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Know Before You Go – A Pre-Departure Checklist

Getting ready for a departure, especially for a long trip, can be a stressful time. We here at AirTreks understand. To help take the hand-wringing and nail-biting from your last few days at home we’ve put together a nice checklist to remind you of some important and necessary to-do’s.

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World’s Best Airports

Back in June, Skytrax, the web’s most noted airline rating service, released their list of the top 10 best airports in the world. Since every round-the-world or multi-stop trip could at least come close to landing at or departing from one of these places, it may be worth your while to take a gander at […]

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Photo Friday

Photo selections from the talented pool of AirTreks traveling staff. Enjoy!

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Best Travel Media, Part I: Travel-related books you simply must read

There’s something magical about travel. It brings us out of our comfort zone and places us inside experiences that challenge us, provoke us and exhilarate us. It heightens our awareness and teaches us amazingly valuable lessons. The same can be said about travel writing. But while the act of traveling can exhaust even the most […]

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Going to the World Cup? Better start getting your tickets!

One of the world’s greatest sporting events will be held at various locations in South Africa next year. The FIFA World Cup will be taking place between June 11th and July 11th of 2010 and is arguably the largest travel draw anywhere. But you’ve made up your mind. No matter the distance between you and […]

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Special Promotion: going on now!

AirTreks is currently offering a special Gift Card promotion for all trips booked over the last two weeks of August. Book and receive either a $75 or $150 gift card to Amazon.com. See below or here:

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Photo Friday

Photo selections from the talented pool of AirTreks traveling staff. Enjoy!

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Good Deals Still Available for Summer Travel

It’s mid-August. The summer travel season in full swing or (if your glass is half-empty) coming to a close, and you’re thinking time has pretty much run out for booking that late summer trip. The horror stories are echoing in your head about what waiting till the last minute does to fares for complicated trips […]

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18th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference

Going on now through Sunday in Corte Madera, California is the 18th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, a great event which AirTreks is proud to sponsor. For four days, August 13th – 16th, Book Passage bookstore will once again host this year’s edition.

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Destination Wednesday: Paraty, Brazil

A two and a half hour bus ride west of Rio sits one of Brazil’s little treasures. Paraty (pronounced Pah-dah-CHI) sits on a tranquil little cove bedecked with fishing boats and squat colonial-style houses as colorful as a national flag. First settled in the mid 16th century by Portuguese explorers, the town officially gained its […]

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Secure Flight Program begins this weekend

Three months ago, in an effort to tighten up what seemed to be an already water-tight check-in process, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advised that on August 15th, 2009, they would begin implementing their so-called Secure Flight Program. The program would be a method for identifying passengers departing US airports by making sure their issued […]

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The Gap Year – traveling for a year or more on an Airtreks ticket

After much deliberation and hand-wringing you’ve finally made the decision to do it, to rent out your house, give the dog to Mom and not only see the world, but see it for longer than ever before. Fantastic, it’s an excellent idea! However, now that you’ve started planning this undertaking you’re realizing that getting a […]