Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

10 Essential Tips for Israel Travel

Israel has been a coveted land for millennia and the recent fighting with Gaza is the latest chapter in this enduring conflict. Yet, tourists seem undeterred. In 2012, Israel’s visitor numbers … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

7 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low-Cost Airlines

€20 to fly from Barcelona to Rome? If you’ve traveled through Europe in recent years you’ll have quickly come to realize that flying is one of the cheapest ways to … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Porto Highlights: Winter Sun in Portugal’s Second Biggest City

The Algarve is a classic British summer sun spot, but Portugal is one of Western Europe’s hottest countries all year round. It may be relatively small in size compared to … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

America’s Favourite City: New Orleans and What to Do in the Big Easy

A place where Caribbean, African and European cultures blend, New Orleans is a melting pot of food, fun and music. This colourful city may have suffered at the hands of … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Barefoot Volcano Hike (and Why I’m Glad My Shoes Broke)

I couldn’t tell whether the dark matter oozing from my feet was mud or blood, but I took in a deep breath of crisp air and let out a laugh that … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Girl’s Guide to India

If it is possible to be passionately in love with a country, yet hate it at the same time, then I have that relationship with India. From the grimy streets … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Croatia: One of the Hottest Destinations for Winter Sun

It’s official, Croatia is one of the hottest destinations for winter sun – this beautiful part of Europe has seen a 23% increase in British visitors in the past year, … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment