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 [...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
I've been wanting to write this post for awhile now, especially considering how much fun I had writing Love and Travel Intertwined nearly two years ago. Music has always been a huge part of my life, as I'm sure it is in your own life as well. It's been a constant part of my journey, whether it was playing the flute throughout high school, singing acapella in college or landing my first real job at[...]
 
 
As Bohemian Trails quickly nears its two year blog-versary, I couldn't be more proud of what it's become. Blogging began as an outlet for me and soon turned into a real career. The last year alone took me to Europe on three separate occasions, South America, the Middle East and the Caribbean. I needed this time to explore who I was, discover what I wanted in life and to take a break from what soci[...]
 
 
AFAR has been one of my favorite magazines, if not my favorite, since its launch in 2009. While compared to other travel magazines that have been around much longer, I found AFAR at the perfect moment in my life. The first time I ever traveled abroad was in Spring of 2008 during my semester studying and working in London.Up until that point, international travel had only been a dream of mine, [...]
 
 
I've probably never written about religion on Bohemian Trails before but in the spirit of Easter, here goes. While I consider myself more of a spiritual person than a religious one, religion has always been a part of my life.Up until college I attended Catholic school and therefore studied the Bible on a daily basis. Yet, it wasn't until my senior year of high school that I was lucky enough to[...]
 
 
I'm not sure how or why it happened but somewhere along the line I got everything I ever wanted and so much more.In all honesty, I’ve been mulling over whether or not to make this announcement at all. I know other writers who quickly shared their happy news with their readers, and while I admire their boldness for doing so, I wasn’t sure this was something I wanted to do myself. Believe it or [...]
 
 
You might have noticed that I've been posting less frequently than usual - and that's true but for good reason. For one thing, I haven't traveled anywhere in the last two months so I don't have my normal stream of content flowing. Secondly, I just got married! (more on that in a later post). Anyway, while I've been taking things slow in New York, I've had a lot of time to think about my next steps[...]