In my new memoir Safari, publishing August 11, I share the story of my life as a traveller and entrepreneur, beginning with my childhood in East Africa where I was born and where A&K began, and continuing across the globe as A&K grew into the world’s premier luxury travel company. Click below to hear me talk about the book in more detail, and pre-order your copy today.
Bustling and serene, timeless yet irrepressibly on the move, India is a country so vast and varied it’s virtually impossible to summarize. Here is just a glimpse of what you’ll experience on Taj Mahal & the Treasures of India, our Luxury Small Group Journey.
While a drop in the Euro means a better exchange rate for you, it also means more Americans will be flocking to Italy this summer. We asked Liam Dunch, A&K’s Product Manager for Europe, for some of the insider info A&K’s local experts use to ensure our guests have a great experience in Italy.
Steer clear of state museums like the Uffizi and Accademia on Tuesdays. There is always a backup of tourists from the weekly museum closures on Mondays. By the same logic, it’s best to avoid the Vatican on Monday since it’s closed on Sunday.
Check museum websites for evening openings. Many tourists are unaware of these time slots.
Avoid visiting the Vatican on a Wednesday afternoon. People often linger after the morning’s weekly Papal audience.
Plan your Colosseum visit for the morning to beat the influx of cruise ship guests that arrive around 11:30 a.m.
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin experienced the gamut of emotions — from laughter and exhilaration to tears and despair — during her climb up Africa’s fabled Mount Kilimanjaro with Abercrombie & Kent. It was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she said of summiting the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, a “life-changing experience” that helped her realize, “What’s most memorable to me won’t be tromping through the snows of Kilimanjaro and reaching the peak. No, when I close my eyes and think of my seven days on Kili: It’s singing. It’s Dismass [my A&K guide]. It’s the breathtaking views of stars overhead. As tough as it is for this goal-driven CNN anchor to admit, it really is about the journey.” Brook wrote about the ten key lessons she took away from that journey in a story published on CNN.com. It’s a worthwhile read for anyone contemplating the momentous climb up Kilimanjaro.