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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Follow my blog with BloglovinAs thrilling as Hong Kong Island is, don’t underestimate the natural beauty of the New Territories. About two weeks ago, I left the comfort of my Central apartment and went on an all day adventure to Tai Long Wan and wow, did it blow me out of the water (pun intended!) Getting there isn't easy but it's worth the hassle. In fact, by the end of the day, my friends an[...]
While most people head to the Island of Palawan for the sand and surf, there's quite a bit of culture beyond the beach as well. On our first full day in Puerto Princesa, we swapped the seashore for a jaunt in nature. Our half-day excursion consisted of a hike to the Batak village where we stopped for lunch and a tour before heading back. The Batak are the indigenous people of the Philippines and a[...]
Before ever arriving to the Island of Palawan, I knew two things: that it is part of the Philippines and that several travel magazines have coined it the "most beautiful island in the world." That's a lot to live up to but as soon as I landed at the Puerto Princesa airport, I knew that Palawan would be every bit as special for me as I'd hoped.In fact, after braving the extreme heat of Manila, [...]
*This is a guest post by professional photographer Angela Altus. You can view more of her work here. I had been travelling in Vietnam for just over a week - faced the wonderfully chaotic streets of Hanoi, taken the “less traveled” hiking rout through Cat Ba National Park, crawled through the mud-filled Dark Cave of Phong Nha in a bathing suit and hard hat, weathered what I thought at the time [...]
Less than 48 hours since landing in Hong Kong, I was off on my next adventure. While I'm not always so spur-of-the-moment with my travel plans, I couldn't say no to the Philippines. So off I went to the Island of Palawan with Intrepid Travel, a destination many refer to as "the most beautiful island in the world." That's a lot to live up to but I soon discovered that its praise is well-deserved. T[...]
After my first week of touring Hong Kong like a boss, it was time to slow things down and actually get to know Hong Kong on a deeper level. When Urban Adventures approached me to participate on one of their most popular and longest running tours: The Story of Hong Kong, it was kind of serendipitous because I was already planning on signing up for one of their neighborhood walks anyway. This was my[...]