- May 2011
If I shout Edinburgh, you might shout festival. But while Edinburgh has the characteristics of a bestseller during August, when visitors flock to frolic in the festivities, it is definitely a classic in the grand scheme of things: timeless, mysterious and"
- August 2008
Lucinda Day reviewed Cambridge Folk Festival in Cambridge, United Kingdom
Cambridge folk festival ticks all the folkie boxes. The gorgeous and historic city of Cambridge is just the right setting for starters. The campsites and countryside are glorious of course; but it’s always nice to know that a short bus journey (bus…"
Lucinda Day reviewed Catalina Island in US West Coast, United States
"If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Southern California and have a go at some water sports then Catalina Island is one to visit. Arriving by boat not only adds to the excitement when you’re visiting a beach; but it is also a rather fitt…"
Lucinda Day reviewed Cataltepe Beach in Marmara Region, Turkey
For the best beach experiences in any given country it’s wise to follow the locals; and the Turks head to the seaside resort of Ayvalik for their summer holidays. Streets are lined with palm trees and olive groves, while excellent local restaurants serve…"
- July 2008
Lucinda Day reviewed Haldern Pop Festival in Bocholt, Germany
Roll up, roll up to Hadern pop festival; it’s by far the coolest and most carefree show on the indie calendar. Set in the gorgeously understated Rhineland, amongst rolling yellow meadows, wandering cows and tiny German villages, it really is the perfect …"
Lucinda Day reviewed Træna Festival in Norway
If you’re fed up with the commercial festivals that are sprawling out of Europe every summer then you’ll certainly not be complaining at Norway’s Traena Festival, which has acquired the desirable tagline of most remote festival on earth.
Held on a smal…"
Lucinda Day reviewed Exit Festival in Serbia
It’s no wonder that we’re all ditching the UK and heading off to Europe for our festival fix, when British weekenders have the likes of Exit Festival to compete with. Held in a mesmerizing Serbian fortress, and next to the Danube River, there is no bette…"
Lucinda Day reviewed Bonn Om Tuk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
"Whether you’re a boating fanatic, or just up for some tropical (wet and wild) fun, Bon Um Tuk or ‘The Festival of Boat Races’ is not to be missed if you’re heading to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The festival takes place annually in November…"
- June 2008
Lucinda Day reviewed Tet Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Têt Festival is by far the biggest event on the Vietnamese social calendar. In late January to early February a colossal celebration takes place throughout the whole country, as people go all out in the most lavish of manners in order to celebrate…"
- June 2007
Lucinda Day reviewed Esala Perahera in Kandy, Sri Lanka
If you’re in Sri Lanka around full moon time at the end of July then you may be lucky enough to experience the fanciest Sri Lankan festival of all. This Buddhist celebration takes place in Kandy; it has over the centuries become not only a long standing …"