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Can music festivals be holidays too?

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Can music festivals be holidays too?

I am a huge fan of music festivals, and have been attending them since I was a teen with bad eyeliner and huge skater jeans. They were a rite of passage, a yearly pilgrimage to celebrate live music in all its raw, unadulterated glory. I’ve been lucky enough to attend some of the best festivals the UK has to offer including Glastonbury, Reading, Boardmasters, Download, Field Day and V Festival and I’ve lusted over many more (Kendall Calling & Bestival – I’m coming for you!). For the last 6 years I have attended Reading Festival without fail and its something I really look forward to every Summer.

For many of those 6 years, it was the only break I had. I have spent a good proportion of my twenties and thirties saving for something – a wedding, a house, house renovations – and so proper holidays were off the cards. However a festival was just about manageable and I would treat it like my summer holiday.

But can a music festival be a holiday too? Really? 

Here are some things you might not have considered:

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A Year In Travel – 2016

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A Year In Travel – 2016

2016 was an extremely good year in travel. Brilliant for for adventure. I made it my business to always have my next trip booked and saved up for, and this sort of organisation and precision made it my most fulfilling year yet for travel.

I visited Eastern Europe, Italy, great European capitals and romantic bridges. Closer to home I piloted a boat down The Norfolk Broads (and learnt how to moor up), visited a Victorian Settlement and ate good food. There was scorching hot sun, a foot of snow and drizzle – so much drizzle. Art, fine wine and views that were indescribable.

Pulling this review together has made my heart soar with all the things I’ve been lucky enough to see and do this year – I wonder what next year will bring!… Continue reading

Making time for adventure

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Making time for adventure

It seems to be a new trend that instead of making resolutions or giving up things, people are picking words that will sum up the year they wish to have. I’m down with that – I’m crap at sticking to things that restrict me and life somehow always gets in the way of the grand plans I make each January. Which come the summer always makes me feel like a total fail. And who wants to fail at life?

2016 was characterised mainly by work. Working long hours, working most weekends and being consumed by a fear that if I wasn’t grafting, I wasn’t being useful. Don’t get me wrong, it’s paid off hugely, but over Christmas I realised that whilst my work is a massive part of who I am I’m missing out on all the other great stuff that life has to offer.

So in 2017, my year will be underpinned by the word adventure. And yes, I’ll be making time for adventure.

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