As the last week of May progressed, excitement grew inside me knowing I’d soon be surrounded by incredible natural beauty, hypnotic music, and smiling faces. Beanstalk was shaping up to be a family affair, as I spoke with dozens of friends making plans to travel to State Bridge for the three days of bliss that awaited us. My heart leaped as my friend Kristen knocked on the door Friday afternoon, already “festied out” in patterned…
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As the last week of May progressed, excitement grew inside me knowing I’d soon be surrounded by incredible natural beauty, hypnotic music, and smiling faces. Beanstalk was shaping up to be a family affair, as I spoke with dozens of friends making plans to travel…
A Review of DelFest May 21-24, 2015 Cumberland, Maryland Written by Sam Burch The sharp mountains pierce the skyline and fog spills out from behind the rocks. The ridgeline is split and between the two biggest peaks is a bright full moon. This massive marble…
The Frendly Gathering will return to Timber Ridge, VT from June 26th – 27th for its fifth year in spreading the love of snowboarding, frendship, great music and the great outdoors. Started by the Frends Crew and 250 of their frends, this festival grew to…
A Preview for Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival June 19-22, 2015 – Stockbridge, VT ZIONTIFIC Productions’ Summer Solstice Music Festival will once again return to the Green Mountains of Vermont for its 5th year in celebration of the day that shines longest. There are many reasons…
Even though Sonic Bloom is a small boutique festival tucked away in the Colorado mountains, people all over the country seem to know about it. I met two people in Denver who had come out for Sonic Bloom (one from Florida and one from New…
The state of education in America is a sore subject for many. Pathetic public investment in grade schools plus steadily increasing costs of higher education combine to make America one of the poorer performing Western countries when it comes to education. New models for education…
His name appears on transformative festival lineups around the world. His innovative music inventions are a source of amazement at Burning Man. A leading figure on Sonic Bloom’ s productions team, Jamie Janover is much more than an artist. Bridging the gap between dance parties and personal…
As I moved my hand with his, I was in a complete state of flow, ever present and connected to the music. Then, suddenly, he lifted me up and I was free-falling over his shoulder, but somehow I landed gently back on the wooden floor…
Earlier this month, the sun shined warmly on the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO for the second annual NoCo Hemp Expo. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, hemp enthusiasts lined the expo’s entrance with excitement for a budding industry. Over 1250 attendees gathered…
Washing your hair; starting your car; cooking yourself dinner….what do these tasks have in common? They are performed on a day-to-day basis and they require full use of your wrists. Every morning we wake up and go throughout our day, usually without thinking, “Wow, my…
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