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  • 10 Best US Cities for Music Festivals

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 06, 2014

    It seems every city has its own music festival these days, but 10 cities stand out among the rest in both quality and quantity.

  • 10 Instagrams You May Have Missed This Week From Jenny Lewis, tUnE-yArDs, Chet Faker, and More

    By Dan Murphy July 18, 2014

    In this week's edition of InstaWorld, Jenny Lewis hangs out with her cardboard doppelganger, tUnE-yArDs eats baked goods, Laura Jane Grace hits the road withAgainst Me!, Chet Faker acid boogies, and CHVRCHES plays T in the Park. 

  • 13 Under $30: Best Bottomless Brunches in NYC

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 20, 2014

    New York City -- For your EZoo weekend, check out the best bottomless brunch deals under $30 in NYC. That's right, you pay $30 or less and get a meal and as many drinks as you want. 

  • 36 Hours in Antwerp, Belgium

    By Rose Mardit July 23, 2013

    Antwerp, Belgium -- On your way to Tomorrowland? Check out our mini guide to the nearby city of Antwerp, with a local-approved itinerary.

  • 36 Hours in Boston

    By Maressa Levy May 24, 2013

    Boston, Massachusetts -- We've compiled a mini guide with our favorite places to hang out in one of the nation's oldest cities, just in time for Boston Calling this Memorial Day Weekend.

  • 36 Hours in Byron Bay, Australia

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 01, 2013

    Byron Bay, Australia -- Use this mini travel guide for a quick stop in Byron before or after one of the area's festivals, like Bluesfest and Splendour in the Grass.

  • 36 Hours in Chicago

    By Maressa Levy August 23, 2013

    Chicago, Illinois -- We head to our favorite lakeside city to give you an overview of area restaurants, museums, parks, and shops.

  • 36 Hours in Marrakech, Morocco

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 21, 2013

    Marrakech, Morocco -- After Essouira's Le Festival Gnaoua, make the 2-hour trip to Marrakech for 36 hours in Morocco's most cosmopolitan city.

  • 36 Hours in Portland, Oregon

    By Kelsey Stoulil July 29, 2013

    Portland, Oregon -- Grab your plaid, hop on your bike, and spend a few days in America's weirdest city.

  • 36 Hours in Salisbury, England

    By Andy Farenden August 09, 2013

    Salisbury, England -- Home to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, and one of the UK's premiere alternative music festivals, End of the Road.

  • 4 Essential Drinks of Central Europe

    By Rose Mardit October 31, 2013

    A rundown of our favorite liquid offerings from Central Europe, and recommendations on how to enjoy them.

  • 5 Mini Festival Essentials You Can Fit in Your Pocket

    By Alyssa Buffenstein July 16, 2014

    Here's how you can carry everything you need at a festival without even thinking about a backpack.

  • 5 Reasons Why EDM Festivals Love Croatia

    By Laura Baker-Finch August 15, 2013

    Croatia -- The list of Croatian electronic music festivals seems never-ending, and always-expanding. You can't argue with the good weather and good music combination, but why else has Croatia's music festival scene exploded recently?

  • 5 Things We Love About Montreal

    By Marjana Jaidi August 13, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- We packed a lot of activities into the little time we had in Montreal. Here are 5 things we saw that made us fall in love with the city.

  • 6 Best Apps for the On-The-Go DJ

    By Ilana Dadras April 15, 2014

    Check out the best apps to help you sketch out sets, mix your favorite tracks, and keep your friends dancing all the way to the festival gates.  

  • 6 Tips for Packing Light for a Weekend Festival

    By Maressa Levy July 12, 2013

    Tendency to overpack? You're not alone. Check out our 6 tips to make sure you have everything you need (and nothing you don't) for a weekend getaway.

  • 7 Ways "Gringo Trails" Teaches Festivalgoers to Be Thoughtful Travelers

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 13, 2014

    Lessons for festivalgoers from the documentary Gringo Trails.

