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Travel Planning in Uncertain Times

Travel Planning in Uncertain Times

As we all are adjusting to our new normal at home many of us are thinking about better times and a chance to socialize and travel again.  I am using the time to catch up on things, such as organizing pictures that are typically from fun times traveling and I wish for...

Stay at Home, Travel Virtually

Stay at Home, Travel Virtually

Since many of our clients have put their travel plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many more of us have been asked or mandated to shelter in place, we wanted to share with you a few thoughts – including how to do a “virtual escape”. BellaTerra Update...

THE ROYAL ROAD: FROM NICE TO PIEDMONT

THE ROYAL ROAD: FROM NICE TO PIEDMONT

Starting from the Mediterranean coast in Nice, all you have to do is follow the olive trees. They lead you through rugged landscapes, gorges as red as Mars, and perched villages reminiscent of Tibet. On the horizon, the mountain peaks of Corsica rise from the sea. A...

Tips for Staying Healthy while Traveling

Tips for Staying Healthy while Traveling

Travel is exciting, invigorating, eye-opening and just plain fun, but there are health challenges that can take some of the fun out the adventure.  A little planning can go a long way to keeping you feeling well and enjoying your vacation without regrets when you...

Chasing the Northern Lights in Scandinavian Lapland

Chasing the Northern Lights in Scandinavian Lapland

There are many reasons to visit Scandinavia, from the spectacular fjords to the amazing winter sports, but experiencing the Northern Lights ranks at the top of our favorite things to do. The best time to see the Aurora Borealis is from January through March, when...

A Taste of Mediterranean Life on the Island of Crete

A Taste of Mediterranean Life on the Island of Crete

One of our most memorable trips in 2019 was to the Greek Isle of Crete. The largest of the Greek Isles, idyllic Crete has something to offer for everyone. From pristine beaches to gorgeous vistas, fantastic food and wine, vast history and friendly locals, Crete is...

Why Take a Cruise?

Why Take a Cruise?

If you're thinking about your next escape, you may be wondering whether a Princess Cruises® vacation is the best option. Cruises tend to be the most versatile, inclusive, and exciting. Quality at Your Fingertips On a cruise vacation, you have unique shore excursions,...

New destinations, memorable experiences for 2020

New destinations, memorable experiences for 2020

We are pleased to announce new BellaTerra destinations in 2020 will include Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, we are expanding our travel experiences in Croatia. Whether you are interested in art and history, want an active...

A Summer Month in Transylvania

A Summer Month in Transylvania

We spent August in Transylvania, one the largest regions of Romania – sometimes called “the new Tuscany.” Transylvania is not a made up, mystical locale for a movie, it’s a real place with real people! It’s a culturally and ethnically diverse region with Hungarians,...

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

We’ve just returned from the Henley Royal Regatta.  Wow, what a spectacle! Henley is arguably the most important rowing event of the year anywhere in the world – it is certainly the most glamorous.  The HRR has been held every year since 1839 with the finals the first...

The Differences between Traveling First and Business Class

The Differences between Traveling First and Business Class

When you are considering and planning a custom trip, it's important to think about every tiny detail. That's what makes the trip special and unlike any other! And one of those tiny details is a big one: the flight. When flying to European destinations, you will have...

Five Place in Europe Made Famous by Popular Culture

Five Place in Europe Made Famous by Popular Culture

A good movie or TV show can sweep you off your feet, transport you to a land of imagination, and inspire you to expand your traveling horizons. It's natural to want to visit the real-life filming locations or settings of your favorite entertainment. In fact, this...