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One of the Greatest Conservation Projects of Our Time | Emilie Lee Paints the Prairie

// April 16, 2015

Today’s post is from the talented artist Emilie Lee. We met Emilie at an event in New York this fall. A quick chat about conservation and art led to a bigger discussion about one of our favorite conservation projects—Montana’s American […]

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A Life Underwater: Q&A with Aquanaut & Undersea Explorer Ian Koblick

// April 1, 2015

He’s spent days alongside Fidel Castro on his private island, built the world’s first underwater hotel, and discovered underwater graveyards. Absolute Travel sits down with undersea explorer, Ian Koblick, who’s bringing his passion for the seas, and the chance to […]

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A Love Story of A Different Kind

// February 13, 2015

Dwarika’s Hotel is a love letter to Nepal. The property is literally built from Nepal’s past, out of ancient relics lovingly rescued by founder Dwarika Das Shrestha. The story begins in 1952. After witnessing two men in Kathmandu use the […]

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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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// February 2, 2015

…about being different! We’ve tried to distinguish ourselves from the rest since our company’s beginnings 26 years ago. There’s no better feeling than knowing you celebrate our originality too! “I was incredibly honored when I learned we were named Travel […]

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If You Only Watch One Thing This Week, Make It This—Goosebumps Guaranteed

// January 27, 2015

Note: Day Passes, Saturday Day & Evening Combo Tickets, and Saturday Day Tickets are all SOLD OUT; Thursday and Friday Passses STILL AVAILABLE! Purchase them here. We believe in the power of film to protect our planet. In need of […]

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Absolute Air | The UnGoogleable Luxury Air Service

// January 26, 2015

We’re sharing the flight experiences you didn’t even know existed (and may want to forget about next time you’re stuck in a cramped seat!). Keep up with our Million-Mile certified air director, Todd Bliwise—an encyclopedia of firsthand knowledge—as he tests […]

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The World’s Most Thrilling Workouts You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

// December 31, 2014

As we come to the close of the holiday season, priming for tonight’s New Year’s resolutions, it’s likely the topics of “bucket-lists” and “fitness goals” are heavy in the air. With this week’s installment of The Image Project, we invite […]

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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 […]

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His + Hers: The Definitive Safari Packing List

// December 8, 2014

Here’s looking at you chic safari mavens and rugged-luxe chaps! If packing is an art form, then the safari bag is every packer’s masterpiece. But as many safari goers will attest, this is far easier said than done! With varied […]

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Unwrap a Story: 14 Gifts that are More than They Appear

// November 21, 2014

There’s something so sweet about receiving a gift that is more than it appears—that is from the source and of the source, that is really a story ensconced in an object. As specialists in going to the source to unearth […]

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The Image Project: View From Above

// October 29, 2014

One of the greatest virtues of travel is that it allows us to experience our surroundings from an entirely new perspective. When navigating the market alleys of Cambodia, suddenly going for groceries takes on new meaning. When traveling by camel […]

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Dyan deNapoli | Penguin Hero, TED speaker & Leader of Absolute’s First Explorers Club Expedition

// October 15, 2014

She has hand-raised more penguin chicks than she can count, helped manage the largest animal rescue in history and has an astounding amount of passion and compassion which is clear the second you meet her. We’re honored that penguin expert, […]

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Explore the Galapagos & Ecuador while Supporting the Arts through the Princess Grace Foundation-USA

// October 7, 2014

Absolute Travel is proud to support emerging talent in Film and the Performing Arts at the 30th Annual Princess Grace Foundation-USA Gala. The gala honors deserving individuals and helps raise funds for the foundation through live and silent auctions. This […]

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Absolute Travel Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust Marathon Feature

210 Miles, $40,000, Edward Norton & a Lot of Heart

// October 3, 2014

We did it! We pounded 210 miles of pavement between us from Staten Island to Central Park for the Maasai, chatted with actor and activist Edward Norton and Maasai warrior Samson Parashina on the link between conservation and travel, and […]

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Discovery Awaits: Absolute Partners with The Explorers Club

// September 30, 2014

By land, sea, air, and space, The Explorers Club has strived to preserve the instinct to explore since 1904. With members including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, club “firsts” include first to the moon, […]

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The Intrigue of Vik

// September 25, 2014

What does it take to create a truly outstanding hotel? In November, Absolute Travel’s Robyn Mark, husband Nick, and their adorable son Alex (7 months old!) set out to discover the answer with two weeks at the Uruguayan and Chilean […]

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Party + Raffle + Maasai = An Absolute Celebration!

// September 17, 2014

A few years ago, we visited the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust’s property, Campi ya Kanzi, in Kenya. While trekking through a nearby cloud forest, we learned that one of our guides had finished the NYC Marathon within two minutes of […]

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SAVE ME A SEAT! Thai-One-On at NYC’s Four Seasons Restaurant 10-14-14

// September 15, 2014

If food is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to understand and appreciate other cultures, Thailand may take the cake for the ultimate destination. Absolute Travel and our friends at yellowchair, a social foodie network site, have created […]

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The Image Project: Otherworldly Landscapes

// September 11, 2014

We 100% promise that the places in this week’s installment of The Image Project, a biweekly post that focuses on the power of the image to inspire, truly exist on our beautiful planet! No rolling green valleys or lakeside sunsets […]

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