Absolute Travel Blog

The Many Colors of India’s “Blue City”

// September 14, 2010

After a compelling visit to Ranakpur’s revered Jain Temples, Absolute Travel’s Brooke Garnett continued on her drive through Rajasthan – an entertaining voyage where a non-stop stream of life unfolded outside her windows until she arrived on a completely different […]

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Transported by Burma

// September 1, 2010

When venturing to new destinations, many visitors want to be transported – literally and figuratively – often seeking a land untouched or trodden by outsiders. While such destinations are becoming more difficult to find in our increasingly globalized world, my […]

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Vietnam: Brilliantly in Flux

// August 5, 2010

Tucked away under their distinctive conical hats, you rarely see their faces. Virtually every inch of them covered in hopes to keep the unrelenting eastern sun from darkening their skin, giving away their identity as a worker. But elusive glances […]

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Vietnam: Brilliantly in Flux

// August 5, 2010

Tucked away under their distinctive conical hats, you rarely see their faces. Virtually every inch of them covered in hopes to keep the unrelenting eastern sun from darkening their skin, giving away their identity as a worker. But elusive glances […]

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Another Side of Iran

// June 28, 2010

Ken’s heart was pounding as he ventured off on his own through the foothills of Iran’s dramatic mountainside, no one else in sight, gazing at the Saint Stephanos Monastery from above. It wasn’t the altitude or the solitude that had […]

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Another Side of Iran

// June 28, 2010

Ken’s heart was pounding as he ventured off on his own through the foothills of Iran’s dramatic mountainside, no one else in sight, gazing at the Saint Stephanos Monastery from above. It wasn’t the altitude or the solitude that had […]

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Hold a Panda, Behold the Buddha – a special day out from Chengdu!

// May 19, 2010

After traveling throughout China while living in Beijing for eight years, followed by countless return trips to China over 13 years with Absolute Travel, Lisa Sun is firmly established as an expert on all the must-see spots and hidden gems […]

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Barefoot Elegance Awaits on Bahia’s Pristine Cacoa Coast

// May 12, 2010

While most visitors to Brazil put sexy Rio, the historically rich Salvador, and the natural beauty of Iguassu Falls on their short list, we suggest adding a visit to the exquisite Txai Resort on Bahia’s undeveloped Cacoa coast to make […]

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Back from Burma: The Situation Firsthand

// April 29, 2010

As I continued along my Southeast Asia circuit, Burma also made headlines. While celebrating the Thingyan water festival for the Burmese new year last week, a bombing took place in the former capital of Yangon (Rangoon), killing and injuring several […]

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Just back from Thailand and Burma (Myanmar): Matt’s Inside Scoop

// April 27, 2010

I am back in New York City after a two-week whirlwind trip through Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). With all that has been going on in the Land of Smiles and the Land of Pagodas over the past few weeks, we […]

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Absolutely Amantaka: Luang Prabang

// April 2, 2010

  Regarded a UNESCO World Cultural site and considered “the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia,” Luang Prabang has a network of planners and architects that are working hard to keep it that way. Unlike most uncovered gems, developments are occurring […]

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All About Adelaide, Australia

// March 23, 2010

Though most Australia-bound travelers tend to focus on major attractions like Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia’s smaller cities are extremely charming and are well worth a visit. One of our favorite lesser known cities is […]

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Migrations…

// March 4, 2010

Absolute Travel’s Katie Losey and Brooke Garnett are currently traveling in Tanzania and Kenya. They are sending us updates from the road… Living in New York City means that I often tend to prioritize efficiency and speed, but the opportunities […]

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Notes from the Road: Katie Losey & Brooke Garnett in Kenya

// March 1, 2010

Absolute Travel’s Katie Losey and Brooke Garnett are currently traveling in Tanzania and Kenya. They are sending us updates from the road… It is a challenge to stand out in New York City, but during November’s marathon, I couldn’t help […]

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The Zambezi Queen

// February 2, 2010

Last week, I was thrilled when some representatives from the Zambezi Queen, a new African river safari vessel, came to our offices to talk about their product. I am very excited about this option and think it would be a […]

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Haiti Street Art

Help for Haiti

// January 13, 2010

Though Haiti is not among the destinations in our portfolio, we were (like most people) very upset to learn of the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the island nation yesterday. Death toll estimates are running into the hundreds of […]

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