Jo Fitzsimons

Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer

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

Why Israel and the Palestinian Territories Should be on the Backpacking Trail

The first time I bumped into a backpacker from Israel I was pleasantly intrigued that someone from a country I knew relatively little about would have the same travel bug … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dangerous Liaisons: Should You Add “Unsafe” Destinations to Your RTW Trip?

Fear is individually unique. One person’s definition of a safe destination can equal another’s worst nightmare. However, regardless of whether you sport a high fear factor or quiver at the … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment