Travel Insurance and Summer Travel

June first marks the start of hurricane season.   No one wants to experience a hurricane season like that of last summer and fall.  And no one wants to think that possibly it could happen again or to them.  The scientists at Colorado State University recently advised...

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Summer Beach Reads!

Is there anything better than a day at the beach with a great book?  We love a good beach read!  Thick, thin, heavy subjects, light-hearted reads--a great beach read just has to take us away and give us those moments when we go---Whaaaat???  Our happy place is under a...

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Two Days in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa has long been lauded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  The waterfront, Table Mountain, and the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean create a stunning setting for a cosmopolitan city.  Sir Frances Drake remarked “this cape is the most...

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Halfway Around the Globe and Back, 2017

We had a busy (and fun!) year traveling halfway around the globe in 2017.   We like to travel independently, and our first trip was to Mexico.  In the Spring, we flew to Japan where we spent five days in Tokyo before boarding a ship for a transpacific voyage to...

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Your Punta Cana Honeymoon

Recently, I was invited to attend the Romance Travel Forum in Punta Cana.  The Forum is a by invitation only conference of high producing travel professionals specializing in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.  The Romance Travel Forum was held at the Paradisus...

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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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