How to Win at Volunteering Abroad

This is a guest post by Andrew Tipp. A lot of travellers are put off volunteering because they don’t know how to do it ‘right’. Which is fair enough, because volunteering can look pretty intimidating. It’s not a holiday, after all. But it’s a shame, because there’s no great mystery about volunteering, and there’s so

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Bohemian Trails Gets Hitched

I’m not sure how or why it happened but somewhere along the line I got everything I ever wanted and so much more. In all honesty, I’ve been mulling over whether or not to make this announcement at all. I know other writers who quickly shared their happy news with their readers, and while I

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Norway is My Neverland

My obsession with Disney is probably old news to many of you but my favorite book is actually Peter Pan by Sir James M. Barrie. While the book is much darker and allegorical than the whimsical cartoon portrayal, both revolve around a beautiful paradise called Neverland. After a few days into my fjord trip, I

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A Guide to the Best Berlin Neighborhoods

Berlin is an endless blur of inspiration. From trendy Mitte to the hipster haven that is Kreuzberg, here are five of my favorite Berlin neighborhoods to appeal to the avant-garde traveler. If these districts don’t spark your interest, I’ve included a couple other areas that are also worth exploring when trying to decide where to

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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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Dead Sea Mud Fashion

One of the many highlights of my Israel trip was spending a few hours floating my way through life. Deciding to make the most of my time, I completely covered myself in mud for the full experience. Here are a few Dead Sea fashion photos from the day. All covered up…in mud that is. Mud

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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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How To Avoid Getting Homesick

As much as we may try to deny it, most travelers do get pangs of homesickness from time to time. Although I’ve never gone on an around the world trip, I’ve still had moments where I miss my friends and family back home. Here are 5 Tips to Avoid Homesickness 1) Prepare in Advance I’ve

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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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Norway Memories

After going through my hundreds of photos taken in Norway I decided to do a Photo Friday post with ten images that highlight the beauty of Lillehammer, Norefjell and Oslo. Here’s the first picture I took at the Maihaugen Open Air Museum in Lillehammer. I couldn’t help but adore the quirky chandelier hanging in my suite

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