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Vegetarian Hostels Around the World

This is a guest post by Lela Lake. Traveling around the world for the first time and worrying you’ll have to compromise your meat-free ethics when you visit exotic locales? Never fear, there’s a simple solution — just try accommodations at vegetarian-friendly hostels like these that embrace a gentle approach to living. Find out more […]

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Sixpenny Globe’s Beautiful Trailer for Their Upcoming Travel Series

­­­If you want to talk about passion for traveling, all you have to do is look at the way it manifests itself once a big trip is over, what convolutions and iterations it goes through before the travels slowly descend into the well of memory. Kelsey Odgen and Kristen Refermat, two twenty-something adventurers who rock […]

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Two Great Sources for a Good Night’s Sleep

When you’re butterflying around the avenues of the world sometimes accommodations fall into your lap, like teardrops from the cambered cheek of Morpheus. But most of the time you’re very much on your own when it comes to laying down your weary head. Over in the AirTreks travel store we’re showcasing a couple really great […]

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Your Travel Visa Reference Guide “The Visa Book”

If you’ve done any research on an international travel visa as a round-the-world traveler you know how daunting a task this can be. In the end it’s your responsibility to work out exactly which countries require you to have a travel visa, which ones don’t matter and how much you’ll need to budget for the […]

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SWISS: A Sweet Way to Fly

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My week in Berlin – Part II, the River Spree, Friedrichshain and beyond

A sunny afternoon finds us on the banks of the river Spree, a meandering waterway laden with bridges, cruise boats and fabricated beachfront property. Situated roughly 160 miles from the nearest sea, landlocked Berliners have constructed their very own Riviera along the Spree, dumping tons of imported sand for beaches, erecting sun umbrellas and of […]

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AirTreks Reviews – The Physics of Flocking

Traveling is the science of acquiring and surrendering – you absorb tiny pieces of the places you go only to release them back into the landscape later on. It’s a very personal reciprocation. Part of this process is taking mental snapshots of those places you pass through, a sort of subliminal reference guide to the […]

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An App That Tells You Where that Plane’s Going?

It’s a good time to be a techie traveler. Hot off the release of an image language translator comes a very cool app for your smartphone that tells you details about the planes in the sky. If you’ve ever looked up and dreamed about the plane’s destination, well, now you have more information to find […]

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New App Translates Text From Images

Having a iPhone with you when you travel just got a whole lot more helpful. According to travel tech website tnooz.com, a global web translation provider called Transperfect has developed an app for Apple called TransPerfect TransImage which gives you the ability to translate text from an image into one of 50 different languages. Useful? […]

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Pack It Up, Pack It In – Lovin’ My Spacepak Bag

I have a new obsession I feel obligated to share: Spacepak bags from Flight 001. This is hands-down the best space-maximizing packing system I’ve ever used. Before I found out about this, I used to swear by those plastic space-saver bags you squeeze the air out of by rolling up. After using the Spacepak, I’m […]

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Round the World Travel with Books

The following article is a guest post from Suzi at Packabook.com. If you would like to have your travel-related article, journal or review appear on the AirTreks travel blog click here.   Can there be anything more exciting than the idea of setting off on a Round the World journey – or even a Part […]

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Why Apple’s new iPad WON’T make the best travel gadget

You wanted it, craved it, dreamt about it, and after the years of rumors, the unabashed hype, the gasping for bated breath, last week Apple finally unveiled his latest piece of techno idolatry – the unfortunately tagged “iPad”. Along with the rest of the universe, travelers and travel bloggers have been waiting for the newest […]