Belle Photo Essays

One of our favorite kinds of travel inspiration is through photography.

Santa-Maria-Maggiore

Instagram of the Week: Santa Maria Maggiore, Italy

The #historic town of Santa Maria #Maggiore, #Italy near the border with #Switzerland is located in the #Vigezzo #Valley in the #Piedmont region. The surrounding area is sometimes called the “Valley of the painters." A range of leisure activities, from the #energetic to the #relaxing…

Day One: Sea of Cortez Cruise Moments

Unlike other natural wonders in and around North America, such as Hawaii and Alaska, a cruise on the Sea of Cortez begins as a mystery. Before this trip last week, I'd never read about this sea that lies between mainland Mexico and Baja California, nor…

Friday Photos: Gold and the Grand Place in Brussels

The theme for this week's #FriFotos on Twitter is "gold." I couldn't think of a better time to do a post about Brussels' magnificent Grand Place. Often you hear people bemoan the fact that on the day they visited the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium,…