Category Archives: WELL BEING

SUMMER FESTIVAL : HOW TO SAVE MONEY

So you spend all your money on food this year and forgot to save for the summer? It’s all right, there are many solutions. You won’t be going to Coachella for sure, but believe me there are some cheap and awesome festivals out there. We are blessed with low-cost flight companies all around Europe and I am going to give you some extra tips to manage your expenses. Read carefully.

 

EUROPE’S CHEAPEST FESTIVALS

 

   •   OFF FESTIVAL – POLAND / 04.05.06 August 2017 

Price: 55£ for a 3 days pass  –  Line-up in three words: Feist / Jessy Lanza / Swans

-> check out their website

•   VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL – PORTSMOUTH (UK) / 25.26.27 August 2017 

Price: 67£ for a 3 days pass  – Line up in three words: Franz Ferdinand / Rita Ora / Madness

-> check out their website

•  EXIT FESTIVAL – SERBIA / 5.6.7.8.9 July 2017

Price: 120£ for a 5 days pass – Line up in three words: Rag’n’Bone man / Hardwell / Jamie Jones

-> check out their website

•   LES EUROCKEENNES – BELFORT (FRANCE) / 6.7.8.9 July 2017

Price: 114£ for 4 days pass – Line up in three words: Chinese Man – Jain – Nina Kraviz

-> check ou their website  (this one is my very first and for ever beloved festival)

•    VOLT FESTIVAL – HUNGARY / 27.28.29.30 June 01 July 2017

Price: 115£ for a 4 days pass – Line up in three words: Martin Garrix / Elie Goulding / The Cult

-> check out their website

•   BILBAO BBK LIVE – SPAIN / 6.7.8 July 2017

Price: 121£ for a 3 days pass – Line up in three words: Justice – Phoenix – Die Antwoord

-> check out their website

 

EUROPE’S CHEAPEST FLIGHT COMPANIES

 

If you’re not lucky enough to travel by train to your destination, you will be forced to take the plane. Don’t panic! There are plenty of low-cost companies all over Europe. Have a look at this list and peacefully start budgeting your summer trip.

Flying from/to…

ENGLAND : Easy Jet – Flybe – Jet2 – Monarch Airlines – Ryanair

FRANCE : French Blue – Transavia – HOP !

GERMANY : Eurowings

HUNGARY : Wizzair

ICELAND : WOW air

NETHERLANDS : Transavia

SPAIN : Iberia express – Volotea – Vueling

 

EXTRA TIPS

 

Avoid bringing your smartphone with you. There are too many chances that it will be stolen, no matter how careful you are. Instead, prefer the old ugly Samsung from 2009, hidden in your closet, that is still working for some mysterious reason. Yes, I hear you. What about the videos, pictures and memories? Well if you can’t afford to buy a new phone, don’t take the risk and bring a good old fashioned disposable camera.

Avoid bringing new and fragile clothes. You’ll ruin them for sure. Festivals are unpredictable and as you can read in the Testimonies articles, mud fights are very likely to happen right in front of you.

Prepare the food, alcohol (whatever you need) budget in advance. It is obviously better for your safety but also for your wallet.

Keep your money with you at all times. Nope, not in the tent. A tent is unfortunately too easy to open and no matter how friendly the camping people seem, some of them are total creeps.

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BE SAFE – BE WELL

There are some rules one must know and respect when attending a festival. These few principles are the key to a successful, unforgettable experience. You’ll see, it’s very simple to be smart.

 

R U L E  N ° 1 :  Stay with your friends

Even if you are not going to Tomorrow Land, Coachella or huge festivals like these, you will be very likely to find yourself in a huge crowd filled with crazy party people dancing, shouting, and jumping anyway. You will probably be having the time of your life but try to check, from time to time, if you’re friends are still around. Festival locations are often in isolated locations where data is rare. Once you lose them, you’re destined to a great solitude.

 

R U L E  N ° 2 : Protect yourself from the sun

European summers can reach temperatures up to 40°C with no wind, no humidity and no hope. If you don’t want to be a dehydrated lobster, put sunscreen, sunglasses and a cap on whenever you’re outside. If you chose to camp, don’t hesitate to spread a sheet or a tarp in the air above your tent to get some freshness when the sun rises.

 

R U L E  N ° 3 : Make sure to get enough sleep

I know I sound like your mother, but seriously getting enough sleep is IMPORTANT. You want to make the most of your experience and being a zombie after the first day is such a shame. We are young, but five hours of sleep per night is a must.

 

R U L E  N ° 4 : Drink water

Beer might be your faithful and beloved companion but you must let it go sometimes and stick to the good old water bottle. Despite all the benefits the booze brings, it contains alcohol and will dehydrate your body very fast. Especially in high temperatures, try to drink water as much as possible during the day and keep some with you during concerts. I would advise you to get a Camel Back of 1 to 2 litters and fill it up with fresh and clean water. Camel Backs are often filled with alcohol and it’s fine but make sure that at least one person of your group has a water camel back so he/she can save you all.

 

R U L E  N ° 5 : Don’t go over your limits

It is important to be careful with alcohol, drugs or whatever you’re taking. You’re not at home with a comfortable bed waiting for you and appropriate medical care if needed. Many people will get too much and won’t be able to handle it. You don’t want to end up in a crowded tent, not able to stand up and missing the artist you’ve been waiting for all year-long. It’s really easy to get carried away so I would advise you to prepare the quantities in advance (whatever it is you are taking), and don’t go over this limit.