How to Have A Budget but Baller Trip

I recently attended a panel here in New York all about how to travel like a baller. I sort of hate that word because it sounds ridiculous but it does get the message across. As a travel writer, I’ve never had a huge income and not all of my travels are for business, which means

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How to Win at Volunteering Abroad

This is a guest post by Andrew Tipp. A lot of travellers are put off volunteering because they don’t know how to do it ‘right’. Which is fair enough, because volunteering can look pretty intimidating. It’s not a holiday, after all. But it’s a shame, because there’s no great mystery about volunteering, and there’s so

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Tips for Choosing your Travel Insurance

Insurance is never a fun topic for anyone, as there are always costs involved yet it’s probably the most important thing to have before embarking on a trip. Up until turning 26 this past November, I had the option of piggy-backing on my parents insurance, which I did for two years. Luckily, they had a

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5 Lessons I Have Learned From Blogging

I’ve written about travel writing before, but today I’m sharing what I’ve learned specifically from travel blogging. As it turns out, many of these lessons have helped shape me into a more outgoing version of myself. 1) Stop caring about what other bloggers think/do This step surprises even myself because I never thought I was

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How To Travel Cheap But Feel Loaded

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,

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How to Feel Boho Chic When Flying Coach

Let’s face it, few people would choose coach over first-class if given the option. After all, it’s never enjoyable to pass the luxurious first-class flyers as you board your flight and head straight to the back in search of your coach seat assignment. I flew first class one time in my life and this was

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How to Avoid Toxic Travelers

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

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Tips for First-Time Couch Surfing

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

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How To Choose Your Hostel

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?

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Tips and Tricks for Language Learning

Those who have been following my three weeks in Bogota are well aware that one of my main motivators for choosing Colombia was to practice my Spanish. For the last several months I’ve been taking Spanish lessons in Manhattan, struggling to break free of my shy attitude about real-live practice. However, due to a few

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