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Belles enjoy books, movies and music that inspire travel.

Book Review: Machu My Picchu by Iris Bahr

Book Review: Machu My Picchu, Searching for Sex, Sanity, and a Soul Mate in South America by Iris Bahr [easyazon_image align="left" height="160" identifier="0762772778" locale="US" src="https://www.travelbelles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/41Ex5mumTPL.SL160.jpg" tag="tbelles-20" width="108"]I guess I should mention this upfront and get it off my chest. I’m a little bit prudish. There, I…
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Literary Rome: Books To Read To Get Ready To Visit

Rome is an overwhelming city: layer on layer, history on history. To sort through it would take a lifetime and I've started too late. The advantage of the tourist is that they arrive at their destination with a list of places and things that interests…

Book Review: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost

Travel Book Reviews: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost, A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure  by Rachel Friedman We’ve all been there; that moment when we wonder what on earth we are doing with our lives - what the…

Book Review: The Sharper your knife, the less you cry

A French cooking memoir that moves to the top of the reading pile Whenever I am asked the question “If you won the lottery where would you do?” my first thought is always Paris followed closely by Le Cordon Bleu. Everyone has a bucket list,…
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Five Films To Watch Before You Go To Paris

To help you get inspired for your trip to Paris, you should see the French capital on screen before you arrive. Here are our top five films to watch before Paris. Amélie One of the most internationally successful French Films, Amélie shot its star, Audrey…

Literary travel through reading and the imagination

Let me take you on a journey. We’ll stop in five countries on three different continents. We will sample the most evocative, sensuous and fabulous food and drink on offer. But wait, put your passport down, don’t stress about packing. The only thing you need for this adventure is a good imagination.