Great weather and beautiful landscapes make the North America’s Pacific coast a perfect place for a festival. If you’re traveling to this side of the continent, be sure to check out one of these festivals.
Lightning in a Bottle: Bradley, Calif.
What began as a private birthday party in 2000 became a full-on festival in 2004. Focusing on sustainability and creativity, event producers The Do Lab book a range of performers and even contribute art installations to Coachella.
WhatTheFestival: Dufur, Ore.
Inspired by the ethos of Burning Man, the creators of WhatTheFestival wanted to create a similar event, but on a smaller, more boutique scale. By limiting ticket sales, the festival has an intimate feel and allows fans to get up-close and personal to the stages.
Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas, Nev.
This one might be more like Disneyland than a proper rave, but you can’t deny it’s fun. As the largest electronic music festival outside of Europe, Electric Daisy Carnival draws nearly half a million people to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Paradiso Festival: George, Wash.
Founded by Live Nation, this festival is held in The Gorge Amphitheatre, a beautiful outdoor music venue known for hosting Sasquatch! With a sweeping view of the Columbia River, Paradiso is one of the most picturesque camping festivals you can visit.
Bass Coast: Merritt, British Columbia
After the success of last year’s “Tentacular” theme (a combination of tentacles and spectacular), Bass Coast is taking a more flashy road this year with “Good as Gold.” That said, the organizers make great effort to create an inclusive festival instead of “selling” it to their audience.
Shambhala: Salmo, British Columbia
Like Bass Coast, Shambhala helped build the vibrant electronic music scene in British Columbia. This particular festival is a family-run event that relies completely on volunteers and staff instead of corporate funding.
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.
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.
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