Hiking Vidova Gora on Brac, Croatia JetSettingFools.com

Hiking Vidova Gora on Brac Island, Croatia

On shaky legs and with ragged breath, we crested the mountain plateau. We had been steadily climbing uphill for nearly two hours – one hour and fifty-six minutes, to be exact – but we weren’t celebrating quite yet. Our goal – hiking Vidova Gora to the top – was not yet attained.… 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


Visiting Vintgar Gorge with summer crowds near Lake Bled, Slovenia JetSetting Fools

Visiting Vintgar Gorge near Lake Bled, Slovenia

When we planned a day trip to visit Vintgar Gorge near Lake Bled, Slovenia, we anticipated a relaxing day spent by the water. How could walking along a wooden planked boardwalk through a naturally carved gorge filled with rushing translucent water not be peaceful?… Read the rest


Hiking Trails Near Lake Bohinj, Slovenia by JetSetting Fools

Hiking trails near Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

As the bus pulled away from the Lake Bled station in the direction of Lake Bohinj, Slovenia, there were more empty seats than those occupied. Of our fellow passengers, a few carried backpacks and tents, some were donning only swimsuits, others were geared to hike.… Read the rest


Hiking To Stari Grad Fortress In Omis, Croatia

Hiking to Starigrad Fortress in Omis, Croatia

Omis, Croatia a seaside town 25km south of Split, is nestled at the base of the Dinara Mountain where the Cetina River flows into the sea. With an inviting coastline, picturesque walled city and striking mountains, we understand why it has been nicknamed the Omis Riviera.… Read the rest


Hiking and Biking Trails in Rovinj, Croatia

Hiking and Biking Trails in Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj was an island until 1763 when the channel was filled in, connecting the city to the mainland. As an island, it was heavily fortified with two stone walls surrounding it – keeping attackers and illness (like the plague) out, which made it quite a desirable place to live.… Read the rest


Hiking down Mount Wellington in Hobart

Hiking down Mount Wellington in Hobart

What goes up, must come down. And, when it comes to hiking, the down part is easy.  At least easier than up, anyway…but hiking down Mount Wellington in Hobart may be an exception.

In Hobart, Tasmania, Mount Wellington stands as a majestic 1270 meters and provides a sturdy backdrop to the city, guarding it from the elements.… Read the rest


Gellert Hill: View of Elizabeth Bridge and Budapest

Gellert Hill in Budapest: 3 sights to see

After exploring Budapest’s iconic sights and Castle Hill sights, we ventured further south along the Danube River to Gellert Hill, the tallest hill in central Budapest at 771 feet. The hill is named for Bishop Gellert, a monk who was brought to Hungary in the year 1000 by King Istvan to aid in converting people to Christianity.… Read the rest


Nature paths in Ljubljana: The art-lined promenade leads into Tivoli City Park and to the Tivoli Castle

Nature paths in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia is a very walkable city. The bright and wide pedestrian-only streets that run along the river through the heart of town are only the beginning. In the week we’ve spent discovering the city, we’ve found several nature paths in Ljubljana and love how the city and nature coexist.… Read the rest