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The Siam Suite

Bangkok’s Next Great Luxury Retreat: The Siam

// February 10, 2013

Now that I’m here in Bangkok, I was excited to visit The Siam Hotel, newly-opened and generating a lot of buzz on the hotel scene. Their private longtail boat took me up the Chao Phraya River to the pretty green […]

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Katie Losey says, “My Blood Runs Swiss”

// October 17, 2012

Absolute Travel’s Katie Losey heads to the heart of Switzerland for the Adventure Travel World Summit and gets in touch with her Swiss roots over cows, cheese, and the sweet smell of manure. My grandfather’s Border Collie, Birdie, would emphatically […]

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The Campbell House Redefines Luxury in Penang, Malaysia

// October 2, 2012

The Campbell House represents a new breed of heritage boutique hotel, offering luxury services that add real value to the experiences of each guest that comes through its doors. Though the building served as a hotel since the early 1900s, […]

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Absolute Travel Photo Contest | Winner & Honorable Mentions

// September 24, 2012

The Absolute Travel Photo Contest entries, below, allowed us to see the world through your own distinctive lens: an encounter with a shaman in Botswana, a quiet moment between a rescued elephant and her savior in Thailand, a young boy […]

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Holly Monahan: Based in Bangkok

// August 16, 2012

Absolute Travel’s staff frequently travels the world to stay current on the newest and best experiences for clients. In that spirit, our Luxury Travel Sales Manager, Holly Monahan, is relocating to Asia this month to spend the next year immersed […]

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Liberia and Its Legacy

// July 26, 2012

Over the course of my twenty years in the travel business I’ve been privileged to visit many places completely off the grid, watching them develop into trendsetting hot spots. Cambodia comes to mind. When Ken Fish led his first journey […]

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hippos int he water in Peru

Absolute Travel Photo Contest Win a Deluxe Trip to Peru!

// July 17, 2012

Dig up your travel photos–one of them could win you an inspiring journey to Peru, one of the world’s most photogenic and extraordinary destinations. We’re looking for photos conveying a strong sense of place, unrehearsed moments, a spectacular landscape—images that […]

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Seven Days with our Africa Insider

// June 8, 2012

Wherever we travel—from unfamiliar neighborhoods of New York City to the winding medinas of Marrakech—we value a local’s opinion. What you thought was a familiar city takes on new life when you’ve got the inside scoop and recommendations of a […]

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From Midtown to Mozambique: 6 Reasons to Make the Trip!

// May 9, 2012

There’s no mistaking the chief perk of my job: exploring the world’s most far-flung corners while indulging at one extraordinary hotel after another. So when choosing my next destination—this trip with my boyfriend, Nathan, I was faced with a decision […]

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What’s Your Everest?

// May 2, 2012

We all have passions and dreams that more often than not get buried beneath the more “immediate” needs of everyday life. Even the most transient thought of pursuing these goals can make us come alive, but how many of us […]

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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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Back from Burma: The Situation Firsthand

// April 29, 2010

As I continued along my Southeast Asia circuit, Burma also made headlines. While celebrating the Thingyan water festival for the Burmese new year last week, a bombing took place in the former capital of Yangon (Rangoon), killing and injuring several […]

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Just back from Thailand and Burma (Myanmar): Matt’s Inside Scoop

// April 27, 2010

I am back in New York City after a two-week whirlwind trip through Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). With all that has been going on in the Land of Smiles and the Land of Pagodas over the past few weeks, we […]

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Natalie Nevares: Magical Morocco

// October 19, 2009

I just returned from Morocco and I am so excited to share this North African jewel with fellow travelers while I am still glowing from all the glorious sunshine and delicious tagine! Morocco is a relatively short flight (7 hours […]

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// August 14, 2009

“Watch your step!” Denis signaled to me. Something was rustling in the brush a few feet in front of us. Suddenly I could see what was causing the commotion: a pair of brown eyes peered at me through the branches […]

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// June 26, 2009

Mauritius is primarily known as a post-safari beach getaway for visitors to South Africa but it can also be paired with Dubai or Madagascar and could even be a wonderful stand-alone holiday destination. But what does Mauritius have to offer […]

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// June 26, 2009

by Jessica Rizzolo I have always been intrigued by alternative healing and spirituality, so I was thrilled to spend some time recently at Ananda in the Himalayas in India. Located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range in the […]

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// May 29, 2009

My two traveling companions and I started our three-week trip to Mali in Djenne. Djenne is the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa; it is located on an island between the Bani and Niger rivers. On Monday, visitors can stop […]

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