Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

Films That Will Trigger Your Travel Instinct

Have you ever watched a film and felt inspired to drop everything and hop on a plane? Here are 5 films that will trigger your travel instinct. Get your passport … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Travel Beauty Basics: Keep Packing Light, Beauty High

Packing light doesn’t mean you need to leave the promise of beauty at home. If you’re on a long term or adventure trip, a small, well-packed beauty bag means you … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Travel Wardrobe Essentials: Shoes and Bags

The female love for accessories is well established, and for many ladies trying to reduce a wardrobe of shoes and bags to a select few items can be taxing for … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel? The Highs and Lows From Someone Who Has

Opening a hostel is not an uncommon dream among travelers who return from a trip around the world, but is the dream the same as the reality? After turning a … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why the Best of Hawaii Lies Beyond Oahu

With an exotic aloha spirit, a rich and fascinating native culture, and dramatic landscapes, the Pacific islands of Hawaii easily fit the definition of paradise, and for many people they … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Family Fun Ideas for Easter

Easter is a magical time of year when spring is in the air and the children are bursting with anticipation of the arrival of the Easter bunny. Whether you celebrate … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

10 Tip for Staying Safe on Public Transport

We all know we should only take registered taxis, but what about staying safe on other forms of public transport? Here are 10 tips for keeping safe on public transport. … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Most Luxurious Ski Resorts: USA

The USA offers customer service like no other place in the world and the ski-resorts are no different exuding luxury at every turn. A place where boot warming and ski … Continue reading

March 11, 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

How NOT To Get Mugged When You Travel

Let’s face it, nobody wants to get mugged but sadly it is a common occurrence. When you’re on unfamiliar territory, unsure of the safety risks of your location and have … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Female Dress Codes Around the World

The problem with female dress codes is that they are usually unspoken and the situation can become even more problematic if you are travelling to countries with customs you are … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

UK’s Top Spots (According to Trip Advisor Travellers)

Trip Advisor is a travel phenomenon that has reinvented how we research our holidays. Even though we continue to take advice from travel agents, guidebooks and friends, more often we … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Staying Safe: The First 24 Hours in Foreign Lands

It is thought that the first 24-hours in any news place is the riskiest from a safety perspective. When everything is as new as it can be, you might find … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Health Food Trends in 2013

It’s not just the different seasons that determine which foods find their way onto supermarket shelves or restaurant menus. Food trends are followed as closely as fashion in some circles … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Holiday Breakfasts to Add Sunshine to Winter Mornings

It’s still dark outside, your toes are afraid to slip out from the warm confines of the duvet and the chance of finding warm weather outside lingers as low as … 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

Travel to Suit Your Star Sign

Your horoscopes may provide a guiding light for the months ahead and throughout 2013, but what does your zodiac sign tell you about compatible holiday spots? Matching travel locations to … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Diet Foods That May Surprise You

New year, new you. Going on a diet is a promise millions of us will make this year and one of the first common tasks is to take all temptations … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment