It's hard to believe that only a few years ago I was studying abroad in London and working in the fashion industry. While every person's study abroad experience is unique, we can all follow these five tips for making that big life decision just a little bit easier. If you, like me, have already completed a program I'd love to hear what city you chose and why and for those of you who are still up i[...]
 
 
I'll just start off by saying that I'm not a professional photographer nor have I ever taken a professional photography class (although I definitely plan to) so take my list of photogenic places with a grain of salt.Having worked as a travel writer and blogger over the past three years, I've had the fun of putting my own photo skills to the test. As a freelancer, I wear many hats and photograp[...]
 
 
1. Find My Itin As a traveler that specifically wanders off the beaten path, Find My Itin allows users to breeze through the planning process by using hashtags like #inspiration to discover your next destination. If you're anything like me, hashtags are second nature, as you use them for pretty much any social platform so this integration is extremely intuitive for most users. The goal of the app[...]
 
 
It's no surprise that everything is going mobile these days and for a traveler, that's super convenient. Granted, I still travel with my Macbook Air but that's because I need to be writing and blogging from the road. Otherwise, I'd be perfectly content with using just my iPhone because there are so many helpful apps to solve all my problems. These five apps that are well worth a download (at least[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Andrew Tipp.A lot of travellers are put off volunteering because they don’t know how to do it ‘right’. Which is fair enough, because volunteering can look pretty intimidating. It’s not a holiday, after all.But it’s a shame, because there’s no great mystery about volunteering, and there’s so much information out there to help you get the most from your trip.To su[...]
 
 
Insurance is never a fun topic for anyone, as there are always costs involved yet it's probably the most important thing to have before embarking on a trip. Up until turning 26 this past November, I had the option of piggy-backing on my parents insurance, which I did for two years.Luckily, they had a pretty comprehensive insurance plan so I was even covered to some degree while traveling abroa[...]
 
 
I've written about travel writing before, but today I'm sharing what I've learned specifically from travel blogging. As it turns out, many of these lessons have helped shape me into a more outgoing version of myself. 1) Stop caring about what other bloggers think/do This step surprises even myself because I never thought I was one to question my own decisions based on what more “experienced” blo[...]
 
 
This post is a bit off topic compared to my normal stream of lifestyle related articles but after a fairly recent press trip gone awry I felt like venting in a constructive and hopefully encouraging manner. While this will likely make more sense to other writers, I think that all of us have had to deal with toxic travelers at some time or another. Perhaps you picked the wrong travel buddy or got i[...]
 
 
While most of the travel I've done since creating Bohemian Trails has either been sponsored or personal, I have stayed in countless hostels on my own dime and understand that choosing one is not always the easiest decision. Here are three things to consider before picking where to stay.1) Do you want to make friends?Making friends through travel is almost synonymous with hostels. Most host[...]
 
 
This post is by Kay Boatner, one of our contributors.Where in the World?For a variety of reasons including work, family, depressing bank account statements and lack of frequent flyer miles, most of us don’t have the luxury of unlimited time and money for travel. Meaning we’ve got to get picky when it comes to planning our next trip and make the most of our short sojourns.So how should [...]
 
 
As much as we may try to deny it, most travelers do get pangs of homesickness from time to time. Although I've never gone on an around the world trip, I've still had moments where I miss my friends and family back home.Here are 5 Tips to Avoid Homesickness1) Prepare in AdvanceI've often found that whenever I'm packing for a trip, the last thing on my mind is homesickness. Missing your [...]
 
 
As a bohemian traveler, I try my best to pack as light as possible. There is nothing worse than lugging around a massive suitcase from hostel to hostel. However, I've always had an interested in fashion so here are a few items I bring with me wherever I go:Sorry, boys...this one is primarily written for the ladies.Chunky Scarf: For winter travel, this is a must-have item. During spring or [...]