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...

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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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Three Days in Paris – Day Two

Paris, I belive, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman--John Berger After a lovely breakfast at Esprit St. Germain (they have the *best* tea! and ooh la la the cheese!!), we met our private guide, Andre Paul, to dive into the history of Paris on a...

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Three Days in Paris – Day One

Paris is always a good idea!--Audrey Hepburn When my girlfriend and I were planning our wine trip to Burgundy, I jumped at the chance to spend extra days in the City of Light, Paris! It's such a lovely city and I was itching to try a few restaurants.  Luckily she is...

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Restaurant Eugene – Atlanta

A few nights ago, we celebrated Junior's birthday with a tasting menu at Restaurant Eugene in Buckhead (Atlanta).  Junior has been working in fine dining for several years now and is working on his sommelier certification.  Since he has never experienced a paired...

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Traveling With Wine: VinGardeValise

When traveling to Europe, one must return home with liquid souvenirs...it's a rule! Wine, grappa, limoncello, olive oil, port, rum... I have become an expert at traveling with wine.  I've used boxes, suitcases, ziploc bags, bubble wrap, towels, and wine sleeves to...

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Haunted Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta

Run Like Hell...the name beckoned....Run Like Hell through a haunted cemetery--the beautiful, otherworldly Oakland Cemetery just before Halloween??  Yes Please!!!    Last weekend, The Man and I enjoyed a costumed 5K run through Oakland Cemetery in Midtown...

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