Travel Publications and Press


As a Travel Lifestyle Coach and author of “How to Travel the World Without Quitting Your Job,” April D. Thompson gets to the root of why entrepreneurs and 9-5 women want to travel and their true destination in life. Uncovering theses eye-opening answers incites action for less travel dreaming and more travel doing.

Since the age of 1, Ms. Thompson has been a passport carrying globetrotter and lover of all things cultural exploration. In 2011 it lead her to start Absolute Travel Addict. Her writing has appeared in, Essence Magazine, Trip Advisor for Business, and USA Today among others. She also leverages 8 years of social business sales and digital marketing experience to help travel brands craft ROI-based online marketing strategies that deliver real world results.

When she’s not involved in travel philanthropy projects you can catch her on villa vacations in Spain, Italian culinary expeditions, and music-centered cultural festivals around the globe. She spends her winters on the island of Jamaica, which holds a special place in her heart.

Connect with April at, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Selection of Features

Articles | Interviews & Mentions | Videos | Speaking Engagements

Trip Advisor for Business: 5 Reasons Your Website is Costing You Bookings
Trip Advisor for Business: Digital Etiquette for Travel Companies
Trip Advisor for Business: Best Practices for Getting the Most from Your Social Media Investment
Travel Channel: Jamaica Travel Tips
Travel + Escape: Reggae Sumfest: Jamaica’s Big Music Festival
Travel + Escape: Ano Novo in Rio de Janeiro
Broughton Quarterly Magazine (print): It’s a (Passport) Party Exploring the World in London Five Things I Learned Living in Jamaica Three Tips to Getting Off the Beaten Path Seven Tips to Make Your Travel Dollar Go the Extra Mile

Interviews & Mentions
School Links: Study Abroad Stories
US News: 5 Websites That Will Help You Save on Hotels
Boarding Area: Are travelers giving up on loyalty programs?
US News: 5 Websites that will help you save on hotels
Essence Magazine: Living Large on Less: Road Tripper
US Today/Detroit Free Press: Social-media start-ups bring compatible travelers together Next Stop, Jamaica – One corporate employee’s perspective on Lifestyle Design
Boots n All: Top Tips for Solo Travel for Those Who Have Done It

CNN iReport: Michelle Obama: The iReport Interview
TVOne: Flight Paths to Success: What Kind of Student Were You?
TVOne: Flight Paths to Success: How did you choose your college?
TVOne: Flight Paths to Success: More Videos from the Guide to College
Absolute Travel Addict on Youtube: Epiphanie Clover Camera Bag Review
Absolute Travel Addict on Youtube: Jamaica Fire Water
Absolute Travel Addict on Youtube: Live the Life You Imagined
Speaking Engagements
2012 Meet, Plan, Go — Miami: Panelist/Travel Expert
2011 Conference on Social Media and Tourism, Verona, Italy: Business-to-Consumer Communications Using Social Media

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