Category: Travel Experts

Croatia travel Aman Sveti Stefan Croatia travel expert

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 […]

Read More
Safari planning African safaris plane in kenya Absolute Travel

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 […]

Read More
Sudan travel Matt standing between pyramids

Sudan will surprise you. Here’s why.

// October 3, 2016

We’re at our New York City headquarters, huddled around the lunch table, forks paused midair, silent for once. Matt’s just back from the field. “I always thought Ethiopia was the mysterious adventure I’ve been waiting for,” Matt says. “But, it […]

Read More
African Safari experts Absolute Travel why work with us for safari, clients microlighting over Victoria Falls

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 […]

Read More
Antarctica travel seal on snow

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 […]

Read More
Safari planning safari expert planning meerkat on head

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 […]

Read More
Brooke Garnett AList Travel Leisure 2016 BC forest

Why Brooke’s clients are ahead of the game & why she made Travel + Leisure’s A-List, again

// August 15, 2016

The travel equivalent of standing on the Olympic podium? Travel + Leisure’s A-List. Brooke was just named to the list for the fourth consecutive year. It’s rare to find travel advice this honest and helpful. Brooke isn’t swayed by the […]

Read More
Puglia Italy Luxury travel pool Borgo Egnazia

Italy, beyond Sicily. Include a visit here.

// June 17, 2016

When we asked Martina, our savvy Europe expert, where she wants to send every traveler (and visit again and again herself) her answer was immediate and unwavering: Puglia, Italy. Here’s why: FOOD “Fresh, locally grown, made with love.” Order platefuls […]

Read More
Absolute Travel luxury travel Europe expert Martina Reznick Sweden with Umbrella

The New Europe: meet the expert who will change how you travel Europe

// May 5, 2016

Meet Martina Reznick, Absolute Travel’s newest travel expert. She’s pioneering “The New Europe,” our take on traveling Europe in a fresh way, every time. She dedicates her travels to knowing the fine details that take years to uncover—the ideal order […]

Read More
South_Africa_Luxury_Travel_Absolute_travel_feature

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 […]

Read More
Holly_monahan_AList_feature

Travel + Leisure names Holly to their A-List! Her tips will change the way you travel in Southeast Asia.

// September 30, 2015

Holly’s creds come from a year living in Bangkok’s trendiest neighborhood and months traveling across Southeast Asia, from Myanmar to Sri Lanka, scoping out the best new hotels and off-the-radar experiences. She is always on the ground discovering what makes […]

Read More
Best_2014_Feature

32 of Absolute’s Wow-Worthy Moments in 2014

// December 23, 2014

After being named Travel + Leisure’s #1 World’s Best Tour Operator in 2013 (thanks to you!), we didn’t think it could get any better. It did. Our 2014 topped the charts: from cruising the savannah in Zimbabwe to hiking the […]

Read More
japan book

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, […]

Read More
infant gorilla stares back at me!

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 […]

Read More

From Bling to Buddhism: Why You Should Visit Myanmar Now

// November 5, 2012

Absolute Travel’s Bagan Office Just before President Obama takes off on his first overseas trip since his re-election to the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, our very own Holly Monahan scopes out the scene. Myanmar is fast becoming Southeast Asia’s […]

Read More
55campiyakanzi1

Notes from the Road: Katie Losey & Brooke Garnett in Kenya

// March 1, 2010

Absolute Travel’s Katie Losey and Brooke Garnett are currently traveling in Tanzania and Kenya. They are sending us updates from the road… It is a challenge to stand out in New York City, but during November’s marathon, I couldn’t help […]

Read More
60amanfayunhangzhou

Hangzhou on our Minds

// December 23, 2009

We were so thrilled to learn that Amanresorts will be opening a new property in Hangzhou, China, next month! We have long admired Amanresorts’ enthusiasm for local architectual detail and impeccable service, and the Amanfayun looks like it will not […]

Read More
Page 1 of 212