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Photo Friday

For those of us residing in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re rapidly approaching that chilliest of seasons. What better moment to relax on a Friday take the mind back to the warm and tropical. This week’s photo selections focus on the South Pacific and are from our permanent pair of well-traveled staff sales consultants, Daniel and […]

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Travel Tips – What To Look For In A Traveling Companion

Choosing your traveling companion (if there isn’t an obvious choice like a spouse, cousin or go-to drinking buddy) is often a daunting task to say the least. It can be a source of anxiety if not outright fear to think of how this person can effect the trip’s final outcome, change its events and especially […]

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Guide to Airline Fees

It’s been a crazy year for airline fees. Unbundling has become a four letter word for people who rely on discount plane tickets to get around. Nowadays the cheapest ticket doesn’t always equal the least amount spent. With the airlines unbundling their services, the lowest price usually comes with the most hitches (eg, fees for […]

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Break out your photography, photo faithful!

Attention budding and established travel photographers: we’re having a contest! Submit your travel photos to our Flickr group and get a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Buy whatever you like.

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Netbook computers, taking flashpacking by storm

The new hot topic is to go a-flashpacking (aka, traveling with technology). Given pop culture’s many new tech-heavy habits the trend isn’t surprising. It does however let you travel with all those internet-age sensibilities you’ve managed to adopt over the past half-decade. With international wi-fi popping up everywhere, the idea resonates firmly with the traveling […]

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Photo Friday

This week’s selections come from world traveler and AirTreks travel consultant Dave Lowe. More of his work can be seen on our Flickr group page. Or else join him on his website for more travel-related curiosities. Happy Photo Friday!

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London Heathrow Takes Honor of “Worst Airport in The World”

It’s official: People don’t like Heathrow. In a poll of nearly 15,000 subscribers to Priority Pass, the leading independent airport lounge program, London’s Heathrow Airport came in at the bottom of their Sept 2009 survey of world airports. The unmitigated hate is likely stemming from last year’s T5 opening, commonly known as a debacle, where […]

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Why travel around the world?

On a stale afternoon at the office it’s easy to want to get out there and travel—to see the crazy wild world you know is there. However, when you start rearranging your life to fit in a big trip, you start seeing obstacles and creating reasons not to travel around the world. Well, I’m here […]

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Airlines in the News – Garuda Indonesia

It’s official. Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of Indonesia, is now reinstating its service to Europe. This comes as big news for the airline after being plagued by the demons of an EU blacklisting for the past two years. While only a small fraction of their business came from the Europe route, a blacklist can […]

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Travel Media, Part 3 – Travel-Related Movies You Must See

Nothing inspires travel more than sitting down and watching a feature length movie set in an exotic location. With dozens of crew members paid to make the place look as beautiful, or as atrocious, as possible, movies never fail to evoke emotions. In part 3 of our series of travel related media, after last month’s […]

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Where Will You Stay? – When and how to book your accommodations

One of the most important and stress-inducing aspects of any major excursion is where to sleep while on the road. It can be argued that, next to setting up the route, this is the most important part of the planning process, because the sun will eventually set and when it does, you’ll need a bed […]

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Blurb – Write Your Own Story

When on a big around the world trip your mind tends to wander, sometimes faster than your feet, but that’s natural. It’s also natural to be inspired to write down these thoughts as they fly through your head, along with the photos that may have inspired them. But if all you have upon your return […]