Jo Pitches

The Inca Trail survival guide: How to prepare, pack and cope

Thinking of trekking Peru's Inca Trail? Find out how to prepare, what to pack and how to cope - and help maximise your chances of reaching Machu Picchu alive, healthy and (hopefully) smiling! Read the guide

Krakow city break: Old Town, Auschwitz and alcohol

While perhaps not as popular as Prague or Budapest, Krakow, the former capital city of Poland, boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites - plus culture, scenery and great food and drink too! Read the guide

Tunisia: culture, history and 'Only Fools and Horses'

Seeking a destination that’s easy to reach, not too harsh on your bank account and offers something for almost everyone? Try Tunisia! (Just watch out for the country’s many answers to Del Boy) Read the guide

Transylvania: castles, culture and fang-free fun!

Transylvania: it's not all about Dracula, darkness and danger, you know! Visit during any season for a cultural and historical heaven - with some amazing scenery thrown in. Read the guide

Cuba: conquer Pico Turquino, the country's highest peak!

Wanna do something challenging in Cuba? Fancy following the footsteps of Castro and co? I don't mean start a revolution - I mean trek through the jungle to the summit of Pico Turquino! Here's how... Read the guide