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

// January 16, 2015

In need of a dose of inspiration for the possibilities of life and the wonders of our planet? Plenty is promised to be on tap at this year’s New York WILD Film Festival. The 2 minute trailer is heart-stopping alone. […]

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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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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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Think Deeply about India with Author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo

// September 8, 2014

From the maze-like markets laced with the scent of cardamom and garam masala, heaps of cerulean blue powder, marigold garlands, and traffic-stopping adorned cows, to the stoic marble plateaus and laced jollies of the temples; from the bustling nightlife of […]

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The Image Project: When the World Glows

// August 25, 2014

It is difficult to imagine anything more beautiful than how it may appear if the stars were to drop from the night sky and scatter across the ground before you. The idea sounds like something from a fairytale, but those […]

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Beaming with Pride: Travel + Leisure Names Brooke Garnett to their 2014 A-List—Again!

// August 20, 2014

She is a dive master, photographer, GoPro-er, chef, marathoner…we could be here all day! Brooke is also one of 133 travel advisers named to Travel + Leisure’s elite list noted by the highly acclaimed magazine as “the most informed and […]

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$28,000 in Cheers! A Chilean Wine Tour for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts

// August 18, 2014

Absolute Travel raises a glass to Sun Valley Center for the Arts in celebration of their success raising $1.4 million in this year’s annual Wine Auction, with $28,000 generated from Absolute Travel’s Chilean Wine Journey! The auction, which is held […]

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Why I Am Anti-Elephant Day | by Katie Losey

// August 12, 2014

I don’t want to belittle World Elephant Day; if anything I believe it should be an extra 364 days a year. Today has the best of intentions, but unfortunately one day for elephants is not enough. We’re living during an […]

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The Image Project | Ultimate Picnic Spots

// August 5, 2014

Picnic—just the word alone is joyfully buoyant, a bounce of syllables that signifies savoring the moment.

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