Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Set Yourself A Fitness Challenge for 2013

Getting fit is an aspiration of many, particularly as the calendar rolls from December to January, but without a goal to aim for, the vast majority of people who make … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Health Trends in 2013

The New Year sends us gazing into our crystal ball for a glimmer of what might lie ahead and if you’re looking for a fresh slant on your health, fitness … Continue reading

January 21, 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 5 Sights to See in Morocco

Exotic cities, high mountains, sprawling sands, ancient buildings and bustling souks, Morocco is a country of contrasts and intrigue. As well as year round good weather, this North African gem … Continue reading

December 17, 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

7 Things NOT to Do in a Natural Disaster

Tsunamis, earthquakes, exploding volcanoes, hurricanes, it can sometimes feel like Mother Nature is throwing us one natural disaster after another. I was recently in Hawaii when we received a warning … Continue reading

December 13, 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

The World’s Hardest Ski Runs

If you’re looking for a way to separate the men from the boys (or the women from the girls), there is no better place than hardest ski runs in the … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · Leave a 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

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

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

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

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

Best Haunted Stays

Short days, long nights and a near perpetual film of fog, winter is the perfect time for making the hairs stand up on the back of your neck with tales … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Sights of San Francisco

San Francisco certainly holds enough magic to woo you for a week with its Golden Gate Bridge, adorable sea lions and sourdough bread bowls filled with thick clam chowder. But, … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ten Drinking Games to Entertain you on your Travels

There is probably no other period in your life when you’ll have more spare time than when you’re backpacking. And when the sights have been seen, your book has been … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The World’s Most Wow-Worthy Waterfalls

Perpetually falling water in the form of rain is what usually sends people in search of a holiday, so it might seem strange to go and see such a sight … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment