Seven Music Festivals for the Winter

by Akhil Kalepu

Dec 6, 2015

South Lake Tahoe, California © SnowGlobe Music Festival

Trends / Unique Itineraries & Tours

Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside. Here are seven music festivals to enjoy during the winter months.



Sunburn Festival

Where: Goa, India

Sunburn is India’s premier electronic music festival located on the beaches of Goa, the birthplace of its namesake dance music genre. In addition to the main stage, this festival will also have one venue dedicated to techno/deep house and one dedicated to psytrance.


Field Day, Sydney, Australia © jo3hug | Flickr

© jo3hug | Flickr


Field Day

Where: Sydney, Australia

It might not be cold out, but if you prefer a festival in warm weather you should head to Australia. Field Day is a New Year’s tradition for Sydney youth, showcasing local talent alongside international stars.



SnowGlobe Music Festival

Where: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Described as the “ultimate marriage” of mountains and music, SnowGlobe is set in the beautiful campus of Lake Tahoe Community College: 164 acres of beautiful trees, mountains and snow.


BPM Festival Afterparty, Playa del Carmen, Mexico © Mike Reger | Flickr

BPM Festival Afterparty © Mike Reger | Flickr


The BPM Festival

Where: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Originally conceived as a trade show for the nightlife industry, South and Central America’s growing taste for electronic music made the event a global gathering for EDM lovers.



Where’s The Music

Where: Norrköping, Sweden

Where’s The Music is a music festival and conference held in the historic Industrilandskapet, a collection of factories and museums that provide an intimate setting for a variety of Swedish and International acts.


Niteppl at Noise Pop, San Francisco, California © Carl Nenzen Loven | Flickr

Niteppl at Noise Pop © Carl Nenzen Loven | Flickr


Noise Pop

Where: San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.

Started in 1993, Noise Pop is a music festival dedicated to indie music that has become one of the most respected festival brands in California. In addition to music, Noise Pop features several art and film showcases.



Envision Festival

Where: Rancho la Merced, Costa Rica

Envision is held in the beautiful Costa Rican village of Uvita. This event is more of a yoga festival, but their musical line-up and stage production is top notch, Shpongle and Beats Antique are headlining this year.



Insta Feed
Tips / Other
Jul 17, 2019

Tips for Keeping Your Shoes Fresh

Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Products / Travel
Jul 17, 2019

Travelbob CoolFab Travel Pillow

With 10 features in one pillow, this travel accessory looks like it could seriously improve your experience in transit.

Under $100 / Europe
Jul 16, 2019

Under $100: El Poble-Sec, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.

Culinary Artistry

Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.

Tips / Safety
Jul 16, 2019

Staying Safe While Taking Selfies

Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.