Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

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 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

The moment when the door closes on one year and opens on a brand new one is celebrated around the globe. Whether it’s with your feet in the sand or … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Travellers

The latest gadget for the kitchen or new pyjamas might make a great Christmas present for some, but for those whose lifestyle means that they spend as much time on … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Curious Christmas Customs Around the World

Traditionally serving as a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, Christmas Day has prompted myriad customs that are practiced on 25th December around the world. If you intend to spend … Continue reading

December 3, 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

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

“I threw away years of hard work in search of travel…”

I’d made it. Seven years of training and I was officially qualified as a lawyer. I should have been ecstatic but all I felt was disappointment. Client meetings, conferences and … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment