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Vintage Travel Videos by Pioneer Deane H. Dickason

Before the leisure travel explosion in the 1960s and 70s, international travel was a rare pastime mostly attended to by either conquering armies, missionaries or people who had lots and lots of money. Which didn’t leave much room for the rest of the common man. Fortunately for them, in the early 20th century there was […]

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AirTreks Facebook Messenger Bag Giveaway Results

Over the last couple months we managed to give away a dozen AirTreks messenger bags on our Facebook page. Each, however, were by way of the standard “guess where this is” photo contest. For our final one, we propositioned our fanbase to list three cities in the world they most wanted to visit. At the […]

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5 Destinations in France You May Not Have Heard Of

Updated October 6, 2016 Many Francophiles say there’s Paris and then there’s France. And while Paris is consummately lovely, it’s criminal not to explore a few off the beaten path destinations in France when you go. So we thought we’d share five of our favorite towns in the French countryside for you to check out […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – Split Screen, A Love Story

Call me old fashioned but I’m a sucker for the romantic. And this video hits me right in my soft spot. Plus anything that sentimentalizes the streets of Paris is good by me. The amazing part of this movie is that it was shot entirely on a Nokia mobile phone, showing that you don’t need […]

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How to book a RTW ticket with AirTreks – the 6-step process

If you’ve never booked a big trip with a company such as AirTreks there may be quite a few things you want to know about the process. While it may seem impenetrably complicated at first glance, it actually breaks down to a simple six steps. Here they are in order: 1. Choose it This is […]

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ANA’s new 787 Dreamliner is Mouthwateringly Attractive

If Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner is anything like what we can expect from the next generation of aviation, we can certainly call ourselves a lucky bunch. And ANA (All Nippon Airways) snagged the spot to be the first of a series of airlines to launch it into service. They’ve also given us a virtual tour […]

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The Best Airline in the World Goes to: Drumroll please…

Oh how we love to be vindicated. Yesterday, Skytrax, the most trusted and respected airline rankings website, released their yearly winner of the ranking poll, and it turns out the big winners are all airlines that regularly appear on AirTreks customer’s itineraries. Middle eastern carrier, Qatar Airways, has seized the top of the list this […]

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6 Things Smart Cats Do Before a RTW Trip

If you feel like your round the world ticket planning has become a furry beast running amok in your living room, you’re not alone. The best thing to remember is to approach it with little steps – take care of things piece by piece and you’ll put a collar on that monster before it bears […]

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Best of the RSS – Travel Reads of the Week

One look at my RSS reader will tell you how much great content is being generated each and every day by the bloggers trying to either develop a following or, and this is probably more likely, merely do what they love to do: talk about travel. Here is a selection of posts that I saw […]

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Wearing Our Travel Face – lessons from a weekend with travel bloggers

It’s safe to say travel people are a unique breed, unlike any other pastime-oriented demographic in the world, obsessed with lofty ideals, wide-eyed and usually very very friendly. But when you meet them sooner or later you’re faced with the unpleasant realization that their happy proximity is temporary at best, leaving you forced to consume […]

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Vancouver bound! The TBEX Weekend

If travel blogging has done anything, it was to develop a tight-knit community keen on documenting and sharing their travel chops with the world. This weekend your friendly neighborhood AirTreks blogger, that’d be me, will be up in Vancouver, BC to attend the Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference, more commonly known as Tbex, or if you’re […]

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Vignettes from the World – A Travel Video

A good travel video does two things, bring back pieces of memory from trips you have already taken, and gives you snapshots of what’s to come on trips you haven’t taken yet. I came across this particular piece of work and was thrown those two elements at once, the scenes causing me to think about […]