• How to overcome burn-out

    March 4, 2019
    Waiting for the traffic lights - two streets with a pop-up shop in the middle serving the locals.

    It’s hard to believe that I started Edits Of Jo five whole years ago, albeit under a different name (let’s not go there!) and an entirely different theme. Where has that time gone, eh? Over the last few years, my style has changed dramatically – from the content I write, my style of writing and how frequently I post.

  • 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.