5 Women Who Inspire Wanderlust

Earlier this month I attended the first ever Women’s Travel Fest hosted by the lovely Kelly Lewis of Go! Girl Guides. Kelly and I met about two years ago while traveling through Israel and having kept in touch since, it hardly surprised me that she managed to pull something of this great magnitude off like

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The Most Vibrant Dominica Carnival Costumes

Carnival is a festival that has fascinated me for years. Although I’m not a huge fan of crowds, I’ve always wanted to participate in one and this year, I got the chance. While Rio de Janeiro is perhaps the most well-known Carnival around the world, there are plenty of other destinations just as noteworthy and

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Québec Gave me Wonder and Wander

I have a confession to make. The last few months I’ve been feeling a little uninspired. I think part of it has to do with my workload. When I started working at Hearst several months ago, I didn’t expect for both Bohemian Trails and my career as a freelance travel journalist to accelerate at such

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Photo Essay: Locals at Play

It’s been awhile since I did a photo essay so I decided to do a little round-up of some of my favorite photos of the past year. The theme is: Locals at Play and the ones I picked are of locals who game me a glimpse into their local culture. Rising Star in Punta Cana,

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San Antonio Comes to Light at Luminaria

Growing up, I always hated Daylight Savings time each spring. It meant that I lost an hour of sleep and had to wake up for school more tired than usual. Oh how times have changed! Thanks to San Antonio’s Luminaria art festival which coincides with the time change, I gladly welcomed one hour less of

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Highlights from San Antonio

San Antonio was a long time coming. After meeting with the CVB last year at a Texas Tourism event, I was intrigued by the city’s early Luminaria festival. At that point, the festival had already taken place for that year but I remained hopeful that I’d be able to make it in 2013 – and

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My Five Favorite Travel Memories from 2012

2012 was a year full of wonderful changes and unexpected surprises. Travel-wise, I started the year off with a trip to Miami which was quickly followed by Norway, Texas, Colombia, Israel, Palestine, Finland, Germany, UK, France, California, Norway again, Austria, Dominican Republic and last but certainly not least, Ireland. Whew! I’m officially exhausted. A mix

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Festival Guide to Western Norway

We all love a good festival and luckily, Western Norway seems to cover all the cultural bases. Here are five bohemian worthy festivals worth a visit. From food and photography all the way to international jazz, here is your festival fix. Raptus – Annual Comic Book Festival  Celebrating its 17th year this year (Sept. 7-9,

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Finnish Nature at its Finest

After a wonderful trip to Norway last February, I had a feeling Finland would be just as inspiring. With lakes, flowers, fields and rainbows making several surprise appearances throughout my trip, I wanted to highlight a few of Finland’s natural elements. Here’s a look at some landscapes you can expect to see here. Sea –

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Feeling Hipster in Helsinki

Officially day three of my Finland trip, Helsinki has already surpassed my expectations. Currently the Design Capital of the World, the city is brimming with global art and culture, all seen in every aspect of local life. From fashionista bikers and bohemian flea markets to impressive street art, here’s to me feeling hipster in Helsinki.

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