When I can’t be a frequent flier, I enjoy being a frequent writer, photographer, and videographer.
My copywriting and content strategy website, Belle Writer.
Role at Travel Belles: publisher and editor
Hometown: born and raised in Richmond, Virginia
Current location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Favorite destinations: Provence, France and Piedmont, Italy
Wanna go to: Puglia, Morocco and Australia. I’m also interested in domestic rural exploration (fancy way of saying more U.S. road trips!
Pre-flight tip: Email yourself everything. And remember that as long as you have your passport, prescription meds and eyewear, and a major credit card, there’s nothing worth getting too stressed over.
Packing tip: When I’m going to be packing and repacking often, I put three or four mostly complete outfits in ziplock bags. And shoes – don’t skimp on shoes. I’m always relearning this the hard way.
Most memorable meal: Commander’s Palace, New Orleans
Odd moment: This is two odd moments all rolled up into one day. Krista got in the shower at our agriturismo near Alba and there wasn’t any hot water, so I went downstairs and told the innkeeper. He smacked himself in the forehead and said, “I forgot to put the wood on!” Later that night this wild haired innkeeper asked us to join him for a glass of wine. He warned us that something called “the changement” was coming and that we better prepare for it.
Favorite little luxury: L’Occitane Fizzy Bath Pebbles
When I travel I always… want to stay just a little longer.
Your travel inspiration: old movies and reading.
Favorite travel word: ”Upgrade.” My favorite word in general is travel-related as well: “tarmac”
Travel mistake that wasn’t: Getting lost by myself near Tours, France. I was looking for my inn, and stumbled on a chateau that was also a winery that wasn’t really open to the public. I went to ask for directions and was given a private lesson in sparkling Vouvray and a dinner recommendation from a woman wearing a head dress that looked like something Gloria Swanson would wear.