Jo Fitzsimons Travel Articles

 


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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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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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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Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Mexican Food and Drink
Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Mexican Food and Drink 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.
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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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