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Best of the RSS – What’s on the web this week

Keeping up with best information on the web can be difficult as balancing a pyramid of champagne flutes on a sword held between your teeth. To help in the act, here are the top travel posts I’ve been reading this week. In no particular order:

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A Guide to Trekking in Nepal

If you prefer high mountain air to the stagnant city variety, a visit to Nepal to go a-trekking may be your undiscovered Nirvana. It’s a popular choice for activities around the world, so popular in fact, tourism stands as Nepal’s 3rd largest industry. To beef up that number an aggressive campaign is being launched next […]

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Best Things To Do At Angkor Wat

Destination Tuesday: A series celebrating world travel destinations. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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How to Spend Money Abroad – Tips on Accessing and Using your Traveling Cash

It sounds like a country-western song, but you need money to make it on the road. Food, lodging, transportation, activities, each require you to pay and pay alike. Unfortunately, to best know how to spend your money practically requires a degree in economics. With fees, limits, percentages and acres of fine print it’s extremely difficult […]

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What Does Your Trip Say About You? – A few things to consider before venturing out

There’s little doubt it’s a great time to be a traveler. With so much available to the modern nomad it’s amazing everyone’s not dumping their possessions and flagging down the next nonstop to Points Unknown. Because travel is currently so accessible and cost-effective, you may want to take advantage of this time. But being among […]

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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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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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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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AirTreks vs. the Alliance Round the World Ticket

So you’ve decided to travel around the world, and through some cursory research you’ve discovered that the airline alliances’ have special round-the-world fares. Which may be the reason why you ended up at AirTreks—because you knew there were alternatives to this market-rate published ticket. While there may be reasons for using the airline alliances to purchase […]

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The Universal Packing List

One thing that is common to all travelers, no matter from what income level, traveling style or country they come, is a need to pack their stuff. In honor of Christmas here’s a gift for those that hate to pack. The Universal Packing List is a tool that will assemble a checklist based on the […]

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The Steps of the Booking Process – Simple as One-Two-Three

While the idea of taking an around the world trip may seem complicated, the actual booking process isn’t nearly as daunting. It really is as simple as one-two-three. Here are the are 3 simple steps in a standard AirTreks booking sequence. By the end, you should have an amazing trip you can be proud of.

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Paying For Your Trip – Credit Card vs Savings

Money is pretty much everything when it comes to starting your planning process. I can say from experience, it’s key. So the anxiety you feel before dropping a crazy sum to kick-start your trip should come as no surprise. A deep breath can help with that. Remember, it’s an investment in your life. Enjoy it! […]