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,[...]
 
 
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[...]
 
 
This post is by Kay Boatner, one of our contributors.Where in the World?For a variety of reasons including work, family, depressing bank account statements and lack of frequent flyer miles, most of us don’t have the luxury of unlimited time and money for travel. Meaning we’ve got to get picky when it comes to planning our next trip and make the most of our short sojourns.So how should [...]
 
 
As a bohemian traveler, I try my best to pack as light as possible. There is nothing worse than lugging around a massive suitcase from hostel to hostel. However, I've always had an interested in fashion so here are a few items I bring with me wherever I go:Sorry, boys...this one is primarily written for the ladies.Chunky Scarf: For winter travel, this is a must-have item. During spring or [...]
 
 
(original article is from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders)Let’s be honest. The American dollar hasn’t exactly been doing that great the last few years. Back in 2008 when I was studying in London, I almost cried one morning after calculating how much my tall vanilla latte was actually costing me in American dollars. Just a few weeks ago, I was surprised to discove[...]
 
 
(original article is from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders)As I look back on my month-long trip to South America, so many different images come to mind. A large percentage of these memories actually took place in various coffee shops. Why you ask? Well, let’s just say that South America is not quite up to speed on the whole wireless craze that many of us (myself i[...]
 
 
(article is originally from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders)The first time I traveled to Buenos Aires, I remember making a wish that I would one day be able to return to this magical city. Less than two years later, I was back and ready for more explorations! Buenos Aires is one of those cities that suits almost any traveler but if you only have a few days here, [...]
 
 
This post is by Jessica Tiare Bowen, one of our contributors.I’ve always been attracted to the idea of speaking a foreign language: the mystery, the intrigue, not to mention the romance. Unfortunately, the reality always consisted of much less appealing learning methods like long classes, repetitive flashcards,  and difficult conjugations.That is until I met a foreign beau. Not just your t[...]
 
 
(article from Megan's Travel column: Weekly Wanders on Life2PointOh) As a twenty-something girl traveling, it’s tempting to want a suitcase like the one Mary Poppins has, where an entire wardrobe can easily fit inside. I remember visiting New York City my senior year of college and literally packing four outfits per day. Do you know how many outfits I ended up wearing that weekend? Three. Even t[...]
 
 
Planning a summer trip across the globe is one thing, but picking the right travel buddy can get a bit tricky. The process is sort of similar to finding a roommate, except that instead of seeing each other for a few hours each day, you will be spending every waking moment together.  To get the most out of your trip, take these factors into consideration before inviting someone to join you on your [...]