Visiting African Pengins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, South Africa by JetSettingFools.com

African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, South Africa

Warm weather and sandy beaches don’t exactly conjure up images of penguins – the funny little birds are more often thought of living in cold climates. But at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, South Africa – just south of Cape Town –more than 3,000 endangered African Penguins are living on the sandy shore.… Read the rest


Cape Town Wine Tours on a budget South Africa by JetSettingFools.com

Cape Town Wine Tours on a Budget in South Africa

It’s no secret we like wine – and it just so happens that some of the best South African wines are produced just beyond the Cape Town city limits in the Winelands, South Africa district. A trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without wandering into the South African wine regions and sampling a bit of the product.… Read the rest


Top Things To Do in Hout Bay Cape Town South Africa by JetSettingFools.com

Top Things To Do in Hout Bay, Cape Town

Nestled in a valley 20km south of the Cape Town CBD is the pleasant village of Hout Bay. Surrounded on three sides by mountains and by the Atlantic sea to the south, the quaint suburb exudes a distinct community vibe – but there are quite a few Hout Bay attractions that draw tourists to visit.… Read the rest


The Best Way To Spend One Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by JetSettingFools.com

One Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you only have one day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it’s most likely because you are transiting internationally through the city on a trip to – or from – Asia. That’s exactly what spurred our KL one-day trip on our first visit to the city when we traveled from Thailand to Australia.… Read the rest


5 Tapas Bars Serving the Best Tapas in Seville, Spain by JetSettingFools.com

5 Tapas Bars Serving the Best Tapas in Seville, Spain

As we wandered the streets of the neighborhoods in Seville, Spain, it became evident that the tapas bars in Seville, both classic and trendy, are part of the city’s beauty. People gathered around outdoor tables and squeezed their way into small Seville bars. … Read the rest


Lake Bled hiking to Scenic Viewpoints: Ojstrica and Osojnica

If we thought we landed in a fairy tale when we arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, we were in no way prepared for the captivating atmosphere of Lake Bled. Nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, the serene lake has one island, which is occupied by a church with a wish-granting bell, and a dramatic cliff-hanging castle along the shore.… Read the rest


Cost of traveling the world: What we spent on a year of travel

Cost of traveling the world: What we spent on a year of travel

We consider ourselves to be Budget Travelers, but ‘budget’ is an ambiguous word. We know of other travelers who spend less than us and many who track their dollars, but spend a lot more. We set our budget at $100 per day for basic living expenses: accommodations, food, drinks, local transportation, entertainment and miscellaneous fees.… Read the rest


Year-long, Round the World Budget: In Mostar, we ate out more often, as our accommodations and food were so inexpensive!

Round the World Budget: Daily cost for a year of travel

After 386 days of traveling around the world, we’re closing the books on this adventure. During our one year and three week journey, we budgeted $100 (on average) per day and kept track of every cent spent. We’ve tallied the cost of every bed we slept in, every meal we ate, every glass of wine we consumed, every bus we took and every admission fee we paid – and {dramatic pause} we came in well under budget, averaging just $89 a day!… Read the rest