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

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

St Albans: Where Roman Ruins Meet 21st Century Britain

“There’s an ancient Roman city just 20 minutes outside of London?” Although Britain is well known for its vast history, many people are surprised to learn that over 2,000 years … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liverpool – The Birthplace of the Beatles

A vibrant city by any measure, Liverpool is a place where the phenomenon of The Beatles continues to serve as one of the city’s biggest tourist draws. From the locations … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hackney: London’s Hipster Scene Seeps Deeper into the East End

Poverty. Petty Crime. Prostitution. Not too long ago, the East End of London languished under a cloud of sinister stereotypes. Noxious fumes from industry, over-crowded workhouses, slums and slaughterhouses all defined … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 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

Europe’s Best Value Destinations for 2013

Wondering where will offer the best value in Europe this year? Thanks to the Post Office Travel Money’s annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer you don’t need to sift through the … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment