Recent Trails

5 Effortlessly Photogenic Places

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[...]

Boho Trails

  • Hipster Guide to the Lower East Side

    If you've been following my Instagram feed lately, you've probably seen enough pictures of the Lower East Side to feel familiar with this hip and very trendy neighborhood. The LES was my stomping ground when I first moved to the city in 2009 and I recently moved back to the area - to a different apa[...]
  • My Summer in Instagram Photos

    Up until this summer I had really been neglecting my Instagram account. That all changed this summer when I experienced a new found love for the social app. I've been posting regularly the last few months and here are a few of my favorite shots. Sometimes a picture is really worth more than a longwi[...]
  • Neighborhood Guide to Québec City

    For my latest Neighborhood Guide I've chosen Québec City. From the newly revamped Saint-Roch neighborhood to the historic streets of Quartier Petit Champlain and Vieux-Québec, this French Canadian city has many faces. If you have time, try to visit these major neighborhoods but otherwise, this guide[...]
  • Guide to London Street Markets

    It's no secret that I'm more than slightly obsessed with London. I may have only lived there for six months but I go back whenever I can because it really does feel like my second home. As a struggling American student trying to survive a bad exchange rate, I relied on markets for many of my clothes[...]
  • England: 5 Ways to Indulge in Cultural Luxury

    Even the most seasoned, avant-garde traveler deserves a break every now and again. I've always believed in a balanced lifestyle and that includes a little bit of luxury. Although my home has been New York City for the past four years, I'll never forget my months living in London and traveling throug[...]
  • Sunset Photography: The End to a Perfect Day

    Some of my best travel memories are captured in these five photos. I love a good sunset, as I'm sure we all do and photography is one of my favorite ways to freeze a moment in time.Watching the Sun Not Set in Sodankylä, FinlandThis time last year I was leaving Finland and heading to Germany [...]

Avant-Garde Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Guide to Oslo

While there are many neighborhoods in and around Oslo, there are four main areas ideal for travelers interested in global art and culture.City CenterMost travelers visiting Oslo are sure to stay near the city center. The historical center is called Kvadraturen and runs between Akershus Fortress and Karl Johans gate. Karl Johans is the main street and is lined with shopping stores, hotels, [...]

London's West End for the Non-Tourist

(Original article from Liberty Travel, where Megan wrote a four-part series about London neighborhoods)West London is the main area where tourists flock to during their vacation. While there are many fascinating attractions in these neighborhoods, it’s definitely worth your time to explore some areas nearby that are just as culturally rich, but less crowded.Marylebone: If I wasn’t in class[...]

Neighborhood Guide to South London

(Previous entry from Liberty Travel, where Megan wrote a 4-part series on her favorite London neighborhoods)When people think of London the first things that pop into their minds are major tourist attractions like Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster. They probably aren’t thinking about the less obvious places around London that are well worth checking out. During my time studying in the city, [...]

Neighborhood Guide to East London

(Previous entry from Liberty Travel, where Megan wrote a 4-part series on her favorite London neighborhoods)The East End of London continues to intrigue me. While abroad in London one of the courses I enrolled in was British Broadcasting. It seemed a dream come true when our Welsh professor, who happened to have an impressive talent for imitating accents from all over Europe, stated that our h[...]

Neighborhood Guide to Santiago

After spending about two weeks in Santiago, I quickly got a feel for the different neighborhoods that make this South American city so fascinating. Although I didn't know too much about Santiago before arriving in Chile, I was very pleased to learn that the city is actually quite ideal for a bohemian. The first thing you will notice about Santiago is how different each neighborhood is, which is ma[...]