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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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Why Brooke’s clients are ahead of the game & why she made Travel + Leisure’s A-List, again

// August 15, 2016

The travel equivalent of standing on the Olympic podium? Travel + Leisure’s A-List. Brooke was just named to the list for the fourth consecutive year. It’s rare to find travel advice this honest and helpful. Brooke isn’t swayed by the […]

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WHAT ELEPHANTS WANT YOU TO KNOW | a quick guide

// August 12, 2016

We’re not elephants. But, we’ve picked up a lot while spending time with them over the years, and have a good guess what they would say if they could. You have questions about the best way to protect them. We […]

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Land Snorkeling | Walk, ride, canoe the greatest American land conservation project of our time

// August 12, 2016

What is land snorkeling? We had never heard of it either! Simplicity at its best, land snorkeling describes the meditative practice of crossing the land at a leisurely pace, taking in the vastness while also observing the tiny wonders all […]

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Peru through the lens of a first timer | By Katie Lotz

// July 26, 2016

Peru blew me away. I was skeptical. I’ve been obsessed with Asia for the past 6 years: I’ve taught English to college students in China’s countryside; marveled at the Taj Mahal and Ladakh monasteries in India; been blessed by a […]

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Why Every New Yorker Needs Ananda in the Himalayas

// July 18, 2016

If you’ve found yourself impulsively hitting refresh on your phone for notifications or wishing for one night a week of solid, uninterrupted sleep—here’s looking at you, New York—it may be time to

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BIG award, BIG thanks to you! Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

// July 12, 2016

It feels like we’re still celebrating our Travel + Leisure’s #1 World’s Best Tour Operator 2013, and we’re proud to announce last week we were named to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operator 2016 List once again. We are […]

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Italy, beyond Sicily. Include a visit here.

// June 17, 2016

When we asked Martina, our savvy Europe expert, where she wants to send every traveler (and visit again and again herself) her answer was immediate and unwavering: Puglia, Italy. Here’s why: FOOD “Fresh, locally grown, made with love.” Order platefuls […]

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The New Europe: meet the expert who will change how you travel Europe

// May 5, 2016

Meet Martina Reznick, Absolute Travel’s newest travel expert. She’s pioneering “The New Europe,” our take on traveling Europe in a fresh way, every time. She dedicates her travels to knowing the fine details that take years to uncover—the ideal order […]

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Here’s how your vacation helps the planet

// April 22, 2016

You travel because it’s magic stuff. It brings out the best in people. It leads to experiences so extraordinary looking back we have to think twice whether or not they were real. They were, and we all want more. We […]

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Honeymoon-Worthy Escapes

// April 13, 2016

There’s always a good reason for a sexy escape. Always. Go to get the sparks flying with your significant other, to treat yourself on a solo adventure, or for a luxury vacation with friends. After nearly three decades of searching […]

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Conservation Event in NYC: Warlords of Ivory Screening, Q&A & Private Dinner (Space Limited)

// April 12, 2016

***This event is sold out!*** Some of the world’s most dedicated conservationists are coming to New York City to share their stories, recent projects, and powerful insights with you. Join us at the CORE: Club this Monday, April 18th for […]

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7 Ways to Keep Up With Us

// March 23, 2016

Keep up with us wherever, whenever, for the freshest insider travel tips. Click below to follow us. @absolutetravel #traveldifferently Want more inspiring travel stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter.

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Rio Olympics: The Ultimate Guide

// March 18, 2016

Rio’s possibly the sexiest city on earth. Add the world’s most addictive competition and it’s a home run vacation. This is a drop-everything-and-just-go kind of trip—the ultimate reason to use up your vacation days. Commit and you’ll be courtside for […]

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