Toes in the Sand at Ritz Carlton Cancun

Like you, sometimes The Man and I need to get out of dodge…to have a frosty cocktail delivered to us in our private cabana…to wake up to the azure ocean water….and have some sand decorate our flip flops.  We chose the Ritz Carlton Cancun for our quickie beach getaway...

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Ritz Carlton’s Avocado Margarita

I love a good Margarita!!  If you watched our Facebook Live post this morning, you would have seen our morning cocktail shenanigans involving a blender, an avocado, and tequila.  It was a cold, January morning in The ATL and a beach hat and a Margarita hit the spot!...

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Sabi Sabi South African Safari

I spent two glorious nights at the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge for safari.  It was my first safari and I could not have asked for a better experience!!!!  The small, thirteen suite property is situated right in the bush with animal friends visiting us throughout our stay. ...

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From My Terrace along the Indian Ocean

Good morning Seychelles and Indian Ocean!! As I sit here on my private terrace this morning in front of the Indian Ocean hearing the resort wake up and the rich sounds of nature surrounds me, my heart is full of gratitude. I wish you could hear the sounds in this...

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Updated Cuba Travel Regulations

Cuba is hot Hot HOT!  With the appearance of cruise ships this past year, travel to Cuba has been easier than ever.  However, travel to Cuba is a fluid thing with requirements changing year to year.  As of November 9th, the rules have changed a bit again.  This time,...

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Athens – City of Athena

Way way back in they day--like waaay back in the day, Athens needed a patron God or Goddess.  Poseidon and Athena both thought they were up to the task. They played a match of skill and wisdom atop the Acropolis in front of the first king of Athens, Cecrops (half...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Girls Weekend in Naples, Florida–Inn on Fifth

Little Black Dresses, Buckets of Champagne, Gin and Tonics at the Pool, Dinner Reservations, Girl Talk 24/7....you gotta love a good girls' weekend!!!  Our group of fabulous women descended on the town of Naples, Florida armed with restaurant recommendations, Cards...

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Hotel Review – Secrets Silversands

Sometimes you just have to get out of dodge...find a quick flight and get your toes in the sand and a margarita in hand--STAT!  The Man and I recently needed a break from the day-to-day grind...wear nothing but swimsuits all day and have unlimited quantities of...

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Dinner at 10 Degrees South Atlanta

South Africa has been hot hot hot this year! I've been planning South African itineraries for honeymooners, families, and wine lovers.  It's such a diverse destination offering winelands, dramatic scenery, shark diving, and Safari...and it's easily combinable with...

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Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Just a glance at the Eiffel Tower transports me back to Paris! It oozes romance and a sense of place. I still remember excitedly searching for the tower on my first visit in my 20s.  It just wasn't Paris until I saw the much-anticipated tower!  The Eiffel Tower was...

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