Author: Becky Lukovic

Travel Lessons Learned from My Trip to Greece

Travel, like many things in life, is fluid—ever changing.  No matter how many times I travel internationally, I find that the things I am used to doing—my finely tuned system—works well…until it doesn’t.  At Bella Travel, we are always learning, always perfecting, always traveling (much to The Man’s chagrin at times…).  Like you, we have travel AHA! moments and face-palm situations…and sometimes things just happen.  Here are my travel lessons and random thoughts from my last trip to Greece as recorded in my travel journal.    Showering in a rain shower situation takes skill….and I usually end up with...

Read More

What’s in My Bag?? Packing for Greece

I leave for Greece, tomorrow and decided to share what’s in my bag.  Watch my video for pro tips for international travel.  I’m trying out a few new things this go round–compression socks to keep my feet from swelling, steamer to keep me looking fabulous, and a larger power bank.  In my Facebook Live video, I explain what is in my carry-on bag (and why) and tools I never travel without.  What do I wear?  How do I pack bottles of wine? What to do with swelling feet? Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for pretty photos and expert tips while I am traveling.  I’ll be meeting with Hoteliers, tour guides, and destination management companies during my visit to lovely Greece–AND eating some fabulous meals! What’s In My Bag? Packing for Greece Becky Lukovic is an international luxury travel specialist in Johns Creek, Georgia.  She advocates packing light so there is more room for wine!!   Want to bring home more wine than just a bottle or two?  Check out my post on my favorite wine bag, the Vin Garde...

Read More

2017 Hurricane Season–Caribbean Update

Like many of you, I had plans in the Caribbean this fall and like many of you, I am anxiously awaiting new news regarding the post hurricane island situations.  My heart goes out to the people in the midst of the devastation!!! Not only are their homes damaged or destroyed, many also have to face the prospect of their livelihood destroyed as well. Here is the most recent Caribbean Island Update after this crazy, crazy hurricane season (which is not quite over, yet)…. Not Impacted Aruba, Bonaire, Bermuda, Barbados, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis...

Read More

Barca Fan!!! Will Travel for Soccer!

There is nothing quite like seeing a sporting event live and in person! The magic of the crowds, the noise, the excitement is all-encompassing.  I highly recommend traveling to watch those bucket-list sporting events.  It makes for great cocktail conversation and it adds to future sports experiences.  For example, the Hubs often tells the story of when we saw Barca play Bilbao–how we had primo seats and saw the action up close.  Here is a look back to a blog I wrote of that experience in Barcelona a few years back: My Man is a huge Futbol fan! World Cup,...

Read More

Dining at Staplehouse Atlanta

Sometimes you wonder if it’s all worth the hype…you know…the fabulous new kid on the block restaurant with a hip vibe…  I’ve wondered this about Staplehouse for the last year (although friends have told me it was *that* good).  Staplehouse is the hottest ticket in town in Atlanta.  Reservations are unbelievably difficult to come by – reservations are released once a month at noon and fill up quickly.  Diners may opt to go on the waiting list or try their hand at the eight-seat bar for walk-in seating. Soooo….when a friend of mine had a reservation for four and...

Read More