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How to Stop Struggling With Your Itinerary & Decide Where to Go

I can almost see you there, slumped over your desk, naked bulb over your head, unrolled maps, flight timetables and ripped guidebook pages littering the space, snapped pencils, paper coffee cups and fast food Styrofoam ankle-deep. You’re planning where to go with your round-the-world tickets. And you’re in agony. While this reenactment may be old-fashioned […]

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Get Outside and Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Brazil

This is a guest post by Dan Clarke of Real Brazil Holidays. If you would like to be considered as a contributor for the AirTreks Travel Blog, click here. A lot of people concentrate on Brazil’s cities when touring this fabulous country on a round-the-world trip itinerary, and there are many obvious attractions there to […]

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Moscow Airport Lets You Dream in a Private Sleepbox

Airports have never been what you would call havens of peace and tranquility (need I mention the 20 excruciating hours I once took up residence on the industrial epoxy of the Dubai Airport floor?) but it does sometimes come to pass on an extended round-the-world trip that you’ll find yourself weary and without money or […]

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3 Off the Beaten Path Adventures in Vietnam

This is a guest post by Ali Dempsey of the travel company Global Basecamps. If you would like to be considered as a contributor for the AirTreks Travel Blog, click here. The natural beauty of Vietnam includes winding rivers, lush jungles, and untouched forests.  Explore the hidden lagoons and caves found on the rocky coastline […]

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How To Budget Your Travel Spending

This is a guest post by Adriano Comegna. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog please read our submission guidelines. When you’re jetting off on a big trip, the last activity on your must-do list will be sitting around worrying about money. Travel is meant to be an escape from […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – The Best Travel Song in the World

Excuse me while I lapse into hyperbole. Foreign Affair is the best travel song ever written. There, I said it. It’s a song tragically overlooked on every “best travel song list” ever made, lists populated by the likes of Steppenwolf and John Denver no less. Tom Waits, the gravel-voiced auteur, poet, genius, adored by some, […]

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Do You Need a Long-Term Travel Coach? An interview with Tara Russell

If there’s anything I’ve learned from working in the travel industry it’s that many people who dream of extensive traveling, don’t, for whatever reason. A few weeks ago at an informal social event for travel startup Meet Plan Go! I met a woman by the name of Tara Russell. Tara is a “Sabbatical and Long-term […]

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The Book Passage Travel, Food and Photography Conference Approacheth

One of our favorite events of the year, The Book Passage Travel & Food Writing and Photography Conference, happens soon (Aug 11 – 14) and is celebrating a major milestone. It’s turning 20! Almost but not quite of legal drinking age (like that’s ever stopped it) this year’s edition promises to be a terrific event. […]

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Air Brokers Closes its Doors for Good

Updated September 6, 2016 It saddens me to report that after 24 solid years of business, Air Brokers International, AirTreks’ contemporary in selling multi-destination international  plane tickets, has closed their doors and ceased operations. Based in downtown San Francisco, not far from our offices, ABI survived the very same economic and political tribulations of a […]

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How Traveling the World is Just as Easy as Traveling to Disneyland

In my experience, finding the wherewithal to buy plane tickets rests squarely in your ability to put the obstacles in perspective to see how easy it actually is. There are the online travel communities and supportive road veterans, website pages with voices from the cloud always guiding your finger toward the purchase button, regaling you […]

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Airlines in the News: Lufthansa Adopts Biofuel

On July 15th Lufthansa became the world’s first airline to use biofuels on a regularly scheduled commercial flight, and plan on continuing to do so over a six month trial period. The biofuel in question is a mix of jatropha, camelina crops and animal fats made by a Finnish energy company called Neste Oil. The […]

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Photo Friday: The Chinese Garden, Singapore

From Singapore, on the bucolic Jurong Lake, the Chinese Garden, also known as Jurong Gardens. If you like this photo, you’ll love the 360º panorama. Photo by digitalpimp. Click for more great travel photos on the AirTreks blog.