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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 […]

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Blistering Whispers of India – Culture Shock

This is a guest post by Ada Petrova. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog, please read our submission guidelines. Piercing sun rays upon your head. Incessant roar of vehicles. Omnipresent piles of people. Water-like thickness of local air. Welcome to Bombay, the unofficial capital of India. The local drivers […]

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Airlines in the News – Lufthansa Brings the A380 to SFO

Things just got a whole lot bigger in San Francisco. German carrier Lufthansa has announced they’ll be flying a daily nonstop flight from Frankfurt to San Francisco, and using the superjumbo Airbus A380 to do it. The A380 has been suspiciously absent from Bay Area skies since the airport’s international terminal was made compatible with […]

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Saving Turtles in Costa Rica

This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Kirsch. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog, please read our guidelines. Costa Rica means rich coast in English. Soon after I arrived, I did feel rich. This occurred when I changed American dollars into Costa Rican colónes. Five hundred colónes is […]

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Shanghai, China – 1990 vs 2010

China is fast developing. Something that’s blatantly obvious by looking at the following image. In a mere 20 years, less time it takes some cities to fix their pothole problem, the city of Shanghai has gone from sleepy riverside hamlet to sprawling urban megalopolis. What caused the sudden personality change? Probably economic reforms initiated by […]

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10 Excellent Excuses to Do a RTW Trip

Getting your traveling feet wet by booking a long-term trip is not as easy as some people might lead you to believe. It requires nothing short of a huge leap of faith. It’s been demonstrated that travel is good for you, and you know you’re the type of person that would get a lot from […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – The Proposal

This may be the heartwarming story of the month. Say you have a girlfriend who’s a flight attendant. And say you’re in love. The next step would be to propose to her, right? In public. Well, this gentleman takes it one step farther and pops the question… at 30,000 feet. The video just makes you […]

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Project Chronicles Airport Carpeting Around the World!

Airports are not normally known for their bedazzling carpets, I’d say more for the glistening and sterile surfaces that let your luggage glide across ever so silkily. But this website may change the way you look at airport flooring forever. Carpets for Airports has started a project to document the patterns seen on airport floors […]