Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Top 5 UK Best Theme Parks

Whether you take the kids or the kid inside you, a trip to a theme park always promises to be a thrilling day out. From state of the art rides … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cornish Cuisine: Dishes to Try

There are few places in the UK that have a culinary identity as strong as Cornwall. Nestled in the most southwestern corner of England, Cornwall’s location on the peninsula has … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

London’s Top Free Attractions

“I’d love to go to London… but it’s so expensive.”  It’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot and it can work out to be true if you spend your time … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Finding Romance in Rome

With opulence dripping off every street corner, from fancy fountains to marble-clad streets, Rome is undeniably one of the world’s greatest and most romantic cities. And that makes it one … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Exquisite Villas in the South of France

The beauty of being in Europe is that you don’t need to travel very far to find the perfect holiday location. South of France has for many years been a … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Plan an Extended Trip in Central America (Part 2)

Part 2: From Honduras to Panama If you’re interested in planning an extended trip in Central America and have found this article, you may first want to check out Part 1, … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top 5 Cities to See in Southeast Asia

For centuries the mysterious east has lured travelers to its exotic and enticing shores. If you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia, here are five of the best cities … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Plan an Extended Trip in Central America (Part 1)

Part 1: From Mexico to El Salvador. Central America is that slither of land connecting the mass of South America to the expanse of North America. It can be so … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unusual Places to Stay in England

Tired of booking the same type of self-catering accommodation for your staycation? Try one of these unusual places for your next break in the UK. 1. Haven Meadows Yurt Camp, … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Best Rooftop Bars in New York

A business trip doesn’t have to be all work and no play. When the day’s meetings are over, multitask by taking in the sights of Manhattan’s iconic skyline while relaxing … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Israel and the Palestinian Territories Should be on the Backpacking Trail

The first time I bumped into a backpacker from Israel I was pleasantly intrigued that someone from a country I knew relatively little about would have the same travel bug … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Introduction to Madrid’s Tapas Scene

Many people think that tapas are nothing more than a collection of tiny bar nibbles, but in Spain they are integral part of the country’s social life. While Barcelona has … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Spiciest Dish in the World (and How to Make it)

It is almost universally accepted that vindaloo is one of the world’s hottest curries. Add the world’s hottest chili, Naga Bhut Jolokia, and you have on your plate the spiciest … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Don’t Want to Mess with the Olympic Crowds? Enjoy the Empty Streets of London

The countdown is well and truly on. London 2012 is so close we can almost touch it, and it looks set to consume the city. However, the Olympics aren’t for … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Guide to Visiting Maya Ruins in Central America (Get There While you Still Can!)

The end of the world is nigh…or so the theory goes according to modern interpretations of the ancient Maya calendar. One of the greatest Pre-Columbia civilizations, capable of competing with the … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

3 Asian Inspired Kosher Recipes

Ties between the Jewish people and the lands of Asia date back centuries, and even as far as the 7th century in China. Today, Jewish communities exist in India, Japan, … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

24 Hours in Barcelona: 5 Things NOT To Do

Based on most cruise itineraries, your port stop in Barcelona is unlikely to give you more than a day to explore the sights of this amazing city. To maximize the … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

7 Downton Abbey Themed Tearooms

Afternoon tea has been a British institution since the 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell, decided to take tea and a light snack to overcome “that sinking feeling” in the middle of … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

8 Italian Cooking Courses for Garlic Lovers

Think of Italy and images of food don’t follow too far behind. Italy is a country rich in dishes that have a broad regional variance, but one aspect of their … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment