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The word “adventure” means something different to everyone. For many people, when they think of adventure travel, their mind goes to an African Safari or going on a Nile River trip. For others, adventure could be a camping trip at a National Park, a golf trip to Arizona, or even a trip to Iceland soaking in hot springs and seeing the northern lights. Your adventure can be as active or relaxing as you want.

One branch of the adventure travel niche that appeals to most of us are the music festivals that take place all over the world. Everyone has a favorite musician or genre of music, and there is a good chance that a specific performer or style of music is featured at one of the music festivals that have started back up now that COVID restrictions are lightening up. If DJ shows, EDM, house, or techno are your style of music, you can head to Sonar which is held in three different locations - three equally amazing places to visit in Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Reykjavik. You can also see some of the best DJs in the world in Boom, Belgium at Tomorrowland. If metal and punk is what you are into, you can head to Clissonj, France for Hellfest Open Air. If hip hop is your thing, Rolling Loud is a festival that started in America but now makes a stop in Portimao, Portugal. Maybe you want a multi-genre festival like the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK or Rockin Rio which is held in both Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal. My mind is racing with excitement at these awesome music festivals all over the world!

If you don’t want to leave the country, you can also enjoy one of the many amazing festivals here in the US. There are plenty of multi-generational and multi-genre festivals that are just a short flight, or in some cases, even a drive away. The New Orleans Jazz and Cultural Festival is a great chance to visit one of our most historic cities. There, you can enjoy everything from traditional New Orleans Jazz to Jimmy Buffet, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, The Black Crows, The Foo Fighters, and Luke Combs. Visit Austin, Texas for SXSW, a music festival that includes much more: comedy, film screenings, educational conferences, and art exhibitions. Also in Austin is The City Limits Music Festival. It has been one of the most popular multi-genre festivals around since 2002. If you are looking for a trip to NYC to take in the city, you can also enjoy one of the most popular newer music festivals, The Governors Ball Music Festival.

These are just a few examples of how you can plan your adventure around music festivals, but there are so many more. If you love music and love to travel, let our team at The Good Life Travel Company find you the perfect trip and music jams.

Mike Lilje is the Adventure Travel Specialist for The Good Life Company. His love for sports, music, and life adventures led him to specialize in sharing his passion with others. If you would like to plan an adventure, email Mike at

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