Five Adventurous Forms of Egyptian Transport

I wrote a very similar post awhile back for Nomadic Samuel but decided to write a new version on the same topic. If you are on a budget, touring through Egypt is not for the faint of heart. However, it is ideal for a humble traveler and quite fun for anyone with a love for the

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5 Lessons from Bohemian Locals

As any avant-garde traveler knows, sometimes it’s the most unexpected people that end up teaching us the most important life lessons. This is definitely true for me, which is why I’ve decided to list the top 5 things I’ve learned from locals during my travels. 1) Over-friendly people aren’t necessarily creepy During my semester in

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5 Travel Habits to Avoid

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

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Bohemian Locals Worth Befriending

It’s often the people we meet while traveling that give us the best memories. I’ve met some pretty quirky characters throughout my travels and these are 5 loco locals any wanderer can only hope to meet while on the road. The Wannabe Celebrity with Many Talents: On a plane with from London to Prague, my

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4 Countries. 3 Continents. 2 Bags. 1 Girl

As 2011 comes to a close I’ve decided to re-cap where I’ve been this past year. Although I was not traveling constantly, I was able to make it to Egypt, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. From dinner with a traditional Nubian family in Egypt, to wine tasting in Chile, tango dancing in Argentina and snorkeling in

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Personal Highlights from 2011

The past year has been pretty life changing, which is why I’ve decided to chronicle 5 things that 2011 brought me. From a new career to a better viewpoint on life, here is Megan’s thankful list. Bohemian Trails April 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of Bohemian Trails being up and running. Although I had lazily

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Pros and Cons of Group Travel to Egypt

This is a Guest Post by Robert Schrader of Leave Your Daily Hell. When I approached the receptionist at Cairo’s Wake Up! Hostel to inquire about the best way to travel through southern Egypt, it was extremely easy for the young woman to talk me into an organized tour. Weary from having been taken advantage

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The Bare Necessities of Travel

(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

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Nomad

There are two types of people in this world. The people that avoid chaos and the people who thrive in it. I’m clearly the latter since I find comfort being in large, loud and overly crowded cities and feel strangely anxious in “normal” living conditions. Yet, at my core the things I love most are

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How to Ride a Camel and Look Like a Pro

I never imagined that I would be giving camel riding tips anytime soon, but after my trip to Egypt, I realized that it’s not as easy as it looks.  Yes, once your on the camel, it’s generally smooth sailing, but getting on and off can prove quite challenging. Approach your Camel with Caution: Although camels

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