Bell & Bly Travel Design is a boutique travel advisory for entrepreneurs, executives, families, and couples. We have tens of thousands of hours of travel and planning experience and add value to your trips by finding experiences you didn’t even know exist.
How We Work
Fill out our Discovery worksheet to schedule your complimentary discovery session.
We always start with a complementary discovery session to get to know each other. In this phase we learn about your past travel experiences, your travel wish lists, hobbies, likes/dislikes and more about the vision for your upcoming trip. We will also discuss how we will work together moving forward and review Bell & Bly’s design fees.
This is where we use our travel expertise and connections to pull together an epic itinerary for you. We design a custom itinerary taking advantage of perks and experiences that you simply cannot find online. During this phase, you can be as involved or hands off as you like.
When your itinerary design is complete and booked, We’ll keep you excited until departure by sending you a few fun surprises along the way. We’ll also be working behind the scenes with our partners to secure perks like special requests, upgrades, and amenities.
Now you get to enjoy your relaxing holiday or adventurous getaway. Our team and partners will be available to help ensure everything goes smoothly from beginning to end. Don’t forget to send us snapshots along the way!
We can’t wait to hear about your trip! From what wowed you, to what could have gone better – this is where we tighten things up to make sure your next trip is even more amazing. This regular feedback loop allows us to provide the excellent long-term service you deserve from a trusted advisor.
What Bell & Bly Offers
Luxury Travel Design
We work through a consultative process to understand what you hope to experience through your travels and then design and book customized itineraries. This includes family travel, honeymoons / anniversaries, around the world trips, adventure travel, wellness travel and more. If you can dream it, we can plan it.
We are masters of surprises! If you’ve ever dreamed of surprising a loved one with a romantic holiday, or a parent with a special birthday trip we can work together to make it a reality. Depending on the complexity of planning, surprise vacations may incur a slightly higher travel design fee.
Long Term Bucket List Planning
One of our favorite assignments, we work with you and each member of your family in a consultative way to design your next 3-5 years’ worth of travel. This plan keeps you on track for hitting your family’s travel goals, but also saves you money via advanced booking and making smart use of shoulder seasons.
Incentive Travel for Business
You love the experiences you’re getting for your leisure travel through Bell & Bly. Why not extend our services to incentivize your sales team or your entire organization to hit certain goals for the year? We can connect you to experts on our team at Brownell to plan an unforgettable awards trip.
We strongly recommend that clients purchase travel protection, especially when visiting some of our more off the beaten path locales. Premiums vary depending on trip length, cost, traveler ages, and coverage level. There is no fee for this service when your trip is planned with Bell & Bly.
Select a La Carte Bookings
Want to plan your own trip but want the perks associated with booking hotels, air, or cruises with a Virtuoso advisor? We can help for a reduced fee.
Because of our wide breadth of travel experience, Bell & Bly Travel can plan you a trip anywhere in the world (assuming it’s legal to get there!). We adore Italy, Greece, the South of France, nearby Mexico and many other widely visited locations. However, what sets us apart is our ability to also plan the less obvious destinations while still helping clients travel in comfort.
Some of our personal favorite destinations include
Antarctica & the Arctic
Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
India, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia
the middle east
Oman, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, UAE, Qatar
Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina
Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia
Mo’orea, Tahiti, Bora Bora
Turks & Caicos, BVIs, Anguilla, St. Kitts, The Bahamas
Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Unlike the travel agent of old, Bell & Bly Travel is a true advisory – like your financial advisor, or legal counsel – just a lot more fun! We work together on a consultative basis to design the right trip for you and making the most of your most precious asset, time.
The below is an outline of our fees, for detailed questions on what is included for each please reach out. Bell & Bly Travel is now proud to accept payment by Bitcoin or Ethereum. All fees paid via coin will benefit from 15% off. Contact Sarah for questions.
Travel design fee
$600 for 1-7 days of travel for up to 5 people, an additional $50/person/week thereafter. This covers all the nuts and bolts of a complete trip.
Last minute booking fee of 50% for trip requests within 45 days of travel or 90 days of holiday travel.
Hotel booking (no research)
$75 per booking. Our partnership amenities (like free breakfast, $100 resort credit, and occasionally room upgrades) add value above and beyond this fee.
Destination Consultation & Hotel Options
First class, business class air bookings (includes reservation management and if anything goes wrong, we’ll handle all the logistics and save you the frustration)
- Domestic, Mexico, Canada, Caribbean – $75/ticket with $250 max per family
- International & Cuba – $100 per ticket with $400 max per family
- Private air bookings carry no additional fee for clients already planning with Bell & Bly Travel
Please inquire about pricing for Bell & Bly’s luxury concierge services.