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If The World Were Flat – 3 Routes to Get Around a Hypothetical Planet

The around the world travel idea has been popping up a lot lately, and outside its admittedly tight-knit circles. More and more people are pushing the comfortable borders of Europe when not more than 20 years ago only the most adventurous American would consider traveling elsewhere. These days anywhere is fair game. Yes, people are […]

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100% New Zealand

New Zealand has been appearing in my consciousness a lot recently — a couple of my friends just returned from there and at least one fellow travel-blogger has written from there recently. Why? Call it synchronicity, or perhaps it’s the summer weather or the overall draw of this amazing nation. There’s no denying the splendor, […]

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12 Destinations Where Your Dollar Will Go Further in 2016

Updated October 19, 2016 So where’s the US dollar worth the most? The website Saving For Travel has a handy tool to help travelers know what expenses will be like (on average for budget travelers) in different countries around the world.  Another good site for budgeting your expenses is Numbeo.com  – use it to compare the cost […]

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A Bridge-Lover’s Round the World Trip

In his Jan 14 post, travel blogger Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape listed a series of “10 Incredible Bridge Walks” around the world. Since I’m an admitted RTW-ophile, I couldn’t help but envision the bridges as a theme trip. These beautiful open-to-pedestrians bridges, when assembled in a series, would make one amazing round the world […]

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10 Common Stops on an Around the World Ticket (and where you should go instead)

There’s a lot to be said for Number 2 on an around the world ticket. It can even outshine Number 1 simply because it’s passed over by those looking for “the best”. Number 2 is your own private thing, the choice without the noise and chaos that comes from being on top. Let it be […]

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Missives from Oaxaca – pt 4

Part IV of our series of guest posts from San Francisco native Susan Coss as she returns to Mexico after a year-long hiatus. Missives from Oaxaca documents her month-long stay in the southern Mexican town. Click to read part I, part II and part III. And so it is the eve of my departure and of course the […]

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Missives from Oaxaca – pt 3. A day in Veracruz

Part III of our series of guest posts from San Francisco native Susan Coss as she returns to Mexico after a year-long hiatus. Missives from Oaxaca documents her month-long stay in the southern Mexican town. Click to read part I and part II. Seriously, time is flying here… I cannot believe I’m down to my last 6 […]

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Missives from Oaxaca – pt 2

Part II of our series of guest posts from San Francisco native Susan Coss as she returns to Mexico after a year-long hiatus.  Missives from Oaxaca documents her month-long stay in the southern Mexican town. You can read part I here. Oh the time is passing too quickly!!! I am happy to report that the GREAT OAXACAN REPAVING […]

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Destination Tuesday – The Galapagos Islands

When Charles Darwin boarded Robert FitzRoy’s HMS Beagle in 1831 he had no idea he’d be permanently changing the course of human knowledge. Merely interested in documenting his passion for nature, Darwin arrived at the Galapagos Island chain four years later, finding the weather-worn volcanic cones, an indigenous people and a unique variety of animal […]

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Missives from Oaxaca – pt 1

Over the next few weeks the AirTreks blog will be bringing you guest posts from San Francisco native Susan Coss as she returns to Mexico after a year-long hiatus. Missives from Oaxaca, will document her month-long stay in the southern Mexican town. See Part II here. Arriving I’m back! That’s the big news. The not […]

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Agreein’ with the Aegean

If you’ve ever taken an excursion to the Greek Islands you know just how amazing the Aegean Sea can be. The wine dark waters, tiny whitewashed houses speckling the horizon, the salt and olive air. It’s simply like no other place. If you’ve never been but are considering exploring this stunning region, good for you! […]

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Viva Colombia! – Pt 4. Photo Friday

Finishing up our week spotlighting Colombia, I’ve focused Photo Friday on images from this blogger’s personal slideshow. Enjoy!