Jo Fitzsimons Travel Articles

 
8 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low Cost Airlines
8 Simple Steps for Making the Most of Europe’s Low Cost Airlines Have you booked a bargain flight with one of Europe’s low cost airlines only to be stung by one extra charge after another? Flying can be one of the cheapest ways to get around Europe, but only if you know how to make the most of the airlines’ rules and avoid the tricks that bump up the cost. Jo Fitzsimons shows you seven simple steps for making the most of Europe’s low cost airlines.
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Around the World
in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days Jo Fitzsimons shows you how to replicate the route of fictional Phileas Fogg, the character created by Jules Verne in 1873 in his classic adventure "Around the World in 80 Days."
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Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel?
Do You Want to Open Your Own Hostel? Opening a hostel is not an uncommon dream among travelers who return from a trip around the world, but is the dream the same as the reality? After turning a parking lot into a 132 bed hostel in Kyoto, Japan, Nobu Tabata speaks to Jo Fitzsimons about the highs and lows of the hostel business.
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Should You Add Israel to Your Trip Itinerary?
Should You Add Israel to Your Trip Itinerary? Despite the number of Israeli travelers making their way around the world, there are comparatively few who put this small nation on their travel itinerary. And yet, the country is thick with history, culture, and contemporary places to party. Jo Fitzsimons explains why Israel and the Palestinian Territories should be on the backpacking trail.
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Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama
Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America with part 2 covering Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
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The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America
The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America - with part 1 covering Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
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Traditional Mexican Food and Drink
Traditional Mexican Food and Drink Tex-Mex is most people’s introduction to Mexican flavors, but the food is quite different to traditional Mexican fare. After eating her way through Mexico, Jo Fitzsimons explains why you shouldn’t order fajitas and margaritas in Mexico, and what you should try instead.
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Myth Busting: Good British Food Does Exist
Myth Busting: Good British Food Does Exist Jo Fitzsimons is used to hearing from travelers how bad her home country cuisine is but she doesn't accept that British food deserves the bad stereotypes. She explains that good British food is on the menu together with tips on how and where to find it.
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Swapping Your iPhone For a Backpack
Swapping Your iPhone For a Backpack Taking a career-gap for long-term travel can involve more lifestyle adjustment than you might think. Jo Fitzsimons shares her tips on how best to adapt in the early weeks.
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Remembering Why We Travel
Remembering Why We Travel Spending time in places that tick the comfortable travel box can be nice, but you run the risk of returning home with nothing more to show for your airmiles than a change in scenery. Jo Fitzsimons helps you avoid falling into the easy travel trap with a reminder of some of the common reasons why we travel.
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