Earlier this month I finally checked Portland off my travel bucket list only to discover that I want to check it off again and again. This city is effortlessly fascinating and everything from the gritty street art to the farm to table culinary scene tops the charts. If you're from Portland you probably already know that it's the epitome of cool but for those of you who are planning a visit, hopefu[...]
 
 
Having just returned from Berlin for the second time in less than two years, I'm even more determined to make this fabulous city my home one day. In many ways, Berlin reminds me a lot of New York. It has the same contagious energy that lures people (like me) back time after time. Yet, Berlin has a few things that New York lacks and its these differences that makes the biggest impact. Firstly, the [...]
 
 
While my trip to Sweden was a short one, I still learned a few life lessons along the way. Ever since traveling to Norway two years ago, I've been fascinated by Scandinavian culture and lifestyle so naturally, I was a tad overjoyed to be spending a few warm, Spring days in and around Stockholm. While some of my findings aren't really findings at all, I still wanted to point them out. Travel is all[...]
 
 
In many ways I got Maui right. It's beautiful, the landscape is unreal, the people are happy and the lifestyle is laid-back. But I also got some things wrong and that's exactly what I'll be addressing in this post.Culture is EverywhereHawaii is part of the U.S although many people think you need a passport to get there. I've never made that mistake but I can understand the confusion, as it[...]
 
 
Long before arriving to Maui I wanted to do a post about how the island's culture is reflected through color. Granted, I knew very little about Maui but all signs pointed toward blue skies, green valleys and flower leis in all shades of the rainbow. All this turned out to be true, but I also learned a lot more about Maui's unique history and fascinating traditions.Blue = water, sky and surf [...]
 
 
Even the most seasoned, avant-garde traveler deserves a break every now and again. I've always believed in a balanced lifestyle and that includes a little bit of luxury. Although my home has been New York City for the past four years, I'll never forget my months living in London and traveling throughout the country. For me, England is a perfect blend of innovative culture, varying landscapes and c[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
Growing up, I always hated Daylight Savings time each spring. It meant that I lost an hour of sleep and had to wake up for school more tired than usual. Oh how times have changed! Thanks to San Antonio's Luminaria art festival which coincides with the time change, I gladly welcomed one hour less of sleep because it meant seeing countless creative art displays boldly illuminated in the night sky. [...]
 
 
Sarasota is perhaps best known for its famous beaches but there is so much culture to be found here. From decorative art museums and glamorous hotels to impressive mansions and unique local cuisine, Sarasota really starts where the sandy shore ends.The Ritz CarltonIt's not every day that one gets to stay at a Ritz-Carlton hotel (well - at least not everyday for me) but that's exactly where[...]
 
 
This is a guest post from Barbara Cacao of Vienna-Unwrapped.Art is alive and kicking in Vienna, Austria, my hometown. While Viennese museums are renowned for their historic art treasures, and local galleries draw in a select group of art connoisseurs, you can find a great mix of art in many places of everyday life.1) Vienna CoffeehousesThe UNESCO-recognised traditional Vienna coffeehou[...]
 
 
Going off of our Neighborhood Guide to Santiago, here is an indie twist for the avant-garde traveler.Bohemian LifestyleFor a truly bohemian experience, I recommend staying in the Brasil neighborhood of Santiago. The area is a bit separate from the city center but if you want a real dose of old style architecture and street art, Brasil is the place to go. The interesting thing about this ne[...]
 
 
We all love a good festival and luckily, Western Norway seems to cover all the cultural bases. Here are five bohemian worthy festivals worth a visit. From food and photography all the way to international jazz, here is your festival fix.Raptus - Annual Comic Book Festival Celebrating its 17th year this year (Sept. 7-9, 2012), Raptus unleashes Bergen's humorous side. The historic streets ar[...]