I’m sure we’ve all had those moments, where, for whatever reason we are prompted by the inner working of our minds to face our fears, accept our failures and forgive our faults. I wasn’t expecting these emotions to sweep through me while in Jamaica but as I watched the sun set on my last day in Montego Bay, I realized the tides were shifting, both externally and internally. Maybe the waves of emot[...]
 
 
It's not everyday that you get to chat with your favorite fiction writer but that's exactly what happened when I decided to reach out to Alexandra Potter on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was in the middle of reading one of her books, You're The One That I Don't Want, and was in near hysterics at a particular moment in the story. I decided to tweet how much I was enjoying the book and a few minutes la[...]
 
 
Philadelphia holds a soft spot in my heart and that's mainly because I caught a ball at a Philly's game when I was about ten years old. It's one of those stories that I love hear my Dad tell his friends. Even though I sort of ducked underneath a crowd of much larger men stretching their arms in all directions to catch that most coveted prize, it was a little girl who ultimately scored that day. An[...]
 
 
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it only seemed fitting that I do a little reflecting on the past year. This time last year I was planning my wedding and when I wasn't stressing over flower arrangements and securing last-minute details, I was pondering my career and in all honesty, feeling unsure about my next steps as a travel writer. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the things I'm most [...]
 
 
Dr. Seuss totally nailed it with his famous "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" story. Little did I know that a weeklong trip to Maui would have be going just about everywhere...including to the bottom of the ocean floor. It's no secret that I'm a Disney fanatic but I'm also a superhero fan as well. Here are a few of my favorite activities that really made me feel super human.My Jurassic Park Moment [...]
 
 
I guess the saying "mother knows best" is true, even in the most unlikely circumstances. My mom has always been great at giving advice, picking me up when I'm down and listening without complaint as I complain without pause. Oddly enough, it took a worn-down library book for me to realize the magnitude of her wisdom.A few weeks ago I wrote a post about simultaneously feeling both lost and foun[...]
 
 
Sometimes I look back and think, “Wow, I was really brave.” Despite being a well-traveled 26-year old (at least I think so!) some of my most daring decisions and memorable experiences happened before I became a travel writer by profession. During my semester living in London, I took every opportunity to travel. One of my most exciting trips was going to be Spain, where I would reunite with a few [...]
 
 
Over the past month or so I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and considering introspection is one of my favorite pastimes, this is nothing new. I know that I am passionate about travel, writing and a handful of other hobbies but when it comes to my long-term goals, I’m clueless. Granted, I’m only 26 but it still scares me that I don’t really know what I’m fighting for. I look around me and a[...]
 
 
I have a confession to make. The last few months I’ve been feeling a little uninspired. I think part of it has to do with my workload. When I started working at Hearst several months ago, I didn’t expect for both Bohemian Trails and my career as a freelance travel journalist to accelerate at such high speeds. As a result I’ve essentially been juggling three jobs: Bohemian Trails, freelance writin[...]
 
 
My visit to Québec City was a long time coming. Every summer of my childhood consisted of a two week trip to Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire to spend time with family. As a kid I didn’t realize just how close Québec and Canada in general was geographically. But even in the past two years as a travel writer, I had never made it to Canada for whatever reason. All that changed this past weeke[...]
 
 
Well, if you haven't guessed it yet, Bohemian Trails finally got that makeover I've been alluding to over the past few months. Bohemian Trails is sort of like my baby so while I've been planning this site redesign since early March, I didn't want to rush the finished product. There are still tweaks to be done but for the most part, this is how it's going to look from now on...unless I decide to ch[...]
 
 
Leave it to me to completely overlook the world's largest single-day sporting event when planning a trip to Indy. After meeting Visit Indy crew a few months back in New York, I was eager to test out their newly created Cultural Trail. When I picked Memorial Day Weekend to visit, I was also able to experience the Indy 500 - and wow, what an experience it was!In case you need a crash course on t[...]