As I quickly learned upon landing in PDX, Portland is a city that is constantly innovating itself while never shedding its "weird" appeal. Personally, Portland has interested me because there is so much going on in terms of organic produce, farm-to-table cuisine and beer trends but that's just scratching the surface compared to what I experienced while on the ground. I discovered that Portland is [...]
 
 
One of my travel goals for 2013 was to explore more cities in the United States and Nashville was at the top of that list. Oh, and if I'm going to be completely honest here, the ABC hit show of the same name might have had something to do with it. Although I don't own a TV, I started to notice that every week I came up with some silly excuse to watch an episode on Hulu. Nashville was never far fro[...]
 
 
Québec is truly a bohemian city. I had always heard as much but then again, you can never know for sure until you visit yourself. I found it to be a city of contrasts that somehow manages to form a unified whole. For example, the romantic cobblestoned streets found within the walls of Vieux Québec are nothing like the innovative St. Roch neighborhood where indie music and avant-garde fashion thriv[...]
 
 
San Antonio is an easy city to love, and I say that having not fallen in love with every bohemian city out there. My main reason for visiting was to experience their annual Luminaria celebration and I left with a huge appreciation for the local art scene. As I normally do with my Boho Guides, here are a few tips and tricks on how to make San Antonio feel like your home away from home.Sample Me[...]
 
 
As if proving the point that sometimes the most cultural destinations are right under your nose, Sarasota surprised me. I had been here once before but my time mainly consisted of hitting the beach and working on my non-existant tan. Yet, this time around I saw a whole different side of Sarasota: One bursting with color.A big goal of mine for 2013 is to do a bit less international travel and i[...]
 
 
Mexico is always a popular vacation spot for avant-garde travelers and water sport fanatics alike. While I do try to be as active as possible, I generally prefer a more laid-back approach to travel. Here are my three favorite ways to explore the real Mexico.KayakDuring my time in Los Cabos, I went kayaking for about an hour, which proved to be just the right amount of time.  I opted for tw[...]
 
 
This is a guest post from Heather M. Hawaii has always been on my "must-visit" list. While the tropical state is part of the US, the exotic elements of the island make it seem much farther away. I've come up with a list of things to do for the first time traveler to Hawaii (myself included).Learn to SurfI've always wanted to learn to surf and since I have yet to do so, Hawaii seems lik[...]
 
 
Galveston Island was so much more than I anticipated, and what impressed me the most was the different forms of Vintage that bring the island to life.ShipsIf you are curious to how a real pirate ship was designed, a visit on the Elissa is an ideal way to envision life as a bootlegger. The ship stays docked at Pier 21 and admission is $8 for adults. Guests can see the captain’s quarters, th[...]
 
 
This is a guest post from Heather M. For a long time, I eschewed Hawaiian cuisine. Years of ill-fated attempts to enjoy the gravy-laden plates of rice and Spam in the Hawaiian restaurants of the mainland had taught me that the cuisine of the islands was greasy, flavorless and uninspired. But, as a budding foodie, I’ve learned that you have to go to the source to find what makes a cuisine amazi[...]
 
 
While I’ll admit that I didn’t know very much about Galveston before boarding my flight to Houston, I left with the utmost respect for the island and the locals that made my weekend here so memorable.Hurricanes Impressing me most, however, is the history associated with the area. September 8, 1900 marked what is still the most devastating natural disaster ever to strike the country, a mass[...]
 
 
There are a couple reasons why Orlando always brings a smile to my face and a good chunk of it is due to my love of anything Disney. However, there are other interesting activities for the bohemian traveler to experience. There are daily flights to Orlando so there's really no excuse not to release your inner child.Top 5 Orlando Attractions for the Kid at Heart1) Theme Parks GaloreClea[...]
 
 
Earlier this summer I was intent on releasing my inner foodie and discovering exactly where I should be eating in DC. Anyone who's ever visited our nation's capital will know that Adams Morgan during the day has a completely different feel to it than the wild nightlife scene that has both helped and hurt the historic neighborhood's reputation over the years.During my hunt for the best restaura[...]