How is it possible to resist celebrating the summer solstice on an island that the New York Times described as “Mayberry Meets Burning Man”? A place where sheep dog trials compete with opera productions, and art galleries thrive alongside the annual Strawberry Festival parade with the grocery cart drill team and the samba ladies?
When visiting Napa Wineries, Yountville’s Maison Fleurie offers Provencal touches. When I was looking for a place to stay near the Napa wineries around Yountville, located in the central Napa Valley, I didn’t think I’d be able to find something within our budget. I assumed the small town’s accommodation options consisted solely of high end resorts such as … Read more
Travel gear comes and goes. But the memories associated with it remain. If there’s one piece of gear that to me holds my dearest memories it is my 15L Dakine Wonder backpack.
I think it might be a lingering effect of the London Olympics, but this season navy (the color, not the flotilla) is everywhere. Here are a few things in this season’s “it” color to inspire you to travel fashionably and keep all other manner of blues away. 1. At once practical and chic, a scarf … Read more
Instagram of the week: Charleston Joggling Board History When wandering around Charleston’s #beautiful residential #neighborhoods, it won’t take long to spot a #jogglingboard. A “what?” you ask? Usually constructed from longleaf pine, a joggling board is made of two wooden stands with a long plank of wood in between. The long board is traditionally 16’ – 22’ long … Read more
As usual, Eleonora brings us her own lovely perspective with another one of her unusual photos of Rome (and cool story to go with it!) for this week’s Belle Views.
How to travel for less. Budget luxury travel ideas for Palm Beach So your budget is tight but your taste is that of Worth Avenue? Let’s face it; being on a budget is no fun. Get a luxury fix by tapping into the world known for “Power and Gold,” Palm Beach. Here’s a value luxury … Read more
The shallowness of the scene does not go unnoticed (by myself, anyway): Shallow Woman #1, having just checked her obscenely large suitcase, now sits in a small plane seat, left now only with an obscenely large purse, on her way home from New York City, a little more anxiously than she would like. She has … Read more
Although it’s possible to travel between many continental European countries by bus or train, if you’ve got a long distance to cover or are travelling to or from an island, flying can often be the quickest and most cost-effective option. With an abundance of low-cost airlines operating in Europe, fares can be low, but these … Read more
Travel fashion necessity number one is as simple as finding a little black travel dress.