Dublin, Ireland Self-Guided Walking Tour JetSettingFools.com

Dublin, Ireland self-guided walking tour

When I think about things to do in Dublin, the first thing that comes to mind is pubs. We could have easily spent our three days in Dublin doing nothing more than downing pints of Guinness goodness (it really tastes better in Dublin, Ireland).… Read the rest


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Sights in Skofja Loka, Slovenia

Dating back to the year 973, Skofja Loka, Slovenia was built on the confluence of two rivers – Poljanska Sora and Selska Sora. The city center consists of the upper town square, Plac, and the lower town square, Lontrg, both of which are situated under the hill-topping castle, The Castle of Skofja Loka.… 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


A view south to the city on our Sydney Road pub crawl in Brunswick

Sydney Road pub crawl in Brunswick

Sydney Road has long been the main thoroughfare in Brunswick and it is lined with shops, eateries, government buildings and churches. Gentrification of the area has spurred the remodeling of historic hotels (which are pubs) and the adaptive reuse of many of the buildings along Sydney Road.… Read the rest


The Melbourne skyline as seen from Williamstown, Australia

Williamstown, Australia: A last minute day trip

We took the train into the Melbourne CBD with a specific plan in mind – one that did not include a day trip to Williamstown, Australia. Our afternoon itinerary included a visit to Parliament to watch the action from the public gallery followed by a late picnic lunch in Carlton Gardens.… Read the rest


Open House Melbourne: The Hotel Windsor

Open House Melbourne: Our top 3 picks

We are hardly architecture aficionados, but when Melbourne dedicated an entire weekend to opening the doors to more than 100 of its architectural gems for free, we showed up. Armed with a map and a bit of knowledge I’d garnered from the Open House Melbourne website, we set out to see the interior of some of Melbourne’s most historic buildings.… Read the rest


Day trip to Trogir: The harborfront promenade

Day trip to Trogir, Croatia: A photo essay

As much as we loved seeing sights in Split, Croatia, we decided to split town for a day trip. We hopped a bus at the main bus station, traveled about 15 miles west and landed in yet another UNESCO Heritage Site, Trogir.… Read the rest


Historic Kotor: Town clock, Pillory and square IMG_3960 (1024x663)

Historic Kotor, Montenegro

Traveling to Kotor can seem a bit like traveling back in time. Within historic Kotor, which is surrounded by thick protective walls from the harbor to the hills, the maze of nameless streets lead to openings that are not true squares, but irregular in shape.… 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


Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, Italy

The historic Piazza del Duomo in Lecce, Italy is the religious center of the town. The piazza is home to some of the most ornately decorated Baroque buildings in Lecce: the Duomo Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace, the Seminary and the soaring bell tower.… Read the rest