Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…

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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The Gem of the Vermillion Coast – Collioure

The Gem of the Vermillion Coast – Collioure

The Côte Vermeille is the last stretch of French Mediterranean coastline before the Spanish border. It’s where the rugged, vineyard-covered foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains tumble into the sea. And where Collioure, a sun-drenched fishing village clustered around its massive medieval fortress rises from the sea.

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Carnival – Cologne’s Fifth Season

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

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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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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