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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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...

Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection, Not Your Mother’s Cruise Ship

Wow, you guys! If you’ve never thought of yourself as a “cruise person,” prepare to re-think everything.  Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection recently announced it is launching 3 luxury yachts in 2020 and 2021. I recently got a sneak peek that I’m excited to share with...

November Roundup: 5 Unique Travel Experiences

When I decided to start the “monthly roundup” and post 5 unique travel experiences each month, I was a little worried I'd run out after a few months. But happily, I was wrong. I come across amazing new experiences literally every day. Here are five that I learned...

5 Great Spring Break Ideas For Families

  It may only be November, but now is the time to start brainstorming on spring break ideas for families. If you've got a crew you're looking to entertain that week, check out these five unique ideas for all kinds of families!For the active family who wants to...

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