Planning for summer festival season is a several months-long process for some — shopping, planning and packing all the essentials — or a last-minute concern for others. If you fall in the latter category, this list is for you.
Yes, it’s hot, but you need them. The ground gets hot, dusty, sometimes wet from who-knows-what, so you’re going to want a lightweight, water-wicking something to lay down when the all-day standing gets to you. Find something lightweight, preferably one that folds up tightly and into its own packing, like this one.
Packing a small battery pack for your phone charger is a must. Try not to use it the first day, save it up for the last few in case of emergencies — chances are you’re not getting a WiFi signal anyway — but it’s good to have. Find a weather-proof device you can charge on the way up, like this one, or a charging phone case.
Bottles and Bags
Go full- estival-goer with a CamelBak HydroBak water bottle and backpack duo, or divide and conquer with a refillable water bottle, maybe one that collapses, and a lightweight water-resistant backpack, like Eagle Creek.
By loading up on all-weather, lightweight gear, you’re set for nearly any summer festival situation.
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.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.