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.