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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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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 […]

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Holly’s on Travel + Leisure’s A-List for Thailand! What it means for your next vacation

// August 29, 2016

When heading to a foreign country for the first time, we bet you’ve wished for a local connection to give you the inside scoop. Holly can be that connection for you. She was just named to Travel + Leisure’s A-List […]

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GALÁPAGOS: Happiness Found Here | By Meghan Black

// August 25, 2016

Off the plane and walking the sizzling airstrip on a burnt-out volcanic island, I have that “holy crap” adrenaline feeling only touching down in a place unlike anywhere I’ve been before can give me. (Better than a first kiss.) Darwin’s […]

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Real travel is still out there. Ecuador has it. | By Meghan Black

// August 23, 2016

Ecuador is one of the world’s last sleeper hits. Think of Ecuador and what comes to mind? If walking trees, shaman ghosts, and the dance of the blue-footed boobies didn’t soar to the top, then your expectations aren’t set high […]

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