Bella Vida by Letty


BVBL Wins Tecla Award for Best Latina Travel Blogger

Award Collage

I want to send a big thank you to the incredible Hispanicize team and the Tecla Award judges.  I’m incredibly honored to receive this recognition for my work.   It means a lot to be a part of an uplifting community of professionals.

Thank you family and friends for your eternal support.  Thank you to the sponsors, boards of tourism, ad agencies and marketing communities and advertisers for your support.  You have enabled me to maintain a career out of my passion for travel, photography and storytelling.

Bella Vida by Letty continues to be a place for me to share the beautiful things I come across and be a place of inspiration for others.






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Bella Vida by Letty Made the Top 50 Travel Bloggers List



Many thanks to Laura and Cipri from the Travel Cafe website for including Bella Vida by Letty on their carefully curated list of top 50 travel bloggers.

Laura and Cipri describe themselves as travelers, photographers and bloggers, foodies, sunset lovers and romantics at heart.  With over 12 years of travels and 32 countries their website is chock full of adventures, travel photography, experiences as well as many great travel planning tips.

It’s only been a year and a half since I transferred Bella Vida by Letty from blogspot to dot com and in that time it has grown exponentially.  Thanks to all of the readers and subscribers who continue to inspire me to keep making my dreams come true by earning a living doing what I love.

Bella Vida by Letty’s number one goal is to

empower people through media, technology and information.

It’s always great to be recognized for doing what I love especially from ones travel blogging peers.  I’m very grateful.  To read more about the other top 50 travel bloggers click here.

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Bella Vida by Letty is a Latism 2013 Finalist

I am honored and humbled Bella Vida by Letty has been selected as a finalist for the

Latism13 Awards for best Lifestyle blog.

I truly pour my heart and soul into every word and photograph I post here.


 I’m very happy to see many acquaintances also nominated.   Especially Latino Rebels for Best Political Blog & Best Digital News Site and the site’s founder Julio Varela for Best Social Network Leader.

Not only have I met many wonderful people through LATISM but they are also an organization who brings community together and advances Latino causes.  I have to say again I am very humbled and honored to receive this acknowledgement.

A little about LATISM

“Latinos In Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. Founded by @AnaRC.  At the heart of Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM) is a commitment to integral action for and by Latinos. We believe in community action and our mission is the manifestation of that commitment.  LATISM seeks to equip our members with the tools they need to transform their communities by integrating community and networking resources that enable our members to make choices, take part in actions and decisions that affect their lives, and become agents for change.”
The 2013 LATISM conference will be held in New York City this year on September 19 – 21.
Will you be attending?

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