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Around the World Solo… But Not Alone

This is a guest post by Janice Waugh. From India to Chile to Spain… I have met many RTW travelers on the road and, interestingly, almost half were solo traveling. Here are a few reasons why someone would choose to travel solo: friends hadn’t the same desire for such travel partners hadn’t been able to […]

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Top 5 Languages in the World for RTW Travel

Updated September 9, 2016. If you want to travel and experience new cultures, it’s important to be able to communicate with the locals. The best way to ensure this is by learning their language, or at least learning the basics of that language. Learning a language is of particular benefit to long-term travelers who may […]

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How AirTreks Helped Make a Dream Come True

This is a guest post by Laura Lippstone. Round-trip plane ticket? Easy. So straightforward, your cat can do it, and may have when your back was turned. But booking a multi-city ticket becomes a little more complicated. Not to mention a lot more expensive. Take Philadelphia to Charlotte, for example. A sample fare can start at […]

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15 Ways to Make Your RTW Trip Go Smoother

When you book round-the-world tickets you want your travel experience to go smoothly. After all, you can look back on stressful moments on the road and laugh, but there’s no reason why you should have to. Here are my best 15 suggestions to get the RTW trip of a lifetime while limiting the problems ahead […]

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A Lonely Planet Inspired Round the World Trip for 2013

Last month, revered travel oracle Lonely Planet released their “Best in Travel” top-10 list, the highly-regarded once-a-year destination throwdown. This list is widely considered to be the most influential compilation of places to visit at a given moment, taking into account things like beauty, price, and favorable economic, political and social conditions as reasons to […]

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5 Ways to Fly First Class…in Coach

This is a guest post by Vincent Stokes. A few years ago on a long flight to New York, my airline upgraded my ticket from coach to first-class. Having never flown first-class before, I spent the next several hours reveling in my own fully reclining slice of airline heaven. However, on my return flight I […]

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Round the World Trip Packing Mistakes! (And Solutions)

The following is a guest post written by Alex Jimenez. When I started traveling in 2008 I had the ability to change my packing list wherever I went. As a newbie traveler I was taking group travel tours which meant that I would leave on a trip for 3-6 weeks at a time and then […]

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Five Incredible Around the World Itineraries for Less than $4000 (Including Tax)

Round-the-world travel isn’t as expensive or complicated as you might imagine. You’d be surprised how far you can go, and how much of the world you can see with an airfare budget of $4000. We want to show you how far your travel dollars can take you, so we’ve assembled 5 sample trips with a […]

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Try An AirTrek In Business Class

You can talk to us Upper Class, Club Class, Premier Class, whatever your airline calls it, if you decide to upgrade out of coach, AirTreks can help. We navigate the maze of international business class products for you to ensure you get the best available solution to match your individual needs and budget. Use AirTreks […]

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Choosing To Be Homeless – A Travel Philosophy

This is a guest post by Erin Tullius I’m a gypsy soul. The idea of selling off all worldly possessions to travel the world with only a backpack and my family has always seemed like a pipe dream, so when the time came to actually go through with it, it felt all too surreal. I […]

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Wreck or Trek – Survival Essentials for Hiking Mt. Bulusan, Philippines

This is a guest post by Tess Pajaron. Have you ever dreamed of climbing a mountain? And not just any mountain, but have you ever wanted to push your own limits and hike up an active volcano? When picking a destination, active volcanoes are a popular choice among hikers and adventurous tourists – they seek […]

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7 Places That Will Leave You Speechless (wondering and dreaming)

Ask any veteran traveler and they’ll tell you one of the best things about the act of traveling is the moment you come face to face with something, a place or structure so impressive, so timeless and eloquent, you simply can’t find the words to describe it. You stand stupefied, looking, utterly moved by its […]