The summer festival season is over for another year, but don’t put away your raincoats and wellies just yet. In winter, some of the world’s best music festivals take place. What really sets them apart from their summer rivals is the stunning alpine settings they take place in. To prove this point, Crystal Ski has put together a list of the top five winter music festivals for the 2014 season - and the tips you’ll need to survive them. So, take a look...
Camping is something that I’ve rarely ever done in my life. When I was a kid, ‘camping’ meant, my parents taking me and some other family friends out to a designated camp ground, surrounded by people who actually live in their campers. These dismal parks would have a dirty, above-ground pool, with ‘hiking paths’ that were subsequently muddy pits that went in a circle, and there were bathroom hookups and metal fire rings to setup your night’s fire. Let me tell you something, we WERE NOT suffering at all, we had a camper that could sleep 7 comfortably, with its own bathroom, kitchen, and TV area. Ridiculous, I say – shenanigans! That’s not real camping.
I am asked questions about all types of things – from travel-related questions to photography (of course, as these are most relative to the blog here), as well as personal and quirky questions. And besides the typical “Where should I go?” or “How do I do this or book that?”... One of the more common questions I receive are based on authenticity. People are curious about travel and want to do more of it, but a lot of people are afraid – they’re afraid for their safety, scared of bad things happening, as well as making bad decisions that could jeopardize the quality of their trip. For a lot of folks out there, their chances to travel are based on the amount of time they can take off work, which more often than not is so minuscule (like a week or two, a year) that it would be truly awful for them to have a negative experience while traveling – which is totally understandable.
I’ve been traveling abroad for 6 months now, visiting 12 countries around Europe, the United Kingdom and northern Africa, and I’ve got to say that I’ve learned a thing or two. You would expect to learn quite a bit on a trek that size. My previous trips have all been one week to one month long up until this time out. I won’t be returning home to the United States until the beginning of November, so I’m sure there are a few lessons out there, sneaking and waiting to pounce. Although my life has changed immensely in that time, I have struggled, and I have grown – which is one of the major reasons why people NEED to travel the world. As Eye & Pen evolves and content is published 3-7 times a week, more and more information is presented, and additional focus on the various lessons I’ve learned will be shared with you – in hopes that your own travels will be memorable, life-changing and hopefully a bit safer and more successful in some regards.
The app and digital device markets are flooded with millions of apps and options to choose from. There are apps for every tiny little thing you can imagine, and many are quite useful, however there are a lot of apps that are either copies or are pretty worthless.
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