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These free transit tours will have you wishing for “bad” flight connections

By David Derrick, Director of Air Product at Airtreks Often the best option to fly between cities will be via another city.  Most people will just want to make the quickest connections they can. If you’re curious and have some spare time, you can always explore stopping over for a few days. But if you are […]

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Best Travel Websites Everyone Should Know About (and use)

Ah, the 21st century. It doesn’t seem possible we made it through the stone ages of the nineties without the online conveniences we currently have. But we did, and now here’s a list of the best travel websites to use as tools to enhance your trip, as a modern international traveler. Make your traveling life, […]

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3 Travel Planning Websites That Will Make Your Life Easier

It may be hard to accept that with the recent proliferation of travel planning websites it’s actually become more difficult to find a good one, but it stands to reason the more choices one has, the harder it is to choose between them. When it comes to RTW travel planning, yes, there are hundreds of […]

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Take Your Kids Traveling – Tips from “Have Baby, Will Travel”

Have Baby Will Travel brings a highly recommended source for encouragement for parents looking to travel. Their The 5 Ts to Happy Travel with Your Tots article shows that much can be navigated along the roads of family travel if you’re prepared. Corinne, the engine behind this great family travel blog, gives you what you […]

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Two Great Sources for a Good Night’s Sleep

When you’re butterflying around the avenues of the world sometimes accommodations fall into your lap, like teardrops from the cambered cheek of Morpheus. But most of the time you’re very much on your own when it comes to laying down your weary head. Over in the AirTreks travel store we’re showcasing a couple really great […]

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Get to Know Global Basecamps

In case you hadn’t heard, one of our most valued partners is Global Basecamps, a provider of unique, privately run and sustainable properties and tours around the world. Today we’ll be featuring a question and answer session with Ali, GBC’s marketing coordinator, to get a better idea about what they do over there and how […]

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Project Chronicles Airport Carpeting Around the World!

Airports are not normally known for their bedazzling carpets, I’d say more for the glistening and sterile surfaces that let your luggage glide across ever so silkily. But this website may change the way you look at airport flooring forever. Carpets for Airports has started a project to document the patterns seen on airport floors […]

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Travel Reads Around the Web

It’s been a while since I’ve provided a roundup of web content for the steadfast and much loved readers of the AirTreks Travel Blog, so in effort to give a little back, here’s what I’ve been chewing on of late: Matador Network has written a thorough review of the new and very modern Mango Passport […]

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Top 150 Student Travel Blogs As Compiled by CollegeScholarships.org

It’s a rallying cry after (and during) college: go out and fry up your traveling chops before the world turns you all soft in the midsection. And the kids are doing it more and more, made easier in no small part by the wealth of resources available to them – they run deep and vast. […]

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The Career Break – Your Definitive Moment to See the World

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post called Doing Difficult Trips in which I talked about how traveling on complicated itineraries was getting a foothold in the public’s conscious, challenging the aging mentality of there-and-back-again travel. Of course, in order to do “difficult trips” you’ll need some extra time, for which the available solution […]

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An App That Tells You Where that Plane’s Going?

It’s a good time to be a techie traveler. Hot off the release of an image language translator comes a very cool app for your smartphone that tells you details about the planes in the sky. If you’ve ever looked up and dreamed about the plane’s destination, well, now you have more information to find […]

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Rolf Potts’ No Baggage Challenge – Taking Packing Light to a Ridiculous Extreme

Think you’re a light packer? Be prepared to be humiliated. Essential travel writer Rolf Potts started a masterly conceived project/publicity stunt this weekend to draw attention to both the exorbitant world of modern baggage fees and to show that “what we experience in life is more important than what we bring with us”. Potts is […]