The “Travel Bigger” Blog


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

Ceylon Tea Trails: The World’s First Tea Bungalow Resort

I just returned from Sri Lanka and was so excited to report on my stay at Ceylon Tea Trail Bungalows! However, I must acknowledge that shortly after my return and before this posting, there were a series of horrible bombings in Sri Lanka. I have been in contact...

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ceylon tea trails plantation

Huvafen Fushi: A Maldives Vacation Gem

With over 100 resorts in the Maldives, it can be daunting to plan a Maldives vacation! Here is my review of one very special property in the North Male Atoll, Huvafen Fushi. Huvafen Fushi is special because...Huvafen Fushi is a special gem in the huge pool of...

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huvafen fushi maldives vacation relaxing

Why Antarctica Was My Favorite Trip of All Time

I've been to all 7 continents and almost 100 countries, so I'm ALWAYS asked what my favorite country is. The answer is, it's not a country! My favorite trip of all time was visiting Antarctica over Christmas and New Years a few years back. I wasn't expecting much...

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Penguins in Antarctica

Sarah’s Top 7: Best Travel Books

I’m starting the “Sarah’s Top 7” series to share my personal travel style, travel tips, and opinions on travel. I plan to cover packing tips, pet peeves, destinations, and more. That said – these posts will showcase my personal opinions on things I’ve experienced...

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Sarah’s Top 7: Best Travel Books

Top 10 Tips for Long Flights

If you're looking for tips for long flights, you've come to the right place! In traveling to nearly 100 countries I've been on more flights than I can count. And if you can believe it, long flights are actually my favorite! Here are my top 10 tips for long flights....

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Top 10 Tips for Long Flights

Morgan’s Rock: An Unexpected Eco-Oasis

Tucked away deep in southern Nicaragua is an eco-oasis like nothing I’ve experienced before. Morgan’s Rock is an ideal place to getaway, reconnect with nature, and have adventures you’ll remember forever. Morgan's Rock is special because... Morgan’s Rock is special...

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susnset at morgan's rock

February Roundup: 5 Breathtaking Travel Experiences

 This month I'm rounding up 5 unique but also breathtaking travel experiences. From adventure activities to a whirlwind trip around the world, these experiences will truly surprise you or take your breath away! Camp Near the Edge of the Gates of Hell Of all the...

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February Roundup: 5 Breathtaking Travel Experiences

Mayakoba, an Oasis on The Riviera Maya

Are you feeling the winter blues and need a mini-vacation? Consider sneaking off to an oasis on the Riviera Maya called Mayakoba. It’s only 2 hours travel time from Houston’s Intercontinental Airport and has everything you need to refresh. Mayakoba is an...

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Mayakoba, an Oasis on The Riviera Maya

Why I Already Booked My Trip to The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Though I always advise clients to book trips in advance, I usually book my personal travel quite late. But for the Olympics... it's another story. My husband and I are going and I already booked my trip to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics! Here's why you should consider...

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Why I Already Booked My Trip to The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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