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Media We Love: Megan McDonough

Media We Love: Megan McDonough
Kari Van Treuren

This fun, fearless, friendly, fashionable, flight-hopping female is as jetsetter as they come. Megan is from Virginia but has lived in Shanghai,  NYC, currently lives in San Francisco, and is making the move back to NYC soon. She’s been all over the globe and is no stranger to living on-the-go. Traveling nearly every week, Megan does it like a boss by astonishingly fitting everything in a carry-on, immersing herself in new languages and cultures, and having a smile on her face after redeye flights (I’ve been there to meet her at the airport and have witnessed it)!

Somehow between going coast to coast and continent to continent, she still manages to find time to write awesome travel stories (for outlets including her blog, Bohemian TrailsAFARBusiness InsiderWeBlogtheWorldBespokeWestJet + more) and make you jealous with her colorful, artsy social media pics.

After replaying fun travel memories with Megan of trips to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino last year and San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino last month (photo compilation at the top of the page), here are just a couple of the reasons that will inspire you to follow along on her journey:

Instagram envy – I challenge you to start scrolling through Megan’s adventures on Instagram and spend less than 5 minutes on her page – nearly impossible. You’ll be envious of her travels but she tells her story and engages her readers & followers in such a fun way, you won’t want to look away. All of her social media platforms are awe-inspiring (including Twitter / Pinterest / Facebook / her Google+ page where she has nearly 2M followers!!!) but Instagram is my personal fave.

Playful personalization – If you want to read a story bursting with personality and firsthand experiences, Megan’s your girl. She’s witty, she hashtags, she gets the local scoop, and she knows exactly what to say to fuel your wanderlust. Check out a couple of her stories on Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – Wellness guide to Aruba and 5 things you must do when visiting Aruba (where my hands holding #foodwithaview make an appearance :))

Her blog BohemianTrails.com is a one-stop-shop – Whether you’re looking for travel tips, fashion and jewelry, best spots for street art, technology and travel apps, Megan really is a humble know-it-all (though she would never admit it outright).

Savvy style – With a bohemian style (hence her blog name), Megan has a cool look you’ll want to keep up with. She remarkably always complements her background scenery perfectly – how?! You’ll find cute dresses, hats, jewelry, and maybe even…… Megan embracing her inner mermaid.

Up for anything – You really never know what you’re going to find this traveler doing next, which is part of the excitement of following her travels – can we get #WWMD (what will Megan do) trending?? From SUP yoga in Aruba and surfing in San Juan, she wants to soak up as much as she can and (careful now) her adventurous outlook is contagious.

megan collage

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Kari Van Treuren
@kari_vt

Kari’s in her element when exploring new destinations, engaging in adrenaline-pumping activities and sampling new cuisines. She loves taking to the water whenever possible and some of her favorite travel memories include a weeklong kayaking trip and snorkeling with sea turtles.

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