  • 8 Best Travel Apps for 2014

    By Dan Murphy March 25, 2014

    Add these to your smart phone before heading out into the cold, cruel world to make life easier.

  • 8 Reasons European Bus Travel is the Best

    By Rose Mardit August 19, 2014

    In Europe, buses are the budget traveler's secret weapon. Read through to find out why there is so much to love.

  • 9 Instagrams You May Have Missed This Week From Nas, Tinie Tempah, Mac DeMarco, Frank Turner, Best Coast, and More

    By Laura Baker-Finch July 11, 2014

    In this week's edition of InstaWorld, Mac DeMarco embraces San Francisco, Nas throws cake at a Steve Aoki party, Tine Tempah flew with Lily Allen, and Diarrhea Planet made a big splash. 

  • A BottleRocker's Guide to Napa Valley Wineries

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 16, 2013

    Napa Valley, California -- I won't do Napa Valley the injustice of attempting a full-fledged review of the wines I tasted. I will, however, give a rundown of the best wineries I visited during my trip to BottleRock.

  • A Guide to Richmond, Virginia for the Musically Inclined

    By Alyssa Buffenstein April 03, 2014

    Richmond, Virginia -- We compiled the city’s prime musical spots to visit, along with some of the best annual festivals to help you time your trip. 

  • A Postcard from the CNTRL Tour

    By Natalie Freilich November 21, 2012

    A few weeks ago I was asked to join the CNTRL tour with Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ean Golden and additional guests. Dropping everything I had going on at the moment, I flew out to Buffalo one cloudy morning and opened the door onto another chapter of my life.

  • A-Trak Debuts New Travel Site, Infinite Legroom

    By Marjana Jaidi February 15, 2013

    DJ, Fool's Gold don, and travel impresario A-Trak has launched his own travel website, Infinite Legroom.

  • A-Trak, Big Sean, IAMSU!, and Chief Keef Added to Rock the Bells Lineup

    By Maressa Levy July 12, 2013

    Rock the Bells has unveiled another round of lineup additions for their four-festival circuit, kicking of in Los Angeles this September.

  • An Afternoon Exploring Rabat, Morocco

    By Laura Baker-Finch May 30, 2013

    Rabat, Morocco -- This capital is often overlooked in favor of the busy souks of Marrakech, the beach-side town of Essouira, or even the bustling business center in Casablanca. Here are six reasons you should give Rabat a fair shot.

  • An Afternoon in Paris: A New Yorker's Guide

    By Marjana Jaidi November 01, 2012

    Just in time for Pitchfork Paris, Cultivora founder Marjana Jaidi shares some of her favorite ways to spend an afternoon in Paris.

  • Around Town: The BUKU Project New Orleans

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 21, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Any guide book can tell you the French Quarter is a must when in NoLa, but what about suggestions specific to The BUKU Project? Read on. 

  • BPM 2014: Preflight Checklist

    By Cultivora December 31, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Headed to BPM this year? Use our Preflight Checklist to help make your trip efficient and stress-free.

  • BPM 2014: Tulum Mini Guide

    By Angela Del Sol December 29, 2013

    Tulum, Mexico -- While in Playa del Carmen for The BPM Festival, head to Tulum to decompress seaside while enjoying breathtaking natural vistas.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: East Village

    By Cultivora October 02, 2013

    New York City -- Get a taste of the Official Travel Guide to CMJ Music Marathon with our spotlight on the East Village.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: Madison Square Park

    By Cultivora October 07, 2013

    New York City -- Click through for a taste of what's available in the Madison Square Park section of our full Official Travel Guide to CMJ Music Marathon.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: NYU

    By Cultivora September 19, 2013

    New York City -- Take a sneak peek at what you can find in the NYU neighborhood section of the Official Travel Guide to CMJ 2013.

  • CMJ Neighborhood Spotlight: Williamsburg

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 09, 2013

    New York City -- Get a taste of our official travel guide to CMJ with our top picks in Williamsburg.

