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 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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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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Traveling Prague on a Budget

This post was written by a guest writer. Though Prague remains one of Europe’s most ideal vacation spots, it isn’t as cheap as it once was. The popularity of the Czech Republic’s capital city as a tourist destination has skyrocketed, and this has inevitably pushed prices up. According to the well-regarded Backpacker Index, a budget

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Circus Hostel Berlin

Berlin introduced me to something I’ve rarely experienced in my own travels: luxury hostels. My first two nights were spend at Circus Hostel, which has a pretty stellar location, right next to the Rosenthaler Straße U-Bahn stop. It’s also part of a chain, which includes Circus Hotel and the newly added Circus Apartments. First Impression After a

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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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How to Narrow your Travel-To-Do List

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

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Defending Hostels

This post is by Kay Boatner, one of our contributors. I blame Hostel. You know, the gory 2005 movie about two kids named Paxton and Josh, and their fellow backpackers traveling around Europe that meet a rather disgusting end in a Slovak—you guessed it—hostel. Until recently, the only hostel I had ever stayed in was

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Backpacking: The Bohemian’s Vacation

This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors. I don’t understand the people who buy express passes at amusement parks. They pay extra to skip the lines and walk straight to the roller coasters. Yes, waiting in those zig-zagging lines sucks. Yes, you’re sweating so much that your underwear is sticking to your

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Tips for Traveling on your 20-Something Budget

(article from Megan’s Travel Column, Weekly Wanders on Life2PointOh) If you are young, carefree and unattached, traveling means more than tourist attractions and foreign cuisine. There’s probably going to be some partying involved. Whether you’re traveling with your friends, family or boyfriend, here are a few tips for making the most out of your trip

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