3-Day Berlin Itinerary by JetSettingFools.com

3-Day Berlin Itinerary

Berlin. Just the mention of the name conjures images of division and unity, war and peace, angst and optimism. While visiting the city, the horrific history is palpable, yet the mood is brightened by the vibrant and expressive side of Berlin. The sprawling center is teeming with sights: museums, memorials and parks. We understand how overwhelming planning a trip to Berlin can be – so we’re helping by sharing a condensed version of our Berlin Sightseeing Guide: A 3-Day Berlin Itinerary. It is ideal for first-timers to Berlin who want to see as much of the city as possible – even on limited time. The condensed version includes all the sights of our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary – and we’ve even provided a link to more information for each sight and a link to Google Maps for each day of sightseeing.

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3-Day London Itinerary on a budget

3-Day London Itinerary on a Budget

London is one of the most visited cities in the world – and it’s easy to understand why. The city is both historic and modern, it is home to royalty and celebrities and it’s packed with iconic sights, museums, palaces and parks. Unfortunately, the high price of sightseeing in London can quickly add up – with some entrance fees costing upwards of $30 USD per person. Budget travelers might fear a visit to London will break the bank, but we haven’t found that to be the case. In our 3-Day London Itinerary on a Budget, we focus on seeing the sights in London via self-guided walking tours and taking advantage of the many free attractions the city has on offer.

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The 6 Best Things to Eat in Reykjavik, Iceland JetSettingFools.com

The 6 best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland (and what it cost!)

Hot dogs, fish, soup, yogurt, tomatoes and orange soda. It doesn’t sound like much, but these are the six best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Due to the isolation and harsh winters of an island nation, the national cuisine in Iceland ranges from fairly basic and expected to creative and downright strange. The remoteness also makes it outrageously expensive. We attempted to keep our budget in check and still get a taste of Iceland cuisine and we think we succeeded in finding six of the best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Six-Month Travel Budget JetSetting Fools

Six-Month Travel Budget: The cost of world travel

Our full-time travels for the past six months have taken us to Australia, the Balkans (with a detour to Rome) and the Netherlands – and we are drastically under budget from a year ago, with an average spending of just $53 per day . We took what we learned from budgeting for our year-long, round the world (RTW) trip and have made a few adjustments that are clearly reflected in our six-month travel budget review. First, we’ve slowed our speed of travel substantially with longer stays – clocking our longest stay during our travels at 10 weeks in one place. Second, we’ve added Housesitting into the mix. While housesitting in Melbourne, Australia and Nijmegen, Netherlands, we completely eliminated our housing cost (in exchange for taking care of pets!).

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Housesitting for the holidays: Stories from around the world

Housesitting for the holidays: Stories from around the world

Housesitting for the holidays is a new concept for us. From the moment we agreed to housesit near Nijmegen, Netherlands from mid-November to the end of January, we began pondering how we would celebrate (American) Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. What are the local traditions? Will we get a tree and decorations? Will there be Christmas markets? Do the Dutch celebrate with a feast? What is on the menu?

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One day in Amsterdam Self-Guided Walking Tour: 15 sights to see

As slow travelers, we often spend weeks in cities that many travelers only give a day or two. Only on rare occasions do we limit ourselves to a single day in a city and that only happens when our scheduled commitments and flight arrangements put a squeeze on our itinerary. That’s what happened with our visit to Amsterdam. Eager to see as much of it as we could, we set out on a One Day in Amsterdam Self-Guided Walking Tour to 15 of the city’s best sights. (Map below!)

Amsterdam is a compact city, but the sights are spread throughout, making it somewhat difficult to organize an easy-flowing self-guided walking tour. To see what we wanted to see, we had to cover some ground, which included a little zigging and zagging. With only one day in Amsterdam, we eliminated stops at museums and didn’t even consider attempting a bike rental. That being said, we left just enough time in our One Day in Amsterdam Self-Guided Walking Tour to sip on coffee, enjoy the views and wind our day down with a few beers.

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Zadar Self-Guided Walking Tour 24 Sights To See JetSettingFools.com

Zadar self-guided walking tour: 24 sights to see

Before we arrived in Zadar, we felt sorry for it. After our three-week stay in idyllic Rovinj, we thought our next destination would surely disappoint. The fact that we were trading in one seaside town perched on a peninsula for another made us think we would easily draw comparisons and, in our minds, nothing could beat Rovinj. After staying in Zadar, experiencing the city and seeing the sights (which are included in our Zadar self-guided walking tour), we felt differently.

While there are some comparisons that can be made between Rovinj and Zadar, the two cities are drastically different. Even though Zadar may not be dripping with charm like Rovinj, it certainly has it. And, something it has that Rovinj doesn’t is a slew of sights – from Roman ruins to historic churches to a modern seaside promenade complete with new age art. Something else Zadar has: a university – and its students fill the streets and cafes, bringing a lively, youthful feel to the city.

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Boat trip from Zadar: Day trip to Ugljan and Dugi Otok islands

Boat trip from Zadar: Day trip to Ugljan and Dugi Otok islands

Hundreds of islands make up the Zadar Archipelago, part of Northern Dalmatia. They range in size, but unlike the southern counterparts, these islands are mostly barren, which attracts fewer inhabitants and visitors. However, the communities that do exist on the islands survive on olive production, the fishing industry and very seasonal tourism. Being in such close proximity, we used two days to discover the area with a boat trip from Zadar to Ugljan and Dugi Otok.

Boat trip from Zadar to Ugljan

Located directly across from Zadar, Ugljan is one of the larger islands in the archipelago and has 7,500 residents, beautiful coastline and hiking/biking trails. Ferry boats cross the Zadar Channel several times a day, making day trips there easy, even in the off-season. We took a morning ferry so we could spend the day visiting three of the island’s towns: Preko, Kali and Kukljica.

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Bus from Rovinj to Zadar

Bus from Rovinj to Zadar

Racing out the door to catch the 8:45 a.m. bus from Rovinj to Zadar – our next destination – Kris quickly rattled off a checklist before we left. We got everything from the bathroom? Check. Cables and cords? Check. Bus tickets? Check. Passports? Shit. Where was my passport? I scrambled my mind and remembered that I had slipped it into the bottom of my backpack. Since I would have to part with my bag and stow it in the luggage compartment below the bus, there was no way I was leaving my passport where it was.

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Sunsets in Rovinj, Croatia

Sunsets in Rovinj, Croatia

We’ve become sunset junkies in Rovinj. Regardless of which daytime activities we partake in – swimming, boating, hiking, biking and/or touring around Istria – we know we’ll end our day watching the sun go down. Whether the glowing sphere slips, uninterrupted, into the horizon or if clouds shift the light into varying shades of orange and pink, the sunsets in Rovinj don’t disappoint. As Rovinj’s old town is situated on a peninsula, there are numerous spots to witness the spectacle; actually, almost anywhere along the shoreline will do.

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