Festivals

5 reasons why you should still visit Phu Quoc Island

•••
The voices of the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc, located on the border with Cambodia, are very diverse. Some people claim it’s still heaven on earth while a few think this old fisherman's island has all but been destroyed. Phu Quoc is called ”The new Phuket” for a reason: more and more tourists are finding it, and the nature is disappearing as big resorts take [...]

Love Nature, Classical Music, and Serenity? Come to this festival!

•••
Fog hung heavy in the valley. I knew that mountains over 3000 meters high stretched towards the skies around me, but saw only misty clouds of white. I closed my eyes. Feet placed firmly on the yoga mat beneath me, I breathed in. Out. In. Out. For a little while, silence took over. Until softly, not far away, sounds of a Viola da Gamba started filling t[...]

What to Expect at a Yoga Festival

•••
When you think of festivals, you may think of glitter, booze, dancing, raging hangovers and general mayhem. The majority of England's festivals have all of that and more, but why not take some time out from the rollercoaster ride of festival season for something that will nourish you both inside and out, and leave you feeling better than you arrived: a yoga [...]

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Festival Camping

•••
It’s finally here – the year long wait is over and summer has begun! Along with the arrival of long sun-drenched days, nights spent sipping icy cocktails on rooftop bars and escaping to the nearest beach on the weekends, so too does the infamous music festival season kick off. I’ve only just returned from my first festival of the summer where I spent 3-da[...]

Experience Glastonbury - A Festival for all your Senses

•••
I cannot believe I am here. My first thought while standing in front of the colorful Glastonbury sign overlooking the huge festival area. After having bought the tickets last October, not knowing which tragedies would cross my life's path the following months - including a cancer diagnosis. Now I am close to tears, thankful and looking forward to some of[...]

Why Mexico Is Richer Than You Think

•••
Living in the United States, people grow up with the idea that life in a developing country is deprived of luxury. It’s a common misconception that those countries are less fortunate financially, and therefore they must be unhappy with their lives. Perhaps we should be able to see that fortune comes in form other than bills and coins. From a distance, th[...]

The Desert Trip Festival - A cross-generational Happening

•••
The day has come. Today we’ll arrive at Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California. After several days' road-tripping across the United States, Stefan and I wake up in our hotel room in Twentynine Palms, about an hour's drive from Indio. We're fairly  nervous at what Desert Trip might bring; the line up - which includes The Rolling Stones, Paul McCa[...]

Europe's most underrated music festival

•••
'Should we just also sit down?', I asked my friend Frida as we stood in front of the playground stage listening to a local artist, Konni Kass, lulling everybody in with her soothing singer-songwriter pop. People in front of us were sitting down and swayed along to the music, and all around the stage people started to follow their lead. It was a beautiful sun[...]

Keeping Austin Weird With These 5 Festivals

•••
Living in a city that embraces its weirdness is probably the most incredible thing in the world. But, what is weird? According to Webster, weird is defined as suggesting something supernatural, others go on to define it as strikingly odd, or interesting. Austin, Texas is a mixture of old western meets weird. It is dogs riding in strollers, graffiti passi[...]