The around the world trip planning process.

This is the most time-consuming, agonizing and painstaking phase of the trip planning process, the beginning, because not only does it decide what you see, but also how cost effective, efficient and enjoyable your around the world trip will be overall. So it’s pretty important you get it right at this stage, not later.

The good thing is, this is where AirTreks is at our best. We have loads of great experience, advice and insight as to what will give you the best around the world trip you can get. This section covers the planning phase from the glimmer of the travel idea up to the part where you actually set your route and buy the tickets.

Browse the links below for comprehensive information on how to plan, book and choose your ticket provider.

Choosing AirTreks

The AirTreks Difference
How we differ and rise above the rest. AirTreks has been helping travelers arrange complex international travel for 25 years and design and book perfect trips, always tailored to our clients specific plans and priorities.

We Heart Travel
Our philosophical outlook. A bit of insight on why we, as travel-enablers and travel-lovers, do what we do.

What is an AirTrek?
This section was crafted to help you understand the ins and outs of the AirTreks around the world trip product. What is an AirTrek? That’s up to you.

AirTreks vs. The Others
How we rise above our competition, doing it yourself and the airline alliances.

How to book an around the world ticket with AirTreks
Booking an AirTreks round the world ticket is a simple 5-step process. These are the steps.

17 Reasons Why International Travel Is Good For You
An existential list. If you know of better reasons, we’d love to hear them!

Why AirTreks Chooses Not to Automate the Ticket-Buying Process
Ticket booking automation has not been ideal for everyone, namely you, the traveler. Here’s why.

Overcoming Traveling Fear
Fear is the traveler’s bane – understand, conquer and be happier for it. A missive to help keep it all in perspective.

TripPlanner, What It Is and How To Use It
TripPlanner may be the most valuable tool AirTreks has to offer. Here are all the particulars.

Planning your trip

AirTreks Official Trip Planning Timeline – This site’s most useful page!
From six months out to the day of departure – when to do important pre-trip necessities like researching, vaccinations and getting visas.

How to Choose Where To Go
Formally choosing a route. A very helpful guide to help you pick destinations so your trip achieves your vision of value and amazingness.

How to Choose Dates for Your RTW Trip
One of the most important decisions when buying RTW tickets is when to travel.

Money matters

Create A Travel Budget
It’s about the money, honey. The big budget questions, answered. How to set the most practical budget, from airfares, to daily spending, to shopping on the road.

How Much Does an RTW Trip Cost?
A helpful way to calculate how much money you’ll need to save for an around the world trip.

How to Save Money for a RTW Trip
20 great ways to light up your bank account and ultimately travel the world!

Preparing the trip

Traveling Companions, Traveling Solo
Who are you traveling with? With children? A female on your own? As a couple? The section shows you how enjoy the trip as a social individual.

RTW Trip Planning for College Graduates
Tips to help you set up a post-college round-the-world trip and prime yourself for the job market when you return.

Useful Travel Links and Websites
A general list of travel related blogs and websites to help your planning process and make it inspired, educational and entertaining.

Weed collecting Burma.

Weed collecting Burma. Photo by Huggy’s pics

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