Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

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

How to Plan an Extended Trip in Central America (Part 2)

Part 2: From Honduras to Panama If you’re interested in planning an extended trip in Central America and have found this article, you may first want to check out Part 1, … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Extreme Sports with a Difference

Sometimes a beach break isn’t enough and a holiday that includes some extreme sports promises richer memories. However, white water rafting and abseiling have become almost mainstream sports. If you’re … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Backpacking to Isla Ometepe

    Off the beaten track – these four small words sit on every backpacker’s lips and are the very reason most people are inspired to travel. Sadly, getting away from … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment