THE ALGARVE : EXPLORING SOUTHERN PORTUGAL

THE ALGARVE : EXPLORING SOUTHERN PORTUGAL | the belle abroad

The Algarve is the most southern corner of continental Portugal known for lush golf courses, rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, whitewashed towns, and the wild countryside neighbored up to the Mediterranean and Atlantic waterways.After a few visits to Portugal, we couldn’t call it complete without a little jaunt in the sunshine (and sandy!) southern coast […]

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FARMHOUSE STAY AT FAZENDA NOVA

FARMHOUSE STAY AT FAZENDA NOVA | the belle abroad

Although most of the Algarve is known for dramatic beachside cliffs, sandy coastlines, and lush green golfing, the real charm of the area lies in the wild countryside, just moments away from all of the above. Most of this rustic farmland feels undiscovered and remote but the whitewashed fishing villages and beachside towns are close […]

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PARIS PHOTO GUIDE + LOCATIONS

PARIS PHOTO GUIDE | the belle abroad

Paris is one of the most photogenic cities in the world so you can’t visit and miss the it shot. Prepare to fill your insta-feed with stunning architecture, old Parisian charm, and of course, lots of Eiffel tour views….here are my favorite photo spots in the city of love! AU VIEUX PARIS : this classically Parisian cafe is […]

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WEEKENDER GUIDE TO PARIS

WEEKENDER GUIDE TO PARIS | the belle abroad

I always hear about how easy a weekend trip to Paris from London is….and I have done many much harder weekends away so it was about time I put this one to the test! We set off for a sunny, summer escape to Paris with AirFrance and Hilton Paris Opera. Leaving London on a Friday […]

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RAINBOW ROW PARIS : RUE CREMIEUX

RAINBOW ROW PARIS : RUE CREMIEUX | the belle abroad

When you think of Parisian architecture it’s not usually cotton candy pastel colors and matching shutters — that sort of thing you’d expect in London, San Francisco, Charleston. But wonder down the pedestrian Rue Cremieux and just awwwe. The street is lined with private homes of bright yellow, blue, pink, green…all perfectly color coordinated. You’ll notice a […]

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