Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk: A Quick Visit to Cape Byron, Australia by JetSettingFools.com

Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk: A Quick Visit to Cape Byron, Australia

The Byron Bay Lighthouse, built in 1901, is an iconic sight. The lighthouse stands stoically along the coastline on the most easterly point of mainland Australia. It is a Byron Bay must-see – but it’s not just the lighthouse that is photo-worthy.… Read the rest


Walk from Piran to Strunjan on Slovenia's Coast

Walk from Piran to Strunjan on Slovenia’s Coast

From the tip of the Piran Peninsula, the rocky Slovenian coastline trails east two and a half miles toward a protruding landmass of bulking cliffs covered in trees. The protected natural reserve, Strunjan Nature Park, is rich with diverse geological phenomena; the layers of rock that plummet into the sea formed by the crashing waves, wind and rain.… Read the rest


A Day Trip to Howth, Ireland JetSettingFools.com

Day trip to Howth, Ireland

Just a 30 minute bus ride from the Dublin city center, yet a world away, is the coastal fishing village of Howth, Ireland. Leaving the buzzing city life behind, we traversed nine miles through suburbs before arriving at Ireland’s shoreline.… Read the rest


A Dubrovnik nature walk along the rugged coast

Dubrovnik nature walk

In our week-long stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia we have covered some ground. Besides walking nearly every street and taking in the sights within the historic walled center, we also took in the views of Dubrovnik from the top of Mount Srd and from the rocky coast east of the city.… 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


Hiking in Kotor: A Kotor Old Town Must See

Since arriving in Kotor, Montenegro, we’ve been determined to hike the town walls – and all 1355 steps – to the San Giovanni Castle that sits at the top of the hill high above the city and provides amazing Bay of Kotor views. There are three miles of protective walls that wrap around Kotor Old Town, completely fortifying the triangular, medieval town from the sea-facing entrance up into the hills above it.… 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


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