  • Cultivora's Guide to Paris by Arrondissement

    By Tayler Johnson April 29, 2013

    Paris, France -- No matter where you explore or stay, know where to eat, shop, and party in each of Paris' 20 arrondissements.

  • Cultivora's Holiday Gift Guide

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 03, 2012

    If you have a music festival enthusiast on your list, we’ve got your back. Click through for the best festival and music travel inspired gifts this season, for both guys and gals. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find some gifts to add to your own wish list.

  • Cultivora's Holiday Gift Guide 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 26, 2013

    I may not know what to get your fishing-obsessed uncle or Twihard cousin, but if you're looking for the perfect gift for the festivalgoer or traveler in your life - click through.

  • Cultivora's Holiday Gift Guide 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 25, 2014

    Gifts for the travel enthusiasts, techies, music lovers, and festivalgoers in your life this holiday season. 

  • Cultivora's Mini Guide to LouFest: Where to Eat, Drink, and Explore in St. Louis

    By Laura Baker-Finch September 05, 2013

    St. Louis, Missouri -- From an Obama-approved pizza to an adult jungle gym, here's where you should eat, explore, and drink in St. Louis during LouFest.

  • Cultivora’s Mini Guide to Afropunk Fest 2013: Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

    By Rose Mardit August 20, 2013

    Brooklyn, New York -- In honor of Afropunk's 9th year, we've made a list of our favorite places to eat, shop, and party in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

  • Diplo Launches Zine

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 01, 2012

    Diplo has reunited with photographer Shane McCauley of "128 Beats Per Minute" to launch "Blow Your Head." Each volume of the quarterly zine will explore a different country and musical genre.

  • Downtown Festival NYC: Where to Eat and Drink

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 01, 2014

    New York City -- Everything you need to know about Downtown Festival's stop in NYC, including where to eat and drink near the official venues.

  • Fest Digest: The Buku Project (Friday)

    By Cultivora March 21, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Welcome to our first Fest Digest for The BUKU Project, where every day this weekend we'll help you prep for the festival, make the most of its surroundings, and recap the festivities. 

  • Fest Digest: The Buku Project (Saturday)

    By Cultivora March 22, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Relive yesterday at The BUKU Project and prepare yourself for the second and final day of the festival with our BUKU Fest Digest. 

  • Get Your Free Copy of Cultivora's Guide to CMJ 2013 [UPDATED]

    By Marjana Jaidi October 02, 2013

    New York City -- Cultivora is pleased to present the Official Travel Guide for CMJ 2013. Click through to find out where to pick up your free copy!

  • Governors Island: A Destination for Music, Art, and Hammocks in NYC

    By Maya Shaw-Faber July 17, 2014

    New York City -- Governors Island is open to the public! Come play, lay in the sun, and listen to some awesome music.

  • Grab WMC Discounts Before They're Gone

    By Kelsey Stoulil February 13, 2013

    Miami Beach, Florida -- Still need to book your hotel or flight for WMC? Check out these deals for WMC attendees.

  • How to Get Into Berghain

    By Rose Mardit April 23, 2014

    Berlin, Germany -- Berghain/Panorama Bar is on everybody’s list of “things to do” when they visit Berlin. Here's some practical advice on getting in.

  • Insider's Guide to Prague

    By Rose Mardit June 27, 2014

    Prague, Czech Republic -- Headed to Prague? Here are Cultivora's insider tips to help you avoid the tourist circuit.

  • InstaWorld: A-Trak, The Lumineers, IconaPop, and More

    By Cultivora March 06, 2013

    Welcome to our new weekly series, InstaWorld, in which we take a look at what's happening around the world through artists' lenses.

  • InstaWorld: Cults, Ellie Goulding, Biffy Clyro and More

    By Maressa Levy April 05, 2013

    Check out what Guards, Icona Pop, Macklemore, and more are up to in this week's edition of Instaworld.

  • InstaWorld: MS MR, Delicate Steve, Ellie Goulding, and More

    By Maressa Levy July 10, 2013

    In this week's InstaWorld, find out whose hanging out with a fuzzy chicken, whose peeing their pants in Copenhagen, and who is roadtripping to hang out with Nicki Bluhm on tour.

