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Photo Friday – Provence, France

The Photo Friday feature returns with some darling little photos taken in a corner of the Provence region of France. Provence in its entirety covers the very southeast point of the hexagon that is France, from the Côte d’Azur to the southern Alps to the Rhône River at its western edge. Some of the most […]

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A Modern Eden – The Plitvice Lakes National Park

In the traveler’s world of gray concrete, black asphalt and dull steel-silver it’s almost necessary to step into another color every once in awhile – in this case green. Those smart enough to traverse the Croatian countryside to the Plitvice Jezera region will be treated to what may be the most pleasant hiking experience they’ll […]

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The Creaky Charm of Rovinj, Croatia

When I visited the sleepy seaside town on the Croatian Istrian Peninsula called Rovinj (pronounced Roh-VEEN) my impression was – and not to undersell it – it hasn’t changed a bit. Extending out into the Adriatic like a red-tiled thumb, Rovinj, Croatia and its old town sits on a rock at the most northwesterly corner […]

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Turning Lions to Lambs – Overcoming Your Travel Fears

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~ Marie Curie The world’s a big and crazy place, no doubt about it. And things happen from time to time that seep into your consciousness (media is, for the most part, everywhere) and if the event occurred in a place you’ll […]

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Save Money! Get Free Stuff!

We’ve got a seriously amazing offer for travelers who buy their tickets during the month of June. Buy your tickets between now and June 30th, and AirTreks will send you a gift card valued at up to $150. ALSO, as an added bonus, anyone who purchases qualifying airfare by June 17th, 2010 will recieve a $US50 instant […]

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Your Agent’s Dream Trip vol. 6 – (Dreamt by Laura)

Laura is a consummate pro. Having been on the AirTreks team for over half a decade, Laura knows her stuff. To Laura I posed the requisite Your Agent’s Dream Trip question: “Without having to state your reasons, and if cost was of no importance, what would be your dream around-the-world trip in 10 stops or […]

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Winners of the World Airline Awards Announced

Yesterday Skytrax announced this year’s winners of the illustrious title of “Airline of the Year”. This is the big one for the airlines, the airline industry’s most prestigious prize throughout the year. And the winner is….*drumroll*…. Asiana Airlines! Asiana was selected as the winner of the 2010 Airline of the Year award , with Singapore Airlines […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser

Hi everyone! While Nico’s on vacation I’m going to attempt to sporadically fill his shoes here on our blog. I know we usually post a video to get you ready for the weekend, and this one is one of my faves I’ve seen online recently.  AirTreks has seen a lot of amazing days in San […]

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The Croatian World Heritage Sites

  Croatia is coming into people’s traveling consciousness more and more. With a favorable exchange rate (you get over 5 Kuna on the dollar), a stunning historical landscape and a friendly and welcoming population it’s not hard to see why. And even though Europeans have known about the country’s draw for some time, Americans have […]

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AirTreks Travel Blog – On a Short Hiatus

A quick note of public information: for the remainder of May until mid-June the AirTreks travel blog will be on a period of reduced activity in order to focus on the launch of our new website and me going to celebrate my marriage with a honeymoon in Croatia. Until mid-June updates to the blog will […]

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Best of the RSS: What’s on the Web This Week

This really has been the week of Eyjafjallajökull, but since you’re now tired of pronunciation jokes and the rather old news of it all, I won’t list any of the great commentary written about it last week. Ahem. Luckily there’s still a truckload of excellent posts out there to spotlight this week. And with those, […]

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Friday Afternoon Palate Cleanser – “Around the World in 80 Seconds”

Creative types are always going places looking for just one more thing to sink their fingers into up to their knuckles. This is a good thing – it gives us some of the most interesting and thought-provoking pieces of travel-related entertainment that we can find online. The following video was filmed and directed by two […]