This is a guest post from Sonia Jeffers.I'm sure most people have heard about the concept of couchsurfing but for those who haven't, the basic idea is “pay it forward”. You let a stranger sleep on your couch and one day when you decide to travel, someone does the same for you. Couchsurfing describes themselves as a “global network of travelers, adventures seekers and lifelong learners”. It is [...]
 
 
My last three days were spend in a totally different neighborhood. By the time I arrived to PLUS Berlin, a series of hostels throughout Europe, it was late and I was tired from an extensive "Alternative" city tour. However, when I was greeted with a "Welcome Megan" I knew that this place was going to be something entirely different than what I've experienced in hostels.Assuming that the staff [...]
 
 
Berlin introduced me to something I've rarely experienced in my own travels: luxury hostels.My first two nights were spend at Circus Hostel, which has a pretty stellar location, right next to the Rosenthaler Straße U-Bahn stop. It's also part of a chain, which includes Circus Hotel and the newly added Circus Apartments. First Impression After a not so memorable hostel stay in Jerusalem, I wa[...]
 
 
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 [...]
 
 
My recent travel tip article about avoiding homesickness got me thinking about how intertwined technology and travel are while on the road. Here are my tips for finding that much-needed balance between the two.1) Social Media There's no way around it. We all love social media and I don't see that changing anytime soon. While Facebook and Twitter are ideal methods for keeping in touch with [...]
 
 
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 [...]
 
 
I took my one and only cruise in October 2010. It was a month until my 24th birthday so a friend and I decided to celebrate in style. There also happened to be a 75% on this particular cruise so we quickly booked.For some reason, I always assumed I would like cruises but after just two days, I was ready to head back to port. However, here are a few tips for getting the most culture you can out[...]
 
 
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 [...]
 
 
There have been a lot of articles that tackle the Traveler vs. Tourist argument, including one of our own. I've decided to contribute my own thoughts on the matter by coming up with 5 anti-travel behaviors I aim to avoid.I'll start off with one of my favorite Travel Quotes: If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. - Jame[...]
 
 
This is a follow-up post to How to Learn a Very Foreign Language by Jessica Tiare Bowen, one of our contributors.A few months ago, I made an early New Year’s Resolution: This is the year I will become bilingual.But much like any resolution, seeing it written on paper is so much easier than having that dream come to fruition. However, I pride myself on not being a quitter, and therefore ha[...]
 
 
Living a Bohemian Lifestyle doesn't mean you are a legit gypsy asking tourists for money outside of Notre Dame Cathedral. I remember my first time in Paris I was shocked to find rather disheveled looking gypsy types at every corner. My naive 21 year old self just assumed they would all look like Esmerelda from Disney's portrayal of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. My mistake!Anyway, here are 10 si[...]