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African Diaries — In the Land of Rhinos

African Diaries — In the Land of Rhinos

On a verdant plateau dominated by the snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the largest sanctuary for thencritically endangered black rhinoceros in East Africa.

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African Diaries — Kenya’s Maasai Country

African Diaries — Kenya’s Maasai Country

For decade, visions of abundant game roaming across open plains punctuated by flat-topped acacias, proud Maasai in crimson robes minding their cattle in the distance have turned the Amboseli National Park into one of Kenya’s most iconic safari destination

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African Diaries — The Other Kenya

African Diaries — The Other Kenya

Kenya has long been synonymous with safari – unless you are a water-sports enthusiast. Then it’s the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, home to several national marine parks, that will call your name

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African Diaries—Into Zambia

African Diaries—Into Zambia

With international travel at a standstill for the foreseeable future, I have begun escaping into the memories of my love affair with Africa.

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A Caribbean Heaven — Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

A Caribbean Heaven — Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

Virtually unheard of among international tourists, the best kept secret of the Guadeloupe Archipelago, the tiny islands of Les Saintes feel more the quintessential French seaside village as they do a Caribbean hideaway.

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A Late Fall Caribbean Escape

A Late Fall Caribbean Escape

There is no surer way to keep the impending winter at bay than a leisurely late fall escapade around the sun-drenched islands of the Caribbean. And in these dark days of Coronavirus confinement, the glorious days aboard the Silver Whisper make for especially precious memories – and a reminder that my traveling days will return.

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Andalusia Road Trip – a Day in Cordoba

Andalusia Road Trip – a Day in Cordoba

Although Cordoba had been an important settlement since Roman times, it was the Moors’ conquest in the eighth century a.d. that gave it the Mezquita, one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture in the world.

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Andalusia Road Trip – Seville – A tale of two cultures

Andalusia Road Trip – Seville – A tale of two cultures

Throughout Andalusia, displays of Catholic might compete with the memories of Moorish rule. Especially in Seville, where the largest Gothic cathedral in the world sits on the site of the great 12th century Aljiama mosque, just a few steps away from the magnificent Alcàzar palace, built by Christian kings in the post-Islamic Mudéjar style.

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Andalusia Road Trip – White Villages and Vineyards

Andalusia Road Trip – White Villages and Vineyards

The Spanish province of Andalusia is a land of striking contrasts. From ancient white villages and cities dominated by Moorish palaces to artisan vineyards nested in the rugged valleys of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is a fascinating road trip destination.

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A Languedoc Road Trip – Béziers to Adge

A Languedoc Road Trip – Béziers to Adge

From Phoenician shipping settlement to Roman trading center to Medieval Cathar stronghold, the Beziers-Adge area of the Mediterranean coastal plain of the Languedoc is bursting with remains of its rich and varied history.

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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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