Category Archives: Travel Advice

Travel Apps 2024

Here are my go-to travel apps these days. I typically put these in a folder on the first page of my phone so that I can access them easily. Make sure they are downloaded/updated, and you are logged in if … Continue reading

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Peru: Luxury Lodge Trek – Preparation

What you need to know for your Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu! More on the Luxury Lodge Trek: 1) BRIEFING: There will be a briefing with your guide and the rest of the group on the evening before your trek … Continue reading

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Perfect 3 days on Lake Geneva and Lausanne

Lake Geneva is a perfect stopover before or after your hike in the French/Swiss Alps. If you are flying through Geneva, add this quick itinerary to your trip. DAY 1 – Arrive Lausanne Arive Lausanne by train. Take the metro … Continue reading

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Camino de Santiago – Packing Your Day Pack

Packing for your day of hiking on the Camino de Santiago is easy! You don’t have to pack much, so keep it light and share common items with your companions. Left to right: Rain jacket (if needed) Rain cover for … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Everest Base Camp Trek

Follow along with Landon from AWR as he completes the Everest Base Camp Trek and, more importantly, discovers the beauty and culture of Nepal. The 17-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary includes 13 days of trekking and 4 days in … Continue reading

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GUEST REVIEW: Lima, Lares Trek and the Amazon

This group of four just returned from a custom 15-day Peru adventure. They began in the culinary capital of South America and capital city of Peru, Lima. From there, they made their way up to the colonial and historic streets … Continue reading

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Sustainable Travel — Reducing Plastic on Your Trip

The use of disposable plastic items while traveling is hard on the environment, hard on the communities left with the garbage, it’s expensive, and it can often be unhealthy. No traveler wants to leave a trail of plastic behind them, … Continue reading

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Travel Insurance and High Altitudes

For those of our travelers who are planning adventures to high altitude destinations such as Kilimanjaro, The Inca Trail, Everest Base Camp, etc., making sure that your travel insurance will cover you while at or above 15,000 ft is important. … Continue reading

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Airport Lounges Make Travel Special

Airport Lounges are a great way to make traveling more enjoyable.  Here are some that AWR staff has visited recently. Priority Pass San Francisco – United Red Carpet Club Light snacks – breakfast items then lunch Bar with free house … Continue reading

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Best Travel Apps #3 – Communications

We have rounded up our favorite apps in our Best Travel Apps series.  Here is Part III – Communications, which includes: Learn a Language Translation Communications Please visit the other installments of our Best Travel Apps series: Top 7 Travel … Continue reading

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