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[...]
 
 
Vienna seems to have it all. Just when I thought I had figured this city out, it throws me for a loop. This is a good thing of course, because it means that no matter what your particular interest is, Vienna has enough to keep you busy and continually curious. I spent three days immersing myself in Viennese culture and I only began to scratch the surface.Here are 5 Fanatical Ways to Visit Vien[...]
 
 
If you haven't heard of Graz before, you are not alone. Before planning my nearly two week trip to Austria, I went back an forth with my representative from Austria Tourism to build an itinerary that matched what I wanted to cover on Bohemian Trails. Our last minute addition of Graz proved to be the perfect representation of Austrian local life.Graz is actually Austria's second largest city bu[...]
 
 
Berlin was many things for me but without a doubt the most exciting six hours were spent with undoubtedly the best tour guide I've ever had - the fabulous Henrik Tidefjärd and because he was so cool, I also was able to take part in his awesomeness for a day. Here are a few highlights from our lifestyle-driven tour.Hanging out in KreuzbergStarting off in the punk-heavy neighborhood of Kreuz[...]