Josette King

Member Since:
Aug 2015

Josette King is an international travel writer and photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and a regular contributor for over a decade to several travel websites including Luxury Travel Review and Simon & Baker Travel Review. Since 2012 she also reports her adventures on her own site JosetteKing.com. An avid off-the-beaten-paths solo traveler, she has visited over 45 countries on every continent except Antarctica. Many of her destinations are in remote areas with rich cultural traditions. All too often these are also places where populations are eking a precarious living from a fragile environment. The experience has increased her sensitivity to of the socio-economic and environmental impact of tourism. Her reporting and photographic work focus mainly on sustainable tourism and its value as a tool for economic development based on the conservation of local ecosystems. 

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Published Articles (22)

Written in Stone-Two Thousand Years of Lyon History


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 […]

Beyond the Louvre – The Other Museums of Paris


Long lines are not a prerequisite for an enjoyable museum experience in Paris. Within walking distance of the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, three of my personal line-free favorites come […]

Aix-en-Provence Baroque Landmark Reborn as Art Center


In Aix en Provence, where the historic center reveals a gem of French Baroque architecture at every turn, the recently restored Hôtel de Caumont once again stands out in all […]

An Improbable Foodie Destination – Lille


The cuisine of northern France goes far beyond the regional stereotype of mussels and fries to dish-out delectable specialties that reflect their dual French and Flemish heritage. Waterzooi anyone?

The Hallowed Beaches of Normandy


June 6th, 1944, marks the pivotal moment whenthe allied troupes from Britain, Canada and the United States set in motion the liberation of western Europe from Nazi occupation. The memory […]

One Day in Paris?


While it’s conceivable to “do” Paris in one day, it’s physically impossible to visit the city’s main sites in this short time. But you can still maximize your day in […]

The Economics of Today’s Solo Travel


Things are looking up for the solo adventure traveler. Our numbers are growing, and the tourism industry is taking notice.

Foodie Landmarks of the Massachusetts North Shore


From roadside clams-and-fries shacks to noted restaurants with impressive ocean views and menus to match, the Massachusetts North Shore is a foodies heaven where catch-of-the-day really means fresh-of-the-boat seafood.

A Pioneering City of Art – Lille


Long famous for its historic Palais des Beaux-Arts, the Lille metropolitan area can now boast of two additional museums that are fast becoming landmarks of the international art scene.

Recently Reopened Rodin Museum – Paris


After three years of extensive renovations, the exquisite eighteenth century Hôtel de Biron, Paris’ Left Bank home of the Rodin Museum recently re-opened its doors.

From Medieval Industry Center to Business and Art Powerhouse – Lille


A center of industry since the Middle Ages, Lille has transcended post World War II challenges to emerge into the twenty-first as a vibrant regional capital of business and art.

From Roman Spa to Contemporary Cultural Center – Aix-en-Provence


Aix-en-Provence, a remarkable center of European history has managed to preserve the integrity of its architectural and cultural heritage while evolving into a thriving contemporary city.

The Gem of the Vermillion Coast – Collioure


From the Phoenicians to Matisse, three millennia of history and traditions have molded the Mediterranean fishing village Collioure into the gem of the Vermillion Coast.

Chinese New Year Celebrations – Paris Style


From the massive parade through the largest Chinatown in Europe to the treasure trove collection of Asian Arts of the Musée Guimet, Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with gusto.

Carnival – Cologne’s Fifth Season


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.

Salzburg – Austria’s Baroque Jewell


Nestled among the spectacular foothills of the Austrian Alp along the banks of the Salzbach River, Salzburg beguiles visitors with its fairytale Baroque charm.

A Vienna Winter Week-End


One of the fabled cultural capitals of Europe for half a millennium, today’s Vienna welcomes visitors to the contemporary version of the sumptuous romantic city of its imperial days.

A Virginia Grande Dame Reborn


Welcome to Keswick Hall! A once grand Italianate mansion in Charlottesville, VA, brought back to life as a world-class property where guests enjoy the hospitality of an English country manor.

Motswari – Responsible Tourism in Action


By caring for the wildlife, the land and the local community, South Africa’s Motswari Private Game Reserve creates an exceptional safari experience.

Malawi – Beyond the Lake


Mvuu is the only property inside the Liwonde National Park, the premier game-viewing destination in Malawi, known for Its especially dense population of elephants.

METZ – SPANNING TWO MILLENNIA OF EUROPEAN HISTORY


With its rich Gallo-Roman museum, well preserved medieval core and futuristic modern art Pompidou Center, Metz architectural and artistic treasures span two millennia of European history.

Malawi – The Lake of Stars


Off-the-grid living at its magical best. On a remote island of Lake Malawi, Kayak Africa has created a minimalist paradise based on uncompromising sustainable principles.