6 Things to do in Pavones, Costa Rica JetSettingFools.com

6 Things to Do in Pavones, Costa Rica

Our remote and off-the-beaten-path location of Zancudo, Costa Rica implies a sense of isolation.  The single, unnamed dirt road runs parallel to the six-mile stretch of Playa Zancudo and ends at the point. It is easy to feel secluded and cut off from the rest of the world, but, in reality, there are several day trip destinations.… Read the rest

Wildlife on the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica by JetSettingFools.com

Wildlife on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

We stood on the side of a dusty road on the Osa Peninsula, using our hands to shade our eyes from the morning sun as we peered into a dark, leafy tree. I looked in the direction Juan Carlos was pointing, straining to see the sloth wrapped around a branch.… Read the rest

Iceland's South Coast A Daytrip from Reykjavik by JetSettingFools.com

Iceland’s South Coast: A Daytrip from Reykjavik

On our first full day in Iceland, we toured the sights on the Golden Circle. We were blown away by the natural beauty of the country – and we were only seeing a small piece of it. By the end of our tour, we knew we had to experience more of Iceland.… Read the rest

Exploring Iceland's Golden Circle by Tour Bus by JetSettingFools.com

Exploring Iceland’s Golden Circle by Tour Bus

As first-timers to Iceland, exploring the essential sights of the Golden Circle was practically a requirement. From the capital city of Reykjavik, 300 km of road wind in a loop to three of Iceland’s most naturally stunning sights: Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss Waterfall and the exposed Tectonic Plates at Thingvellir National Park.… Read the rest

Ferry from Split to Vis Island

Ferry from Split to Vis Island

Split, Croatia serves as an excellent jumping off point for exploring the nearby islands that are scattered along the Dalmatian Coast. Inexpensive ferries transport passengers from the mainland to the islands year round (although, in the off-season, the schedules are condensed).… Read the rest

Hiking to Starigrad Fortress in Omis, Croatia by JetSettingFools.com

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

getting to Florence, Oregon via Route 126

Getting to Florence, Oregon

Summer is in full swing and hopping on flights as stand-by passengers to navigate our way around the United States hasn’t been as easy as we thought it would be. Getting stuck in the Philadelphia was just the beginning. To get from Columbus, Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona, we had to fly east to go west with a connection in Washington DC.… Read the rest

Lake Bled hiking to Scenic Viewpoints: Ojstrica and Osojnica

If we thought we landed in a fairytale when we arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, we were in no way prepared for the captivating atmosphere of Lake Bled. Nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, the serene lake has one island, which is occupied by a church with a wish-granting bell, and a dramatic cliff-hanging castle along the shore.… Read the rest

Trinity Beach Cairns Northern Beaches JetSetting Fools

Trinity Beach: Cairns Northern Beaches

Although Cairns, Australia is waterfront and the jumping off point for Great Barrier Reef excursions, there is no actual sandy beach in town. The Esplanade walkway hugs the shore, but at low tide the water recedes, leaving nothing but muddy flats.… Read the rest

Scenic Railway from Kuranda to Cairns Australia JetSetting Fools

The Scenic Railway from Kuranda to Cairns

After our day in Kuranda, we had a few options for getting back to the city, but the most appealing to us was the Scenic Railway from Kuranda to Cairns. The train meanders through the world heritage-listed rainforest, clinging to the side of the mountain for the two hour journey down 37 km of track carrying passengers in the original, creaking, wooden cars.Read the rest