Washington DC – A Walk on The Mall

Washington DC  – A Walk on The Mall

The Washington National Mall is one of the best organized, and most encompassing and colossal of all the forums of the world that I have ever witnessed. If you’re in town for only one day, which we find many people doing on road trips along the east coast, then there is a walk along the National Mall which we feel is mandatory to get a good experience of the city. Time of year does matter,…

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Hershberger Ranch – Shenandoah National Park

Hershberger Ranch – Shenandoah National Park

Written by Tony Lavato   The air is getting chillier, hints of woodsmoke can be detected when the breeze is right. Is there a more nostalgia inducing smell than woodsmoke? One whiff and you’re back forty years around a campfire with those old friends you vowed to keep up with but never see anymore. (Call them!) Or snug in a cabin while snowflakes fly outside the window and the fire is warm and cozy. Here…

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

We pulled up to the Grand Canyon on our way from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas – a little over 20 hours between the two destination, we almost passed by all together, thinking “we can save it for another trip.” I expected to see something magnificent, but after nearly two weeks on the road, and after having been to the Rockies National Park and to Arches in Utah, I figured it would be unique, but never…

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Travel at Home – Hiking Shenandoah National Park

Travel at Home – Hiking Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah, The Piedmont, The Blue Ridge; names that conjure visions of wilderness, log cabins and the old Frontier. All these are true but there is so much more to see and explore here. Walk a path into Shenandoah National Park and you hike into wilderness and history, natural wonders and relics of the past. The Park Shenandoah National Park (The Park) lies west of the Nation’s Capitol, about an hour and a half removed from…

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Little Devil’s Stairs – Outskirts of the Shenandoah

Little Devil’s Stairs – Outskirts of the Shenandoah

I enjoy hiking, but I am not a hiker. Living among the mountains, getting up onto a lookout or sitting by a creek and tiny waterfalls reminds me of the times I lived by the ocean – in those cases sitting on the surfboard just past the breaking of the waves. So far I’ve only hiked with family and friends. We’ve come upon so many hikers walking the entire trail – 2,200 miles – between…

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Road Trip USA – Honky Tonk and Truck Stops

Road Trip USA – Honky Tonk and Truck Stops

The bohemian trail is a slow road across America – one that I appreciate, knowing the beauty of the country that offers such a depth of Americana and artistry if you’re willing to slow down and give it a chance. I live in such a place – the places that every country has, but often few outsiders see. But we had a long way ahead of us, and knew we would see a lot of country…

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Road Trip Across America – Mile 1

Road Trip Across America – Mile 1

We packed light. The Honda Accord had just gone through a $1400 investment – most of the parts on it dated back to the original, and after 16 years, belts, tubes, and tires needed to be replaced. The car had exactly 140,000 miles on it (we timed when we took the reading because the number was a good one to start on), which was pretty low for a 2000. It was 8 am on August 1st,…

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Heart’s Words: Chicago

Heart’s Words: Chicago

ItsBohemian Travel Contributor, Belle Zaccari, writes her heart’s words about former hometown Chicago, and why it’s definitely worth a visit in 2015. As a self-identified wanderluster, the idea of enrolling in grad school, which meant a commitment of five years (that ended up being seven) to stay put seemed…..unappealing. At the end of the journey, applying to internship in one of the most competitive cities for my field meant having to consider leaving. When I…

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Our first Art Exhibition in Washington, DC

Our first Art Exhibition in Washington, DC

As we travel we will look for opportunities to develop and inspire creative relationships. Though this is a work in progress, our first contribution is #ItsBohemian, the first public showing of our art inspired by the places we’ve been, and the city we currently call home, Washington DC. We will be displaying our art for the month of May at Bistro Bohem, a Czech restaurant/bar/kafe in Shaw. On May 1st we will mingle and philosobable…

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Street Art – Brooklyn

Street Art – Brooklyn

We’re at an eastern edge of America once again. In a few hours, we and over 150,000 pounds of steal and luggage and flesh will be thrust into the sky – above the clouds – by the shear power of wind over waters, twice the area of the homeland we leave behind. Into the world once again; last time we chased the sun, this time we chase the land that is our destination. We’ve traveled…

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DC Chillin

DC Chillin

It’s another late night in the District. I have been roaming around the city consuming friends, music, and booze. I’ve been quite lazy lately actually. It’s been winter. And cold. So I’ve been hibernating in my basement apartment in lovely Bloomingdale, DC. I saw hints of spring today which made me really hopeful. Birds were chirping, a gentle, fresh breeze was blowing through the windows, and many plants in the area are showing signs of…

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Shredding Gnar: Snowboard Style

Shredding Gnar: Snowboard Style

Standing on the heated floor, my gear is sitting on the bed, side by side in the order I’m putting them on. First pair of socks; Under Armour tight, thermal, second-skin, polyester, long-sleeve, V-neck shirt; Carhart thermal pants, then matching long-sleeved top; second pair of socks; thick, long-sleeved shirt; water resistant snowboard cargo pants, with zipper access to mesh ventilation within the inner leg and eight pockets; thin polyester jacket; Egyptian cotton scarf; matching snowboard…

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