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.

Postcard From: Morocco

Why Morocco Set on the northwest coast of Africa, Morocco has been a land of intrigue for centuries. With a unique blend of African, Arab, and European influences, visitors can experience fantastic food, cultural experiences, warm hospitality, and vibrant cities....

morocco hotel view

Mapping the Next Five Years of Travel

Have you ever thought about how much time you have left to travel with your kids, parents, or friends? Four more summers until the oldest goes off to college? Just a handful of times dates will align for all your friends to take a celebratory trip together?...

mapping five years of travel to turks and caicos

Postcard From: Florence, Italy

Why Florence  Though the city houses some of the most important artworks in the world, the landscape of Florence has become art itself. The Tuscan capital is the birthplace of the Renaissance which also spurred a renewed interest in architecture, philosophy, and...

florence italy river

Why Hiking is the New ‘It’ Way to Discover a Destination

Over years of constant traveling, hiking has become one of my favorite ways to explore a destination. The untouched landscapes, quiet bliss of nature, and the ability to connect with locals makes venturing out even more incredible. When searching for hikes in new...

view of the italian dolomites before a hike

Postcard From: Antarctica

Why Antarctica  The real question is – why NOT Antarctica? The seventh continent may not have thousands of years of history, but it is a world wonder like no other. Whether you explore by air, land, or sea, there will be a different experience around every icy...

antarctica zodiac boat

Shoulder Season Destination Inspo for Spring

The whole world is traveling again, and while we think that is wonderful, it has caused some overcrowding in the top destinations in Europe during peak season. Larger cr owds than ever coupled with the summer heat have everyone looking to shoulder season travel....

spring shoulder season in sicily

Postcard From: London, England

Why LondonLondon is one of those rare cities that seamlessly melds together the past, present, and future. Some of the world’s richest history can be experienced in this open air museum, while the future makes its debut through street fashion, art, and cinema....

Sarah’s Favorite Hotels of 2023!

2023 was an amazing year of travel for me and the Bell & Bly Team. I spent a third of the year out of the country scouting destinations and checking out what’s new post-Covid for our clients. I also had the pleasure of visiting some of the best hotels in the...

passalacqua hotel

Postcard From: Puglia, Italy

Why PugliaPuglia is said to be Italy’s best kept secret, so why not explore this hidden gem? Located in the southern region of the boot’s heel, the region is full of charming villages dotted along the Adriatic coast. You’ll see groves of ancient olive trees,...

Interesting Holiday Traditions Around the World

As 2023 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 interesting holiday traditions around the world for you to learn about:  Sweden While Christmas in the United States is...

yule goat tradition

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