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6 Essential Items To Pack for India

Updated  November 8, 2016 Before I went to India I’d heard from other travelers that it wasn’t an “easy” place to travel, that I’d need to take care doing everything from visiting the toilet to having a milkshake. After arriving there I understood what they were talking about, especially when it came to the milkshakes. […]

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The Lonely Planet Effect – Guidebook Love, Guidebook Hate

Updated November 8, 2016 I should start by staying I love Lonely Planet. I really do. And I’m not alone. Their famous blue volumes are probably the most trusted, well-written and exhaustively-researched travel guidebooks around, giving excellent advice for nearly every destination in this great wide world . There’s more than a few reasons they’re […]

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SWISS: A Sweet Way to Fly

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“I Can’t Take This Anymore!” – Traveling Within Your Emotional Range

If you’ve done any traveling in your life you probably know what it’s like to be flabbergasted. Hitting a situation where you’re pushed to the edges of your patience, frustration and composure. Perhaps a blood vessel rises in your forehead as you mouth off at the teller/ticket salesman/hotel desk clerk, storming away in a cloud […]

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My week in Berlin – Part II, the River Spree, Friedrichshain and beyond

A sunny afternoon finds us on the banks of the river Spree, a meandering waterway laden with bridges, cruise boats and fabricated beachfront property. Situated roughly 160 miles from the nearest sea, landlocked Berliners have constructed their very own Riviera along the Spree, dumping tons of imported sand for beaches, erecting sun umbrellas and of […]

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Is Traveler’s Diarrhea on Your Itinerary?

Updated November 18, 2016 This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Kirsch. Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common infectious disease affecting international travelers.  The only surefire way to avoid traveler’s diarrhea is not to travel, but where’s the fun in that? Is Traveler’s Diarrhea Serious? Not usually. While traveler’s diarrhea is usually mild, it […]

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Blog Gone Traveling

Today marks the beginning of a small hiatus for the AirTreks Travel Blog. As with any travel-related periodical the writers of such things need to get into the world so as to keep their energy levels high and their inspiration saturated. For the rest of February and the first half of March I’m off to […]

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Tiny Nowhere Airport Gets a Fancy Somewhere Terminal

You’ve probably never heard of the town of Mestia, Georgia, situated in the Caucasus Mountains of central Asia. But their town is now on the map after Berlin-based architecture firm Jurgen Mayer H got their hands on it. They’ve put together an adorable piece of modern architecture in the middle of nowhere! Evidently the terminal […]

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My week in Berlin

This is a guest post by Tod Regan. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog, please read our submission guidelines. Berlin. To my media-soaked mind, a city of clandestine meetings, dark alleys and secret code words. A gritty, urban locale where cigarette-smoking men in dark trench coats, wide-brimmed hats and […]

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Waiting for your Departure Date – 5 Things to Pass the Time

Your trip is planned. Your tickets are purchased and your gear is sitting patiently in a pile waiting to be packed up tight. You couldn’t do more research if you wanted to. But there’s still two weeks before the big day. What do you do? Waiting for your departure can be one of the most […]

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Get to Know Global Basecamps

In case you hadn’t heard, one of our most valued partners is Global Basecamps, a provider of unique, privately run and sustainable properties and tours around the world. Today we’ll be featuring a question and answer session with Ali, GBC’s marketing coordinator, to get a better idea about what they do over there and how […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser: Space Hoppers in Venice

I was in Venice this past summer. And even though I’d been there before, I just wasn’t prepared for the assault of quaint of this little fairytale town. You really do breathe it in. So when I saw this video I was reminded that Venice truly does springs forth the eternally creative. And as I […]