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.

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

December Roundup: 5 Incredible Travel Experiences

At Bell & Bly, our definition of luxury travel isn’t tied to the thread count of the sheets, or the butler service you’ll receive at your villa -- but rather the access to exclusive and immersive experiences. Each month I’ll bring you 5 of the most incredible...

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December Roundup: 5 Incredible Travel Experiences

5 Reasons to Use a Travel Advisor

Before I got into the travel business, I didn't actually know the value of using a travel advisor. Now that I do, I want to make sure you understand it too, so you can evaluate all your options when planning your next trip! Here are 5 reasons to use a travel...

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5 Reasons to Use a Travel Advisor

A Foodie’s Bucket List

Immersing yourself in the culture, visiting dramatic landscapes, and exploring great cities are all wonderful parts of travel. But let's be honest... most of us are in it for the FOOD too! Trying unique flavors from each destination you visit truly adds to the...

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A Foodie’s Bucket List

Travel Trends for 2019

It's almost a new year and that means evaluating the hottest destinations and the latest travel trends for 2019. Travel trends evolve slowly over time and remain longer than trends in fashion and food.  One thing is always true though, travel is always in style!...

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Travel Trends for 2019

5 Reasons the Baltics Should Make Your Bucket List

Maybe you’ve been hearing about Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as one of the new “hot spots” for travel and wondering why… or maybe you’ve never even heard of the Baltics. Either way, here are 5 reasons the Baltics should make your bucket list. Midsummer's Night...

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5 Reasons the Baltics Should Make Your Bucket List

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