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Best of the Blogs: Articles to Hold in High Regard

The world wide web is a big place, pretty much as big as the “real world” if you think about it. Even when you narrow down your subject matter to a travel theme there’s still copious material, some good, some not so much. If you’re looking for good reading material why not turn to the […]

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Photo Friday!

Photo selections from the AirTreks pool of traveling photogs. Enjoy!

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The Unesco Advantage – Visiting the World Heritage Sites

If asked by any stranger what would be my most desirable places to go if traveling on a round the world ticket, I’d likely think for a few seconds only. I’d say: doesn’t matter, any place that has some kind of cultural, historical and/or aesthetic raison d’etre. (Okay, maybe not in those words.) Still, as […]

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National Geographic Wants Your Shots

Okay amateur lensmen and women, wannabe photojournalists and undiscovered Ansel Adamses, now’s your chance! National Geographic is once again opening up the floor to you, the photographer with a eye for the evocative aesthetic. This year’s International Photography Contest is underway and Natty Geo is soliciting your best travel photos. Same as it ever was, […]

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The Future for Olympic Airlines?

About 6 months ago, after a frantic private takeover, it became known that some of the routes of Greece’s national carrier, Olympic Airlines, would be in doubt. This piece of news had consumers wondering what’s going to happen to the airline after September 30, 2009, the date on which the airline ceases operations to New […]

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The Nonstop vs Connecting Flight

If there’s anything working in this industry has taught me is that there’s a lot of ways to get from one place to another. And that everyone who travels from point A to point B has an idea about the best way to do it. When our travel consultants assemble trips they bear in mind […]

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Researching Your Trip – Helping You Through The Online Minefield

While AirTreks may be in the business of expertly assembling your complicated multi-stop trip, we normally reserve the “where to go” decision-making for our clients, letting them choose where their fancy takes them. With so many amazing places in the world and the many different kinds of people out there, it’s tough for a travel […]

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Seva Café, India – Karmically Delicious

Recently I found about a great project going on in the western Indian city of Ahmadabad by an AirTreks client leaving for his trip: a truly one-of-a-kind restaurant that gives form to the elusive concept of Service. From its inception, Seva Café has been on a social mission: to help the local community by promoting […]

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Passenger Bill of Rights: Taking Back The Industry

Recently there’s been a deluge of negative press about the US domestic airline industry, and because every one of us have been on planes, tarmacs and terminals, we can relate to just how bad it can be. If there was ever time for some industry-wide collective counseling it’s now. One only needs to point out […]

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Photo Friday

Photo selections from the AirTreks’ Flickr traveler’s group pool. Feel free to submit your own!

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The Death of the Orient Express

A little piece of literary travel history will be squeaking its last brakes, and with hardly a whimper. The last piece of the proverbial Orient Express, the legendary sleeper train that once connected Calais, France and Istanbul in high fashion and efficiency, will, as of December 12th, 2009, cease to exist. Seventy-five years after the […]