It's been awhile since I last traveled through the West Coast but after my recent California trip courtesy of the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB, my memory is refreshed. Combining both adventure and cuisine, my days in San Mateo County were short but very sweet. From kayaking along Half Moon Bay to petting goats at a local goat cheese farm, here are a few highlights from my trip through sceni[...]
 
 
I'll be honest. When I launched Bohemian Trails back in May 2011 I had high hopes. While I wanted my site to resonate well with readers, I was also aware that the odds were stacked against me.Every year there are thousands of bloggers with the same hope and only a few come out on top. Another tricky thing was that I wasn't actually going on a Round The World trip as many new bloggers do, which[...]
 
 
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 [...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
My recent articles about finding peace through travel and bohemian cities that feel like home really got me thinking about revisiting many of these destinations. As a budget traveler, I usually choose to stay with either local friends or at inexpensive hostels wherever I go, but in certain cities where I feel at peace, I find myself craving more of a "home" environment.So this week, I'm review[...]
 
 
I'm sure we've all had our moments when we feel misunderstood. I can only speak for myself but I've had many of these moments in the past year alone.Pursuing a career in the arts already puts me at a disadvantage compared to those who have a more stable and safe job. I sometimes feel that my family and friends don't completely understand my life and while I am fully aware that I've taken the r[...]
 
 
Before starting Bohemian Trails and pursuing a career in travel writing, I worked a 9-5 job and often found myself craving alone time. I'd leave work and head straight to a concert or fashion event and not arrive to my apartment until after midnight. I'd wake up the next morning and start the same routine. Granted, this routine was exciting but it left little time for...myself.I worked at an i[...]
 
 
Like any traveler, there are cities and towns we visit that provide instant comfort to our wandering soles. To this day, I can think of five places where I allowed peace to swallow me whole. This may sound dramatic but I think everyone can relate to some degree. Many times we are surprised by the locations that end up triggering these inward feelings within but it's not about when or where these m[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
One of the challenges of being bohemian traveler is finding balance between satisfying my wandering cravings and feeling settled in my everyday life.This time last year I was working 9-5 in a city I loved and yet I often found myself day dreaming about where I wanted to travel to next. Since I was no longer enchanted with my life, there was really nothing holding me back.  I pushed fear aside [...]
 
 
Without a doubt, my favorite thing about having a bohemian lifestyle is deciding to book a flight to Miami at the drop of a hat.A Room with a ViewTechnically I was there for business and while most of my two-day trip was spent hard at work, I still took some time to explore the much warmer alternative city to New York. Last time I was in Miami, I stayed closer to the South Beach side of to[...]
 
 
It's been a few years since my last snow tubing adventure, which I'd like to quickly recap. I was a sophomore in college and I was intoxicated. While this was amusing to all the other snow tubers on the mountain that day, falling out of my tube on the way up the mountain and then trying to run up to catch it in my pale pink snow pants is not so much fun.Let the Tubing BeginThis time, howev[...]