Category: Special Interest

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Croatia: our word-of-mouth culinary guide

// October 14, 2016

“Whatever is fresh that day is what is on the menu. Plus, grappa.” Welcome to Croatia’s food scene—a salt-of-the-earth approach to dining that had us hopping jet boats to uninhabited islands and plunging our arms into mussel traps. As we […]

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Why plan your safari with us? Reason #4

// October 12, 2016

When it comes to African safaris, what separates a good safari from an unforgettable one? One of the biggest deciding factors is working with an expert whose opinion you trust as much as a close friend; someone who understands you […]

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Why plan your safari with us? Reason #3

// September 28, 2016

When you’re taking the time to go on safari and spending big, we understand how important it is you get thoughtful, objective and honest guidance. We’ll give you our best. Our personalized attention ensures you take the private safari that […]

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Why plan your African safari with us? Reason #2

// September 19, 2016

This is part two of our candid four-part series on how to plan your ideal African Safari, and why to do it with our safari experts. You may take one safari in your lifetime. We’re giving you our no-holds-barred knowledge […]

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Antarctica: Where being showered by a sleeping whale’s spray is just the beginning.

// September 13, 2016

New 2017 departure dates. Get in touch to learn more. Sasha’s stories from Antarctica feel half fantasy: kayaking through a sleeping whale’s spray; watching the very moment a glacier splits to form a colossal iceberg; raising an eyebrow at sassy […]

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Why plan your African safari with us? Reason #1

// September 8, 2016

Whether you’re planning your first or your fifth African safari, finding the one that’s right for you can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. We know the local guides and conservationists you want to meet, the most efficient and enjoyable […]

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// August 12, 2016

We’re not elephants. But, we’ve picked up a lot while spending time with them over the years, and have a good guess what they would say if they could. You have questions about the best way to protect them. We […]

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Rio Olympics: The Ultimate Guide

// March 18, 2016

Rio’s possibly the sexiest city on earth. Add the world’s most addictive competition and it’s a home run vacation. This is a drop-everything-and-just-go kind of trip—the ultimate reason to use up your vacation days. Commit and you’ll be courtside for […]

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The It List: 8 Trips Worth the Hype

// March 9, 2016

We’re sharing the travel destinations you need to know about right now—and disclosing the hidden gems you don’t want to miss once you get there. With the world’s best places to visit and hotel It Lists constantly changing, it’s hard […]

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Textile weavings made from lotus and silk, a specialty of Inle Lake, by Koh Than Laing

Places to go now to protect an artisan tradition

// November 30, 2015

“Sometimes when you travel, you see something too beautiful to not take home,” says Absolute Travel President Ken Fish. Don’t we know it. We’ve lost ourselves in countless souks from Marrakech to Istanbul, been mesmerized by the whirring bobbins of […]

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Your next trip: South Africa

// October 8, 2015

The South African Rand is down. Way down. Meaning the world’s best safaris won’t break the bank. So, if you’re a wine lover envisioning crisp Chenin Blancs and strolls through striking Cape Dutch vineyards, a parent who wants to watch […]

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Singita Ebony Lodge Never Gets Old: A Look Inside the Reinvention of South Africa’s Iconic Safari Lodge

// August 18, 2015

How does a brand that’s been around for 22 years maintain its cache? Singita, which has become practically synonymous with luxury African safari, seems to have the answer with the reveal of Singita Ebony Lodge’s renovation. This isn’t your same-day […]

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Why Big City Dwellers Need Bali

// May 26, 2015

Christa is on a mission: to reset, rejuvenate, bliss-out, and find holistic wellness in Bali. She goes beyond the legendary spas and fabled beaches (although, she’ll certainly squeeze in some of this as well!) to meet with traditional healers, learn […]

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Want to Visit Cuba? Read this Q&A with Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Cuba, Adam Vaught, First.

// February 10, 2015

Americans have been waiting to meet the Cuban people for decades. Our Cuba expert, Adam Vaught, knows what the fuss is all about. He’s lived in Cuba. He’s guided in Cuba. He’s cultivated relationships all over the country with everyone […]

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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 specialists, 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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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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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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The Many Colors of India’s “Blue City”

// September 14, 2010

After a compelling visit to Ranakpur’s revered Jain Temples, Absolute Travel’s Brooke Garnett continued on her drive through Rajasthan – an entertaining voyage where a non-stop stream of life unfolded outside her windows until she arrived on a completely different […]

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Transported by Burma

// September 1, 2010

When venturing to new destinations, many visitors want to be transported – literally and figuratively – often seeking a land untouched or trodden by outsiders. While such destinations are becoming more difficult to find in our increasingly globalized world, my […]

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