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Get to Know Global Basecamps

In case you hadn’t heard, one of our most valued partners is Global Basecamps, a provider of unique, privately run and sustainable properties and tours around the world. Today we’ll be featuring a question and answer session with Ali, GBC’s marketing coordinator, to get a better idea about what they do over there and how […]

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10 Excellent Excuses to Do a RTW Trip

Getting your traveling feet wet by booking a long-term trip is not as easy as some people might lead you to believe. It requires nothing short of a huge leap of faith. It’s been demonstrated that travel is good for you, and you know you’re the type of person that would get a lot from […]

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To RTW or Not To RTW – 4 Good Reasons to Circle the Planet

When people begin planning to buy round the world tickets, which at this time of year is an extremely popular pastime, they may lay out a world map and make sweeping decisions about the route they’ll be taking on their journey: should it zig, should it zag, or should it meander organically like a vine […]

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2 Years, 8 Trips, 1 Month Each: Traveling Savage-ly

This is a guest post by Keith Savage. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog click here. Imagine…you just quit a good job at which you spent all of your post-college life. Imagine…your bank account has a tidy stack of bills because you hatched a plan to travel and do […]

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Paying With Credit Cards Internationally

This is a guest post by Michael D. of CreditCardForum.com. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog click here. Like many Americans, I’m accustomed to using my credit card to pay for just about everything. Whether I’m buying a cup of coffee or a new shirt, I pay with plastic. […]

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Literature’s Best in Travel – Around the World with Hemingway

A friend and I were talking about Ernest Hemingway the other day and I realized that not only was he one of the most consummate drinkers writers in American history, the guy really got around. Be that some of his travels were in the defense of liberty from the ruddy face of fascism, and some […]

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The Career Break – Your Definitive Moment to See the World

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post called Doing Difficult Trips in which I talked about how traveling on complicated itineraries was getting a foothold in the public’s conscious, challenging the aging mentality of there-and-back-again travel. Of course, in order to do “difficult trips” you’ll need some extra time, for which the available solution […]

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Doing Difficult Trips – It’s All a Matter of Perspective

I’ve always been an advocate for change – change in scenery, change in lifestyle, change in psyche, and continuing the change however deep you want to go down the metaphysical rabbit hole. Fortunately, one of life’s easiest ways to initiate change is to travel. Naturally. Of course one could argue that your hometown is a […]

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Your Agent’s Dream Trip vol. 6 – (Dreamt by Laura)

Laura is a consummate pro. Having been on the AirTreks team for over half a decade, Laura knows her stuff. To Laura I posed the requisite Your Agent’s Dream Trip question: “Without having to state your reasons, and if cost was of no importance, what would be your dream around-the-world trip in 10 stops or […]

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New Feature: Your Agent’s Dream Trip (dreamt by Chris)

  The travel consultants currently employed at AirTreks have a vast pool of travel experience. Today we start a new series entitled “Your Agent’s Dream Trip” conceived to bring the readers of this blog planning suggestions and possibly some dreams of their own. The question was put to the travel consultants, “without having to state […]

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6 Common Around the World Trip Planning Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Working with travelers over the years helping set up their trips-of-a-lifetime, I’ve managed to pinpoint some of the more problematic issues they subject themselves to before they come to us. Most of the time their research is spot on and the trip looks wonderful – they have realistic goals and are honest about their expectations. […]

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A Bridge-Lover’s Round the World Trip

In his Jan 14 post, travel blogger Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape listed a series of “10 Incredible Bridge Walks” around the world. Since I’m an admitted RTW-ophile, I couldn’t help but envision the bridges as a theme trip. These beautiful open-to-pedestrians bridges, when assembled in a series, would make one amazing round the world […]