Travelling to Music Festivals in 2017

Do you like going to concerts  or music festivals?

While I like going to concerts, I have not yet taken one step forward that others would do — travel to another city or even country just to enjoy the live music of their favorite artists in a concert or in a music festival. Speaking of music festivals, here are some which are scheduled to run this year:

    • Exit in Novi Sad, Serbia.  If you’re into electronic, hiphop, punk, metal, reggae and rock music, then this can be the festival for you. Organized yearly since 2000, it is scheduled to run July 6-19, 2017.
    • Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium. If dancing and electronic music is your thing, then you might enjoy this July 21-30 festival. It would be likely that electronic music DJ’s taking the stage will be geared with the best headphones, hdj might even be their choice for the night.
    •  Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay, Australia. The “land down under” also has its own music festival which will run this coming July 21-23. This annual event has been held since 2001 and features alternative, electronic, hip hop and indie rock music. 
  • Fuji Rock in Yuzawa, Niigata Perfecture, Japan. Reportedly one of the largest music festivals not just in Asia but the world, this will fill the air with rock and electronic music on July 28-30.
  • Rock in Rio, Brazil. This music festival traces its first one back in 1985. Other than in Brazil, it has also been held in different locations including in Portugal, Spain and the USA. This year, it is set on September 15-17 and 21-24 in Rio.

So how about you, would you be travelling for a concert or music festival this year?

Seven Unmissable Experiences in Argentina

Argentina is a destination that’s growing in popularity, not only for tourists but increasingly for students on gap years.  It’s the second largest country (by area) in South America, and it features a wide range of landscapes, from beautiful waterfalls and cosmopolitan cities through to unspoilt forests and laid back beaches.

If you want to backpack through Argentina as part of your gap year, here are seven of Argentina’s “must see” sights:

  1. Iguazu Falls:

A stunning natural feat that many feel is more beautiful and spectacular than the better known Niagara Falls. Yet whatever you think, there’s no doubt that these waterfalls are an impressive site, and if you visit the Argentine side of the Iguazu falls you can walk all the way up to the “Devil’s Throat” at the heart of the falls.  If you’re a nature lover, this is a must see sight.

  1. Mendoza Wine Tours:

Mendoza is located in the Napa Valley of Argentina.  There are a lot of things to see and do in the area.  If you’re the adventurous type you could go white water rafting or paragliding.  History lovers could pay a visit to the Inca Bridge.  Everyone should take a wine tour, though – even if you don’t like wine; it’s a great chance to see a bit of the region, try some new tastes, and learn a little about the place you’re visiting.

  1. Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was once known as the “Paris of the South”.  While it might not be so glamorous today, it’s a great stopping off point for student backpackers that no trip to Argentina would be complete without.  The city is a true melting pot of cultures, and features some great night life, amazing restaurants, and a friendly culture.  If you’re not a fan of traditional night clubs, you may still enjoy paying a visit to one of the many tango clubs in the city.

  1. The Andes Mountains

Not only are the Andes Mountains a breath-taking site, but they’re great fun for anyone who enjoys climbing or hiking.  There are lots of guided tours on offer, with routes to suit all fitness levels.  Take a camera; the views of the mountains and the glaciers are amazing.

  1. Patagonia

Head to the coast and you’ll get to walk amongst the penguins and play with the sea lions.  Large parts of the coast are relatively untouched, so if you’re going for a long walk be sure to bring plenty to drink – getting dehydrated miles from the nearest store is not a pleasant experience!

  1. Recoleta Cemetary

For a spooky (and free) experience, head to the Recoleta Cemetary, where each corpse is housed in an elaborate neo-classical mausoleum.  There are several famous citizens to look at, including cultural icon Eva Peron.

  1. Eat Like a Gaucho

Pay a visit to La Cholita in Buenos Aires and enjoy a true gaucho style meal which includes steak, ribs, chicken, sausage, and more.  If you’re a vegetarian, you can find meat free Empanadas at La Gauchita.  Eating out is surprisingly inexpensive in Argentina.

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About the author:
Jon Platy works for Principal Homebuyers who offers services including assistance in the selling of your home if you decide to relocate or move abroad. 

Why You’ll Love Owning a 5th Wheel Travel Trailer

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all and de-stress. Waking up to an alarm clock every morning, going to work, running errands, taking care of the kids; it all starts to add up. When you start to feel like all of the demands of your daily life are starting to catch up with you, you need to plan a vacation.

While taking a vacation is a great way to escape it all, booking flights and hotel rooms can be a hassle. How else can you get away? You can by purchasing a 5th wheel travel trailer for you and your family.  You can see more here about the benefits of 5th wheel travel trailer, after reading on to learn more about some of the benefits of owning one. There really is nothing more freeing and relaxing than jumping your RV, hitting the road and seeing where it takes you. If you’re on the fence, keep on reading to learn about some of the reasons why you’ll love owning your own 5th wheel travel trailer.

Reasons to Buy a 5th Wheel Travel Trailer

There are so many benefits associated with owning a 5th wheel travel trailer that it’s hard to decide what the best reasons are; however, here’s a look at some of the biggest perks of owning an RV.

  • You can get away whenever you want. You’ will be able to take a vacation whenever you want to. Whether it’s a weekend away, or a few weeks, all you have to do is pack up your stuff, get in the RV and start driving. You can end up at a destination you planned on, or you can just go where the road takes you and see what type of adventure awaits you.
  • You’ll enjoy a great deal of comfort. You will have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy your travels. Half of the reason why traveling is so stressful is because you’re all cramped up; whether it’s in a car, in a plane or on a train. When you travel in a 5th wheel travel trailer, you won’t be cramped, stuffed or feel like a sardine. A bed, comfortable seating, a kitchen and a bathroom will all be in your reach.
  • You’ll make memories to last a lifetime. If you find that it is difficult to spend quality time with your family, then you are going to love the quality time that you’ll be able to share together as the owner of a travel trailer. When you own a 5th wheel travel trailer, like the Redwood Fifth Wheels, you will be able to enjoy quality time with the ones you love the most.

What Types of RVs Are Best For Large Families?

If you’ve got a large group of people RVing with you, you’re going to need a lot of space. Here are a couple of good options for larger families to stay comfortable while out on the open road.

Motorhomes
Always a popular choice for RVing families, large motorhomes provide tons of space and plenty of amenities for the traveling brood. Class-C motorhomes are the smaller version – these are under 30 feet, and have huge sleeping spaces over the driver’s seat, as well as a back bedroom and convertible sleeping spaces elsewhere in the vehicle. The only drawback is that there is much less storage space compared a larger, Class A.

Class-A motorhomes are larger, and offer more storage space, more amenities, more sleeping space, and a smoother ride. Bunkhouse RVs are great for families with little kids – something extra for them to enjoy!

Pull-Behinds
Your next option is a pull-behind, such as a trailer or fifth wheeler. You’re going to need a strong truck or SUV to be able to tow and carry such vehicles. You can easily detach the tow vehicle from the trailer or fifth wheel – there are no toadies needed. Kids are safely belted during driving times, and there’s only one engine to worry about. You won’t be able to get out of your seats while driving, but you can enjoy all the amenities during one of your many stop-overs. The main obstacle is finding a capable tow vehicle that can seat everyone.