• How to stay safe when travelling alone

    February 11, 2019
    Landscape of Peebles Scotland

    Booking your first, solo trip away is such an exciting prospect, whether that’s a backpacking adventure, a gap year or just a well-deserved break. It can also be a tad scary however, navigating your way around an unknown place, finding your feet in a different culture and being away from the comfort of your home. For me, staying safe was also something that heavily played on my mind the first time I traveled solo.

  • Best walks (and cake stops) in the Lake District, England

    February 4, 2019
    Stunning view of Todd Crag - lake in distance with sun setting

    It’s not difficult to see why the Lake District is such a popular destination for keen hikers and walkers. Even in the frosty last days of December and early January, the Lake District was a hive of activity, with people running with their dogs, walking off that Christmas pudding and enjoying the stunning scenery that this area is renown for.

  • A Local’s Guide: Top (Free) Spots to Unwind in Halifax

    January 28, 2019
    Colourful deckchairs at the front of Halifax Water Front

    At the end of last year, I started a new series on Edits Of Jo called A Local’s Guide to which features wonderfully talented voices from the travel community and their experiences of their hometown/city. Although I love nothing more than getting stuck into a good ol’ travel book (ideally with a pull-out map at the back), I also search the internet for posts that show a locals perspective to a particular area I’m planning a trip to.

  • Twenty-eighteen in a nutshell

    January 13, 2019
    A frosty landscape of trees and hills in the Lake District

    Happy 2019! How is everyone doing? Hope you had a wonderful mince-pie-and-turkey-filled Christmas and a relaxing start to 2019. If Christmas isn’t your favourite time of the year, then I’m sending a big ol’ hug over to you.

  • A Local’s Guide to Stafford, England

    December 10, 2018
    A picture of Victoria Park in bloom

    If you’re a regular reader of Edits Of Jo, then you’ll know that I’ve recently started a Local’s Guide to Series to end 2018 with a bang and hopefully give you some travel inspiration for 2019. I often find that the best travel tips come from those who are local to the area. I’m thrilled to have a fellow publishing pal, Sam, feature on the blog this week.

  • A Local’s Guide to Surrey’s Foodie Hotspots

    December 7, 2018

    Having moved countries in 2017, I’ve spent much of the past year asking locals for their top recommendations of where to explore in my new home of Edinburgh, Scotland. Whilst travel books are brilliant, sometimes you just can’t beat top recommendations and tips from the locals.