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An Absolute Stampede: Why We’re Putting Our Foot Down for Elephants

// April 15, 2014

We absolutely refuse to be the generation that allows elephants to disappear from Africa’s forests and savannas. That’s why Absolute Travel is putting our foot down in the fight for Africa’s elephants, literally. On April 26th, our downtown SoHo office […]

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Notes from Senegal: My American Jewish World Service Study Tour Experience | by Cheryl Peress

// April 10, 2014

On a recent one week study tour sponsored by American Jewish World Service (AJWS), with the assistance of Absolute Travel, I became fully immersed in the magical world of Senegal—its people, its culture and its struggles to forge peace and […]

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The Getaway Colder than a NYC Winter & Why Kari Can’t Wait to Go Back

// April 8, 2014

When most people were looking to tropical beaches to escape this year’s crazy winter, Kari Madden was doing the exact opposite. She packed her bags for snowy Alaska where her cousin was about to compete in the Last Great Race […]

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An Exclusive Q&A with Stacey Sullivan

// March 27, 2014

Meet our newest team member, Stacey, and learn about the fruit that made her bleed, California’s unmissable cemetery, and the guy who isn’t shy about greeting her with an insane-freak-out-love-attack when she gets home. What is something quirky we should […]

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Introduce a Child to Conservation with J.Crew’s New Kids’ T-Shirt for the Elephants

// March 12, 2014

Three words: orphaned baby elephant. That is all you need to know about J.Crew’s sweetest t-shirt, designed by Brooklyn-based illustrator, Hugo Guinness. As part of their Garments for Good initiative, 100% of the net proceeds will go towards our friends […]

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An Exclusive Q&A with Chem Chem: Slow Safaris, an Ancient Corridor & the Wild Animal Who Moved In

// February 20, 2014

When luxury travel specialist Brooke Garnett visited Kenya and Tanzania last month, she had hundreds of luxury safari lodges to choose from. After this exclusive Q&A, you’ll understand why she chose Chem Chem Safari Lodge and designed this exclusive trip […]

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// February 20, 2014

Our new CLICK FOR CONSERVATION campaign is simply just our way of caring and sharing. The world has been kind to us over the past 25 years that we’ve been in business, and now it’s our turn to give back, […]

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Pelican Selfie: One beak. One GoPro. One unique journey.

// February 5, 2014

Absolute Travel’s Brooke Garnett spent 15 days exploring Kenya and Tanzania, so maybe you have an idea about the wildlife that stopped her in her tracks. You’d probably guess she’d gush over the moment she locked eyes with a curious […]

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Beyond Memoirs of a Geisha: Five Other Great Japan Novels

// January 17, 2014

On the occasion of his sixth trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, one of our Japan specialists, Brian Lonergan, offers some of his favorite novels about one of the most exciting destinations in Asia. A Tale for the […]

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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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Survivors, in every sense of the word

// October 29, 2013

In honor of tonight’s benefit for Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT), we’re taking a look back at Absolute Travel President Ken Fish’s field trip to PSOT headquarters to chat with the program’s director, Dr. Allen Keller. In the […]

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Family Travel Specialist, Leslie Overton’s, 5 Must-Dos in Chile

// October 3, 2013

Last month Leslie Overton, Absolute Travel’s general manager (and CondĂ© Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Family Travel for the past seven years) earned her title even more when she swept her family away for one last summer hurrah down […]

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