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.
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.
Returning home after long-term travel can be leave you longing for your days on the road. Before you hit ‘buy’ on another flight, Jo Fitzsimons can help you console yourself with a reminder of the things you won’t miss about travel. Wannabe travelers fear not, there are also tips for handling these downsides while you’re away.
Breaking the news that you’re going traveling can cause a parental freak out of epic proportions. By preparing answers to the most common questions you can downgrade your parents’ concern from panic to everyday worry. Jo Fitzsimons shows you how.
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.
Travel planning can feel like a marathon task, which, if you let it, can run on for longer than your trip. With the right mix of momentum and focus, most trips can be planned in as little as 4-weeks, and Jo Fitzsimons shows you how.
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.
Deciding whether to add ‘unsafe’ destinations to your itinerary or dealing with the situation when a location becomes unsafe mid-trip, Jo Fitzsimons shares her tips for making the most informed decision on whether to visit or steer clear from problem.