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: 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

Postcard From: St. Barths

Why St. Barths St. Barths has all the sunny beaches and tasty cocktails you could want from the Caribbean, but brings another element to the islands. This French territory feels more like being at the Côte d'Azur. The vibe is splashy, the food is fabulous, and the...

st barths pool

Where To Travel This Winter

It may not feel like it, but Q1 is just around the corner! We really love planning trips this time of year as it provides a unique opportunity to visit the Southern Hemisphere, destinations that are too hot outside of winter, and to avoid the crowds encountered...

oman climbing winter

Postcard From: Switzerland

Why Switzerland  While the country is typically thought of for its other-worldly scenery, the neutral nation of Switzerland is also a melting pot of cultures, from German and Austrian to French and Italian. Switzerland is one of the happiest and healthiest...

switzerland alps

Maldives or Bora Bora? Where You Should Go

Both known for their iconic overwater bungalows and romantic honeymoons, the Maldives and Bora Bora have even more to share. Curiosity and leisure are intertwined on the islands hosted by an array of luxurious resorts for visitors to revel in. Read on to find out...

conrad bora bora nui

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