Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

What Travel New Year’s Resolutions Are You Making in 2013?

As January rolls in, it brings with it the annual compulsion to commit to live a better, healthier, harder working, more social life. I know I’ve been making the same … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 Classic British Comfort Foods

If the Brits know anything about food, it’s how to serve up winter warmers. As a place that sees more than its fair share of wind, rain and gray skies, … 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

Why Travel Agents are Making a Come-Back

Since the dawn of the internet, booking holidays online has become extremely accessible and therefore popular. From piecing together your own package to picking up last minute pre-bundled deals, tourists … Continue reading

December 20, 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

10 Essential Tips for Israel Travel

Israel has been a coveted land for millennia and the recent fighting with Gaza is the latest chapter in this enduring conflict. Yet, tourists seem undeterred. In 2012, Israel’s visitor numbers … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Join in London’s Gin Revival

From its origins as a restorative medicine to the stigma of ‘mother’s ruin’, a phrase coined during the gin craze, there is no doubt that this botanical drink has had … Continue reading

December 14, 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