Highlights from Scenic Silicon Valley

It’s been awhile since I last traveled through the West Coast but after my recent California trip courtesy of the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB, my memory is refreshed. Combining both adventure and cuisine, my days in San Mateo County were short but very sweet. From kayaking along Half Moon Bay to petting goats at a

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If I Could Start Over

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

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Balancing Travel and Technology

My recent travel tip article about avoiding homesickness got me thinking about how intertwined technology and travel are while on the road. Here are my tips for finding that much-needed balance between the two. 1) Social Media  There’s no way around it. We all love social media and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

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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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Review – Timeshares and Travel

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

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Why Travel Writing is Misunderstood

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

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Inner Peace in Unlikely Places

Like any traveler, there are cities and towns we visit that provide instant comfort to our wandering soles. To this day, I can think of five places where I allowed peace to swallow me whole. This may sound dramatic but I think everyone can relate to some degree. Many times we are surprised by the

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How to Spot A Bohemian Traveler

Living a Bohemian Lifestyle doesn’t mean you are a legit gypsy asking tourists for money outside of Notre Dame Cathedral. I remember my first time in Paris I was shocked to find rather disheveled looking gypsy types at every corner. My naive 21 year old self just assumed they would all look like Esmerelda from

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Bohemian Balancing Act

One of the challenges of being bohemian traveler is finding balance between satisfying my wandering cravings and feeling settled in my everyday life. This time last year I was working 9-5 in a city I loved and yet I often found myself day dreaming about where I wanted to travel to next. Since I was

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Bohemian Trails Takes Miami

Without a doubt, my favorite thing about having a bohemian lifestyle is deciding to book a flight to Miami at the drop of a hat. A Room with a View Technically I was there for business and while most of my two-day trip was spent hard at work, I still took some time to explore

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