Welcome to my blog! Janelle Lyn aka Nel Belle here! I am a blogger based in Boston, Massachusetts. I love to write helpful posts focused on the New England lifestyle, hiking, travel tips, higher ed, and more. You may wonder why the name Simply Nel Belle? Well Nel Belle is actually a nickname I got from my parents as a child. My dad passed in 2009 so I chose to name my blog in homage to him.
I’ve always been authentically and unapologetically myself which has led me to so many adventures. From leaving my small town in Pennsylvania to taking my first flight ever (18 hours) to work abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I love setting goals and crushing them no matter how out of reach they may seem.
Today, I am residing in Boston, MA and am working in higher education. I love helping students and faculty succeed so much that I got my Master’s in Higher Education Administration. During my free time, I love to blog and take lots of photos! Also, I am committed to being the best pet mom to my cats Boo and Coco.
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