Winter is just around the corner so there’s no better time to start planning your very first glamping adventure than right here and right now. While accommodations range in size and scope, from spacious luxury pods to humble wooden lodges, they all share one very special feature: nature. Whether looking for an adrenaline rush this winter or seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday lif[...]
 
 
*This is a guest post (including photos) by photographer Harv Greenberg; intro by Megan Eileen McDonough Although I've never been formally trained in the art of photography, I have plenty of time to experiment and improve my skills while on the road. I certainly have a long way to go but I've noticed some improvement over the past few years, mainly from trial and error. That being said, my knowl[...]
 
 
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 recently attended a panel here in New York all about how to travel like a baller. I sort of hate that word because it sounds ridiculous but it does get the message across. As a travel writer, I've never had a huge income and not all of my travels are for business, which means I've had plenty of practice sticking to my modest budget. Here are a few budget travel tips I've learned along the way. [...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
Most bohemian travelers prefer to live on a budget but that doesn't mean the occasional splurge is off limits. Here are a few tips for traveling cheap while feeling loaded. 1) Befriend a Local This is by far one of the best ways to travel free and fabulously. If you are traveling to visit a local, even better. When you make an effort to meet locals, it's a great way to learn about their culture,[...]
 
 
Let’s face it, few people would choose coach over first-class if given the option. After all, it’s never enjoyable to pass the luxurious first-class flyers as you board your flight and head straight to the back in search of your coach seat assignment.I flew first class one time in my life and this was simply because there was a $25 upgrade fee on my two hour flight. I had a rough day as I reca[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
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 [...]
 
 
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[...]