Orange Sherbet: Color to Make Your Summer Sweet

Orange sherbet: Color for summer The word, "sherbet," means  "sweet" in the Middle Eastern world.  Prepared with cooked fruit juices and considered a great anecdote to summer's heat, sherbet originated in Turkey several centuries ago. Sherbet is similar to sorbet with one major difference: Sorbet…

Italian Ingredients: Vinegar

Ingredienti Italiani: Vinegar Follow up to last week's Ingredienti Italiani post on Olive Oil Vinegar: Aceto {ah CHE  toh} Vinegar is wine’s destiny, brought about by exposure to oxygen and specific types of bacteria that use alcohol as nourishment. Vinegar is one more reason to…
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Belle Views from Vietnam

Vietnam is such a vibrant and interesting country, full of amazing landscapes, interesting food, and wonderful people. Here are our Views of Vietnam! Travelling to Vietnam soon? For awesome tips we recommend [easyazon_link keywords="Lonely Planet's guidebook to Vietnam" locale="US" tag="tbelles-20"]Lonely Planet's guidebook to Vietnam[/easyazon_link]. 1.…

Italian Ingredients: Olive Oil

Ingredienti Italiani: Olive Oil Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva {AWlyoh extra-VERgeeney d’AWleevah} The best known, and top-quality extra virgin olive oil comes from Italy, no doubt. Not to mention balsamic vinegar- two of the perfect matching Italian ingredients! Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean…
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Belles with Baggage

Broken zippers got you down? Feel the need to travel with duct tape? Perhaps this is the year you need to release all that old baggage and acquire some new. Since we now must pay to check our bags, or alternatively haul them on the…

Belle Views from Disney World

This week's Belle Views comes from some very special friends of The Travel Belles who recently went to Disney World in Orlando. The above shot, which I love for many reasons - the shiny blue of the walkway for one, not to mention the precious…

How to French Kiss Life

When my friend, Margo, first told me about her new venture, The Travel Belles, and asked if I would be contribute something for her section, To Your Health, I told her, “You’re speaking my language, baby.” Why? Well because I’m a life and weight loss…
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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…