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

PIcture PIran A Slovenia Photo Essay JetSettingFools.com

Picture Piran: A Slovenia Photo Essay

Charming. Lovely. Appealing. Enchanting. These are just a few adjectives that could be used to describe the peninsula town of Piran, Slovenia. Picture Piran: the stunning turquoise sea surrounds three sides of the town that is situated between Italy and Croatia on Slovenia’s 29 miles of coastline.… Read the rest

Red flower on the beach on Playa Zancudo, Costa Rica

Immersed in Nature in Costa Rica

I was inside the house working on my computer, two fans noisily spinning the hot, humid air – one pointed on me, one on the computer, neither doing much to cool the temperature. Kris suddenly appeared at the screened window. In a low voice, he hissed, “Come out here.… Read the rest

Zancudo, Costa Rica Off the Beaten Path JetSettingFools.com

Zancudo, Costa Rica: Off the beaten path

Off-the-beaten-path seems to be the latest travel buzz-phrase. Escaping the crowds, finding hidden gems and discovering untouched paradises are as trendy as owning a GoPro. Try as we might, we were beginning to lose hope that such places still existed. Every city we visit – even the ones that aren’t in American travel guidebooks – seems to have a paddle-wielding tour guide.… Read the rest

Rovinj, Croatia JetSetting Fools

Absolutly infatuated with romantic Rovinj, Croatia

We didn’t even have both feet off the bus and we were already absolutely infatuated with romantic Rovinj, Croatia. Seriously, it happened that fast. We walk around with giddy grins on our faces, like teenagers in love. We’re simply infatuated with the charming town – and I’m pretty sure our crush will turn into a deep, long-lasting love.… Read the rest

We saw many sailboats on the water during our Walk from Port Melbourne to St. Kilda

A bayside walk from Port Melbourne to St. Kilda

While there are plenty of sights, restaurants, architecture and pubs in Melbourne’s city center to keep us busy for weeks, it’s hard to resist a peek at Port Phillip Bay, which is just a short tram ride away. The beachfront suburbs in the City of Port Phillip have small entertainment districts and the distinct vibe of coastal living, providing an idyllic get away from the hustle of the CBD.… Read the rest

Budva at sunset

Budva, Montenegro: A day trip from Kotor

After our first successful day trip from Kotor to Perast, we once again heeded the advice of our Airbnb host and traveled south to Budva, Montenegro – the Budva Riviera on the Adriatic Sea. The historic, walled city of Budva occupies a stretch of land that faces south towards the sea, with beaches extending to both the east and west.… 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

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

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