7 tips for travelling like a bohemian

by jacki tucker

Nothing brings about wonder and fulfilment quite like the adventure of travel.  I was a late bloomer and first travelled somewhere exotic in my early 30s.  What a rush!  I ventured beyond my comfort zone and discovered a brand-new world.  My love for travel and exploration is now deeply embedded.


Whether you're backpacking through Europe or exploring the temples of Southeast Asia, travelling can help you connect with your inner self. It can give you a sense of freedom and adventure that's hard to find in your everyday life. 

Here’s my 7 top tips for getting the most from your bohemian adventure: 

  1. Hire a motorbike. This gives you all the freedom and adventure you'll ever need and allows you to truly get lost. Wanna get really brave? Leave your GPS behind and use a paper map. Who needs directions when you have the wind in your hair and the thrill of the unknown!


  1. Slow down. You don't have to have a plan. Be spontaneous – it'll create adventure. Let go of FOMO and pave your own way.  
  1. Stay in Unique Accommodations. From treehouses and fales to houseboats and converted vans - these one-of-a-kind places offer a more authentic and immersive travel experience.


  1. Connect with the locals. Chat with them, chow down with them, crash on their couches. It'll give you a deeper understanding of the culture, often leading to experiences you won't ever find in the Lonely Planet.


  1. Don't be a couch potato – you'll miss some of the most beautiful sunrises. Save the sleep-ins for when you get home. The crack of dawn is when streets come to life, and the tourists are still catching Z’s, so you'll have popular places all to yourself.  


  1. Immerse yourself in nature. Seek out the less travelled paths and get exploring. Whether it's hiking through a dense forest, swimming in a crystal-clear river, or camping under the stars, nature's the perfect backdrop for adventure and self-discovery. 


  1. Last (and most important), always ALWAYS make space in your bag for bringing home treasures. No space? Don’t panic, just ask the locals. Places like Indonesia & Turkey are used to this and can help you get your loot home safely and affordably. Best treasures? Art on canvas (easily rolled up), small ceramics, textiles (cushion covers, throws, softly worn leather poufs).



It's not important where you go…. wherever you end up, be there with all your heart.

J x