Indiana jo Eating a kebab

Hi, I’m Jo, a British travel writer and former lawyer. On a rare sunny day in England, with my possessions packed into boxes and a Round the World ticket booked, I decided to start this website.

Had I known back in 2010 that Indiana Jo would still be going strong over a decade later, I’d have probably taken more notes and fewer naps on that epic global adventure. It was a trip that changed my entire life – but doing things like climbing down a volcano with no shoes on will do that to you.

But what about you? Are you sat at home dreaming of travel? Or are you on the road, looking for travel guides (if so, head over to my destination pages or make friends with the little search button above). Either way, I’m write this website for you – we all know that travel is good for us, but sometimes we need a little help getting started. And sometimes we even make the leap and take the trip only to find that travelling alone is more lonely than we thought.

Whatever reason you’re here for, know that I’m here for you. So, drop me an email. I always love to chat. Especially about travel. Good and bad. Or, as my nan used to say, warts and all.

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About Indiana Jo

    Skydive in Hawaii Indiana Jo

Want to know a bit more about me? Here’s a short run down of my life since I started this site:

  • I used to be a lawyer in London. It was fun, but not really, ‘me’, if you know what I mean. That’s why I had few regrets quitting my job to travel. Ok, fine. I took a sabbatical, because it seemed like a sensible move.
  • In 2010 I bought an around the world ticket and set up this blog.
  • I started in South America, travelled up from Costa Rica and Central America, headed over to Malaysia, explored the Philippines, Japan and much of Asia and started to work my way back via India and the Middle East. It was the journey of a lifetime and I wasn’t ready for it to end.
  • After a year exploring the world, I kind of forgot to report back to duty after my sabbatical. Actually, I didn’t forget. I sent my former employer a nice message, and went to go live and in a cave in France (true story). I was determined to start a new career as a freelance travel writer.
  • It was cold in the cave but by the time I emerged at the end of winter, I’d learned how to make fire. And gathered enough clients to keep me in wine and cheese.
  • For the next six or so years, I did the digital nomad thing. I returned to Vietnam, explored Colombia, grappled with the language in China.
  • It was all fun and games until I screwed up my knee and had to limp home (literally) for surgery.
  • It seemed like life’s way of telling me to stay still for a while, so I bought an apartment, car and coffee machine.
  • I started exploring more of Europe. And, in doing so, I fell in love with Italy’s sparkling wine region – just an hour outside Venice. That one visit led to an entirely new website and business as I started offering Prosecco tours in Italy.
  • After a while, I grew restless, as a traveller tends to do and I hit the road again on another one-way ticket. But after only 5 months away, Covid decided to bring that trip to an end.
  • So, here I am, back in the UK. Exploring more locally a change. And, addict that I am, I started another site, this one dedicated to my very own home country: Guide To Britain.

What’s next? Who knows. But isn’t that the beauty of adventure?

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