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The One About the Mezcal – A Love Affair with a Mexican Liquor

Today’s post is by Susan Coss, our favorite part-time Oaxacan, foodie traveler and an outspoken advocate of a certain ancient Mexican distilled alcohol. Suddenly it’s mid-December and I have no idea what’s happened with the time. Perhaps this is the greatest gift and curse of mezcal – a strange time paradigm that takes over. This […]

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Holiday travel guide

With holiday travel season approaching, we want to talk about staying sane while traveling over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Family can be stressful enough, but the huge numbers of people doing “vacation travel” over late November, December and early January definitely adds lots of stress to family events. And nobody needs more of that. To […]

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AirTreks Makes Condé Nast’s Travel Specialists List for 2012

We’ve got plenty to be excited about here at the AirTreks World Headquarters – a successful year with public appearances at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference, Tbex, and Meet Plan Go. But this month our excitement centers around our inclusion on the 2012 edition of the Condé Nast Travel Specialists Collection. The […]

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Groupon Amazes With a Terrible Deal on an RTW Ticket

In my inbox yesterday I saw the most recent potboiler from Groupon: two around the world tickets  for $10,000* USD offered up by the Sky Team Alliance. This of course came as a surprise to me since my experience with Groupon has only been for offers of a banal assortment of spa treatments, wine tastings […]

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Couple Accidentally Unravels the Mystery of Around-the-World Travel

Inside a glittering cloud of fortune I came across the Katia and Kyliemac Podcast, which is, quite obviously, a series of podcasts hosted by Katia and Kyliemac, two young expats currently residing in Paris. It was an interview with a couple of long-term RTWers named Reed and Liz Fish, married and blissfully out there exploring […]

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Bay of Islands cruise on the Ipipiri, New Zealand

There are so many things to do in the Bay of Islands of New Zealand, but if you’re not out sport fishing, a short cruise is an excellent way to see the bays and islands — and sometimes to see whales and dolphins as well; knocking off a couple of great experiences in one go. We […]

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AirTreks Customers As Entrepreneurs pt 3 – Jodi Ettenberg

There’s a special breed of traveler who, even as we speak, is pushing on toward new and exotic landscapes, slowly but surely assembling a life for themselves that puts travel squarely on the front burner. Our “Customers as Entrepreneurs” series spotlights former AirTreks customers who have taken their personal travel passion to the next level […]

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Tips For Students Interested in Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting and educational experiences you can have.  Not only do you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, and learn to speak another language, you also up your employment potential.  So here are ten tips that’ll help you get the most out of your time […]

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Island Hopping In Thailand

The Land of Smiles is the perfect country for island hopping. With over 1,000 islands scattered throughout the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Siam, choosing which ones to visit can be a daunting task. Several of the larger islands are well-developed, with infrastructure, hotels, and restaurants on par with western standards. As a result, […]

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AirTreks Customers That Have Become Entrepreneurs pt. 2 – Sherry Ott

The greater majority of our clients when they return from their AirTrek will pick up the lives pretty much where they left off, albeit with a greater sense of scale and perspective, but for the most part they’ll explore work options back in their chosen field. But every once in a while a client of […]

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The “Where in the World is Matt Lauer” AirTreks Special

Matt Lauer, chrome-domed host at the Today Show and token NBC adventurer, long ago determined that the world is a marvelous place and international travel is something more people should be encouraged to do. More than a decade ago he led his viewers on his first lightning-fast around the world itinerary imploring them to guess […]

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Thoughts on Minimalism and Packing Light – a travel philosophy

A few weeks I was sitting at the San Francisco edition of Meet Plan Go listening to the small group of panelists gathered there to talk about travel philosophy and how they managed to fit long-term travel into their lives. Once they’d disseminated all their helpful how-tos and I-dids, they turned the floor over to […]