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.
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.
Many RTW tickets offer the chance to stop in Hawaii and see the islands that many people only ever dream of visiting. However, most of the best sights that Hawaii has to offer lie beyond Hawaii. Having visited the four largest islands, Jo Fitzsimons explains why you should explore Hawaii beyond Oahu.
Contrary to popular belief, indie travel isn't one long vacation and slowing down from time to time can help re-energize your travels. With leisurely sights, award-winning food and wine and natural beauty, Jo Fitzsimons explains why the Loire Valley in France is the perfect place to slow down.
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.