AirTreks Newsletter - page 6

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Why Round-The-World Travel Is Better Than It Used To Be

“You kids don’t know how good you’ve got it,” says Grandpa from the backseat. He may be right — especially when it comes to travel. What Grandpa had to endure for our modern quality of travel is astounding: fickle, unreliable airlines, non-stationary national borders, disease, the rampaging Godzillas – it almost makes your head spin […]

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12 Fun Things to Do on a Stopover in Taiwan

Updated October 11, 2016 [intro title=”Why Stopover in Taiwan?” text=”We’ve compiled a list of 12 reasons Taiwan deserves a few days on your RTW itinerary.”][bannertop] It’s a sad and unfortunate fact that many travelers don’t rank Taiwan high on their travel wish list; it may be the most underrated of all the SouthEast Asian countries. […]

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What the Northwest Airlines Dec 25 Incident Means To You

As you probably know, there was an attempted terrorist attack on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit over the holiday. A Nigerian man named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to use a powder and liquid concoction to set off an explosion near the end of the flight but was subdued by some angry passengers […]

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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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In Aviation News – First flight of Boeing’s New 787 Passenger Jet

In case you missed it, there was some big news in the airline biz yesterday. The first flight of Boeing’s new 787 happened out in rainy Western Washington to cheers and no small amount of relief. To cut to the chase, it was a success! The flight, shortened by the aforementioned bad weather, departed from […]

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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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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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Hand Drawn Airline Route Maps by Jim Liu

Updated November 15, 2016 Recently I came across the work of Jim Liu, a man currently nurturing a serious fascination: that of airline route maps. So deep does this fascination run with him that he’s taken it upon himself to sketch out each one of them, by hand. And I mean each one. I contacted […]

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London Heathrow Takes Honor of “Worst Airport in The World”

It’s official: People don’t like Heathrow. In a poll of nearly 15,000 subscribers to Priority Pass, the leading independent airport lounge program, London’s Heathrow Airport came in at the bottom of their Sept 2009 survey of world airports. The unmitigated hate is likely stemming from last year’s T5 opening, commonly known as a debacle, where […]

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Why travel around the world?

On a stale afternoon at the office it’s easy to want to get out there and travel—to see the crazy wild world you know is there. However, when you start rearranging your life to fit in a big trip, you start seeing obstacles and creating reasons not to travel around the world. Well, I’m here […]

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Travel Media, Part 3 – Travel-Related Movies You Must See

Nothing inspires travel more than sitting down and watching a feature length movie set in an exotic location. With dozens of crew members paid to make the place look as beautiful, or as atrocious, as possible, movies never fail to evoke emotions. In part 3 of our series of travel related media, after last month’s […]