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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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Notable Museums of Lyon

Notable Museums of Lyon

First a flourishing Gallo-Roman center, then a financial and industrial powerhouse, Lyon has long been a fertile ground for museums. From fine arts to the history of silk, and from Gallo-Roman civilization to the invention of the cinema, there are over 20 museums in Lyon to satisfy the most diverse interests.

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Written in Stone – Two Thousand Years of Lyon History

Written in Stone – Two Thousand Years of Lyon History

The third largest city in France, Lyon is a unique metropolitan center with a 2,000-year history as a commerce, banking and industry powerhouse. From Roman ruins to Renaissance mansions to contemporary skyscrapers, each phase of its evolution has left significant marks on its architectural and cultural heritage.

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The Hallowed Beaches of Normandy

The Hallowed Beaches of Normandy

June 6th, 1944 marks the pivotal moment in modern history when, on the beaches of Normandy, allied troops from Britain, Canada and the United States set in motion the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi occupation. The memory of their valiant deeds and sacrifice are forever honored on the D-Day beaches.

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Paris in One Day?

Paris in One Day?

While it’s conceivable to “do” Paris in one day, it’s physically impossible to actually visit the city’s main sites in this short a time. But don’t despair, first time visitor. You can still enjoy your day in Paris. All you need is stamina and a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

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A Pioneering City of Art – Lille

A Pioneering City of Art – Lille

Lille is a city of great art museums. Open in 1809, its world-famous Palais des Beaux-Arts, one of the first museums to be established in the aftermath of the French revolution, holds the second largest collection in France after the Louvre. In recent decades, the Lille urban area has upheld its pioneering history with the opening of two additional museums that are also fast becoming landmarks of the international art scene.

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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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