As I mentioned in my other Nashville post, many of the cool neighborhoods are not within walking distance of downtown so I definitely recommend renting a car or at splurging on a taxi to visit at least one of these areas while in town. Exploring Nashville's innovative art hubs was a major highlight of my trip and completely altered my perception of the city as a whole. Here are five neighborhoods [...]
 
 
I've written about London neighborhoods before and that's because there are so many fabulous ones to explore. During my semester abroad, I spent any free moment I had simply wandering around London. Similar to New York, I found that each area had its own distinct personality and that's not the case in every city. This list doesn't cover them all, but here are five neighborhoods perfect for the ava[...]
 
 
I found Kyoto very manageable, especially compared to a larger city like Tokyo. I spent three days exploring the different neighborhoods, sampling local food and people-watching whenever my legs needed a break. Kyoto has a good number of neighborhoods and just like other cities like New York and London, each feels different and appeals to a different crowd. I didn't get to visit all of them, but h[...]
 
 
I had so much fun writing my hipster guide to the Lower East Side that I decide to make it a series. There are so many amazingly fascinating neighborhoods in New York and each deserves a little praise once in awhile. Today's guide is all about NoLIta, or North of Little Italy to be exact. This is arguably my favorite area of Manhattan, although it's really a toss up between here and the LES. I gue[...]
 
 
If you've been following my Instagram feed lately, you've probably seen enough pictures of the Lower East Side to feel familiar with this hip and very trendy neighborhood. The LES was my stomping ground when I first moved to the city in 2009 and I recently moved back to the area - to a different apartment on the same exact street to be exact. Talk about coming full circle!In case you are plann[...]
 
 
For my latest Neighborhood Guide I've chosen Québec City. From the newly revamped Saint-Roch neighborhood to the historic streets of Quartier Petit Champlain and Vieux-Québec, this French Canadian city has many faces. If you have time, try to visit these major neighborhoods but otherwise, this guide should give you an idea of which spots you will gravitate toward most.Saint-RochLet's start[...]
 
 
It's no secret that I'm more than slightly obsessed with London. I may have only lived there for six months but I go back whenever I can because it really does feel like my second home. As a struggling American student trying to survive a bad exchange rate, I relied on markets for many of my clothes and household items. Here are my favorite London markets worthy of the avant-garde traveler.Por[...]
 
 
Every once in awhile I feel especially inspired to write about my home away from travel. That would be New York City, where I've been based for just over three years now. I've lived in a few different neighborhoods but some of my favorite NYC spots are rather underrated, even among locals.Here are 5 Underrated New York Neighborhoods Worth a Visit1) SoHo Beyond BroadwayI have to specify[...]
 
 
Berlin is an endless blur of inspiration. From trendy Mitte to the hipster haven that is Kreuzberg, here are five of my favorite Berlin neighborhoods to appeal to the avant-garde traveler. If these few don’t spark your interest, I’ve included a couple other areas that are also worth a bit of exploration.KreuzbergLocated in the former West Berlin near the River Spree Oberbaumbrücke bridge, [...]
 
 
Compared to other global cities, Helsinki is relatively small in geographic size and population, making it easily navigated by foot or bike. During my stay in here, I got to know the different neighborhoods fairly well. Each is unique in its own way and adds to the innovative complexity of the city as a whole. Here are five of my favorite Helsinki districts for the avant-garde traveler.Designk[...]
 
 
While there are many neighborhoods in and around Oslo, there are four main areas ideal for travelers interested in global art and culture.City CenterMost travelers visiting Oslo are sure to stay near the city center. The historical center is called Kvadraturen and runs between Akershus Fortress and Karl Johans gate. Karl Johans is the main street and is lined with shopping stores, hotels, [...]
 
 
(Original article from Liberty Travel, where Megan wrote a four-part series about London neighborhoods)West London is the main area where tourists flock to during their vacation. While there are many fascinating attractions in these neighborhoods, it’s definitely worth your time to explore some areas nearby that are just as culturally rich, but less crowded.Marylebone: If I wasn’t in class[...]