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Joe Start

Hi, I'm Joe, the author of French License, a tragicomedy travel memoir, and The Chairfather companion photo book to my tours on VoiceMap. After graduating with a journalism degree, I jumped over to the advertising and marketing side of communications. My day job has been selling media and technology in the US and Europe for more than a dozen years, lately with startups. I write non-fiction about my adventures as an American expat abroad, first-person travel memoirs, cross-cultural observations, the impact of technological innovation on individuals, the history of food, the crossroads of ingredients recipes and culture, and recreational sailing. If you like this stuff too, let's connect on social media or my site.

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by Joe Start in Paris
26 Jul 2018
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The Chairfather: Père Lachaise part III

Distance 1mi
Duration 45min
1 rating

Welcome to Part III. Of the three walks, this one is the easiest to follow. It moves rapidly downhill at the start, then for the rest of the way very gradually goes uphill on a slight grade you probably won't notice.
The main theme of this tour... More»


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by Joe Start in Paris
23 May 2018
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The Chairfather: Père Lachaise Part II

Distance 1mi
Duration 50min
4 ratings

Welcome to Part II of the Chairfather, where we’ll cover the space of 15 football fields seeking out 20 personalities. Of the three walks, this one is the most challenging to follow, so please pay close attention to directions.
We will visit the... More»


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by Joe Start in Paris
31 Jan 2018
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The Chairfather: Père Lachaise Part I

Distance 1mi
Duration 60min
10 ratings

In Part I, we will cover one third of the 44 hectares of this immense park. Of the three walks, this one is of medium difficulty, with mostly straight pathways and level ground, and a tricky patch in the middle where you need to pay strict... More»