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Beyond Memoirs of a Geisha: Five Other Great Japan Novels – Discover Japan

// January 17, 2014

On the occasion of his sixth trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, our Japan specialist, Brian Lonergan, offers some of his favorite novels about one of the most exciting destinations in Asia. If you’re inspired by this blog, […]

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An Exclusive Q&A with Owen Gaddis

// January 8, 2014

Our newest staffer Owen Gaddis on being a smart ass, the stampede he can’t forget, and what attracted him to Absolute Travel. Use three words to describe yourself. Easy–tall, dark and handsome! A rarity in the travel industry! What inspired […]

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3 Luxury Hotels in Southeast Asia You’ll Fall In Love With This Year

// January 3, 2014

It snowed ten inches in New York City last night, meaning we’re ready to plan that tropical getaway right now. Here are three more reasons Southeast Asia is one of our favorite luxury vacations. Get off the grid and head […]

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Rewind 2013: Absolute Travel’s Most Talked About Moments

// December 31, 2013

Today we’re reflecting on the past year and taking a closer look at the stories that you shared the most. Thanks you again for making 2013 one of our best years yet. Why Work with a Luxury Travel Specialist? 4 […]

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Where To Visit in 2014? Here Are 10 Off-the-Radar & Classic Travel Experiences to Consider in the New Year

// December 27, 2013

If you’re seeking travel inspiration for the year ahead, we’ve got some ideas for you. Our luxury travel specialists dug deeper in 2013 and are now looking ahead to seek out the most thrilling and captivating travel experiences and destinations […]

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Blaine’s Just Back: A Look Into Her 14 Days in Thailand & Cambodia

// December 20, 2013

My first official Absolute Travel trip. What better place to visit than where it all began for the company 25 years ago…Thailand (with a Cambodia add on!). I’ve dreamed of visiting Southeast Asia for as long as I can remember, […]

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Absolute Travel’s Most Memorable Moments in 2013 in Pictures

// December 13, 2013

A look back at our most memorable images from 2013. From cover boys to kung fu fighting, it was an iconic year. And we haven’t even gotten to being named Travel + Leisure’s #1 World’s Best yet! Thank you for […]

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The Absolute Holiday Guide: 13 Gifts You Will Feel Good Giving That You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

// November 27, 2013

We’re biased, but we think this is the best (and most thoughtful) holiday gift guide you’ll come across all season. No matter who you’re giving to this season, we’ve got you covered. Of course our best gift is our ability […]

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6 Convincing Reasons Why You Can’t Google What We Do

// November 25, 2013

In a world where you can search almost anything, there are some things that Google just can’t find. Here are six reasons our luxury travel specialists are smarter than the world’s most savvy search engine. We weren’t named Travel + […]

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Beyond the Big 5: Wildlife Experiences Worth Traveling For

// November 13, 2013

Some of us would argue the joy of witnessing the world’s wild creatures in their natural element is one of the most powerful experiences–one that invites us to reconnect to the natural rhythm of life in a way we overlook […]

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Why There is Nothing More Powerful Than a Personal Experience to Protect the Planet

// September 20, 2013

In September we were in territory a bit closer to home: Jackson, Wyoming! Aside from spending time in the country of cowboys, wide blue skies, and dramatic mountaintops, we busted out our denim for another reason: we were headed out […]

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A Surprising Journey That Spiced Up My Life–Literally

// August 26, 2013

Today’s blog is told by client, Scott Eirinberg, who discusses how his Absolute Travel journey in northern Thailand inspired him to be present–and spiced up his world, quite literally. I came up with the idea for my new business while […]

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Neil Finds His Gross National Cool in Japan

// July 30, 2013

In 2005, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted an idea mirroring Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Bhutanese quality of life indicator, the Gross National Cool, a once amorphous concept, turned into a full-on economic […]

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Our Latin Crush: Hotel B, A Presidential Mansion In Peru

// July 25, 2013

The owners of Hotel B had a very particular woman in mind when they conceptualized Lima’s first luxury boutique property: she’s discerning, sophisticated, edgy, and a bit spoiled. The result? One of Peru’s sexiest hotels that will appeal to everyone […]

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Want to Save the Orangutans? Plan Your Next Trip to Borneo.

// July 2, 2013

Katie Losey discusses the most stunning virgin on earth, the world’s most adorable redhead, and why meeting orangutans in their forest home is possibly the best way to save them. It’s possible I held my breath through the entire 28 […]

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The Kiwi to Happiness: Jessica’s Top 12 New Zealand Adventures

// June 18, 2013

As I navigated my way from the charming beaches of the Bay of Islands to the snow-capped mountains of Queenstown, I took careful note of all the “WOW” moments (and sheep!) I experienced along the way. New Zealand epitomizes beauty […]

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Holly’s Monumental Adventures in the UAE & India

// June 3, 2013

Earlier this month, I visited India and the United Arab Emirates back to back. This gave me the opportunity to visit two phenomenal places of worship within a week’s time. The first was New Delhi’s Akshardam Temple, the largest Hindu […]

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We Have Our Giveaway to Thailand Contest Winner!

// May 28, 2013

Absolute Travel President Ken Fish has spoken and we have the winner of our Giveaway to Thailand contest! Congratulations to Kira Siebert, whose answer to our contest question, “Where does our site make you want to go and why” certainly […]

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Beyond Angkor: Four Days in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains

// April 11, 2013

Absolute Travel and Wildlife Alliance, “the leader in protecting the forests and wildlife in Southeast Asia’s tropical belt,” have partnered and are now offering travelers the opportunity to embark on environmentally-conscious journeys to Cambodia, visiting Wildlife Alliance’s forest and wildlife […]

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Explore the Submissions in our Giveaway to Thailand Contest!

// March 27, 2013

The world’s top luxury travel specialists want to know: Where does our new website make you want to go and why? The person with the most convincing response as to why and where our site makes you want to go […]

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