Each year thousands of revelers head to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for the Burning Man Festival.
The annual gathering has taken on something of a mythical reputation for debauched partying and an alternative lifestyle. From Aug. 28–Sept. 5, you will have the chance to experience it for yourself.
At its core, the festival is designed to encourage artistic self-expression and promotes principles such as community cooperation and “leave no trace.” Another core principle is the idea that life inside the festival should not be based on commodities, but rather on gifting.
As such as you will not be expected to pay for drinks, food or other items inside the festival, but rather to trade items you bring with you for other things that you do not have. The idea makes the festival incredibly open and welcoming, with sharing and collaboration seen at a level far removed from that of normal society.
The temporary settlement of Black Rock City is made up of thousands of art installations, and music can be heard all around. The focus is on the community rather than big-name artists, but the unique atmosphere attracts more and more attendees every year.
Tickets to Burning Man cost $390 and are available from the festival’s official website. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the 2016 edition, with Reno the nearest large city to the festival grounds.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Renting a car is one of the best ways to see and familiarize yourself with a destination, but after adding extras like insurance, car seats and taxes, the price can really add up. In order to lessen the potential monetary burden of a rental car, arrive at the rental car counter armed with the tips below.