Jo Fitzsimons Travel Articles

 
The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America
The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America 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.
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Traditional Mexican Food and Drink
Traditional Mexican Food and Drink 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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Myth Busting: Good British Food Does Exist
Myth Busting: Good British Food Does Exist 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.
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Swapping Your iPhone For a Backpack
Swapping Your iPhone For a Backpack Taking a career-gap for long-term travel can involve more lifestyle adjustment than you might think. Jo Fitzsimons shares her tips on how best to adapt in the early weeks.
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Remembering Why We Travel
Remembering Why We Travel 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.
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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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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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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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