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Large Purses, TBEX and Tomatoes?

The shallowness of the scene does not go unnoticed (by myself, anyway): Shallow Woman #1, having just checked her obscenely large suitcase, now sits in a small plane seat, left now only with an obscenely large purse, on her way home from New York City, a little more anxiously than she would like. She has … Read more

Never Drink Alone in Montreal

Pulling our suitcases behind us down Laurent Boulevard towards Old Montreal, we were two women ready to take on the eighth largest city in North America. Adults in the eyes of most laws around the world – Meg, a recent high school graduate, me her mother, not. At first I feared I made a mistake bringing … Read more

Reclining Your Airplane Seat

 Is it ever appropriate to recline one’s seat during air travel?   Even though your average Travel Belle is generally smaller than her Travel Beau counterparts, physically speaking (I personally am 5’4″), when it comes to a The Great Seat Back Debate this small belle has a big opinion. The questions revolve around whether or not … Read more

Track Your Travel Belle Trips

“So why did you pick Morocco?” my friend Leo asked when I announced I was moving to Casablanca at the end of 2008. I pointed to the Peter’s projection map on the wall behind my desk. “Easy. There are two major blank spaces: North Africa and South America.” He shot me a knowing look as … Read more