Breaking Down our Travel Budget JetSetting Fools

Breaking down the travel budget: 44 days in South America

By nature, I’m a saver, but now that we are travelling full-time without any income, we’ve become spenders. As the self-appointed CFO of our Jetsetting Fools operation, we are spenders on a budget of $100 per day – total for both of us.… Read the rest


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One month in South America

We have been traveling for one month in South America. Twenty-eight days ago, we touched down in Montevideo, Uruguay as the start to our year long ‘Round the World journey. Since then we traveled within Uruguay to Colonia del SacramentoPunta del Diablo.… Read the rest


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Our first attempt at cooking in a foreign country

Our two-week stay in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay in the off-season has us making our first attmept at cooking in a foreign country. Of the several restaurants in town, we have found that only a few are open and, without posted hours, it is never guaranteed that one will be open when we are ready to eat.Read the rest


Accommodations in Uruguay JetSetting Fools

Our Uruguayan homes: Accommodations in Uruguay

Our three weeks in Uruguay have been split between the city and the beach – and our accommodations in Uruguay have been just as different. In Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, we stayed in a hotel in the well-situated, active-yet-safe Barrio Sur. While on the beach in the small town of Punta del Diablo, we rented a cabin, fully equipped with a kitchen, dining/living area and an upstairs bedroom loft with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.… Read the rest


Fortaleza de Santa Teresa to Punta del Diablo JetSetting Fools

Trekking from Fortaleza de Santa Teresa to Punta del Diablo

We decided to make a day-long outing to the military-run national park, Santa Teresa, just north of Punta del Diablo. Most people would probably just drive, but we chose to take the bus there and then walk back along the ocean from Fortaleza de Santa Teresa to Punta del Diablo.… Read the rest


Exploring Punta del Diablo Uruguay JetSetting Fools

Exploring Punta del Diablo

I stepped off the 4-hour bus ride from Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, directly into the different world of Punta del Diablo. Within seconds, I fell head over heels in love. I could hear the roaring ocean on my right, which, since many of the dirt roads don’t have street signs, would serve as a compass for the next two weeks while exploring Punta del Diablo.… Read the rest


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Punta del Diablo: A place to de-stress and decompress

It’s a rainy morning in the quiet coastal town of Punta del Diablo, Uruguay…and I couldn’t be happier. The original intent of this journey was to find a way to relax. To breathe. I’ve always been wound pretty tight, but in the past few years to the point of nearly snapping.… Read the rest


4 things to eat in Montevideo, Uruguay

Wherever I am, I love to partake in the local food scene. I was excited about what was in store in Uguguay, a country with meaty dishes and huge portions. Unfortuantely, the prices were a little more expensive than we anticipated (however, on the flip side, that probably saved me from gaining an extra pound or two!) After sampling the cuisine for nearly three weeks, we came up with our four favorite things to eat in Montevideo, Uruguay.… Read the rest