Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Meet Montsoreau: A Petite Loire Village

Let your sights linger on the Loire River a few seconds too long and the little French village of Montsoreau will pass you by. Located in the Loire region where … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Online Spanish Radio: The Relaxed Immersion Option

Wish you could take to Spanish like a duck to water? Good news! If Spanish fluency is your goal, Spanish radio can guide you there. Thanks to its repetitive and … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

7 Delightfully Fun Ways to Learn Spanish with Pictures

Wouldn’t we live in a magical world if there were a way you could learn Spanish just by looking at pictures? Hang on…wait…what? You can? Yes, you absolutely can! It’s a … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The 8 Best Spanish Immersion Software Programs to Learn Like a Native

How is it that some people can switch from one language to another so easily? Did their parents force them to learn another language when they were kids? We’ve all … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jump for Joy: 6 Fantastic Free Spanish Lessons for Newbies

Janet Jackson wasn’t wrong when she sang “The Best Things in Life Are Free.” And although she might have been singing about romance with the lovely Luther Vandros, the same … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Miyajima Island: Japan’s Shrine Island That Doesn’t Need Neon to Sparkle

In a country where the capital possesses a permanent neon blink and technology dangles at the end of every spare hand, taking the ferry out to Japan’s small island of … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Urbino: Sample an Authentic Slice of Italian Life

Urbino is not on the radar of most tourists, which is what makes this magical city one of Italy’s best treasures. When you tire of the crowds in Rome and … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment