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.
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.
Teaser: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting away from the crowds and exploring a city from a different vista can add an extra angle to your trip. Hotel bars can have eye watering prices, but Jo Fitzsimons shares 10 bars that have views worth blowing the budget for.
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.