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10 Common Stops on an Around the World Ticket (and where you should go instead)

There’s a lot to be said for Number 2 on an around the world ticket. It can even outshine Number 1 simply because it’s passed over by those looking for “the best”. Number 2 is your own private thing, the choice without the noise and chaos that comes from being on top. Let it be […]

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Your Planning Timeline – From Inspiration to Departure

No one said planning a big trip was easy. It can be a nerve-racking endeavor, especially if you happen to be a terminal procrastinator. A good way to manage the planning process is to set an RTW planning timeline, thereby organizing your errands into time periods and setting up your launch in a practical and […]

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The Steps of the Booking Process – Simple as One-Two-Three

While the idea of taking an around the world trip may seem complicated, the actual booking process isn’t nearly as daunting. It really is as simple as one-two-three. Here are the are 3 simple steps in a standard AirTreks booking sequence. By the end, you should have an amazing trip you can be proud of.

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Paying For Your Trip – Credit Card vs Savings

Money is pretty much everything when it comes to starting your planning process. I can say from experience, it’s key. So the anxiety you feel before dropping a crazy sum to kick-start your trip should come as no surprise. A deep breath can help with that. Remember, it’s an investment in your life. Enjoy it! […]

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Travel video of the week – Tanzania

I recently came across this wonderful Tanzania tourism video and thought I’d give it back to my readers. For those of you soon to be traveling to, or recently returning from Tanzania, or if you simply love wild animals, pretty beaches and/or anthropology, this will be a great 11 minutes spent. Enjoy!

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Demystifying the AirTreks Around the World Ticket

We here at AirTreks speak to a lot of people over the course of a day, many having lists of preconceived notions about what is and isn’t possible with an around the world airplane ticket, its rules and how they must be used. Unfortunately a lot of what they’ve heard is for a type of […]

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Top Destinations To Add To Your RTW Ticket

Even though I love RTW tickets, and have traveled on a multi-stop plane ticket or two in my lifetime, I usually don’t start conversations telling people I’m “well-traveled”, especially when I see websites like this. But because I interact with other world travelers both professionally and personally, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what […]

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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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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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Taking the plunge: The best time to purchase airline tickets.

Airfares can be a complicated business. Even industry veterans have little insight into the algebra behind them. Meaning, you’re bound to have more success betting on the horses than picking the single best day to purchase a series of plane tickets. That said, finalizing your itinerary may cause fear and trepidation in even the most […]

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Q&A Time

From time to time AirTreks is asked travel questions via email. Here is the first in a series of Q&A’s revealed: Hello, How much spending money should I bring with me on an around the world trip?  Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much, Jerod