Spices of the Souk: Moroccan Flavors at Home

Spices of the Souk: Moroccan Flavors at Home

If you travel to Morocco and wander its spice souks, be prepared for a highly sensory experience. The amazing aromas of sweet, spicy and smoky set your mouth watering, and a panoply of brilliant colors envelopes you: the rich golden yellow of turmeric, the warm beige of cumin and the deep red of paprika, along with the textures of star anise, cardamom pods and saffron threads.

What’s the history of this extraordinary bounty?

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Newlyweds on the Nile: How We Traveled to Egypt with A&K for Our Honeymoon

Newlyweds on the Nile: How We Traveled to Egypt with A&K for Our Honeymoon

Ashley and her husband at GizaGuest post by Ashley Evans of www.nosegraze.com

In case you didn’t know, my husband and I spent the last week honeymooning in Egypt! It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to share all the pics and deets with you guys!

We booked the trip through a tour group called Abercrombie & Kent. A&K arranged the entire itinerary, took care of all our transportation, and provided most of our meals. Basically we just followed them around and they did all the hard bits.

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Thirty Years After Out of Africa, the Romance Lives On

Thirty Years After Out of Africa, the Romance Lives On

If the phrase, “I had a farm in Africa …” sparks fond memories of the 1985 movie Out of Africa and inspires thoughts of experiencing the epic beauty of Kenya for yourself, why not arrange your own independent Out of Africa safari?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the beloved film, which starred Meryl Streep as the story’s Danish author, Karen Blixen, and Robert Redford as her lover, aristocratic big game hunter Denys Finch Hatton, making it the perfect time to visit some of the places where this epic romance steamed up the Masai Mara.

  • Explore Africa on horseback, galloping among the herds of zebras and giraffes on the open plains of Lewa Downs
  • Enjoy a lovers’ picnic in the exact spot where Meryl Streep and Robert Redford sat for their picnic scene in the movie, and marvel at the stunning view of the Masai Mara below
  • Visit Denys Finch Hatton’s grave — a secret well kept from most visitors — and view a replica of his “Gipsy Moth” bi-plane in Lewa Downs
  • Take off on a flight over the savanna with an expert pilot-guide
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Vogue Recommends Cuba with A&K

With the desire to travel to Cuba greater than ever before, Vogue points to A&K to take you there. “Those eager to see it before people are ordering café con leche from Starbucks should consider Abercrombie & Kent’s people to people tour—all you need is your passport,” writes Vogue’s Kate Guadagnino. “As A&K’s Geoffrey Kent puts it, ‘Visiting on the eve of great change affords a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a culture.’”

Find out more about what A&K has to offer for Cuba travel »

Vogue’s Hottest New Destination: Cuba
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Expert’s Eye: Madrid

Expert’s Eye: Madrid

A&K Tour Director Simon Butler-Madden A&K Tour Director Simon Butler-Madden takes you inside the place he knows best — his hometown, Madrid. Travel to Spain, as this madrileño reveals his favorite sites, place to grab a bite, soak up local culture and unearth treasures in Spain’s capital.

A diplomat specializing in East-West relations before joining Abercrombie & Kent in 1989, Simon has accompanied groups throughout all of Europe and Russia. His involvement in European arts, politics and culture gives him a unique insight that he shares with his travellers. He is a connoisseur of European wines and cuisine, even producing his own olive oil on a small farm in Extremadura, Spain.

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Polar Opposites: Antarctica and the Arctic

Polar Opposites: Antarctica and the Arctic

The differences between Antarctica and the Arctic became evident to Travel Weekly Editor-in-Chief Arnie Weissmann after a recent A&K expedition cruise to the Arctic.

But it is precisely the unexpected scenery and the unpredictability of what will be seen on any given day that gives a trip to the Arctic its cachet. One sees Antarctica on a cruise; one sees the Arctic on an expedition.

“Antarctica is easy,” Capt. Garcia said. “You will always see penguins. You have a rookery, it’s the same place every year. And if for some reason you can’t get there, there is another place you can go. But here, it is challenging. Who knows where the animals are? Every voyage is different. You sail with humility, every time, with open eyes. Nothing is clear.

“And to meet the king of the Arctic, the polar bear, to see it close, even once, is the gift of the voyage.” 

Read about Arnie Weissmann’s adventure here.

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A&K’s Private Jet Journeys Bond New Friends for Life

A&K’s Private Jet Journeys Bond New Friends for Life

An A&K Private Jet Journey means flying to exotic destinations alongside no more than 50 likeminded guests — fellow adventurers with whom you share once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As you crisscross the globe, experiencing the world as few others do, there are endless opportunities to forge lifelong friendships, whether you’re searching for wildlife in Kenya or cruising the verdant Amazon. That bond is clear when Private Jet guests get together and reminisce during exclusive reunion dinners across the U.S. — especially when A&K Founder, Chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent, who travels on many of these journeys himself, joins in.

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Safaris Mean More than Just Africa

Safaris Mean More than Just Africa

For most of us, the phrase “on safari” quickly conjures thoughts of tracking lions, elephants, rhinos and other big game across the African plains. Yet the desire to get up close with nature’s most inspiring wild animal species can take you far beyond the borders of a single country or continent. Since pioneering the luxury safari in East Africa in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent has incorporated the elements of the safari experience into journeys to every corner of the earth. Here are some prime locations for an “alternative safari” with A&K — pith helmet optional.
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