About

Bohemian Trails is blog designed for the savvy and stylish traveler. I have a love for off the beaten path destinations, as I tend to find beauty in untraditional people, places and things. Bohemian Trails aims to feature must-see places around the world, paying special attention to the underground art, music and fashion scenes that make each country unique. As a 20 something traveler, I fully understand the importance of sticking to a budget and I do my best to offer travel tips for my fellow bohemians. I hope to instill confidence in travelers young and old and encourage them to let their wandering hearts lead them to where they are meant to go.

How and why I started Bohemian Trails

Before we dive into the bulk of my travel tips, I wanted to briefly discuss how and why I started Bohemian Trails. About two years after moving to New York City, the record label I was working for did another round of layoffs and yours truly got the axe. Of course, most of us saw this coming from previous layoffs but still, being unemployed at 24 years old in one of the most expensive cities in the world was not ideal. Life most things in life, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I decided to combine my two passions – writing and traveling – and started Bohemian Trails. Since then, it’s been one memorable adventure after another. While my posts range from urban guides to soft adventure tips, I enjoy writing most about neighborhoods, street art and cultural ways to explore a destination without breaking the bank. My hope is that everyone who decides to reads this blog gets a step closer to discovering their own trail of inspiration.

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28 Comments

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  2. Renuka December 7, 2013  1:57 pm Reply

    This is just to inform you that my comment did not go through on your blog. Could you please check the spam folder? Thanks.
    Kind regards
    Renuka

    • Megan Eileen McDonough December 7, 2013  6:10 pm Reply

      It did for some reason but it shouldn't anymore :) Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Crystal December 11, 2013  2:52 pm Reply

    Hi
    I recently came across an article you did on DR. I am in the process of planning a destination wedding and I am looking for a place that has aalot to offer outside of the resorts. How was your experience off of the resort at Punta Cana. Can you also weigh in on the following locations:
    Virgin Islands
    Barbados
    Jamaica

    • Megan Eileen McDonough December 11, 2013  3:28 pm Reply

      Hi Crystal! I'm so glad you stumbled upon my DR post. I really enjoyed the Barcelo property there and my excursion with Higuey Adventures. We went very off the beaten path and met many nice locals. As for the other destinations, I haven't been there...yet!

  4. Rebecca January 6, 2014  7:34 am Reply

    Hey,
    I hope you’re well!
    I run a site called the Bloggers’ Lounge. We primarily help bloggers increase their following, plus we give loads of advice and interview bloggers! I wanted to give you a heads up that we are also now helping bloggers work with brands. We’ll have loads of exciting opportunities coming up over the next 12 months and we’d love you to sign up- you can do so by filling in the sidebar form on our site.
    How does this sound?! Any questions just let me know, and you can keep up to date by following @Blogger_Lounge!
    All the best,
    Rebecca

    • Megan Eileen McDonough January 7, 2014  5:12 pm Reply

      Hi Rebecca, feel free to email me directly: megan (at) bohemiantrails (dot) com. Cheers.

  5. Sana September 30, 2014  3:12 pm Reply

    Gorgeous site, check out www shopnepenthe com for amazing boho clothing to go with you all in your incredible adventures! xoxoxo

  6. Laura Feinstein October 18, 2014  12:30 am Reply

    ahhh I thought I was signing up for the mailing list ..:/

  7. Beatrice Trang November 17, 2014  12:46 pm Reply

    Hey Megan!

    We spoke at Spark Session, about how I had a google + account attached to my youtube, and I wasn't sure how to delete it. So I found out why and I thought I'd let you know anyways. So a while back youtube implemented google + pages to every youtube account. The pages are not deletable after 14 days of launching one. I must have went click happy and not know i had a page for a while. So yeah, I'm stuck with it, but Im deciding to just do what I can to make use of it as your seminar explained. Just wanted to ask though, is there much of a difference between a profile and page?

  8. Laurence February 11, 2015  4:34 pm Reply

    Hi!
    great blog with a lot of interesting articles. I'd like to know if you have a section that explains how to make a living out of writing/How you got your freelance jobs.
    I'm a young writer (french) and I'd love to move from ordinary journalism to travel writing.

    Thanks!

    • Megan Eileen McDonough February 11, 2015  5:48 pm Reply

      Hi Laurence, thanks for reaching out! Most of that is outlined on this page but if you have any additional questions, feel free to email me at megan ((at) bohemiantrails (dot) com for a more extensive consultation or one-on-one coaching.

  9. Nancy May 6, 2015  11:02 am Reply

    Hi Megan,

    I work for Skudin Surf located in Long Beach and Rockaway, Queens we offer surf lessons and camps for kids and adults.

    I would like to offer you the opportunity to come visit us and take a surf lesson or join our adult surf camp.

  10. Ian James July 10, 2015  5:51 pm Reply

    Hi,
    I just came across Bohemian Trails (the bit about getting bigger pants so you could eat more comfortably in Italy is so painfully awesome) and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing a travel book I'd written called Teakettle Mountain, which is the first in a series about living and working in South Korea. I can send the book as an .epub, .mobi, .pdf, or any format you'd prefer. Thank you for your time,
    Ian

  11. Elyse B. July 30, 2015  1:14 pm Reply

    Awesome thank you so much! Can you go ahead and delete my previous post then and I will email you directly :)

  12. Josh camp August 11, 2015  9:56 pm Reply

    Hi there
    I'm doing a couple of months work in quebec city and was wondering where would be a central 'hip' suburb to stay in ?
    I want to be extremely close to good cafes, bars and restaurants!
    thanks for your help !
    cheers
    josh

    • Megan Eileen McDonough August 18, 2015  6:17 am Reply

      Sounds like an amazing experience! This post should help your search: http://www.bohemiantrails.com/neighborhood-guide-to-quebec-city/

  13. Jo November 18, 2015  2:30 pm Reply

    Great site!

  14. Chris Sullivan November 30, 2015  12:35 pm Reply

    Hi -- I love your blog, and thought you might like this.

    The recent opening of a children's museum in Sofia, Bulgaria, has opened the door for skiing families from all over.

    Created by New York architect Lee Skolnick for a foundation encouraging Bulgaria's cultural awakening, the Muzeiko science center and museum is the first Western-style kids' museum ever in the Balkans and the large swath of countries formerly under Soviet influence.

    The museum is quite modern on first view, until one notices the large, colorful mountain -shaped forms designed to recall the range that encircles this city. Inside, colorful interactive displays and exhibits teach children about everything from geology to outer space.

    Nearby there is world-class, inexpensive skiing. You might notice all the Brits there this winter, just for that reason.

    If you'd like I have some wonderful photos of the museum, if you'd like to have a look. The architect Lee Skolnick can give you advice on how and when to visit Sofia and Plovdiv for the most family fun.

    Thanks for your consideration.
    Best regards,


    Chris Sullivan
    Principal

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    chris@ccsullivan.com

    • Megan Eileen McDonough November 30, 2015  7:31 pm Reply

      Please send me press releases via email: megan (at) bohemiantrails (dot) com. Thanks

  15. Mohammad Reza May 18, 2016  5:53 am Reply

    Hi, Wud U plz add my email to your subscribed address list. Tnx!

    • Megan Eileen McDonough May 18, 2016  11:19 am Reply

      Hi Mohammad, I sure will! That said, I'm sending fewer email updates out, so connecting on Instagram is a great way to stay up to date with my travels. :)

 

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