“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...

As we neared the top, a monotone world surrounded us. The thickening fog stitched gray rocks to the sky. Piles of volcanic ash sat, untrammeled, in driveways, as innocuous as autumn leaves. The narrow road snaked ever upward, passing emergency shelters and informal checkpoints. I was on Mount Merapi, whose active volcano dominates the horizon outside Yogyakarta,...

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...

Posted on Jun 15 2013 - 1:43pm by TravelFore
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Gone are the days when backpackers simply shoved travel towels and weighty 1000-page guidebooks in the their 80-litre packs. In 2013 it’s all about the time and money saving technology, to make that trip of a lifetime, that little bit better. With that in mind, here are our top technological, travel gadget tips, for 2013! SpareOne Mobile Phone In a nutshell, this is the only mobile phone ever that...

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway has hit the cruising industry like a whirling dervish — receiving great reviews from her early passengers and creating some serious buzz. I was one of the lucky travel industry professionals to be offered a place on the 2-day Pre-Inaugural Cruise onboard the Breakaway, and took advantage of it by checking out as many areas as possible, eating at five different restaurants, and, of course, inspecting the technology of the new vessel. Let’s break down the Breakaway. Norwegian Breakaway Mobile...

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....

Bali reigns as the top tourist destination in Indonesia and Malaysia Airlines has accordingly increased its service to Denpasar and the nation’s capital, Jakarta. Starting this August, the airline will increase service from three to four times daily from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar. Malaysia Airlines will also increase its Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta service from 46 to 49 flights weekly beginning July 17. More information visit malaysiaairlines.com window._aybollw=window._aybollw||[];_aybollw.push(["id", "10140"]); ...