About

Belinda Wava ✨

I launched this travel blog with a desire to share my travel experiences with the world. I immediately began receiving questions about travel destination reviews from people seeking advice, which was what lead me to begin blogging.

The name Bougie Belles came from my cousin and travel partner Anna, who coined the term on a trip to Marrakesh a few years back. She has always called me Belles but on this particular trip, she claimed that since we had been travelling together, she noticed that nature of my travels were nothing but bougie, In her words, she said that I always want the best and surround my self with the best: hence, “ you are Bougie Belles” – Anna.

My name is Belinda and I am based in London. I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Westminster and a Masters in International Diplomacy & Communications from the University of East Anglia. I work full- time in Public Relations and work mostly on digital communication projects.

My main passion is travelling- exploring the world, discovering new cultures and languages. I honestly believe that travelling teaches us invaluable life skills, opens up our minds, gives us the opportunity to appreciate the beauty in others but most importantly allows us to meet ourselves.

I might be one of the few people in life that enjoys public speaking, hosting events and presenting. When I am not travelling, I enjoy visiting art galleries, reading, playing loud music, fishing for new podcasts and discovering lifestyle hacks. Surprisingly, I actually really enjoy exercising- who would’ve thought. At the beginning of my exercise journey, it just felt like a chore and I can’t even begin to count how many gym memberships I’ve paid for but not showed up to. 😫 

I hope to inspire you and also share experiences learnt throughout my years of wandering across the globe.  I will share creative ways of travelling more often, but most importantly, show you how you can afford it. You will find lifestyles tips, photo galleries, my travel bucket list and a few of my other passions as well as my personal growth journey on my head-space page. I will also share great stories of people I have encountered that have unique knowledge of certain places – and bring a fresh perspective of ideas or activities I am yet to experience.

If you like reading articles that are light-hearted, fun and will also improve your travel and lifestyle experiences, then you are in the right place.

I always throw in tons of Bougie stuff too, so enjoy

This is an interactive platform and I would love to hear from you.

So, feel free to get in touch