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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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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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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’m Anti-World 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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Thailand: 10 Absolute Picks Beyond Your Guidebook

// July 29, 2014

Beyond the breathtaking landscapes of stoic, stepped rice terraces, broad-leafed jungle rooftops, and pillars of rock that defiantly rise from cerulean blue bays; beyond the narrow, bustling city streets pulsing with motorbikes and pungent with the scent of pad thai […]

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At a Glance: Mistura, Peru’s famous food festival

// June 17, 2014

The epicurean movement in Peru, really in South America on the whole, has been deliciously dramatic…pun intended. Lima, now considered a gastronomical capital in the region, celebrates this development by hosting Mistura, today one of the world’s largest food festivals. […]

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Papua New Guinea Event | Curious Birds You Never Knew Existed with Bruce Beehler

// June 6, 2014

Join Absolute Travel & Papua New Guinea Tourism for a spectacular event: Curious Birds You Never Knew Existed with Smithsonian’s Bruce Beehler. We will also be welcoming two cultural representatives from Papua New Guinea: Mundiya Kepanga, hailing from the Huli […]

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Persepolis is Overrated | by Stacey Sullivan

// June 6, 2014

Persepolis is overrated. There, I said it. Sure it is an awe-inspiring archeological treasure that never ceases to amaze and delight even those with the highest of expectations. One is not surprised to learn that Persepolis was among the first […]

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A Letter to Amanyara

// May 16, 2014

There are moments that color your life, and there are moments that define it. I believe wholeheartedly that fresh experiences propel me into life’s rapture–they remove me from my comfort zone, challenge me, and stay with me in the background […]

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Blaine’s on the Blog | 4 Convincing Reasons Nicaragua Should be Your Next Getaway

// May 14, 2014

Absolute Travel’s Blaine Anderson skips a chilly NYC weekend and opts to head south to Nicaragua with her family and friends. Learn about her can’t miss hotels, the best way to start the day, and her attempt to join a […]

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Raas Hotel, India

13 Design-Inspired Hotels You Want to Visit

// May 12, 2014

Design can be an integral part of any resort experience. It can often set the entire tone of your journey, as the hotel is the starting point of any itinerary. Where you choose to stay provides an incredible sense of […]

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Rare and Special: Suzanne Pope Takes Her First Trip to Africa

// May 8, 2014

I felt incredibly small just barely poking out over our 4×4, standing barefoot next to my tall Maasai guide wrapped in a bright red and blue plaid shuka. The red and green savannah stretched out for miles as far as […]

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Why What’s In Your Mug Could Save the World

// April 28, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23rd Absolute Travel and The Culture-ist were proud to co-host an evening at the lovely infini-T CafĂ© and Spice Souk in Princeton for a travel reading featuring writers, David Farley, Charu Suri, Tom Downey, and Absolute! In […]

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