3-Day Itinerary for Iceland in Winter JetSettingFools.com

3-Day Iceland Winter Itinerary

We made a last-minute decision to make a four-night stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland at the end of January while flying from the Netherlands to Costa Rica. Although we feared it might not be the best time to go to Iceland, visiting Iceland in winter is what fit into our travel plans.… Read the rest


Walking Tour Madrid Self-Guided Walk to 10 Sights of Madrid by JetSettingFools.com

Walking Tour Madrid: Self-Guided Walk to 10 Sights of Madrid

Twice before we have visited Madrid on quick, less-than-24-hour layovers. Both times, we dashed through the city to see the sights of Madrid as quickly as we could. On our most recent trip with friends we had more time – but still only 2 days in Madrid – and we were anxious to show our visiting friends to the best sights in Madrid.… Read the rest


Angkor Wat sunrise Top Tips for Visiting Angkow Wat at Dawn by JetSettingFools.com

Angkor Wat Sunrise: Top Tips for visiting Angkor Wat at Dawn

Beep. Beep. Beep. My eyes snapped open at the sound of my alarm and in the complete darkness I groped the bedside table  in search of my phone. The bright screen showed 4:00am – a ridiculous hour for an alarm to be beeping – and under normal circumstances I would be irked, but I was already alert and awake.… Read the rest


3-Day Itinerary of Sightseeing in Rome JetSettingFools.com

3-Day Rome Itinerary: Sightseeing in Rome

When we made plans to go to Rome, the purpose wasn’t to take in the sights or to immerse ourselves into the culture. We were going for one reason: to meet my mom and sister. It wasn’t our first time city sightseeing Rome, but it was for them.… Read the rest


Zurich Self-Guided Walking Tour Switzerland JetSettingFools.com

Zurich Self-Guided Walking Tour

Our two-day detour to Zurich, Switzerland was more about meeting up with longtime friends than it was about visiting the city itself. However, that didn’t keep us from discovering the best sights of the Zurich Old Town! We devised a Zurich self-guided walking tour that would take us through the pristine city, down the shopping lanes, to a few churches and viewpoints  – while still allowing enough time for lunch, chocolates and a couple beers.… Read the rest


3-Day Berlin Itinerary by JetSettingFools.com

3-Day Berlin Itinerary

Berlin. Just the mention of the name conjures images of division and unity, war and peace, angst and optimism. While visiting the city, the horrific history is palpable, yet the mood is brightened by the vibrant and expressive side of Berlin.… Read the rest


One-Day Tour of Istria, Croatia

One-Day Tour of Istria, Croatia: The Highlights

Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula dangles off the northwest corner of the country into the Adriatic Sea. Like much of Croatia, the coastline in Istria is the big attraction. Seaside towns steeped in history line the western shore, each exuding unique character. However, the interior of the Istrian Peninsula is equally picturesque and has a storied past of its own.… Read the rest


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


Wildlife on the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica by JetSettingFools.com

Wildlife on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

We stood on the side of a dusty road on the Osa Peninsula, using our hands to shade our eyes from the morning sun as we peered into a dark, leafy tree. I looked in the direction Juan Carlos was pointing, straining to see the sloth wrapped around a branch.… Read the rest


Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland Our Experience JetSetting Fools

Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland: Our experience

It was our 4th and final day in Reykjavik, Iceland and we hadn’t seen the Northern Lights. On our first three nights, the excursions in search of the green glow in the sky had been cancelled due to cloud cover.… Read the rest