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Posted on Jun 22 2013 - 2:26pm by TravelFore
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Petra is a spectacular Nabatean city in western Jordan. With massive façades that have been carved entirely out of the existing red sandstone, Petra’s magnificent temples and tombs are like no other religious buildings in the world, and the surrounding rugged landscape dotted with historical sites are a hiker’s paradise. Petra has been a city of great religious significance since ancient...

“The better part of being in Athens is that the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American writer, animator, and old resident of the capital of Balkan state. “Walking around Athens may be a living lesson. trendy is close with ancient, and art is featured throughout town in ways in which bit individuals on an everyday basis.” Any kid UN agency has taken basic...

Posted on Jun 20 2013 - 10:04pm by TravelFore
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Photograph by Jean-Pierre Degas, Corbis A network of canals and bridges crisscrosses this working port-seaside resort on southern France’s Languedoc coast. Sandwiched between oyster-rich Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean, and trailed by a kite-tail strip of sandy beaches, unassuming Sète delivers abundant sun, sea, sand, and seafood under the well-trod tourist radar. When to Go: June-August; August 22-27, Festival of Saint Louis Joutes Nautiques, traditional Languedoc water jousting competitions staged on the Canal Royal. How to...

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) runs through historic Harpers Ferry, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet in what Thomas Jefferson described as “perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.” Start or end an A.T. day hike here, and be back in time for supper and a soak at a quaint B&B. When to Go: June-August; June 22 for an all-day event, The Birth of a State: 150th Anniversary of the State of West Virginia Where to Stay: Four-room Laurel Lodge is a restored, Craftsman-style stone bungalow a block away from...

It had already been a protracted slog. I had started within the south of France, crossed the chain of mountains Mountains to Pamplona, Spain, trudged through the wine district of l. a. red wine, then created my means through town of Burgos and across Spain’s high and barren central plains. i used to be over halfway into a 500-mile trek on the classic route for the Camino Diamond State Santiago (Way...

Whether your on your honeymoon, nature trip, or just simply on family vacation, Bali is a destination that is a great place. Like many people in this hard economic times, money is something that is not very easy to come by these days. But, with a few dollars you can sure have a great time, in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you don’t believe this is possible just take time to...

Surabaya is Indonesia’s second largest city and if you have visited Jakarta you can get an idea of its sprawling size. That being said it is an excellent place to organize your travels to more interesting destinations as it is very well served by Land Sea and Air connections. The port in Surabaya Tanjung Perak is a great place to organise your sea travel around the Indonesian archipelago....

London has two great attributes ­– history and beer. OK it has more, but those are the two we’re concerned with today. Many years ago, in the city’s most illustrious pubs, pirates and body snatchers did business, bloody, bare-knuckle fistfights took place and literary greats — including Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys — found their inspiration. Today people’s faces flicker less by the light of an oil lantern and more by the screen of an iPad, but they’re still there to enjoy the same things —...

Has Olso priced even itself out of the city? These days, the most appealing areas in the famously expensive Norwegian capital lie on the periphery of the city center, in its newly trendy neighborhoods — hip Grunerlokka to the northeast, glamorous Tjuvholmen to the southwest — and beyond, in the glorious landscapes of the Oslo Fjord and the sprawling northern forests. Granted, downtown still harbors a version of “The Scream,” by Norway’s best-known painter, Edvard Munch, whose birth 150 years ago is being celebrated here all year....

Travelfore | Tips, features and photography from destinations all over the globe. Published: June 12, 2013 Opening with the tiniest click, the door swung wide to reveal the furnishings of a classic Old World grand hotel suite. On the far wall, the late-afternoon light of the Italian coastline filtered through gauzy curtains, striking the worn velvet seat of an old Empire settee and filling the room with a funereal glow. In the next room, a padded headboard spanned the bed where the room’s regular resident, the great Italian director...