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Mongol Rally Raffle Could Take You to Mongolia or Peru!

I’m an avid fan of people who push their boundaries, and because some of them are out to make the most of the life path they’ve chosen for themselves, you’ll see them doing things that make much of the rest of us squint, shake our heads and say, “but why?” Fortunately, in this case, we […]

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The First Night’s On Us!

AirTreks and Global Basecamps, working together You might have known AirTreks partners with local travel resource champs Global Basecamps. Well, now until June 17, 2011, we’ll be treating you to a free night at one of their choice properties. The promotion runs as such: Purchase your airfare from AirTreks between June 1 and June 17, […]

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Why Long Term Travel Makes Money Sense

One of the major obstacles people face when trying to decide whether to fit a big trip into their life plan is a single certain anxiety-rich word — money. And because a lot of people think taking time off to travel doesn’t coincide with being financially responsible, they’re quick to throw their travel dreams into the […]

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AT&T Created Cultural Awareness One Hand at a Time

Your average everyday multi-national corporation doesn’t typically put forth a great deal of effort to help celebrate cultural awareness. Unless the courts had something to do with it. Ahem. But occasionally one does something to spotlight the world’s diversity. In an ad campaign that started in 2008, AT&T Wireless started promoting the cultural, geographic and […]

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6 Great Things to Do in Bombay

Bombay is an arresting place. I say that knowing the irony, because it’s also a place that just does not stop. There’s a constant motion in Bombay, an ever-changing crush of people, objects and aims all laced together in a very tight knot, with you at the very center of it all. It’s also a […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – The Torre Del Paine in Timelapse

You finally made it. Patagonia. The sun is out and expanding into a spectral flare through the windshield. You open the door and step out. The scene unfurls before you like an immense diorama, deep, older than dirt, and something inside you shivers. The motor turns off and you’re greeted by a silence that drills […]

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Best Airports in the World to Enjoy Yourself

Now that you’ve recovered from that spasmodic fit of laughter, yes, you read that right. There are airports on this planet that offer forms of entertainment while you wait for your flight. As hard as that might be to imagine. It’s a new era after all. One that has businesses actually making efforts to please […]

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Travel Event Coming to a City Near You – Meet Plan Go!

You want to do it, you know it’s healthy and it’s certainly not a stretch to think a big trip will change your life for the better. The challenge is how to make the leap – to convince yourself that taking a career break to travel isn’t impossible if you make the right choices. Which […]

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Samoa Bends the Date Line

In a decision that may mystify many, Samoa (the South Pacific island nation, not the cookie) will go from being among the last to see the light of day, to one of the first. This week the government announced that at the end of this year the nation will be redrawing the International Date line […]

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Lufthansa’s A380 Arrives in SFO

Yesterday was a big day for a certain international airport in San Francisco as it made the leap from boy to man, receiving its first daily Airbus A380 flight. At 11:51am, and decked out in Lufthansa’s traditional white, yellow and royal blue livery, the plane touched down after a picture perfect approach to SFO’s 28R […]

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Bamburgh Castle, A Rugged Reminder Of Times Gone By

Today’s post is by George Cuthbert. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog click here for guidelines. I’ll never forget my first sight of Bamburgh Castle. I was driving towards the village of Bamburgh along a narrow, twisting, country road, its edges defined by broken hedgerows.  Through the gaps in […]

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Buy a Better Trip – 6 Ways to Enhance Your Travel Experience

For many, the purchase of an extended multi-stop or round-the-world ticket is the moment of a lifetime. So much is wrapped up in the preparation and execution of the thing it nearly brings one to tears to think about it. Which is why it’s important to get as much out of is as possible. Today, […]