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[...]
 
 
Having traveled through Europe quite a bit over the past few years, I've probably visited close to a hundred museums. During my semester living and studying in London, I made it a point to see all that the city had to offer and museums were definitely on my list. That was in 2008 and there wasn't a great method for purchasing entrance tickets ahead of time, or at least, I didn't know of any. I usu[...]
 
 
Later this month (May 31 to be exact) I hit a major life milestone. I will have lived in New York City for five years. Honestly, I have to pat myself on the back because it's not always easy to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Choosing a profession of travel writing isn't exactly a walk in the park either. That being said, I wouldn't trade these last five years for anything. [...]
 
 
In case you haven't read any of my excited Tweets from last week, I've recently partnered with Springpad to create my very own notebook for their online store. The notebook is called the Bohemian Travel Planner and it's completely free to download.If you're not familiar with Springpad, I suggest you giving it a try. As I'm often on-the-go and extremely reliant on to-do lists, Springpad has hel[...]
 
 
For those of you who are eager to show off your favorite photographs from around the world, here is your chance. Check out the below info for a chance to win cash and other prizes. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels is hosting The City View Photography Competition and all the info of how to enter is detailed below.When to enter: October 15th - October 31, 2012.How to enter:Tweet th[...]
 
 
Those who have been following my three weeks in Bogota are well aware that one of my main motivators for choosing Colombia was to practice my Spanish. For the last several months I've been taking Spanish lessons in Manhattan, struggling to break free of my shy attitude about real-live practice. However, due to a few glitches in my plan, most of my studying has been on my own.Since I'm trying t[...]
 
 
Just like Jade, I was a bit behind on the blogger curve. I was nominated by Bobbi of Heels and Wheels before I even knew what the Travel Inspirations chain was all about. This is also my first time participating in one of these blogger chain posts so here is my stab at getting it right. For those still clueless, here's a bit of background on the easyJet initiative.Who: Mickey MouseDespite [...]
 
 
My recent articles about finding peace through travel and bohemian cities that feel like home really got me thinking about revisiting many of these destinations. As a budget traveler, I usually choose to stay with either local friends or at inexpensive hostels wherever I go, but in certain cities where I feel at peace, I find myself craving more of a "home" environment.So this week, I'm review[...]
 
 
Our friends over at Flipkey are hosting a pretty stellar travel giveaway worthy of any bohemian, which is why I wanted to spread the word to my fellow travelers. Since I'm always up for any excuse to travel, I plan on entering the giveaway myself and increasing my odds by inviting more of my Facebook friends.Check out the details below and start crossing your fingers for a free trip to Bal[...]