  • InstaWorld: Mumford and Sons, The xx, Major Lazer, and More

    By Maressa Levy April 10, 2013

    Catch up with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mumford and Sons, The xx, and more in this week's edition of InstaWorld.

  • Know Before You Go: BUKU Project Transportation and Insights

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 19, 2014

    So you have your festival pass and you're in New Orleans, what's next? 

  • Lighter Suitcases and Better Travel Tips, Thanks to Spotted by Locals

    By Rose Mardit April 12, 2012

    Introducing Spotted by Locals, a smarter way to bring guide books along, only much less touristy and much more authentic. The idea is simple: learn about the local culture by following recommendations from people who live there, with the help of their website, PDF guides, and iPhone app.

  • London, According to Festicket

    By Marjana Jaidi February 21, 2013

    London, U.K -- Earlier this week, I met the Festicket team in London. Click through to discover their top recommendations in the area.

  • Paris Triple Threat: Candelaria, Glass, and Mary Celeste

    By Tayler Johnson May 07, 2013

    Paris, France -- What do a Mexican taqueria, late night cocktail bar, and oyster bar have in common? Nothing much actually, but the team behind these three restaurants/bars are making waves among the classic brasseries found in Paris.

  • Paul McCartney and Wu-Tang Clan to Headline Bonnaroo 2013

    By Maressa Levy February 19, 2013

    Manchester, Tennessee -- Weird Al has announced the 2013 Bonnaroo lineup via Youtube, with headliners including Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang, ZZ Top, R Kelly and more!

  • Photo Gallery: Sights and Sounds of Marrakech, Morocco

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 12, 2013

    Marrakech, Morocco -- Take a day trip before, after, or during Le Festival Gnaoua to experience what has arguable become Morocco's most cosmopolitan city.

  • Primavera Sound Launches Touring Party Throughout Spain, the UK, and France

    By Maressa Levy September 03, 2013

    Primavera Sound has announced a touring party, which will make stops in various cities in Spain, the UK, and France.

  • Record Store Day 2014: Manhattan and Brooklyn

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 15, 2014

    New York City -- A guide to our favorite record stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn, plus the coffee shops, lunch stops, and bars nearby.

  • Roskilde Day Trip: Copenhagen, Denmark

    By Rose Mardit June 20, 2013

    Copenhagen, Denmark -- Before or after Roskilde, don't miss out on the chance to visit Copenhagen. Here are our recommendations for a jam-packed day in the Danish capital.

  • Survival Guide: Combatting Jet Lag

    By by Laura Baker-Finch February 20, 2012

    If your destination is a music festival (or, post-festival, the real world), you might not have the luxury of combatting jet lag on your own time. Here are a few tips and trips to help you with the process.

  • Survival Guide: Staying Connected When You Leave the Country

    By Rose Mardit May 10, 2013

    Our tips for the best (and most budget-friendly) ways to keep in touch when traveling internationally.

  • Survival Guide: Traveling with Dietary Restrictions

    By Rose Mardit May 30, 2013

    Traveling with food intolerance or certain diets might be inconvenient, but it doesn't have to ruin your trip. Keep your body happy by checking out these tips for traveling with dietary restrictions.

  • Test Drive: Gogo Paris Mobile App

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 29, 2012

    This essential guide, available in print, digital, and mobile formats, will have you strutting around Paris like a local. Download the app to get the most out of Pitchfork Paris, taking place at Grande Halle de la Villette November 1-2.

