Two Years Blogging at

Passing on the Three Pagodas
March 19, 2012
Back Stage at Rice and Friends Cooking School in Dali, China
March 28, 2012

Two Years Blogging at

Bohemian Traveler visits Macau in the first days of 2012.

Two years ago today I started blogging at This would start a new phase of traveling for me.  Previous to this point, I traveled and wandered this world, stopping to visit friends in remote countries, volunteering from time to time when presented with exciting opportunities, and fulfilling English teaching contracts when I ran out of money or wanted to prolong my stay in individual places.

During my University studies I visited Russia a few times and after joined the US Peace Corps in Uzbekistan for two years. After that I traveled some more, throughout Europe and Asia. I certainly wasn’t aimlessly wandering, but I didn’t have an exact purpose to my travels besides the general curiosity that has been the driving force of traveling throughout my life.

When I began blogging, I had a distinct purpose in traveling.  I now had an outlet to share my experiences, inspiring others to do the same: whether that was an extended backpacking trip, a career break, working abroad for a year or two, or learning a new language, skill, or sport abroad.

I had previously been accumulating travel experiences for over a decade, but what good were they if I couldn’t communicate them to others?

Enjoying a beer in Quebec City in the summer of 2011.

Some readers are craving to set out for their first-ever extended travels. Bohemian Traveler is for you. There are others that live a similar nomadic lifestyle as me, experiencing the world’s cultures as they try to make a living. I write for you, too. And still there are others who live a conventional lifestyle, traveling occasionally, and just want Bohemian Traveler to bring them photos, stories, and videos of what lies beyond. Bohemian Traveler is also for you.

In the past year, since turned 1 year old, I have reported from 12 different countries. I’ve also maintained my online magazine-format GoMad Nomad Travel Mag and started a new website (for children and adults with a good sense of humor)

My 3 most popular posts from the past year:

Since founding the website, has gained a wide following. Join us!

So, Happy 2nd Blogversary, Bohemian Traveler!

Thanks everyone for reading, commenting, and sharing my posts with your friends. And cheers to all those following via the various social media channels and subscribing to my monthly newsletter!

Hoping to bring you many more years of stories, photos, and videos from the road!


Relaxing at an outdoor cafe in Shaxi, Yunnan Province, China in March 2012.

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Noel says:

    Happy 2nd blogversary!! and may Bohemian Traveler has many more blogversaries to come. Thanks for sharing and more personally thanks for encouraging me to start my own. Cheers!

  2. Ross says:

    Sharing travel experiences and photos is great, helps me escape. Happy blogversary!

  3. Stephen Bugno says:

    Thanks Ross! Glad to help you escape.

  4. Stephen Bugno says:

    Thanks Noel! Happy to have encouraged you to start blogging. You’ve witnessed some amazing things on the road and I’m glad people can now read/see the things you have. Keep going with your own blog!

  5. flipnomad says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary Stephen 🙂

  6. Hey Stephen, congrats on 2 years with this site! I’m approaching my 1 year anniversary on Nomadic Samuel and it honestly feels like I’ve been doing this forever. Best wishes are you continue onwards…

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