Turkish Food with the Sultan at Home

Food can be a window into Turkish culture, even from home (recipe included below) So there I was, sitting in Izmir, Turkey, overlooking the sea. I love the Aegean. Yeah, in my own mind. The truth is I was not at the Aegean yesterday. I…

Hominy Grill, Charleston, SC: Feeling All Homey

Hominy Grille, Charleston, South Carolina Choosing where to eat in Charleston can be a little daunting. But as soon as we are embraced in the golden light that emits from the entrance of Hominy Grill, Charleston, and embraces like a maternal hug, and take in…

When Visiting Kauai: Relax, but Don’t

Visiting Kauai can mean more than grabbing a beach chair and paperback and planting yourself on a different golden beach each day. Resist! There is so much to do on Kauai! I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say I am tempted when visiting…

Myrtle Beach 101: Part One

Mention Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and many a married man gets a wild look in his eye . For them a trip to this area which is sometimes referred to as The Grand Strand is mostly associated with one thing: golf. This first article in…

Travel Dreams

Dreams A girl can dream. I have, ever since my mother found me at age four digging a deep hole in our backyard and asked me if I was digging to China. “Yes, I am,” I answered, liking that idea. This morning this is my…

The Original Travel Belles

I didn't read about how to name a blog, and interestingly when I search on the topic now, there  is scant information. All I know is that when I thought about naming The Travel Belles, my two grandmothers kept popping in my mind. Thoughts and images…