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

Lessons from the Girl Scout Law for Today's Travelers

While I wasn’t the most motivated scout – I’m pretty sure my grandpa bought most of those cookies – some things did stick with me and are often applied to my life as an expat and traveler. And no, before you get ahead of yourself it’s not the well-known motto Be Prepared (although you have to admit, that is a pretty good motto,) it’s the Girl Scout Law

Incommunicado in Costa Rica

 Letting go of the cellphone and the best laid plan As soon as I learned I’d be celebrating a milestone anniversary in Costa Rica, I jumped at the chance to solidify my status as Oldest and Sharpest Globetrotting Friend. The vacation was nearly two months away, but it was never too early to aim for … Read more

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