Jo Fitzsimons Travel Articles

 


15 Things You Won’t Miss About Long-Term Travel
15 Things You Won’t Miss About Long-Term 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.
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“I’m Taking Off to See the World!” How to Tell Your Parents
“I’m Taking Off to See the World!” How to Tell Your Parents 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.
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From Dreaming To Doing In 4 Weeks
From Dreaming To Doing In 4 Weeks 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.
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Should You Add “Unsafe” Destinations to Your RTW Trip?
Should You Add “Unsafe” Destinations to Your RTW Trip? 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.
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Why the Best of Hawaii Lies Beyond Oahu
Why the Best of Hawaii Lies Beyond Oahu 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.
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Slow Travel in the Loire Valley
Slow Travel in the Loire Valley 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.
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A Girl’s Guide to India
A Girl’s Guide to India India can show you its best and worst sides in the same breath. From stunning scenery to smelly streets, it's not difficult to form a love/hate relationship with this amazing country. And things can be even more challenging and rewarding for solo female travelers. If you're planning to visit, Jo Fitzsimons provides a Girl's Guide to India.
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Ten Drinking Games to Entertain You on Your Travels
Ten Drinking Games to Entertain You on Your Travels Between misspent student days and many nights in rainy hostels, Jo Fitzsimons has played more than her fair share of drinking games. When expensive bars have blown your budget and you're looking for some short, sharp drinking fun to get the hostel party started, here are ten of Jo's favorite drinking games for you to try.
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Don’t Want to Mess with the Olympic Crowds? Enjoy the Empty Streets of London
Don’t Want to Mess with the Olympic Crowds? Enjoy the Empty Streets of London The countdown to London 2012 is on, but the Olympics aren’t for everyone. The happy upside is the streets of London are likely to be more deserted than they’ve been in years. Jo Fitzsimons show you how you enjoy the empty street with several free walking tours.
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A Guide to Visiting Maya Ruins in Central America (Get There While You Still Can!)
A Guide to Visiting Maya Ruins in Central America (Get There While You Still Can!) With all of the hype around the Maya Calendar predicting the end of the world on December 21, 2012, the Ruta Maya has never been so popular. Believer or not in the doomsday predictions, Jo Fitzsimons plots a route through 10 of the most impressive sites from Mexico down to El Salvador.
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