Vintage Travel: Sunny Jersey and Guernsey, the Channel Islands

I should be loathe to admit it, but I’ve been obsessed with the Channel Islands ever since reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Much to my surprise, they’ve long been promoted as a sunshine destination. This vintage travel poster shows a quiet, bucolic island, just waiting for you:

jersey channel islands vintage travel

Before I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I admittedly knew very little about the Channel Islands, their role in the Second World War, and their allure as a sunshine travel destination. How wrong I was. The islands are gorgeous. Time to add Jersey and Guernsey to the travel priorities list.

guernsey channel islands vintage travel
I’ll take all of them, please!

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  1. Krista! Oh, I love the poster!! What a great bathing suit. And now the book is on my reading list. It looks very intersting. Thanks! I’ve always wanted to go to Guernsey to see Victor Hugo’s Hauteville House. He dedicated his “Toilers of the Sea.” to Guernsey. I looked up the quote. It’s a beauty. “I dedicate this book to the rock of hospitality and freedom, in the corner of the ancient Norman lands where the noble little people of the sea live, to the island of Guernsey, harsh and sweet, my current refuge, my likely resting place.” Enjoy the day!! T.


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