Friday Photo: Autumn

Tomorrow marks the first day of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere – it is the Autumn Equinox – that special time of year when the seasons are actually equal all over the world and we have an equal amount of night and day. It’s a beautiful  moment in...

Mountains: A Photo Essay

Mountains have the power to awe and inspire like no other landscape on earth. They remind us of our own insignificance in the world, they are a challenge to take on and they have an aesthetic, timeless pefection which leaves us weak at the knees. I spent much of last...

Ski Holidays

It’s hard to believe that December is practically upon us and that Ski Season is once again well and truly here! So the cold, dark evenings and miserable weather makes Summer seem like a very long way off, but it only takes the jangly Ski Sunday music to make my...

From Switzerland to Italy by Boat

What would you imagine a Travel Belles trip in Italy to be like? In my last, weary days in South America, I was having hallucinations about relaxed excursions on an Italian lake, basking under the last of Europe’s summer sun, wearing something a little more chic...

Learning to Ski

It was eerily quiet and still. The chairlift had shuddered to a halt and I was suspended high above the pure white slopes and dark forest. My skis stuck out beneath me, pulling down on my feet. I took a deep breath and tried to steady my nerves. Just a few minutes...
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