Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

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

“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

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

Top 5 Classic Honeymoon Destinations

There’s a very good reason why certain locations have become popular with honeymooners. Whether it is the crystal clear waters and icing sugar soft sands or iconic architecture of romance … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eclectic and Electric: Tokyo’s Top Sights

Eclectic and electric, Tokyo is all things to all people. Whether you want to scratch beneath the glitzy surface to locate Tokyo’s strong sense of tradition, graze your way through … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Living in a Troglodyte Cave Might be Good for you

“I’m going to France to live in a cave,” I declared to my friends and family. It was the heart of winter and my loved ones rolled their eyes, passing … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Escape the Honeymoon Crowds

It is one of the most important holidays that you are ever likely to take, so do you really want to spend it with hundreds of other honeymooners? The Maldives, … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Winning Spas: 2012′s Most Luxurious Hotel Spas, Part II

The World Luxury Hotel Spa Awards are coveted by hotels around the world. If you’re looking for a spa that has been awarded this prestigious title, here are the winners … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Tips for Seeing Paris on a Budget

Snagging a cheap flight or making the most of the Eurostar’s cheap deals, getting to Paris can cost next to nothing. Seeing the city, however, can feel like another matter. … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco’s Best Sights

The days of wearing a flower in your hair may have passed, save perhaps in Haight-Ashbury, but the city of San Francisco’s charm has not faded a shade. If you … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

5 Hawaiian Dishes (that Only the Locals Eat)

Think of the United States and food, and it doesn’t take long to conjure up images of cheeseburgers and fries, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chili dogs. However, while Hawaii is … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wonderful Winter Wedding Venues

There is something about the first sparkling frost of winter with the star scattered sky and promise of Christmas that whispers romance, creating perfect time of year to get married. … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Winning Spas: 2012′s Most Luxurious Hotel Spas Part I

The World Luxury Hotel Spa Awards are coveted by hotels around the world. If you’re looking for a spa that has been awarded this prestigious title, here are the winners … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Romantic Castles for a Winter Retreat

Winter is definitely a time to retreat indoors, but if your own home isn’t inspiring the right blend of romance, consider a weekend break. And if you’re searching for a … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Sleep for Free

Travelling can be an expensive venture. Between day trips, eating out and getting around, it’s easy to rack up a big travel bill without thinking too hard about it. Add … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Sights of Salzburg

In 1997, the charming city of Salzburg won the recognition it truly deserves by being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city behind the Sound of Music, home of … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Europe’s Most Luxurious Ski Resorts

A fresh drift of powder sprinkling the mountains is a magical sight and if you’re seeing it with a crisp glass of Champagne in hand, it’s even better. Living the … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment