Books

Curious Travel Belles love reading before, during and after their travels – not just for information, but for inspiration.

Do you still buy traditional guidebooks?

…And do you have a favorite Paris hotel? The Travel Belles tackle the practical question of travel information-gathering, and dream about best places to stay in the City of Light.   Weekly Question #14: Do you still use traditional guidebooks? Considering we’re a committed group…
airplane reads summer books april

April Airplane Reads

If you are lucky enough to be traveling this month or just looking for a new captivating story to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather with, well I have the perfect books for both. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is the first book…

Airplane Reads: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

There very few books that have ever made me laugh out loud. I think it’s fair to say that most fictional novels; while they may have humorous plots, don’t always provide the same instant comical reaction as say your favorite sitcom. Where’d you go, Bernadette?…

Airplane Reads: The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Each month Cailin helps you decide: Do I want to take this book with me on the plane? My love affair with all things Harry Potter related began at an early age. Friends of our family from England recommended a children’s book by a relatively…

Iris Origo and Tales of 20th Century Tuscany

A woman who lived under the Tuscan sun in the early 1900s The villa and beautiful gardens at La Foce in Tuscany. An Italian nobleman for a husband. The stuff of dreams for many a Travel Belle. But Iris Origo's life was no fairy tale.…

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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