For as long as I've known my husband, we've been toying with the idea of moving out west to the Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area. He's a tech entrepreneur so it's fairly obvious why he wanted to move here but for me, it was mostly to have a change of scenery since I'm location independent. I loved every minute of every day (well, for the most part!) of the last five and a half years I've li[...]
Late last month I had the pleasure of being on two panels: Northeastern Getaways with OffMetro at The New York Travel Show and a story telling panel at The Travel Marketing Summit hosted by Cooperatize. When I started Bohemian Trails nearly four years ago, never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be invited on a panel at all, let alone two! Both experiences were amazing and I hope to do more of [...]
It's hard to believe that 2015 is now upon us. If feels like yesterday I was celebrating 2014 but here we are, about to embark on a new year. I've accomplished a lot this year and I hope that I continue to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. Here are a few changes happening in my life, both professionally and personally. I'm looking forward to continuing some projects and starting a[...]
Surprising no one, 2014 flew by fast. I always have a blast writing these yearly roundup posts because not only does it give me an opportunity to express gratitude but it lets me re-live some of my fondest memories. Here are 10 of my best travel moments of 2014. Make sure to tell me yours in the comments section! Ringing in the New Year in Argentina For me, I started things off in Argentina wher[...]
Good things come to those who wait and that's exactly what happened on our belated honeymoon. Back when we were planning our wedding, we decided to have a travel registry rather than a more traditional one. At the time, we planned on going to South Africa but as the months passed and we finally got around to planning our grand adventure, it was ultimately Bali that was calling our names.Like m[...]
It's hard to believe it's been a full year since my last Summer Instagram roundup but I have to say, the season has been very good to me. Here's a quick recap of my summer and my favorite memories captured in Instagram photos.I started June off with a trip to Portland where I indulged my sweet tooth in gourmet doughnuts, artisanal ice-cream and fruity cocktails. I basically learned that Portla[...]
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[...]