Christmas in Barcelona by JetSettingFools.com

Christmas in Barcelona: Churches, Markets and traditions

There are so many things that make Christmas in Barcelona spectacular! From the fabulous churches to historic Barcelona Christmas Markets to extremely odd Barcelona Christmas traditions, we jumped right in and celebrated the holiday Catalan style! Bon Nadal! (That’s Merry Christmas in Catalan!)

 

Barcelona in December

Barcelona Christmas Lights

Although many people worry about traveling in the winter season, there are many things to do in Barcelona in December – especially if you enjoy Christmas festivities!… Read the rest


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


Christmas in Zagreb, Croatia Celebrating Advent

Zagreb Christmas Market: Advent u Zagrebu

As the crisp air brightens my cheeks and little puffs of breath escape from my mouth, I inhale the scent of sizzling meat being cooked to perfection. The tantalizing aroma drifts on a light breeze from the cheerfully decorated wooden huts at the Zagreb Christmas market. I wonder how many minutes will pass by until we succumb to buying a sausage.… 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


Bondi to Coogee Walk Everything You Need To Know by JetSettingFools.com

Bondi to Coogee Walk: Everything You Need To Know

Marked by high cliffs and deep bays, the Bondi to Coogee Walk in Sydney, Australia is one of the most iconic coastal trails in the region. The natural landscapes found along the Sydney coast trek are captivating. Trail walkers are treated to stunning sea views that stretch to the horizon.… Read the rest


Springbrook National Park Walks 3 Easy Gold Coast Hikes by JetSettingFools.com

Springbrook National Park Walks: 3 Easy Gold Coast Hikes

It was the beautiful Springbrook National Park waterfalls that prompted us to abandon the Gold Coast beaches for the day and wander inland to explore. The more we researched, the more we wanted to see. Our time was limited to a single day and we wanted to be sure we included the best things to do at Springbrook on our list.… Read the rest


Snorkeling Cairns The Best Great Barrier Reef Tours by JetSettingFools.com

Snorkeling Cairns: The Best Great Barrier Reef Tours

On my first trip to Australia I only had one must-do activity on my list: Go Snorkeling on a Great Barrier Reef Cruise. I had snorkeled in the Caribbean Sea while visiting St. Maarten, at Captain Cook in Kona, Hawaii and in the lagoons surrounding Moorea Island, French Polynesia – and I wasn’t leaving Australia without taking one of the snorkeling Great Barrier Reef tours.… Read the rest


Siem Reap Temples A Guide to Visiting the Temples of Angkor by JetSettingFools.com

Siem Reap Temples: A Guide to Visiting the Temples of Angkor

Visiting Angkor Wat was the main reason for our first trip to Cambodia, although the stop wasn’t originally on our Southeast Asia itinerary. We made a last-minute decision to visit the famous Siem Reap temples when traveling from Vietnam to Thailand.… Read the rest


Things To Do in Siem Reap Besides Temples by JetSettingFools.com

6 Things To Do in Siem Reap besides Temples

Siem Reap is the obvious choice to make as a home base for touring the world-famous, UNESCO-listed Temples of Angkor. While Angkor Wat and a multitude of other ancient places of worship will always take first place, Siem Reap is a welcoming city that can stand on its own as a destination.… 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