How to Make your Urban Space Feel Like Home

I’ve taken you across the world with me, so now I’m going to share a slice of my “home” with you. After moving back to New York after stints in both San Francisco and Hong Kong, we’ve worked to create an eco-friendly home in the concrete jungle of New York. Below are a few tips

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New York Artist Kito Mbiango

When it comes to artistic talent, sometimes living in New York makes me feel like I’m a kid in a candy shop. Today’s featured artist is Kito Mbiango and while he currently lives in the Big Apple, he has traveled all around the world. His work reflects many of these travels and what draws me in

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My Perfect New York Summer

As New York finally starts to feel like Spring, my mind is already thinking ahead to summer. Autumn is hands down my favorite season in New York but summer does have perks like free concerts and outdoor festivals to keep everyone entertained. Still, I’m always surprised when I hear non New Yorkers rave about how

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Enjoying the Holidays Around the World

The holidays never fail to lift my spirits. There’s something so beautiful about Christmas lights reflecting off snow-covered streets and sipping warm, hot-chocolate as I gaze outside my apartment window. I’m not as crazy about all the commercial hoopla pushed down our throat but I understand that like every industry, the holidays is a business

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Slowing Things Down in East Village

Only in the life of a travel writer would a month staying in one place seem strange. Yet, in the past six months alone, I’ve been out of the country more than I’ve been in my cozy East Village apartment. Perhaps the most painful part of that is that I’ve never stopped paying rent. But

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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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5 Underrated New York Neighborhoods

Every once in awhile I feel especially inspired to write about my home away from travel. That would be New York City, where I’ve been based for just over three years now. I’ve lived in a few different neighborhoods but some of my favorite NYC spots are rather underrated, even among locals. Here are 5

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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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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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Bohemian Trails Talks Inspiration

Just like Jade, I was a bit behind on the blogger curve. I was nominated by Bobbi of Heels and Wheels before I even knew what the Travel Inspirations chain was all about. This is also my first time participating in one of these blogger chain posts so here is my stab at getting it right.

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