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How To Be the Best Traveler You Can Be – 7 ways to be a proper national guest

The greater the strides we make to bring the people of the world closer together, the greater the need for us all to get along. Long-haul flights now thread their way from place to distant place, plunging you deep into unknown cultural territories with your American-ness tagging right along, whether you like it or not. […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – Fashionably Sicilian, Trolol

Solidifying the indisputable fact that the Italians reign supreme when it comes to style, clothing store Sicilia Fashion Village has put the town of Agira, located amidships on the island of Sicily, population 9000, decidedly on the map. A successful foray into advertising, this absolutely fabulous video shows off the fashion sense of its elderly […]

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AirTreks is hiring! Personal Travel Consultant

AirTreks is the worldwide leader in providing customized, efficient, and affordable air travel solutions for complex international trips. Specializing in around-the-world trips and in business since 1987, we are based in downtown San Francisco. As a travel consultant, you will work with our travelers to optimize their choices of airlines, routes, and fares. We are […]

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Amsterdam and The Hague – Getting around

This is part 2 of a guest post by Roxanne Bridger. If you are interested in guest posting on the AirTreks Travel blog, please read our submission guidelines. Holland has always been on my list of places to visit, much before I developed the urge to see the world and experience all its varied cultures. […]

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What to do in The Hague – eating, shopping and surfing

This is a guest post by Roxanne Bridger. If you are interested in guest posting on the AirTreks Travel blog, please read our submission guidelines. The Hague has a population of 450,000 and though not the capital, it’s the political seat of The Netherlands. It is known as “The International city of Peace” being home […]

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Airlines in the News: Spanair Gets Warm and Fuzzy

Spanair is getting in on the viral marketing game. But with stories like this it’s hard to be cynical. Here’s the setting: Christmas Eve, tired passengers probably already a little upset they have to travel on Christmas Eve. They arrive at the baggage carousel and something a little magical happens. As the passengers waited for […]

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When Illness or Injury Crash the Itinerary

This is a guest post by Anya Clowers. If you are interested in guest posting on the AirTreks Travel blog, please read our submission guidelines. What do you consider when planning travel? Incredible sites to see, people to meet, food to savor, pharmacies to visit… oh wait… that last one isn’t typically included in the […]

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Vietnam Starts 2011 With A Brand New Airport

Can Tho City will host Vietnam’s 4th international airport. Inaugurated January 1st, the new airport is said to have a runway large enough to accommodate long-haul aircraft like Boeing 747 and 777s with a terminal designed to receive up to 5 million passengers annually. Can Tho is located in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, […]

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The AirTreks Travel Blog Top 10 Posts of 2010

Time marches on. At least that’s what the end of my calendar keeps telling me. And what does that mean for the AirTreks Travel Blog? Well, a list of the top posts of the year of course. Here are the articles that drew the greatest attention from the cherished readers of these pages. And what’s […]

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To RTW or Not To RTW – 4 Good Reasons to Circle the Planet

When people begin planning to buy round the world tickets, which at this time of year is an extremely popular pastime, they may lay out a world map and make sweeping decisions about the route they’ll be taking on their journey: should it zig, should it zag, or should it meander organically like a vine […]

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Letters from Oaxaca – pt. 5: Home Again

This is a guest post from Susan Coss. She was a featured author from her stay in Oaxaca last year and has returned to the Southern Mexico town again to meet up with old friends, drink mezcal and dine on the finest food the city has to offer. Find all of the posts from her […]

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Gigapixel Photos from Around the World

Photography and travel go hand in hand. What would any trip be without taking home a few hundred thousand pixels of local street vendors, pretty landscapes and ancient buildings? Not much, that’s what. Everyone loves a well-taken picture. Your average photograph from a point and shoot camera these days consists of about 10 megapixels, that’s […]