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The Lonely Planet Effect – Guidebook Love, Guidebook Hate

Updated November 8, 2016 I should start by staying I love Lonely Planet. I really do. And I’m not alone. Their famous blue volumes are probably the most trusted, well-written and exhaustively-researched travel guidebooks around, giving excellent advice for nearly every destination in this great wide world . There’s more than a few reasons they’re […]

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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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Is Traveler’s Diarrhea on Your Itinerary?

Updated November 18, 2016 This is a guest post by Dr. Michael Kirsch. Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common infectious disease affecting international travelers.  The only surefire way to avoid traveler’s diarrhea is not to travel, but where’s the fun in that? Is Traveler’s Diarrhea Serious? Not usually. While traveler’s diarrhea is usually mild, it […]

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How To Be the Best Traveler You Can Be – 7 ways to be a proper national guest

The greater the strides we make to bring the people of the world closer together, the greater the need for us all to get along. Long-haul flights now thread their way from place to distant place, plunging you deep into unknown cultural territories with your American-ness tagging right along, whether you like it or not. […]

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Amsterdam and The Hague – Getting around

This is part 2 of a guest post by Roxanne Bridger. If you are interested in guest posting on the AirTreks Travel blog, please read our submission guidelines. Holland has always been on my list of places to visit, much before I developed the urge to see the world and experience all its varied cultures. […]

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What to do in The Hague – eating, shopping and surfing

This is a guest post by Roxanne Bridger. If you are interested in guest posting on the AirTreks Travel blog, please read our submission guidelines. The Hague has a population of 450,000 and though not the capital, it’s the political seat of The Netherlands. It is known as “The International city of Peace” being home […]

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When Illness or Injury Crash the Itinerary

This is a guest post by Anya Clowers. If you are interested in guest posting on the AirTreks Travel blog, please read our submission guidelines. What do you consider when planning travel? Incredible sites to see, people to meet, food to savor, pharmacies to visit… oh wait… that last one isn’t typically included in the […]

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Airports with Art Galleries Around the World

People that spend a lot of time in airports tend to remove certain brain functions over the course of the time they spend in them, the ones dedicated to artistic expression to be specific, and enter into a certain “eyes on the prize” autopilot. But sometimes, especially if you have extra time, you may want […]

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Women Traveling Solo

When you’re a woman traveling solo, there are some additional concerns you face and precautions you should consider taking. Many women do hit the road by themselves to experience all the benefits of solo travel, and we absolutely encourage our traveling sisters to continue to do so. Here are some things that our female staffers […]

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How to Survive Trips to High Elevations

Some of the most worthwhile locations in the world are at high elevations. High elevations mean beautiful mountain peaks, seemingly endless vistas and some of the coolest atmospheric conditions anywhere. But at the views come at a price: unless you grew up in a mountain village somewhere, you’re probably highly susceptible to altitude sickness. Altitude […]

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Flying with children need not be a nightmare

This is a guest post by Jade Scully. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog, click here. Traveling with children is never easy. Even the best behaved child can’t be trusted to be angel all the time and just because you and your child have traveled well before doesn’t mean […]

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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. […]