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There's nothing like a little Wanderlust to get you through the week and since today is "hump day," the timing couldn't be better. My friend and fellow blogger Julie recently mentioned me in her post about inspiring travel quotes and while I feel very complimented, I'm going to return the favor and copy her idea for a post.Maybe it's the writer in me but I firmly believe that words hold immens[...]
 
 
Earlier today Travel + Leisure announced the winners for their third annual Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards (SMITTYs) and Bohemian Trails made the cut! The blog was awarded with “Best Overall Use of Social Media by an Independent Travel Photo-Journalist/Videographer."I'm beyond thrilled to be among so many other talented writers and brands like @AmateurTraveler, @Virgin_Atlantic, @Ex[...]
 
 
I'll just start off by saying that I'm not a professional photographer nor have I ever taken a professional photography class (although I definitely plan to) so take my list of photogenic places with a grain of salt.Having worked as a travel writer and blogger over the past three years, I've had the fun of putting my own photo skills to the test. As a freelancer, I wear many hats and photograp[...]
 
 
This year was one for the records. On a personal level, I married the love of my life in early January and that was undoubtedly the highlight of 2013. I then traveled to Sarasota, San Francisco, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Québec City, Maui, Croatia, Japan, Nashville and Argentina. A main goal for me this past year was to explore more of the United States and I definitely would say that I accomplis[...]
 
 
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it only seemed fitting that I do a little reflecting on the past year. This time last year I was planning my wedding and when I wasn't stressing over flower arrangements and securing last-minute details, I was pondering my career and in all honesty, feeling unsure about my next steps as a travel writer. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the things I'm most [...]
 
 
I guess the saying "mother knows best" is true, even in the most unlikely circumstances. My mom has always been great at giving advice, picking me up when I'm down and listening without complaint as I complain without pause. Oddly enough, it took a worn-down library book for me to realize the magnitude of her wisdom.A few weeks ago I wrote a post about simultaneously feeling both lost and foun[...]
 
 
Up until this summer I had really been neglecting my Instagram account. That all changed this summer when I experienced a new found love for the social app. I've been posting regularly the last few months and here are a few of my favorite shots. Sometimes a picture is really worth more than a longwinded explanation so for this post, I'll let my photos do the talking. And if you like these, you can[...]
 
 
Over the past month or so I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and considering introspection is one of my favorite pastimes, this is nothing new. I know that I am passionate about travel, writing and a handful of other hobbies but when it comes to my long-term goals, I’m clueless. Granted, I’m only 26 but it still scares me that I don’t really know what I’m fighting for. I look around me and a[...]
 
 
Some of my best travel memories are captured in these five photos. I love a good sunset, as I'm sure we all do and photography is one of my favorite ways to freeze a moment in time.Watching the Sun Not Set in Sodankylä, FinlandThis time last year I was leaving Finland and heading to Germany after a fun-filled press trip with talented bloggers from all over the world. In fact, I was the onl[...]
 
 
Well, if you haven't guessed it yet, Bohemian Trails finally got that makeover I've been alluding to over the past few months. Bohemian Trails is sort of like my baby so while I've been planning this site redesign since early March, I didn't want to rush the finished product. There are still tweaks to be done but for the most part, this is how it's going to look from now on...unless I decide to ch[...]
 
 
It's been awhile since I did a photo essay so I decided to do a little round-up of some of my favorite photos of the past year. The theme is: Locals at Play and the ones I picked are of locals who game me a glimpse into their local culture.Rising Star in Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicThis little girl, who for the life of me I cannot remember her name, absolutely adored being in front of th[...]
 
 
As a bohemian traveler, it's only natural that I'd obsess over local markets. There's something so thrilling about going to a new city and learning about their culture through eating and shopping. I also can't resist any opportunity to put my haggling skills to good use. Here are five of my favorite boho markets.For Vintage Heirlooms: Grünerløkka, OsloI've written about the Birkelunden Par[...]