This post is written by a guest writer.  Created in the summer of 2009, the renowned Love Letter street-art project was the work of the Philadelphia-born artist, Stephen Powers. The Love Letter is a collaborative community project of fifty murals and street signs consisting of artistically designed text, spanning the corridor that runs from 46th through to 63rd Street in West Philadelphia. Desig[...]
Berlin introduced me to something I've rarely experienced in my own travels: luxury hostels.My first two nights were spend at Circus Hostel, which has a pretty stellar location, right next to the Rosenthaler Straße U-Bahn stop. It's also part of a chain, which includes Circus Hotel and the newly added Circus Apartments. First Impression After a not so memorable hostel stay in Jerusalem, I wa[...]
One of the many highlights of my Israel trip was spending a few hours floating my way through life. Deciding to make the most of my time, I completely covered myself in mud for the full experience. Here are a few Dead Sea fashion photos from the day.All covered mud that is.Mud Conga Line - getting ourselves all mudded up.These girls know how to party Dead Sea Style. Nic[...]
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[...]
As much as we may try to deny it, most travelers do get pangs of homesickness from time to time. Although I've never gone on an around the world trip, I've still had moments where I miss my friends and family back home.Here are 5 Tips to Avoid Homesickness1) Prepare in AdvanceI've often found that whenever I'm packing for a trip, the last thing on my mind is homesickness. Missing your [...]
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[...]
After going through my hundreds of photos taken in Norway I decided to do a Photo Friday post with ten images that highlight the beauty of Lillehammer, Norefjell and Oslo.Here's the first picture I took at the Maihaugen Open Air Museum in Lillehammer.I couldn't help but adore the quirky chandelier hanging in my suite at Norefjell's Quality Resort & Spa.Here's my view of the[...]
Commercial - SkiingIt's been about five years since the last time I skied so I didn't want to challenge my skills too much. I've only ever skied in the US and most of those times involved artificial snow as opposed to real snow in Norway. After a few runs on the Bunny Slopes, I started feeling more confident and eventually moved on to slightly more difficult hills. In Norefjell we had the oppo[...]
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[...]
Going along with the more personal posts I've been writing each Friday, I've decided to put together a list of 5 travel facts about myself that you probably didn't already know.I am a Dual Citizen: There are some who would say that I should not be opening admitting to owning two passports but this is one fun fact about myself that I value above most others. I was able to receive my Irish citiz[...]