extra 364 days a year. Today has the best of intentions, but unfortunately one day for elephants is not enough. We’re living during an […]

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Thailand: 10 Absolute Picks Beyond Your Guidebook

// July 29, 2014

Beyond the breathtaking landscapes of stoic, stepped rice terraces, broad-leafed jungle rooftops, and pillars of rock that defiantly rise from cerulean blue bays; beyond the narrow, bustling city streets pulsing with motorbikes and pungent with the scent of pad thai […]

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At a Glance: Mistura, Peru’s famous food festival

// June 17, 2014

The epicurean movement in Peru, really in South America on the whole, has been deliciously dramatic…pun intended. Lima, now considered a gastronomical capital in the region, celebrates this development by hosting Mistura, today one of the world’s largest food festivals. […]

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Papua New Guinea Event | Curious Birds You Never Knew Existed with Bruce Beehler

// June 6, 2014

Join Absolute Travel & Papua New Guinea Tourism for a spectacular event: Curious Birds You Never Knew Existed with Smithsonian’s Bruce Beehler. We will also be welcoming two cultural representatives from Papua New Guinea: Mundiya Kepanga, hailing from the Huli […]

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Blaine’s on the Blog | 4 Convincing Reasons Nicaragua Should be Your Next Getaway

// May 14, 2014

Absolute Travel’s Blaine Anderson skips a chilly NYC weekend and opts to head south to Nicaragua with her family and friends. Learn about her can’t miss hotels, the best way to start the day, and her attempt to join a […]

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13 Design-Inspired Hotels You Want to Visit

// May 12, 2014

Design can be an integral part of any resort experience. It can often set the entire tone of your journey, as the hotel is the starting point of any itinerary. Where you choose to stay provides an incredible sense of […]

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Rare and Special: Suzanne Pope Takes Her First Trip to Africa

// May 8, 2014

I felt incredibly small just barely poking out over our 4×4, standing barefoot next to my tall Maasai guide wrapped in a bright red and blue plaid shuka. The red and green savannah stretched out for miles as far as […]

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An Absolute Stampede: Why We’re Putting Our Foot Down for Elephants

// April 15, 2014

We absolutely refuse to be the generation that allows elephants to disappear from Africa’s forests and savannas. That’s why Absolute Travel is putting our foot down in the fight for Africa’s elephants, literally. On April 26th, our downtown SoHo office […]

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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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An Exclusive Q&A with Stacey Sullivan

// March 27, 2014

Meet our newest team member, Stacey, and learn about the fruit that made her bleed, California’s unmissable cemetery, and the guy who isn’t shy about greeting her with an insane-freak-out-love-attack when she gets home. What is something quirky we should […]

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Introduce a Child to Conservation with J.Crew’s New Kids’ T-Shirt for the Elephants

// March 12, 2014

Three words: orphaned baby elephant. That is all you need to know about J.Crew’s sweetest t-shirt, designed by Brooklyn-based illustrator, Hugo Guinness. As part of their Garments for Good initiative, 100% of the net proceeds will go towards our friends […]

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// February 20, 2014

Our new CLICK FOR CONSERVATION campaign is simply just our way of caring and sharing. The world has been kind to us over the past 25 years that we’ve been in business, and now it’s our turn to give back, […]

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