This post was sponsored by Hyatt Gold Passport and the Hyatt Regency brand as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I’m sure we can all say that choosing the right hotel can make or break your trip, right? Even if you’re only there to crash at night, you still want to feel comfortable in your space. I’ve had some really great hotel experiences and a few not so great ones, as [...]
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[...]
When it comes to artistic talent, sometimes living in New York makes me feel like I'm a kid in a candy shop. Today's featured artist is Kito Mbiango and while he currently lives in the Big Apple, he has traveled all around the world. His work reflects many of these travels and what draws me in the most is his clever use of color. See below for the full interview.Kito, how did you find your way[...]
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[...]
In the nearly four years that I've run Bohemian Trails, I've only worked with a select number of brands. The main reason for this is because as a writer, my biggest power lies in the readers that value the content I create. Out of respect for my readership, and because I'm an avid traveler myself, I only work with platforms that I've tried and tested or companies with a profound mission. Luckily, [...]
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[...]