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Two Great Sources for a Good Night’s Sleep

When you’re butterflying around the avenues of the world sometimes accommodations fall into your lap, like teardrops from the cambered cheek of Morpheus. But most of the time you’re very much on your own when it comes to laying down your weary head. Over in the AirTreks travel store we’re showcasing a couple really great […]

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What Travel in India Will Teach You About Traveling the World

Say what you will about travel in India, it can be very educational. From the gut rot, to the endless jostling, to the odd connections that lead to unexpected turns of fortune, time spent in India can be a crash-course on how to travel better throughout the world. Today I’ve invented five aphorisms to illustrate […]

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US State Department Launches STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)

A new service has been rolled out by the U.S. Government designed to help travelers should they run into passport problems on the road. It’s called STEP or Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. According to the State Department website when you enroll you’ll “automatically receive the most current information…about the country where you will be traveling […]

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An All Unesco Heritage Round-the-World Trip

I love Unesco. Not only are they integral in recognizing and protecting historic and natural marvels around the world, they give people a good reason to venture to unknown locations along their international journeys. Plus the word just sounds good on your tongue. Unesco. It’s like what dark Brazilian chocolate or a Pisco Sour would […]

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Special “After Tax Day” Promotion, Going On Now

Good news for tax sufferers and round-the-world travelers! AirTreks has started a special promotion on tickets purchased during the remainder of April. Purchase your airfare from AirTreks between April 19-30, 2011 and receive a One Hundred Dollar (US$100) rebate or an Amazon Gift Card from us. Simply purchase (a) qualifying trip(s) with a value of […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – Golfing the Mumbai Slums

Today’s Afternoon Palate Cleanser comes in the form of a short film from India full of life, color and a touching sense of humanity. Produced by ESPN, this is a wonderful story of a man’s aspiration to rise from his station as a slum dwelling caddy for the rich purely on a whispers of his […]

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5 Things No Bangkok Visitor Should Miss

Bangkok is one of the most famous cities in the world. In the Thai language, the capital is known as ‘Krung Thep’ – the ‘city of angels’. If you do any traveling in South East Asia, you’re likely to pass through this bustling hub and, if you can stay a few days: do. With its […]

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5 More Sensible Round-the-World Itineraries

Deciding where you go on your big adventure is probably the most difficult part of the planning process. It’s like washing your clothes – if you want clean clothes you have to do a little labor. Last year I wrote a post giving AirTrekkers 5 very sensible options for a trip around the world bearing […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – Namaste Nepal

It’s an unusual weather day in San Francisco, sunny and cold. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it reminds me a little of high mountain air. Something like Nepal. This wonderful video also reminds me of that, but for more obvious reasons. With it being the start to the trekking season in […]

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Your Travel Visa Reference Guide “The Visa Book”

If you’ve done any research on an international travel visa as a round-the-world traveler you know how daunting a task this can be. In the end it’s your responsibility to work out exactly which countries require you to have a travel visa, which ones don’t matter and how much you’ll need to budget for the […]

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Egyptian Travel Warning Downgraded

While the US Government is still warning its citizens to take precautions when traveling to Egypt, they’ve recently taken the first step in getting things back to normal for the country’s battered tourism industry: they’ve downgraded their travel warning from banning it completely to urging travelers to consider the risks before going. Even though the […]

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Photo Friday – The Colors of India

It’s been a while since any photography has been featured on this blog. And hopefully as world travelers you’ve been craving a few shots with which to upshift your imaginations into fifth. Because Friday shares a phoneme with photography and also because your relaxation neurons are starting to fire, I’m showcasing a few of the […]