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


Day trip to Gallipoli, Italy: A walking tour to 10 sights

The last three cities we’ve stayed in have been landlocked (Seville, Madrid and Lecce) and it had been far too long since we’ve seen the sea. From Lecce, the Ionian and Adriatic Seas are just a short (and inexpensive) one hour train ride away, so we headed west to the Ionian Sea for a day trip to Gallipoli, Italy.… Read the rest


Penguins at Boulders Beach Simon's Town South Africa JetSetting Fools

African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town

Warm weather and sandy beaches don’t exactly conjure up images of penguins, yet there are more than 2,000 endangered African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, just south of Cape Town. We planned a day trip from the city that would take us, by train, to the sandy home of the penguins at Boulders Beach. Read the rest


Visit 3 Cape Town Wineries Without A Car JetSettingFools.com

Visit 3 Cape Town wineries without a car (while on a budget)

It’s no secret we like our wine, but we are far from connoisseurs. Still, a trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without visiting a few of the wineries that are practically within the city limits. Since we don’t drive, we needed to find a way to visit Cape Town wineries without a car.… Read the rest


Cape Town Beaches Hout Bay and Camps Bay South Africa JetSetting Fools

2 Cape Town Beaches: Hout Bay and Camps Bay

As the plane took off from Mauritius I lamented the fact that we were leaving island paradise behind. We’d become quite accustomed to daily beach walks, afternoon dips and sunset gazing over the ocean. But, it wouldn’t be a trip around the world if we stayed in one place, so off to the city and mountains of Cape Town, South Africa we flew.… Read the rest


Southern Shores of Le Morne, Mauritius JetSettingFools.com

Southern shores of Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne, Mauritius, a UNESCO World Heritage site, sits on the windy southwestern corner of Mauritius and has a storied past. The peninsula that juts out to the west features a single 556-meter monolith on the tip, which can be clearly seen from Flic en Flac Beach, and is surrounded by shallow lagoons.Read the rest


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Swimming with dolphins on Mauritius

It’s hard to believe that after all the beaches we’ve stayed on, we’ve only once caught sight of dolphins. And that was six months ago in Punta del Diablo. Being that Mauritius just might be our last stay on a tropical paradise during our yearlong journey around the world, it was high time we set out in search of the elusive creatures.… Read the rest


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Southwest Mauritius Tour: Part 1

While we could have spent every day of our two weeks in Flic en Flac, Mauritius on the beach, we had an urge to see what was beyond the coastline. The distant mountains covered in lush vegetation beckoned us for a visit.… Read the rest


A Hindu Seaside Festival on Mauritius JetSetting Fools

A Hindu seaside festival on Mauritius

One of the things we’ve enjoyed most about Flic en Flac, Mauritius is the fact that the locals are so visible, especially on the beach. It really shouldn’t come as a shock, but after our time in Southeast Asia where the beaches were void of residents enjoying the beach, it has been a welcome scene to see native people – not just tourists – able to enjoy the beauty that surrounds them.Read the rest


Flic en Flac, Mauritius JetSetting Fools

Two sides of Flic en Flac, Mauritius: Resort and local

Flic en Flac, Mauritius is the ninth beach we’ve stayed on during our journey and if I was asked to pick a favorite one, I couldn’t do it. Each place has been so incredibly unique, with the only commonality being the vista of a coastline.Read the rest