Still, kerosene remains the default, find-anywhere fuel, so you might want to consider a stove that will burn a range of liquid fuels. MSR's XGK Expedition ($110) is a good choice here: in addition to white gas, it'll burn diesel, aviation fuel, unleaded gas, naphtha, and some solvents. Another option is Primus' OmniFuel Stove ($130; www.rei.com), which burns most of the same fuels the XGK can swallow, PLUS canister fuels. It's kinda heavy and expensive, but very hard to beat when it comes to go-anywhere versatility.
Either way, keep in mind that canister fuels CAN'T be carried onto aircraft, nor for that matter can liquid fuels. Even the empty fuel bottles and stoves can be problematic on some airlines. On this count, a canister stove may be a better option because a liquid-fuel stove may have some gas-smelling residue in the fuel line, something that could be a red flag for a hyper-vigilant baggage clerk. But either a canister stove, or a multi-fuel liquid-fuel stove, should work fine for you.
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