Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel? The Highs and Lows From Someone Who Has

Opening a hostel is not an uncommon dream among travelers who return from a trip around the world, but is the dream the same as the reality? After turning a … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

007 of Bond’s Best Destinations

He may not look it, but James Bond turns 50 this year, or at least the character celebrates half a century on the big screen. Ian Flemming’s classic British spy … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

5 Reasons Why you Should Take a Holiday

Somewhere over the last few decades we have morphed into a 24/7 business world, ever connected and stretched to the maximum and with many companies applying a ‘use it or … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fly High with these Luxury Class Cabins

Stepping on board and turning left is always a more appealing proposition than spending a ten or so hour flight cramped in economy class, but some airlines do luxury flying … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Travel Apps you Shouldn’t Travel Without

Smartphones have the power to enhance our travels in many ways. From trip planning and helping you catch your flight to locating restaurants in a new place and letting you … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Packing a Travel Office

Travel isn’t always for pleasure with many people travelling for business purposes. Fortunately, technology innovations mean that you no longer need to take the equivalent of your work cubicle with … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

6 Little-Known Facts that Could Affect your Air Miles

Air miles are a wonderful concept that can equal cheap or free flights, but to maximize your points it’s important to understand the system and play it to your advantage. … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 10 Laws of Airport Delays

Murphy’s law dictates that flights only leave on time when you’re running late, and when the departure board flashes “delayed,” this seems to set off an avalanche of bad travel … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Shocking Truth about Hotel Hygiene

Norovirus isn’t listed under in-room extras, but it’s a risk we face when we check into hotels with poor cleaning standards. Most of us aren’t clean freaks and the majority … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Tips for Finding Wi-Fi When you Travel

For many business travellers  a trip away equates to nothing more exciting than staring at the wall of your hotel room or the cubicle of a satellite office. However, as the … Continue reading

October 24, 0201 · Leave a comment