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Great places to travel and travel experiences from Travel Belles and Beaus around the world.

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Observations From The Suburbs to New York City

It’s easy for life in the suburbs to be tame. Here we are, living almost right on top of each other, but with our fences, driveways and diverse lawn mowing patterns. Our boundaries are very visible with sharp corners. As inhabitants we get excited over…
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Day Trip from Rome to Ariccia and the Castelli Romani

Ask any Roman, and they’ll all tell you the same: the best day-trip destination within an hour’s drive beyond Italy’s bustling capital, is the Castelli. The Castelli Romani–which is Italian for, "Roman Castles"–is a group of communes in the province of Rome, located at short distance…

The Fourth of July Report from Pawleys Island, SC

If you have been visiting The Travel Belles for a while you may know that I live in Myrtle Beach, and that one of my favorite nearby places to visit is Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The 3-mile long island was originally settled by rice planters…

Southern Italy Girls Trip to a Fairytale Villa

A 10 day girls' getaway with a stay in Salerno Lace curtains billowed from shuttered windows that opened to reveal a misty valley of orchards, vineyards and beautifully aged Italian country homes. The Tyrrhenian Sea glistened a few miles off the Salerno coast as I breathed…

Leadville, Colorado, for History and Culture

Whether in town for culture or activities, Leadville, CO has much to offer Breathless, breathtaking—two words lingering in my mind since my visit to Leadville, CO. I was completely breathless a few times, such as after climbing the steps from the Heritage Museum to the…

Paris in the Summertime

Note from Margo: Whenever I wish I was somewhere else, Paris is always near the top of the list of where exactly, "somewhere else" just might be. I've been known to get on the internet in the middle of the night and check airfares, frequent…
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Amalfi Coast’s Laurito

One of our favorite Amalfi Coast beaches, Laurito, is a secret we hesitate to share. Foreign tourists hardly know the place. This Amalfi Coast beach is not in the average guidebook, and the few Italians on holiday along the stunning beaches of this coastline who…

Visiting Oxford with a Local

Visiting Oxford with a local When you think of visiting Oxford, UK, what's the first image that springs to mind? The university, no doubt. Although the exact date of its foundation remains shrouded in mystery, Oxford is thought to be the world's oldest university, with…