A Guide to VIsiting Prizren, Kosovo

A Guide to Visiting Prizren, Kosovo

If Prishtina is the modern face of Kosovo, Prizren is a glimpse into the past. The preserved city center is made up of cobblestone streets, ancient mosques, centuries old churches and numerous bridges that for ages have straddled the Prizren Bistrica River.… Read the rest

Nijmegen, Netherlands Old City Young Vibe JetSettingFools.com

Nijmegen, Netherlands: Old City, Young Vibe

Nijmegen, Netherlands. We wouldn’t be surprised if you had never heard of this city; we certainly hadn’t before agreeing to housesit in the nearby village of Beek for two months. Since then, however, our knowledge of the city has increased exponentially. Most importantly, we can now locate it on a map – which was a necessary first step!… Read the rest

Truffle Hunting: An Istrian Day Trip, Part 1

Truffle Hunting: An Istrian Day Trip, Part 1

This four-part series details the four stops on our Istrian day trip. Our adventure through Istria included Truffle hunting and sampling, Istrian Brandy processing and sipping, Visiting Motovun, a hilltop town, and visiting Porec, a seaside town. It was a day full of new tastes, sights and experiences. Read the rest

The Melbourne skyline as seen from Williamstown, Australia

Williamstown, Australia: A last minute day trip

We took the train into the Melbourne CBD with a specific plan in mind – one that did not include a day trip to Williamstown, Australia. Our afternoon itinerary included a visit to Parliament to watch the action from the public gallery followed by a late picnic lunch in Carlton Gardens.… Read the rest

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance – Melbourne

Shrine of Remembrance

The path leading to the Shrine of Remembrance.

The Shrine of Remembrance, a war memorial dedicated to the men and women from Victoria, Australia who served in World War I, is on nearly every list of ‘Things To Do in Melbourne.’ For non-Australian and (self-proclaimed) non-museum people, it didn’t make our list of Things To Do until our history-loving friend, Vinny, came to Melbourne for a visit.… Read the rest

Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes

Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes

Our pre-Australia research was practically nil, which left our investigation of things to do and see for when we arrived. I did retain, however, one scrap of information from an email my aunt had sent me about visiting the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes.… Read the rest

Diocletian’s Palace sights: the palace basement

Diocletian’s Palace Sights: 3 things to see

We started our exploration of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia by wandering around the many exposed ruins, through ancient courtyards and past historic structures. For a more in-depth understanding of the Diocletian’s Palace sights, we used the SplitCard (70 kuna) to gain limited entry at the cathedral, a discount into the basement cellars and access to the Ethnographic Museum.… Read the rest

Our week in Mostar: The Old Bridge at night

Why we loved spending a week in Mostar

Throughout our journey, there have been certain places that have captivated us – Mostar is one of them. In so many ways it resembles the other fairytale European cities we’ve visited, with the quaint historic center so appealing draped across the Old Bridge and down both sides of the Neretva River.… Read the rest

Historic Kotor: Town clock, Pillory and square IMG_3960 (1024x663)

Historic Kotor, Montenegro

Traveling to Kotor can seem a bit like traveling back in time. Within historic Kotor, which is surrounded by thick protective walls from the harbor to the hills, the maze of nameless streets lead to openings that are not true squares, but irregular in shape.… Read the rest

10 Churches in Kotor, Montenegro JetSettingFools.com

10 Churches in Kotor, Montenegro

One of the things I love best about traveling is learning the history of the place and the people and so often that means learning about their religion as well. Due to its designation as an UNESCO site, Kotor’s historic appeal of cobblestone streets, stone houses with green shutters and orange tiled roofs have been preserved and enable us to imagine the people that inhabited the area over the many centuries.… Read the rest