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Useful Travel Websites & Books

March 20, 2011 Communities and Cultures Travel & Living Abroad Travel Advice 0
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Research and planning can provide travelers with a lot of advantages. The following list of travel websites and books may be useful to you for future journeys to and within Indonesia. 


== General Information ==

* About.com: http://www.about.com/ (Note: Try the “Southeast Asia Travel” channel/section or type “Indonesia” into the search engine.)

* ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA): http://www.aseanta.org/

* Asia Trotter: http://www.asiatrotter.com/en/country/indonesia/16

* Cosmotourist: http://www.cosmotourist.com/

* Indonesia Tourism: http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/

* Indopubs: http://www.indopubs.com/panel2.html (Note: Scroll down to “Moving Around” section.)

* Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

* Rough Guides: http://www.roughguides.com/

* TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/

* Wikitravel Entry: http://wikitravel.org/en/Indonesia

* World Travel Guide: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/122/country_guide/South-East-Asia/Indonesia.html

== Maps & Guidebooks ==

* See Indonesia Travel Atlas (Periplus Travel Atlas Series) by Periplus Editions

* Indonesia Maps: http://www.indopubs.com/panel2.html (Note: Scroll down to “Maps” section.)

* Popular Guidebooks: See http://www.amazon.com/Guidebooks-to-Indonesia/

— Birding Indonesia (Periplus Action Guides) by Paul Jepson (not just birders, but also great for ecotourists)

— Borneo: Journey into the Tropical Rainforest (Passport’s Regional Guides of Indonesia) by Kal Muller

— Diving Indonesia: A Guide to the World’s Greatest Diving (Periplus Action Guides) by Kal Muller

— Footprint Indonesia Handbook, 3rd Edition by Joshua Eliot

— Footprint Sumatra Handbook, 1st Edition by Joshua Eliot

— Java (Lonely Planet, 2nd edition) by Peter Turner

— Java (Periplus Adventure Guides) by Eric Oey

— Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok by Ryan Ver Berkmoes

— Lonely Planet Indonesia’s Eastern Islands by Peter Turner

— Lonely Planet Indonesia, 7th Edition by Patrick Witton

— Lonely Planet Jakarta, 1st Edition by Peter Turner

— Moon Handbooks: Indonesia, 6th Edition by Bill Dalton

— Periplus Guide To Bali: The Island Of The Gods (Periplus Guides) by Eric Oey

— Sulawesi (Periplus Adventure Guides) by Toby Alice Volkman

— Sumatra (Periplus Adventure Guides) by Periplus Adventure Guides

— The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok, 4th Edition by Lesley Reader

— The Rough Guide to Indonesia, 1st or 2nd Edition by Rough Guides

== Travel Tips ==

* Saving Money: Ask travel agencies, airlines, hotels, etc. for discounts if you are a KITAS-holder and/or student.

* Your 5-minute Guide to Travel Deals: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/TravelForLess/Your5MinuteGuideToTravelDeals.aspx

* 10 Things Every Traveler Should Do: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/06/25/travel.pointers/index.html

* Before You Go: http://travelindependent.info/b4yougo.htm

* Indo Trip: http://www.indotrip.com/

* Quarantine Information from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service: http://www.travelbug.gov.au/test_site/AQIS_LP_Guides/Indonesia/print_shop_smart.htm

* Recommended Must-Sees: Bali in general, Borobodur Temple (near Yogyakarta, Java), Danau Toba (Sumatra), Pasola competitions (Sumba), and Tanah Toraja (Sulawesi).

* Surfing in Indonesia: http://www.hawaii.edu/indolang/surf.html

* Things to Bring When Travelling: http://www.talesofasia.com/indonesia-bring.htm

* What to Pack: http://travelindependent.info/whattopack.htm