6 Things To Do in Cairns, Australia On A Budget JetSettingFools.com

6 things to do in Cairns, Australia on a budget

Australia was, at one time, considered a budget destination…but those days are long gone. However, I believe that every place can be visited on a budget and Cairns is no exception. Even if it is a jumping off point to numerous expensive activities, there are many things to do in Cairns, Australia on a budget while still experiencing the city’s main attractions.… Read the rest


Walk from Piran to Strunjan on Slovenia's Coast

Walk from Piran to Strunjan on Slovenia’s Coast

From the tip of the Piran Peninsula, the rocky Slovenian coastline trails east two and a half miles toward a protruding landmass of bulking cliffs covered in trees. The protected natural reserve, Strunjan Nature Park, is rich with diverse geological phenomena; the layers of rock that plummet into the sea formed by the crashing waves, wind and rain.… Read the rest


Day trip to Sibenik from Zadar: 6 sights to see

Day trip to Sibenik from Zadar: 6 sights to see

During our research for our day trip to Krka National Park, the city of Sibenik gained our attention. The seaside city is located just 11 miles from Skradin, the main entrance to the park, and we had read that a stop in Sibenik may be required.… Read the rest


We saw many sailboats on the water during our Walk from Port Melbourne to St. Kilda

A bayside walk from Port Melbourne to St. Kilda

While there are plenty of sights, restaurants, architecture and pubs in Melbourne’s city center to keep us busy for weeks, it’s hard to resist a peek at Port Phillip Bay, which is just a short tram ride away. The beachfront suburbs in the City of Port Phillip have small entertainment districts and the distinct vibe of coastal living, providing an idyllic get away from the hustle of the CBD.… Read the rest


A Day Trip to Howth, Ireland JetSettingFools.com

Day trip to Howth, Ireland

Just a 30 minute bus ride from the Dublin city center, yet a world away, is the coastal fishing village of Howth, Ireland. Leaving the buzzing city life behind, we traversed nine miles through suburbs before arriving at Ireland’s shoreline.… Read the rest


A Dubrovnik nature walk along the rugged coast

Dubrovnik nature walk

In our week-long stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia we have covered some ground. Besides walking nearly every street and taking in the sights within the historic walled center, we also took in the views of Dubrovnik from the top of Mount Srd and from the rocky coast east of the city.… Read the rest


Budva at sunset

Budva, Montenegro: A day trip from Kotor

After our first successful day trip from Kotor to Perast, we once again heeded the advice of our Airbnb host and traveled south to Budva, Montenegro – the Budva Riviera on the Adriatic Sea. The historic, walled city of Budva occupies a stretch of land that faces south towards the sea, with beaches extending to both the east and west.… Read the rest


Perast: The natural isalnd and St George Benedictine Monastery

Perast, Montenegro: A day trip from Kotor

The Bay of Kotor, commonly called Boka Bay, is the largest bay on the Adriatic Sea and Europe’s southernmost fjord. The dramatic mountains plunge into the deep, tranquil waters of the bay. From the Adriatic Sea, a channel opens into an expansive inlet and on the north side is a narrow passage – only 340 meters across – called the Verige Straight that leads into an equally large body of water and directly to Perast.… Read the rest


Hiking in Kotor: Climb the ramparts to the castle

Since arriving in Kotor, Montenegro, we’ve been determined to hike the town walls – and all 1355 steps – to the San Giovanni Castle that sits at the top of the hill high above the city. A few days ago, we started the hike, propelled by the stunning scenery even though the skies were covered in dark clouds, but only made it halfway before a storm swept through.… Read the rest