Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

China: The Changing Face of Travel

When it transpired that a schoolboy engaged in a spot of graffiti declaring ‘Ding Minhao was here,’ it sparked a public uproar that quickly made it into the media and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Have You Travelled on Any of The World’s 10 Fastest Trains?

Whether you’re in a hurry or just get a buzz from watching the world pass by in a blur, the modern generation of fast trains is a travel pleasure. Here … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slow Travel in the Loire Valley

Contrary to popular belief, indie travel isn’t one long vacation. Figuring out routes, finding places to sleep, keeping an eye on your budget, and trying to do all the things … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why the Best of Hawaii Lies Beyond Oahu

With an exotic aloha spirit, a rich and fascinating native culture, and dramatic landscapes, the Pacific islands of Hawaii easily fit the definition of paradise, and for many people they … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK’s Top Spots (According to Trip Advisor Travellers)

Trip Advisor is a travel phenomenon that has reinvented how we research our holidays. Even though we continue to take advice from travel agents, guidebooks and friends, more often we … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Best Travel Destinations for 2013

In the eternal quest to discover a new corner of the already travel saturated globe or manage a genuine cultural exchange, finding that elusive hot spot for next year’s break … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

7 Classic British Comfort Foods

If the Brits know anything about food, it’s how to serve up winter warmers. As a place that sees more than its fair share of wind, rain and gray skies, … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment