Although I was only in Portland for a few days, I did my best to explore as many neighborhoods as possible. If you've never been to Portland, let's start with some basic orientation to help get your bearings. The city is divided by the Willamette River, with the more walkable neighborhoods on the west side and the slightly more spacious, residential neighborhoods on the east. If you remember from [...]
 
 
Earlier this month I finally checked Portland off my travel bucket list only to discover that I want to check it off again and again. This city is effortlessly fascinating and everything from the gritty street art to the farm to table culinary scene tops the charts. If you're from Portland you probably already know that it's the epitome of cool but for those of you who are planning a visit, hopefu[...]
 
 
The irony that I'm finally sitting down to write this post mere days after moving to Brooklyn is not lost on me. Not that I’m a Manhattan snob, because I’ve been aware of Brooklyn’s awesomeness for a few years now, but it’s just one of those posts that keeps getting pushed back.So, in honor of my new Bushwick address, here are five Brooklyn neighborhoods worth a wander. Please note, that these[...]
 
 
In case you haven't read any of my excited Tweets from last week, I've recently partnered with Springpad to create my very own notebook for their online store. The notebook is called the Bohemian Travel Planner and it's completely free to download.If you're not familiar with Springpad, I suggest you giving it a try. As I'm often on-the-go and extremely reliant on to-do lists, Springpad has hel[...]
 
 
I've written about London neighborhoods before and that's because there are so many fabulous ones to explore. During my semester abroad, I spent any free moment I had simply wandering around London. Similar to New York, I found that each area had its own distinct personality and that's not the case in every city. This list doesn't cover them all, but here are five neighborhoods perfect for the ava[...]
 
 
Going off of our Neighborhood Guide to Santiago, here is an indie twist for the avant-garde traveler.Bohemian LifestyleFor a truly bohemian experience, I recommend staying in the Brasil neighborhood of Santiago. The area is a bit separate from the city center but if you want a real dose of old style architecture and street art, Brasil is the place to go. The interesting thing about this ne[...]
 
 
I write about London a lot, partly because I briefly lived in the Rainy City but also because it is one of the most inspiring cities for finding global art and culture. On my recent trip to Europe, I managed to squeeze in a few days in London somewhere in between Berlin and Paris. It was a short trip but it was great seeing old friends, meeting new ones and simply wandering through my favorite nei[...]
 
 
Every once in awhile I feel especially inspired to write about my home away from travel. That would be New York City, where I've been based for just over three years now. I've lived in a few different neighborhoods but some of my favorite NYC spots are rather underrated, even among locals.Here are 5 Underrated New York Neighborhoods Worth a Visit1) SoHo Beyond BroadwayI have to specify[...]
 
 
Compared to other global cities, Helsinki is relatively small in geographic size and population, making it easily navigated by foot or bike. During my stay in here, I got to know the different neighborhoods fairly well. Each is unique in its own way and adds to the innovative complexity of the city as a whole. Here are five of my favorite Helsinki districts for the avant-garde traveler.Designk[...]
 
 
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, [...]
 
 
Spanish culture has always intrigued me, particularly the importance residents place on siesta. Everyday, shops close down from about 2-5 and bars and restaurants roughly from  4-9. This coveted nap time can definitely feel strange for first time travelers to Spain, which is why it's best to make the most of your day before and after siesta so that you can fully embrace this local tradition.He[...]