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Colombia – When a Country Exceeds High Expectations

“Ahhh, Colombia. You have to go to Colombia.” The first morning of our RTW trip, while we were eating breakfast in our hostel in Lima, Peru, a Spanish woman said the above statement to us. She had been traveling around South America for months and had been to a good portion of the continent. She […]

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Armenia Calling – A Canadian Chases the Off-Beat Travel Trail

This is a guest post by Brad Zembic. If you would like to be considered as a guest poster on the AirTreks Travel Blog please click here and read our guidelines. Recently I enjoyed a long-wanted visit to a place I knew I wouldn’t have to suffer mobs of tourists. Armenia has fascinated me since […]

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Indie Travel – Travel Values in Overdrive

Long distance travel can be thought of as a sort of evolution, something that moves you forward, literally and figuratively, a grand pursuit bigger than any minor act of eating food or going up in the Eiffel Tower. Not only are you representing your own personal autonomy but also the country whose language you speak, […]

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Hiking in El Chalten, Argentina

When we were planning our trip around the world, we knew that hiking was going to be a big part of it. We built our trip around what we called the pillars – five must-sees around the globe. Out of those five must-sees, two of them were hiking related – hiking the Inca Trail to […]

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Sixpenny Globe’s Beautiful Trailer for Their Upcoming Travel Series

­­­If you want to talk about passion for traveling, all you have to do is look at the way it manifests itself once a big trip is over, what convolutions and iterations it goes through before the travels slowly descend into the well of memory. Kelsey Odgen and Kristen Refermat, two twenty-something adventurers who rock […]

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Ongi Etorri Euskal Herriko (Welcome to Basque Country)

The Basque region of Spain is part of the Spanish state, but it can be like entering a separate country. It even has its own language – Euskara – which is unlike any other: part Visgoth, part Celt, part Vulcan. Many linguists regard it as the most difficult in the world. This isn’t an obscure […]

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AirTreks Customers as Entrepreneurs pt 4 – Alexis Grant

It’s no lie when people say that long-term traveling changes your life. It happens every day. Most of the time it only takes one trip, and sometimes it even causes them to do nothing short of center their life around it when they return. Recently I’ve been posting interviews with regular people who started their […]

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Don’t Censor the Web

Politics and business usually don’t mix, especially here at AirTreks. We have clients from all over the world and all over the political spectrum. We are in the business of fulfilling travel dreams (or putting butts into airline seats, depending on who you talk to), so we usually leave the politics to the political blogs. […]

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5 Great Around-the-World Itineraries

Updated September 16, 2016 Classes have just started, fall is in the air and before you know it, a new year will be upon us. As the year draws to close, every year AirTreks sees a bump of fresh interest in trips that travel around the world. A new era, new resolutions, all that rot. […]

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Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park – The Best in the World

If you enjoy getting out into nature and hiking, nearly every region of the world has opportunities for outdoor lovers. Some get more love than others but certain places get a ton of recognition for a reason. Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is one of them. It is continuously written and talked […]

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Airlines in the News: All Nippon Flying to Silicon Valley

The Bay Area’s own Silicon Valley is getting a unique honor next year. Beginning on April 1, 2012, All Nippon Airlines (aka, ANA) will be flying a couple of their shiny new Boeing 787s direct from Tokyo into San Jose International Airport, in San Jose, California. The reason for the new flight is probably to […]

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7 Steps to Making Your Round the World Trip a Reality

If you’ve already made the commitment to get out on a round the world trip and see some of that great big world you keep hearing about, well done. It’s no small task. But having made it, you might already know of the many things that can get in the way of actually hitting the […]