Europe

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,…
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Even More Budget Restaurants In Paris

Where to eat in Paris' 6th to 10th arrondissements without breaking the bank can be a difficult question. Never fear: Travel Belles is here! You may also like: Budget Restaurants In Paris 6th arrondissement The 6th arrondissement is a great location for shopping; the boutiques along Rue du Four…

Seville, Sip by Sip

Before I moved to Seville, I had a vague idea that everyone in Spain drank sangria and the kind of earthy red wines Hemmingway used to write about. I soon discovered that the repertoire of Spanish beverages is far larger and more nuanced than I…

Visit to Penzance: England’s Tropical Paradise

Penzance proves to be just the place for a father/daughter trip Penzance, a town in Cornwall, is on the tip of the southernmost peninsula of England. It is not a popular holiday spot by any means – heck, most people living outside of the United Kingdom have…

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.…