Travel Tips - page 5

Read Story

Helicopter Skiing in the Alps

This is a guest post by Ollivier Jacq. If you would like to guest post on the AirTreks Travel Blog click here. There’s a different kind of sport that gives you exhilarating experiences. It is called heliskiing. As the name implies, it is accessed by a helicopter because it is usually done in the mountain […]

Read Story

Go vs. Stay – Seeking an Adventurous Life in the Midst of a Stable One

International travel is entering a new era, one where disappearing for long periods of time isn’t an occupation set aside only for the wealthy elite or the hardened loner. Not by a long shot. I consider this as I look out over Union Square in San Francisco and think about my own travel bug and […]

Read Story

Don’t Take the Bait – How to Avoid Running Out of Money When You’re Traveling

It’s a horrible moment when you realize your finances won’t be able to get you to your trip’s planned termination point. It can be downright debilitating to discover you’ve been taking the tourist bait all along and spending more than you needed to. Fortunately there are solutions to the problem. Unfortunately, they may put a […]

Read Story

The Disappearing Luggage Principle – What to do if your luggage is lost or delayed

Updated October 18, 2016 It’s downright horrifying to realize you don’t have your bags when you arrive in a new city. The logistics of traveling is complicated enough without having to do without your luggage, but hey, it happens. The first thing to remember is not to panic. Take it from me, you’re less likely […]

Read Story

101 Things To Do Before Your Trip

I don’t want to stress you out or add to your already huge travel to-do list, but today I’ve compiled 101 things to get done before you leave for your big trip. Read through, check and see if you’ve forgotten anything, and if you have, add them to your own list. Some of these are […]

Read Story

Is It Time To Redefine The Term “Beaten Path”?

We were in Mostar, Bosnia, certainly not a town you’d say was overrun with tourists. My wife and I were walking toward a historically significant site near the center of town (Mostar was torn apart by the Bosnian War in the early 90s) and I of course was looking around for a photo opportunity, camera […]

Read Story

The Great Traveling Money Bleed (and how to stop it before you’re broke)

If you’re not independently wealthy or a skilled freelancer you’ll likely be forced to sit and watch the slow obliteration of your savings account as you travel around the world. The only real way to combat it and be a successful traveler is to budget your money effectively while on the road. It seems easy […]

Read Story

Turning Lions to Lambs – Overcoming Your Travel Fears

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~ Marie Curie The world’s a big and crazy place, no doubt about it. And things happen from time to time that seep into your consciousness (media is, for the most part, everywhere) and if the event occurred in a place you’ll […]

Read Story

Iceland Volcano Delay – a Q&A with Insurance Specialist Jeffrey Fell

After 4 days of an almost surreal standstill of the European airport network, things haven’t gotten much better for travelers there. The ash cloud remains settled over much of northern and central Europe and doesn’t appear to be doing much in the way of dissipating. Twenty countries have now closed their airspace with specialists saying […]

Read Story

The World’s 10 Worst Cities to Make a Connection

Updated November 2, 2016 To get to remote destinations or sometimes simply to get the best prices, connecting is an unavoidable inconvenience. The time-consuming nature of landing an airplane, the de-boarding, re-boarding and making sure your bags follow can add up to a pretty unpleasant day. [bannertop] Some airports are better than others. Here are […]

Read Story

How to Apply for a Chinese Tourist Visa

Note: These instructions are for American citizens. For those not carrying a US passport please check with your local consulate or Chinese embassy for instructions. China is one of our “big three” visa destinations, that is, those countries we make sure to remind our travelers to start getting their visas as soon as possible. (The […]

Read Story

Is Travel Better in Hindsight?

You saved for it, bypassed countless social engagements to hoard that money away, made excuses, maybe alienated a few friends along the way. You also planned for it, spent countless hours, laptop on thighs, scouring travel sites and blogs, organizing, researching, building an itinerary you could feel good about. You worked up to it, buttressed […]