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Where Not to Go in 2017

// January 17, 2017

With so many “where to go in 2017” lists popping up, it’s hard to tell what’s hype and where to find bona fide good travel. We’re weighing in. We’ve been to the places you’re reading about and will tell you […]

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Witness Nature at Its Best on a Conservation Expedition Through the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

// January 6, 2017

It’s a particularly fascinating time to visit some of the richest and most pristine uninhabited islands on our planet: Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Though it’s possible to visit on your own, few have the chance to see them like this: alongside […]

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2016 + 2017: What matters most

// December 28, 2016

You made 2016 another year to remember. As always, it’s travelers like you—those who are itching to see the world and experience its wonders—who make what we do worthwhile. We’re eager to continue the journey in 2017 and have some […]

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2017 Goal: Get to Cuba

// December 21, 2016

“When you can hop on a JetBlue flight NYC to Havana for about $200 I understand the temptation to just wing it. But if you want the most from your Cuba trip, you need someone who can walk you through […]

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We’re in the Spirit!

// December 16, 2016

To spread the holiday joy we’re sharing a few of our favorite moments from 2016: scaling treetops in Borneo (Lauren!), introducing new family members to the stuff of life on a boat ride along the Amalfi Coast (Brian!), and learning […]

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We’re Nominated! Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017

// December 7, 2016

CUE CELEBRATION LAP— we’re nominated! Thank you for helping us get this far. Cast your vote and help determine the winners. By voting you’ll be entered for the chance to win a dream trip for two worth $10,000, to be […]

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A Family Travel Expert’s Toolbox of Tips & Advice

// November 28, 2016

Lola, Leslie’s youngest daughter, climbed Machu Picchu before she could tie her own shoelaces. Her oldest daughter, Ruby, is quick to tell you her favorite city is Dubai, which she’s already visited three times before even graduating high school. Her […]

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Well Read // 5 Best New Global Cookbooks

// November 21, 2016

It’s eating season! With the holidays come lots of excuses to gather friends and family and celebrate what’s good in life—ahem, food. There couldn’t be a better time to add some new recipes to your repertoire. With the help of […]

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Ready for a luxury getaway with the girls? Go here.

// November 15, 2016

A Nicaragua getaway has all the right ingredients to put life on hold: waves worth waking up for, cliffs plunging into the sea, fresh guacamole on demand, private bohios with water views, and pastel-colored colonial cities with cobblestone streets so […]

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Why Travel? A Post-Election Response

// November 11, 2016

When President Obama won his first term in office I was in Mozambique. This was the first presidential election I had voted in and the day of my 21st birthday. I watched the polls roll in on the flickering television […]

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2016’s Standout Hotels

// October 27, 2016

As travel experts one of the questions we get asked the most is, “What hotels are you excited about right now?” There’s so many new hotels on the scene these days it’s hard to keep up. We’re here to dig […]

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There’s always a good reason for a sexy escape. Here’s more.

// October 26, 2016

There’s always a good reason for a sexy escape. Always. After nearly three decades of searching the world over for dreamy trip material, we know a thing or two about how to create an effortlessly indulgent getaway. Here are some […]

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Well Read // 6 best new travel books

// October 24, 2016

A book that brings a place to life can make us want to plan a trip the moment we turn the first page. As we welcome fall in New York City, we’re on the hunt for some great travel books […]

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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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Chile Family Vacation | Our Expert’s 5 Must-Dos

// October 5, 2016

We asked a 7, 12, 17-year old, and two parents what their favorite family vacation was. Their unanimous answer: Chile! Santiago and the Atacama Desert in particular. Why? On a Chile family vacation there are sublime sand dunes to tumble […]

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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 […]

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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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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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