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…

A Little Bit of Krazy, a Lot of Krab

** Note, 6/1/11: Sadly, the Krazy Krab has closed Unless someone tells you exactly where to stop, the unbeaten path will whir right on by. This is probably true along almost any US four lane highway in a pocket of space between more major towns…

Sunday Afternoon Finds at a Roman Mercatino

Flea market finds, antiques' fairs, garage sales, vintage bijoux stalls, second hand stores... Don't you just love them? Market shopping in Rome, Italy, calmly browsing the displays, and then coming upon that perfect and unique piece? Ah, bliss.[SlideDeck id='3' width='100%' height='475px'] Every second Sunday of…

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…

Fried Foods and the Southern Festival

Strolling past the vendors at any one of dozens of food festivals that go on in May in the South, the sound of sizzling hot oil seems to hiss, "Jamie Oliver be damned." Whatever you do, I wouldn't show up there hungry. It's a gauntlet.…

Not Your Grandmother’s Summer Sandals

Is there a sandal comfortable enough to take you from a morning museo to passaggiata**, yet cute enough to wear with your flirtiest sundress or dressy black trousers? Up for a Travel Belles challenge, I set out for Shoe Fanatic Nirvana, aka Shoes on a…