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"]); ...

Posted on Jun 14 2013 - 10:14pm by TravelFore
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Following the success of its much-loved annual literary festival, the Balinese town of Ubud is to embark on another yearly get-together. The first Ubud Village Jazz Festival is slated for 2013 August 9 and 10 and promises to welcome a lineup of as many as 100 Indonesian and international musicians to the grounds of the Arma Museum. World-class Dutch pianist Peter Beets is one of the bill’s early standouts, while other confirmed acts include the Ito Kurdi Quartet and American saxophonist Joe Rosenberg. “The idea to hold an international...

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 —...

Posted on Jun 14 2013 - 11:33am by TravelFore
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Sambal, martabak, rendang: If you can read this list without drooling you’re doing better than us 1. Sambal While technically more of a condiment, the chili-based sauce known as sambal is a staple at all Indonesian tables. Dishes are not complete unless they have a hearty dollop of the stuff, a combination of chilies, sharp fermented shrimp paste, tangy lime juice, sugar and salt all pounded up with...

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....