Before arriving to Chiang Mai, I expected it to be a budget-backpacker paradise. For years I've been hearing (and reading) about how affordable it is to live in Thailand, and Chiang Mai in particular. However, I also found the city to be luxurious, too. My personal travel style is one that bridges the gap between the two. I'm all about saving money but I also can't resist a relaxing massage or a f[...]
During my summer living in Hong Kong, Taiwan was near the top of my list of countries to visit. Unfortunately, I never made it there (yet!) so for now, it remains on my travel bucketlist. That said, I took advantage of Hong Kong's amazing food scene and indulged in a few decadent Taiwanese meals. For those of you who are based in New York, you're about to have the same opportunity. Here are 5 ways[...]
You don't have to be a wine fanatic to appreciate Lavaux, but it certainly helps. Rooted in tradition, many wines from this region are still made like the Benedictines and Cistercian monks did in the 11th century. If you're a white wine drinker, you're in for an extra special treat.What to expect Before landing in Switzerland, I fully anticipated feasting on chocolates but wine tasting never [...]
I should probably preface this article by saying that while you can tour China in a day, I'd recommend planning a longer trip. That said, you can still accomplish quite a bit during a full day tour. I opted to book through Viator, as I've written for their blog over the past few years and in general, I'm more familiar with their offerings than competing companies. Below are a few tips to help you [...]
Since first starting Bohemian Trails nearly five years ago, I've heard nothing but rave reviews about Chiang Mai. Yet, it always seemed so far away and out of reach. Fast forward to this summer when my husband and I spent some time in Hong Kong. One of the biggest perks about living in Hong Kong is that you can fly pretty much anywhere on the continent and beyond. Still, never in my wildest dreams[...]
After three fun-filled days in Bern, it was time to stretch my legs and venture beyond city limits. Luckily, Switzerland is so well connected and Bern so central, that I had many options. Ultimately, though, my growling stomach made the decision for me and before it was lunch time, I was in the heart of the Emmental cheese route feasting on local delicacies. Basically in Bern’s backyard, Emmental[...]
When you say the United Kingdom (UK), most people associate it with popular attractions such as the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Windsor Castle, the British Museum, and other man-made structures. However, this island nation in northwestern Europe is also replete with amazing natural wonders. There are lakes, rivers, and natural parks but if you really want to enjoy your all-inclusive holiday packa[...]
Bern might be the capital of Switzerland but it doesn't always get the credit it deserves. While many international travelers won't hesitate soaking up the summer sun in Geneva or planning a winter ski trip through the alps, Bern sometimes falls off the map so to speak. Then it got me thinking...Is Bern the highly-underrated (and sometimes forgotten altogether) middle child of Switzerland? It just[...]
5 Ways Angkor Wat Gave me the Feels
First off, I want to acknowledge that I've been more than a bit MIA lately. It's been a crazy few weeks, both work and personal life related and thus, it's been awhile since my last post! So, now that I'm back in the swing of things, I wanted to start off with a post about Angkor Wat because,'s THAT special.Like many travelers, Angkor Wat has been on my travel bucketlist for years an[...]
*This is a guest post by professional photographer Angela Altus. You can view more of her work here. Half the beauty of any country is in its people. Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The people are genuine, kind and present. They live for today, and hold their communities tight. Vietnam’s in the midst of an exciting and historic time, with one of the fas[...]
Heading to South America this fall? Whether planning a weekend getaway from hubs like Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro or saving up for a month long excursion, you’ll likely come across TAM Airlines during your flight hunt. The video below is not in English, but you’ll be able to get the gist simply by watching.In terms of where TAM flies, the list is fairly extensive. If jetting off from the Un[...]
Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.
During my semester studying abroad in London, I took many weekend getaways throughout Europe. Yet, some of my favorite trips were the day excursions I took within the country. England is a treasure trove of quaint towns, impressive palaces and vibrant green landscape (one perk to all the rain)! Many travelers assume that London is the best spot for visiting nearby cities and towns, and in many way[...]