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Our Team

Luxury Travel Advisors

Our team of luxury travel specialists have spent almost three decades in the travel industry, and our knowledge of the world’s most inspiring places is unrivaled. We are experienced, opinionated, and discerning, and we believe that travel is one of life’s ultimate joys—it never fails to thrill us, expand our perspectives, or fill us with wonder and gratitude. We love exploring the world, and we know it intimately.

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We’ve ridden motorcycles through Bangkok’s storied alleyways, paid our respects to Maasai warriors in Tanzania, danced through sunset and sunrise in Ipanema Beach, and sung as loud as we could as we crossed the Jordanian desert because the only other soul within miles was our camel, and we knew he’d never report just how terrible we sounded. Every person on our staff had their lives altered by travel; we abandoned our original plans—Wall Street, law school, you name it—because we took a life-changing journey, and now all we want to do is create life-changing journeys for other people.

Our diverse staff includes award-winning travel advisers who specialize in areas such as wellness, family travel, and safaris, and in different areas of the world, such as Bhutan and Tunisia. We have offices in New York, Cape Town, and Bangkok to make sure that our global knowledge is current and cutting-edge. We are always on the move, visiting places for the fifth or first time to make sure we can provide you with the most up-to-date and exciting travel recommendations so that you don’t just skim the surface of a country, but explore its depths. We know the best restaurants in Buenos Aires, Cape Town, and Tokyo, and we can actually get you a table at that Michelin-starred hole-in-the-wall. We know the most stunning jungle resorts in Thailand, Brazil, and Madagascar, the hippest galleries in Istanbul, Rio, and Phnom Penh, the best vineyards in New Zealand, the most luxurious yacht in the Galapagos, and even how to find Papua New Guinea’s “lost” tribes.

Seeing the world has enriched our lives in ways we can’t ever measure, and we believe that seeing the world with us will do the same for you. Give us a call and tell us where you want to go—we’ll share our stories, adventures, and expert opinions, and make informed recommendations that you won’t find anywhere else.

We are happy to work with travel agencies and travel companies who want to offer their clients the kind of extraordinary journeys that we specialize in. Additionally, if you are someone who prefers to work with a particular travel agent or travel adviser, we can easily coordinate and consult with them so you can take part in the unparalleled experiences that only we offer.

“We pride ourselves on being passionate, experienced, and opinionated when it comes to travel. Our team circles the globe providing us with cutting-edge destination knowledge and our clients with a personalized well-planned journey complete with expert guides, genuine encounters, superb culinary experiences, and the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy at the end of the day. Enjoy!”

Ken Fish, Absolute Travel President

Ken Fish

– President & Founder

Ken Fish

Most Recent Trip

The Netherlands, France and Switzerland

Favorite Trip Experience

The privilege of being with my friends and family in some of the most fabulous places around the world.

Next Trip

On tour with The Stones

Greg Chan

– Operations Coordinator

Greg Chan

Most Recent Trip

Grand Cayman

Favorite Trip Experience

Horseback-riding on the beach at Cabo San Lucas as the sun went down.

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Montréal

Ilene Furman-Lynch

– Administration Manager

Ilene Furman-Lynch

Most Recent Trip

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Favorite Trip Experience

My unforgettable destination wedding in the Bahamas, where I was surrounded by family and friends.

Next Trip

Bermuda and Belize

Christie Mealo

– Systems Analyst

Christie Mealo

Most Recent Trip

Northern Italy and Bavarian Germany

Favorite Trip Experience

Would have to be skydiving over Queenstown, New Zealand or spending the weekend on the beaches around Sanur, Bali snorkeling and relaxing with friends.

Next Trip

Bolivia & Chile

Maryana Dudkina

– Sales Associate & Cuba Expert

Maryana Dudkina

Most Recent Trip

Cuba

Favorite Trip Experience

Watching the sun rise above the clouds at the summit of Maui's Haleakala, and then watching the sun set above the clouds from my flight home that same night.

Next Trip

France & the UK

Guy Chirico

– Chief Operating Officer | General Counsel

Guy Chirico

Most Recent Trip

Thailand

Favorite Trip Experience

Traveling to Chumporn to meet Kuhn Meh for the first time.

Next Trip

Bali

Laura Bottone

– Sales Associate

Laura Bottone

Most Recent Trip

New Zealand

Favorite Trip Experience

Arriving in Munich on a snowy night and taking shelter in a local beer hall with good food, great people and a large stein of beer.

Next Trip

Nicaragua

Wendy Goldsmith

– Operations Associate

Wendy Goldsmith

Most Recent Trip

Skiing in Vermont

Favorite Trip Experience

Being greeted by smiles each morning in the Kibera slum. Despite having so little, optimism prevailed.

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Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe

Lauren Wright

– Sales Associate

Lauren Wright

Most Recent Trip

Peninsular Malaysia & Malaysian Borneo

Favorite Trip Experience

Exploring the remote Chachapoyas region of Peru on horseback and on foot; and indulging in freshly shucked oysters, cheese, and champagne roadside in Marshall, CA.; tracking wild orangutans in Borneo.

Next Trip

Basque Country

Annie Reilly

– Operations Associate

Annie Reilly

Most Recent Trip

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Favorite Trip Experience

Joining the crowds during Perahera in Sri Lanka. It’s the most festive time of year—the streets are packed and parades of dancers, drummers and fire throwers are constant.

Next Trip

Iceland