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

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

Everything you Need to Know About Traditional Mexican Food and Drink

In 2010 Mexican Cuisine was declared of such vital important that UNESCO added it to its list of “intangible cultural heritage.” But I was way ahead of them. I’d put … Continue reading

September 25, 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

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

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

Surprising Things you Never Knew about São Paulo

Mention Brazil and the city that springs to most people’s mind is iconic Rio de Janeiro, but this country has a multitude of impressive cities, São Paulo amongst them. If … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · Leave a comment