Carnival – Cologne’s Fifth Season

Köln to the Germanic world, Cologne to the rest of us, the ancient city on the Rhine and traces back its origins to the first century A.D. as the Roman Colonia. Carnival in Cologne is a tradition almost as old as the history of the city itself. Today it is one of the largest and most popular in Europe.

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A Vienna Winter Weekend

The seat of the Habsburg dynasty for over half a millennium and one of the fabled cultural capitals of Europe, today’s Vienna welcomes visitors to the twenty-first century version of the sumptuous romantic city of its imperial days.

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A Virginia Grande Dame Reborn

When Sir Bernard Ashley purchased Villa Crawford in 1991, the 80-year old once grand Italianate mansion at the eastern edge of Charlottesville, Virginia, his vision was to restore it into a world-class property where guests would feel at home in a private English country manor. And Keswick Hall was born.

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Bistro Dining – the Guy Savoy Way

My favorite place to linger on the Quai des Grands Augustins is not a bookstall but rather the habit-forming “avec Guy Savoy” bistro across the street, Les Bouquinistes…

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Malawi – Beyond the Lake

Mvuu is an environmentally-friendly wilderness lodge located on a lagoon of the Shire River and the only property inside the Liwonde National Park, the premier game viewing destination in Malawi. Its population of elephants is especially dense along the river.

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Malawi – The Lake of Stars

It’s an hour’s boat ride to Mumbo Island, a tumble of granitic rock topped by lush miombo woodland located ten kilometers off shore in the heart of the Lake Malawi National park. As we draw near, tiny reed and thatch chalets barely distinguishable from the tangle of trees begin to materialize…

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Josette King

Josette King

I was barely in my teens when travel became a driving force in my life. Now as a travel writer and photographer, I have visited over 45 countries in some of the most photogenic corners of the planet, taking tens of thousands of pictures along the way. With my work, I thrive to capture the natural and cultural uniqueness of each area I visit. Get to know me better…

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