Postcards from a solo adventure traveler…

A Virginia Grande Dame Reborn

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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Malawi – Beyond the Lake

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

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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The Odyssey Revisited – Delphi to Karpenisi

The Odyssey Revisited – Delphi to Karpenisi

It’s Day Two of my Tripology off-road adventure through the mountains of Central Greece. The morning sun is dissipating the last of the early mist as we meander down a country road toward the sea. I marvel at the serenity of the bucolic setting, until Nikos Manolis, our lead driver leads us onto a narrow gravel road.

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The back roads of Tuscany – Casentino

The back roads of Tuscany – Casentino

Hard to imagine that any corner of Tuscany could ever escape attention of tourists. But the Casentino Valley, a rural area wedged into the foothills of the Appenine Mountains a mere 50 kilometers east of Florence has managed to remain mainly ignored by visitors.

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The back roads of Tuscany – Val d’Orcia

The back roads of Tuscany – Val d’Orcia

Today I take to the back roads of Tuscany toward the Val d’Orcia. The region abounds with medieval hill towns with their own important cultural heritage. Among them Siena and her Piazza del Campo, one of the greatest medieval squares in Europe.

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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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