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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

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

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

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

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

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...