Hiking Vidova Gora on Brac, Croatia JetSettingFools.com

Hiking Vidova Gora on Brac Island, Croatia

On shaky legs and with ragged breath, we crested the mountain plateau. We had been steadily climbing uphill for nearly two hours – one hour and fifty-six minutes, to be exact – but we weren’t celebrating quite yet. Our goal – hiking Vidova Gora to the top – was not yet attained.… 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


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Swimming with dolphins on Mauritius

It’s hard to believe that after all the beaches we’ve stayed on, we’ve only once caught sight of dolphins. And that was six months ago in Punta del Diablo. Being that Mauritius just might be our last stay on a tropical paradise during our yearlong journey around the world, it was high time we set out in search of the elusive creatures.… Read the rest


Southwest Mauritius Tour JetSetting Fools

Southwest Mauritius Tour: Part 1

While we could have spent every day of our two weeks in Flic en Flac, Mauritius on the beach, we had an urge to see what was beyond the coastline. The distant mountains covered in lush vegetation beckoned us for a visit.… Read the rest


Flic en Flac, Mauritius JetSetting Fools

Two sides of Flic en Flac, Mauritius: Resort and local

Flic en Flac, Mauritius is the ninth beach we’ve stayed on during our journey and if I was asked to pick a favorite one, I couldn’t do it. Each place has been so incredibly unique, with the only commonality being the vista of a coastline.Read the rest


Mauritius An Island Paradise JetSetting Fools

Mauritius an Island Paradise

Ahhh, back to island life…in record time, too! We left Koh Lanta, Thailand, spent two nights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, two nights in Perth, Australia and then landed in Flic en Flac  – and we’ve quickly discovered Mauritius is an island paradise.Read the rest


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Budget for Phu Quoc, Vietnam: Affordable Luxury

Vietnam, as a country, is affordable. At least more affordable than any other country we have traveled to so far on our journey. We weren’t sure what to budget for Phu Quoc, Vietnam – an island off the southern tip of the country.Read the rest


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Zoning out on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

“What’s that noise?” I ask Kris. “Nothing,” he tells me. Nothing but the gentle waves rolling onto the beach just outside our front door and the occasional fishing boat chugging by. Those are the only pre-dawn noises we heard on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.… Read the rest


Moorea, French Polynesia on a Budget

Long before our ‘Round the World plan was ever realized we had our sights set on Moorea and an overwater bungalow at the Hilton Resort. I spent years racking up Hilton Honors points that we would cash in for our luxurious stay.… Read the rest