Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

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

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 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

5 Disappointing Historical Sites Around the World

You’ve traveled miles to stand before a historical site but now that it’s before you, all you can muster is a sinking feeling of disappointment. Sadly, some sites do not … Continue reading

August 9, 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

Flashpacker Hostels: Redefining Communal Sleeping

Bed bugs, hair-ridden showers and unspeakable toilet facilities put many solo travelers off the communal living style associated with hostels. And in many of the pack-em-in doss houses that offer cheaper than … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment