The “Travel Bigger” Blog


At Bell & Bly Travel, we help and inspire our friends, colleagues, and clients to stretch their comfort zones and experience more of the world – a travel philosophy we like to call “traveling bigger.” Check back often for updates on our trips, info on unique travel experiences, travel tips, and tools.

Best Tips to See the Northern Lights

Seeing the magical colors of the Northern Lights dancing in the sky should be an experience on everyone’s bucket list. You’re in for a few chilly evenings, but with the right guide you will be warmed with hot cocoa and a sizzling bonfire.  The natural phenomenon of...

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Postcard From: Paris, France

Why Paris The French have missed us!!! Everyone I chatted with on my recent trip to The City of Light was ecstatic to welcome guests this year and Paris is coming back to life! The beauty of Paris is that it gets better and better each time you go. You dive deeper,...

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Holiday Traditions Around the World

As 2022 draws to a close, we are wishing you the brightest of holiday seasons and the happiest New Year. For a bit of fun we have compiled some holiday traditions around the world for you to learn about!  Austria & Germany Santa Claus’s evil counterpart,...

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Mindfulness Tips for Holiday Travel

Tis the season for holiday travel! Despite all the cheer, traveling at this time of year can be hard. Approaching holiday travel in a mindful way can help to minimize stress for you and your family.  Travel is never perfect, and that’s often the beauty of it. Here...

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Postcard From: The Galápagos Islands

Why the Galapagos  The pristine islands of the Galapagos are the place to go to immerse yourself in wildlife and disconnect. Being able to interact so closely with these special animals and gain an understanding of how this diversity came about is a truly powerful...

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Giving Thanks Around the World

In 1789 President George Washington declared the first nationwide Thanksgiving. Since then Americans have gathered around the dinner table with family and friends to eat turkey, and pie, and to give thanks. But we are not the only ones to celebrate being thankful!...

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Around the World by Private Jet

If you’re looking for an inspiring, once in a lifetime experience, look no further than a trip on the Four Seasons Private Jet. On these trips you’ll visit major historical landmarks and multiple continents with ease. No need to worry about security, luggage,...

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Enjoy the Holidays in a European Christmas Market

If you’re looking for a real life winter wonderland, look no further than a European Christmas market. These open air markets along the streets and main squares of European cities bring together locals, tourists, and people of all ages. Sip hot chocolate or mulled...

Indulge in Private Travel

Private travel is the new way to intimately see the world with everything you need at your fingertips. Read on for inspiration! See the World More Intimately. You might be a family waiting for the right moment to enjoy peace and solitude together in a 10-bedroom...

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