Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer Available for Presale Now

SAFARI: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer Available for Presale Now

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.

I also invite you to follow my travels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the places that inspire me.

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Avoid the Crowds in Italy This Summer with These Insider Tips

Avoid the Crowds in Italy This Summer with These Insider Tips

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.

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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: “10 Things I Learned on Kilimanjaro”

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: 10 Things I Learned on Kilimanjaro

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.

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