About Us

Jess and James - ItsBohemian Travel
Jess and James – ItsBohemian Travel Team

This site is a collective chronicle of our travels. It’s about the people we meet, foods we eat – experiences and explorations that we capture to share through words, photography, and video. All the content on this site is original and was captured during our personal travels, unless otherwise specified. We encourage you to share what you like – Copyleft! – and give credit where credit is deserved. If you would like to contribute, get in touch with us.

We’re Couchsurfers, frequent flyers, digital enthusiasts, artists, and most importantly, free spirits. This site is ultimately about what else the world has to offer that can only be experienced by stepping off the conveyor belt and taking a look around. It’s a big earth, but a small world – as it spins, we hop around and hope to share what we find around us.


We try to live by the ideals of truth, beauty, freedom, love. The beautiful concepts in life, that we try to uncover with open, unbiased eyes. We lead an alternative lifestyle compared to most. We are nomads with minimal possessions, and rich hearts. We have a wide range of tastes in music, fashion, art, literature, and we are very creative people. Above all, we’re optimists. Cynical optimists in certain countries… We are laid back, relaxed, and easy to get along with. We just like the bohemian vibe. The free spirited nature. The anything goes mentality. We’ve discovered it’s easy to find like minded people along the way :)


Meet the Travelers: 

Jess Renee

 About Jess – free spirit and zen seeker. Culture and Art are some of my passions, so I travel to see more. My 3 treks around the world has certainly taught me some pretty worthy lessons.   My travels have  humbled me. It’s challenged me. Made me more aware, more tolerant, and more open to life around me.

I love to get off a plane and be thrust into culture shock. It’s a vibrant sensory overload that will always keep travel exciting. It’s comforting to find fellow kindred spirits in the world, in forms you never knew existed. I use this site in hopes of spread culture and inspiring people to live more passionately.

Learning new languages, navigate foreign streets, and experimenting with local foods, will continue to be a standard in my life, therefore I have adopted work practices conducive to strategy. I’m a Freelance Project Manager and part time artist. When I’m not traveling, Washington DC is my homebase but Austin, Texas is my hometown.


James WatsonAbout James – I find myself fortunate that I get to travel as much as I do. A symptom of my love of words and passion for photography, and a desire to share my experiences, have led me down this path. I write mainly about destinations, culture, human experience, society, media, and all things design and technology. XORROX is where you can find more of my work at photography.

I am a technology consultant focused on transformation and change management in areas that improve business process and collaboration.

Read more about James Watson


 Over 200,000 miles traveled so far!

Destinations list thus far:

2010-2011 Travel

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Koh Samui
  • Koh Phangan
  • Koh Tao
  • Krabi
  • Trang
  • Hat Yai
  • Koh Lanta
  • Phuket
  • Chiang Mai
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Mui Ne
  • DeLat
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Hanoi
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Ipoh
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Kota Baru
  • Perhentian Islands
  • Kuala Terengganu
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuantan
  • Taman Negara
  • Kuala Lumor
  • Johor Bahru
  • Melaka
  • Singapore
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Siem Reap
  • Sihanoukville
  • Kampot
  • Kampong Cham
  • Kratie
  • Don Khon, Laos
  • Pakse
  • Luang Prabang
  • Vientiane
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Kandi
  • Ella
  • Ambalangoda
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Wadi Musa (Petra)
  • Aquaba
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Luxor


2012 Travel

  • Rome, Italy
  • Florence
  • Tuscany
  • Siena
  • Venice
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Gotenborg, Sweden


2013 Travel

  •  Osaka, Japan 
  • Kyoto
  • Tokyo
  • Nagoya
  • Takayama
  • Kanazawa
  • Okayama
  • Naoshima Island
  • Hiroshima
  • Fukuoka
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Daejeon
  • Seoul


2014 Travel

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Leiden
  • Den Bosch
  • Utrecht
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Brussels
  • Ghent
  • Paris, France
  • Marrakesh, Morroco 
  • Essaouira
  • Sahara Desert
  • Fez
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Istanbul, Turkey 
  • Cappadocia
  • Goreme
  • Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Sofia
  • Will’s Village*
  • Nis, Serbia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Mostar
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Split
  • Sibenik
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Volosko
  • Pula
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Stuttgart
  • Augsburg
  • Munich
  • Schwangau
  • Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Cesky Krumlov
  • Jihlava
  • Telc
  • Brno
  • Mikulov
  • Prague
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Koh Samui
  • Koh Tao
  • Phuket
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Melaka
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Koh Tao
  • Phuket
  • Koh Yao Noi
  • Krabi
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Puerto Princesa
  • El Nido
  • Austin, Texas USA


2015 Travel

  • Washington, DC
  • New York, NY
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Krabi
  • Koh Lanta
  • Hat Yai
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Seminyak, Indonesia
  • Ubud
  • Balian Beach
  • Seririt
  • Pemuteran
  • Amed
  • Denpasar
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ho Chi Mihn, Vietnam
  • Paris, France
  • Budapest, Hungary


2016 Travel

  • Ukraine
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Vienna
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Road Trip USA! (7000+ miles across The States in 3 weeks)