Belle Chatter

Travel Belles have a lot to say! First person narratives, monthly blog discussions on travel topics, profiles and opinion pieces.

Where would you keep returning to?

…and do you use a frequent flier programme? The Travel Belles discuss saving money while spending miles and share their favourite places around the world.  Weekly Question #16: Which place would you return to again and again? Greece, France, Italy and the Middle East –…

Do you still buy traditional guidebooks?

…And do you have a favorite Paris hotel? The Travel Belles tackle the practical question of travel information-gathering, and dream about best places to stay in the City of Light.   Weekly Question #14: Do you still use traditional guidebooks? Considering we’re a committed group…
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Across the Cafe Table: Solo Travel

In our first #TBCafeChat of 2014,  we discussed  solo travel. We asked the Belles: Have you ever travelled solo? What did you learn from the experience? Experiences varied widely – from occasional solo weekend trips, to long solo adventures of several months. Yet the feelings…

Wearable Luggage and Other Things I Love this Week

History of travel – an animated view of the story so far (Infographic), Tnooz, by Kevin May via HotelClub This is an absolute travel and history lover's dream! Shared over on Tnooz this week, this fantastic animated infographic highlights the History of Travel. The graphic proposes…

7 Steps to Brilliant, Non-Boring Business Travel

A conference in Coventry might sound about as appealing as having a tooth removed, but the bonus of business travel is that you get to see places you might never otherwise have visited. For 'free'. For some workers, business travel is a chore. Being away…
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Ways to Learn a Language before you Fly

Excitement is building. After thumbing your way through armfuls of travel magazines and tour brochures, and scouring the web, you've chosen your next destination. Now is when the trip really begins. Preparation is an unavoidable part of travelling and sometimes requires skillful planning. So, there's…
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UK Editor Round-up: Transatlantic flights, Easter and Tea

Norwegian's summer flights from the UK to the US It’s so tempting. So tempting to just press ‘book’, because Norwegian are launching a new service this summer of direct flights from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, New York and LA. Prices are ridiculously low…
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4 Ways a Luxury Safari Can Change Your Life

Today we welcome Rose of The Luxury Safari Company as a supporter of Travel Belles. Luxury safaris are on many people’s bucket lists – and for those this article will certainly seem like we’re preaching to the converted, but we (The Luxury Safari Company) would…