AirTreks Newsletter - page 4

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AirTreks and Global Basecamps – working together

In case you didn’t know, AirTreks has a partner for those in need of land arrangements: Global Basecamps, an environmentally aware, progressive company located in Encinitas, California who’s spent a great deal of time assembling a list of sustainable properties and activities all over the world, from eco-lodges to boutique hotels to small-ship cruising and […]

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Ding! The Top 5 Blog Posts for June

The summer travel season is upon us. That means a lot of you are madly doing final preparations before you leave, slowly manipulating your life for a later departure or else sunnily daydreaming about of trip of your own somewhere down the line. Whatever your personal situation you’re still turning to the blogs for information. […]

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Is It Time To Redefine The Term “Beaten Path”?

We were in Mostar, Bosnia, certainly not a town you’d say was overrun with tourists. My wife and I were walking toward a historically significant site near the center of town (Mostar was torn apart by the Bosnian War in the early 90s) and I of course was looking around for a photo opportunity, camera […]

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Proposed passport fee hike happening soon (July 13!)

In case you doubted the US Passport Agency could do their jobs with that paltry budget they have hanging over their heads all the time, put those doubts to rest. They’ll soon be getting an influx of cash. On July 13th the cost for getting a new, renewed or child’s passport, will take a flying […]

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Dare to Dream – A World Cup Host City Round the World Tour!

I officially have World Cup fever. While watching that heart-stopping match this morning between USA and Algeria, I got to thinking. The new stadiums of South Africa are stunning to say the least, massive, modern and worth seeing in person, without a doubt. So what if I wanted to visit all the World Cup host […]

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Save Money! Get Free Stuff!

We’ve got a seriously amazing offer for travelers who buy their tickets during the month of June. Buy your tickets between now and June 30th, and AirTreks will send you a gift card valued at up to $150. ALSO, as an added bonus, anyone who purchases qualifying airfare by June 17th, 2010 will recieve a $US50 instant […]

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Your Agent’s Dream Trip vol. 6 – (Dreamt by Laura)

Laura is a consummate pro. Having been on the AirTreks team for over half a decade, Laura knows her stuff. To Laura I posed the requisite Your Agent’s Dream Trip question: “Without having to state your reasons, and if cost was of no importance, what would be your dream around-the-world trip in 10 stops or […]

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AirTreks Travel Blog – On a Short Hiatus

A quick note of public information: for the remainder of May until mid-June the AirTreks travel blog will be on a period of reduced activity in order to focus on the launch of our new website and me going to celebrate my marriage with a honeymoon in Croatia. Until mid-June updates to the blog will […]

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Iceland Volcano Delay – a Q&A with Insurance Specialist Jeffrey Fell

After 4 days of an almost surreal standstill of the European airport network, things haven’t gotten much better for travelers there. The ash cloud remains settled over much of northern and central Europe and doesn’t appear to be doing much in the way of dissipating. Twenty countries have now closed their airspace with specialists saying […]

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Volcanic Ash Disrupts Air Travel on Massive Scale, Leaves World Wondering How to Pronounce Eyjafjallajokull.

An erupting volcano in Iceland has caused the biggest disruption to air traffic worldwide since September 11, 2001.   The volcano under the Eyjafjallajökull (ay-yah-FYAH’-plah-yer-kuh-duhl) glacier has caused severe flooding in Iceland, and the cloud of ash from the eruption has grounded flights across the globe as major airports shut down in the UK and Europe. This Associated […]

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Your Agent’s Dream Trip vol. 5 – (dreamt by Sarah)

Sarah is one of AirTreks senior and longest standing travel consultants. And she’s done her fair share of international travel, having been to parts of the globe most of us only see in pictures. So I was super excited to hear what her dream trip would be. It appeared China, India and Northern Europe are […]

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Nostalgia 101 – Airline Ads of the 50s

No one will deny airline travel has changed a lot over the years. From commanding respect and a debonair sense of authority, to a comic and ego-crushing experience you just crave the end of. Needless to say a trip on an airplane isn’t what it used to be, and nowhere is that more apparent than […]