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5 Indispensable Passport Safety Tips for Travelers

The friendly passport: petite, colorful, a little dog-eared but undoubtedly the international traveler’s best friend. It gives you the world and asks for nothing in return, except perhaps knowing where it is at all times. But because of its intrinsic value, it’s also a tremendous liability – to lose it brings incalculable annoyance. Which brings […]

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The World’s Weirdest Special Airline Liveries

Updated October 18, 2016 The choice of airline liveries lies wholly at the discretion of the airline (or the corporate entity that owns the airline), and most fall in line with standard (and not very interesting) branding. But every so often the livery of an airline will break ranks and throw down something fabulous to […]

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ANA’s New 787 Leaves the Nest (photos)

Just this morning the newest chapter in aviation history was written in Everett, Washington as ANA’s 787 Dreamliner alit the tarmac in route to Haneda, Japan. I’ve written about the 787 a few times here, because I’m a bit of an #avgeek, probably at the expense of a few of the fans of this blog, […]

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Five Smart and Affordable Travel Accessories

This is a guest post by Noella Schink of Auto Europe. If you’d like to write for the AirTreks Travel Blog, click here. The following are five of my favorite travel goodies that look cool, do cool things, always come in handy and don’t break the bank! In fact, none of these finds ring in […]

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AirTreks Airline Spotlight: Tanzania’s Precision Air

As a huge fan of the underdog, I’m enamored by what Precision Air has done in their 12 years of operations. It went from a ragtag fleet of crop duster planes to being the largest airline in Tanzania and the first in the country to pass the IATA Operational Safety Audit, which may not seem […]

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Passport Day in the USA is tomorrow!

In case you missed the last one (not to worry, everyone did) tomorrow is the new date for Passport Day in the USA. Whether you need to renew your old passport or get a new one now’s a perfect opportunity to take care of that pre-trip to-do. Passport Day is the government’s attempt to help […]

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AirTreks Announces Travelbase – A Place to Ask & Answer Travel Questions

Here at AirTreks we’re always working to improve our community’s ability to get the best trip they possibly can. Earlier this year we launched Ready Set Go, three sections on our home page where we placed our best tips for planning and taking a great international trip. We’ve now added a new resource to further […]

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What You Need to Know About Career Break Travel You Can Learn Here

Many people ballyhoo how great it is to drop your job and travel the world, but seldom is heard about the frustration, anxiety and apprehension that goes along with actually setting it up. Most career breakers know about this mental torture, but rarely talk of it. That dirty beast stays under the rug, left for […]

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A Journey Through Vietnam – Your Afternoon Video

Heavens to Betsy, I love a good travel video. Especially those that make you feel like you do when you’re actually traveling. This of course is not an easy task. Traveling is a multi-sensory experience, a complete immersion, and a travel video can give you what, two senses at best. But what it can also […]

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Airport Security to Remove Shoe Restriction

In what can only be described as a rare moment of sensibility, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has decided that wearing your shoes while you pass through airport security poses no imminent threat to national security. In an interview on Politico, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, “We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based […]

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AirTreks Itinerary Spotlight – Asia From All Sides

We’re all about being faithful servants here on the AirTreks blog. And in effort to better service your trip planning needs we’ll be spotlighting some our favorite AirTreks specials over the next few weeks. Today’s highlighted special is a multi-stop trip called Asia from All Sides. It features 7 popular cities in Southeast and regular […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – In the Courtyard of the Beloved

India is feast for the senses. The moment you step off the plane all five of them are activated, assaulting your brain with sounds, smells, tastes, sights and of course the visceral, never letting up until you step back the plane to leave. The following video brings you this India, the India of the senses, […]