  • The 411 on Budget Airlines

    By Rose Mardit July 05, 2013

    There are deals to be had, but flying with European budget airlines is not always headache-free. Here's what you need to know before you go.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 1: Italian Food and David Grisman

    By Marjana Jaidi August 06, 2012

    This is the year that I finally get to go to Outside Lands, and I'm so excited about it, I decided to take a week before the festival to explore the great state of California, and document my adventures for Cultivora. Read on for the first installment of this weeklong series, and if you're following us on Twitter or Instagram, be on the lookout for our adventures, hashtagged #road2oL.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 3: 24 Hours in Los Angeles

    By Marjana Jaidi August 08, 2012

    Today, I'll embark on the final leg of my excursion to Outside Lands: a two-day drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, from Los Angeles to San Francisco. But first, click through for a recap of my afternoon in Los Angeles, and at the end of the slideshow, I'll give you a rundown of everywhere we ate on this leg of the trip.

  • The Road to Outside Lands, Part 4: Driving Up the Pacific Coast Highway

    By Marjana Jaidi August 08, 2012

    The fourth and final installment of our "Road to Outside Lands" series got delayed because of, well, Outside Lands, but here we are with the last piece of the puzzle: a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the Pacific Coast Highway.

  • The Road to Sasquatch: Where to Shop, Eat, and Take in the View

    By Kelsey Stoulil May 17, 2013

    George, Washington -- The city of Sasquatch will be springing up again soon, don't get lost on the way there.

  • Three Affordable Ways to Catch A Ride to Summer Festivals

    By Maressa Levy May 21, 2013

    No car? No problem. We've found three ways you can (affordably) get where you need to go.

  • Travel Essentials: The Carry-On Bag

    By Rose Mardit April 30, 2013

    Summer festival season is just around the corner. Flying domestic? Consider packing in one of these carry-on pieces.

  • Travel Tips: Deutsch Sprache in Österreich (Speaking German in Austria)

    By Rose Mardit April 01, 2013

    Mayrhofen, Austria -- Happy first day of Snowbombing, and welcome to Mayrhofen! Although most people in town speak English, politeness and effort go a long way. Kick off the week with this mini-guide to the language for non-German speakers.

  • Travel with Ease - Me No Speak Language Companions

    By Laura Baker-Finch March 07, 2012

    Find learning a new language for the sake of a music festival daunting? These picture-oriented phrase books are here to help. From the airport to the festival, and all your experiences in between, they'll make the difference between a misunderstanding-induced disaster and the best trip you've ever had.

  • Ultra Croatia Day Trip: The Island of Brač

    By Rose Mardit July 11, 2013

    Brač, Croatia -- Looking for a break from the sea of neon at Ultra Croatia? Take a day trip to the island of Brač and enjoy the Adriatic Sea instead.

  • Up 'Til Dawn: White Night Melbourne

    By Mayuri Reddy March 01, 2013

    Melbourne, AUS -- Last weekend, Australia played host to a White Night Festival, a series of free art events that span the globe.

  • Video Spotlight: Robert DeLong

    By Marjana Jaidi April 17, 2013

    If there was a festival MVP award, Robert DeLong would be an undeniable frontrunner. Click through to watch our video interview and hear his take on music festivals, travel essentials, and what's in store for the festival stage.

  • Video: Cultivora Takes Coachella

    By Marjana Jaidi May 02, 2013

    Indio, California -- Last month, Laura and I made the trek to Coachella. Click through to watch the full video, read more details about our adventures, and fast forward to certain segments.

  • Video: Nicole Moudaber, Adriatique, and Guy Gerber on Life on the Road

    By Marjana Jaidi March 28, 2014

    Watch as Nicole Moudaber, Guy Gerber, and Adriatique talk about what it's like being a musician on the road. 

  • Where to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

    By Laura Baker-Finch April 24, 2014

    New Orleans, Louisiana -- Our favorite places to grab lunch, celebrate happy hour, and sit down for dinner. 

  • Wilco's 2013 Solid Sound Festival Lineup Announced

    By Maressa Levy February 18, 2013

    North Adams, Massachusetts -- Solid Sound's 2013 lineup brings Foxygen, Yo La Tengo, The Dream Syndicate, Reggie Watts, and, of course, Wilco.

  • Win 7-Day Passes to The BPM Festival!

    By Marjana Jaidi November 18, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Share your BPM wisdom to win 7-day passes to the festival!