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The Silk Road – Following in the Footsteps of Marco Polo

The Silk Road in China, the network of trade routes between Europe and China in the first millennium, usually brings up a romantic vision – long ambling camel caravans traversing great deserts with the crescent moon looking down on a line of weary and ancient travelers. And why not, it’s a part of our collective […]

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The Taxi Alternative – Cities Where You Can (and should) Skip the Airport Taxi

An airport taxi ride in a new city could be one of the most exciting parts of your arrival – you’re almost guaranteed a hair-whitening, eye-opening, heart-stopping gallop – but taxis can be as expensive and potentially dangerous as they are thrilling, depending on where you are. They can also be an unexpected budget-killer if […]

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Overland Travel: Gateway To Your RTW Experience

It’s easy to equate traveling around the world with following a series of connect-the-dots points on a map, and not necessarily with overland travel. This assumption is obvious since it’s the cities that, after all, have the airports. But the problem is that by flying from city to city you miss out on some of […]

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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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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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Travelers Be Warned! Don’t Let This Travel Scam Happen To You

Last month AirTreks’ Customer Service team was dismayed to receive a report about a check-in counter travel scam that resulted in one of our clients having an unexpected and quite substantial financial loss. Since we’re of the mindset that knowledge equals power, I’d like to inform our blog readers so that they can feel empowered […]

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Take Your Kids Traveling – How to Fly with your Kids and Not Go Crazy

A lot of people think the arrival of a child immediately means the end of your adventuresome days on the open road, that parenthood suddenly disqualifies you from any further cultural discovery. While there may be certain aspects of travel you must throw in the closet with the old coats, there’s simply no reason why […]

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Spring Festivals Around The World

Finally the cold winter weather is starting to subside in the northern hemisphere, giving space for spring to shake things up and give everyone a reason to celebrate with some spring festivals around the world! March, April and May are months full of festivals and events all over the world, giving you an opportunity to […]