Browsing the archive for September, 2020
In 2020 essentially every single festival around the globe has been canceled. For decades these festivals have been bringing people together in a moving expression of art and emotion and have been some of the best highlights throughout the year. With everyone being cooped up inside all year, it’s sure that 2021 is going to be bursting with creativity, inspiration, and imagination. Listed below are several festivals you’re not going to want to miss!
Donauinselfest - Austria
Starting off this list with a bang, we have the number one largest music festival in the entire world, Donauinselfest! Boasting a whopping 3.3 million attendants in 2015, Donauinselfest broke records and landed itself in the renowned Guinness World Records. Another significant drawing point to this festival is the fact that admission is completely free! You have the added option of purchasing food and beverages but you won’t have to pay a dime to actually attend the festival.
Coachella - California, USA
It wouldn’t be a music festival list if we didn’t add Coachella! Arguably one of the most well known music festivals of all time, Coachella is definitely a festival you’re going to want to take the time to experience for yourself. This desert venue is absolutely packed with individuals from all over the world and some of the worlds best artists to boot! The festival itself is a bit pricey, with a three-day pass starting at $429USD, but with artists such as Childish Gambino, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande participating every year, you will certainly get your money’s worth. Coachella 2021 will be taking place on April 9-18!
Mawazine - Morocco
Nestled in the home of Morocco’s capital, Mawazine brings music from all around the world to bring people together and cultivate homegrown talent. While they have many local artists performing, they also have well known artists such as Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and Maroon 5 just to name a few. This festival brings together people from all different ages and cultures, from young teenage boys to middle-aged women, there is something for everyone during this amazing festival.
Summerfest - Milwaukee, USA
2021 is looking very promising for Milwaukee’s Summerfest festival. With stars such as Guns N’ Roses, Blink-182, KHALID, Justin Bieber, and Halsey, you’re definitely going to want to secure your spot for attendance. With single day general-admission tickets starting at a low 23$USD, there is no reason not to attend one of the hottest festivals in the world! Mark the date on your 2021 calendar for June 24-26, July 1-3, and July 8-10!
There are dozens of other festivals worth visiting next year, but these are just a few to inspire you! If any of these have peaked your interest, feel free to contact us for a free quote on one of our available private jet flights. We pride ourself in providing the highest quality flights for competitive prices.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Last week we explored some of the New Wonders of the World. From the Great Wall of China to the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro, from Machu Picchu in Peru to the Chichen Itza in Mexico, these iconic sites are definitely ones you’ll want to add to your bucket list! This week’s post is featuring the rest of the icons on the list of New Wonders of the World and also one very special honorable mention!
The Roman Colosseum (Rome)
Starting off today’s list is the Roman Colosseum. One of Italy’s most famous structures, the Colosseum draws in millions of visitors every year. Teeming with culture and history, it is home to some of the most brutal and interesting entertainment in history. From gladiator contests, to animal hunts, to elaborate reenactments of famous battles of their time, the 50,000 spectators that were able to be seated there were witness to some of history’s most spectacular entertainment.
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
This magnificent mausoleum was built to honor the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The name of this structure essentially means “crown of palaces” which is fitting due to the fact that there are twenty-eight different types of jewels set into the marble. During its creation, the chief architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri actually constructed the surrounding towers to be tilted slightly away from the main building so in the event that they were damaged they would fall away from the Taj Mahal and protect the grave from being damaged.
Deep within Jordan’s desert canyons lies the stone city of Petra. Tombs, tunnels, and sacred monuments are hand carved into the sandstone cliffs. The outdoor Petra theatre can seat between 5,000 and 8,000 people. The Smithsonian Magazine selected it as one of the 28 places to see before you die by Smithsonian Magazine and this historic site brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Other mentions: The Great Pyramid of Giza - Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last surviving wonder of the Ancient World. Estimated to have been built sometime between 2540 B.C.and 2560 B.C. this structure has survived incredible harsh climates of the Western Desert. The pyramids were built to house and honor the pharaohs after death. The tombs held a multitude of precious artifacts such as gold and silver but it has been said that curses and traps awaited any who would attempt to steal from the pharaohs.
Every single one of these entries are definitely places worth visiting in a lifetime. They are some of the most visited places for a reason! Their awe-inspiring beauty and stunning craftsmanship will leave a mark on your life like no other. A private and luxurious flight is just one inquiry away and you could be on your way there tomorrow! Contact us today for a free quote for one of our many available flights aboard the most exclusive and luxurious jets that the market has to offer.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Visiting the Wonders of the World is both beneficial for experienced travelers who may be looking for inspiration on where to go and individuals who are new to traveling and don’t know where to start. Most people have heard of the Wonders of the World, but not many actually know what they are or where! They originally consisted of the “Seven Wonders of the World” but all of them but one have since been destroyed! They consisted of: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece), the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The only last surviving wonder from this list is the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. In 2007 a Swiss company called the New 7 Wonders Foundation, hosted a contest where 7 new wonders were chosen as the Wonders of the World. If you are looking to add to your bucket list or are starting one from scratch, these locations below are an absolute must to add!
Great Wall of China
It comes to no surprise that the Great Wall of China would be among this list. Taking over 200 years to build and spanning across a distance of 13,171 miles (21,196 kilometers) this colossal feat of craftsmanship has become world known for its greatness. This structure spans across 9 different provinces and municipalities! The most famous part of the Great Wall (Badaling) has been visited by over three-hundred heads of state and VIPs from around the world! Though it is thousands of miles long, there are some parts of the wall that have withstood time better than others, making them more recommended for visiting. The best areas are near Beijing: Mutianyu, Jinshanling, Jiankou, Simatai, and Huanghuacheng.
Christ the Redeemer Statue (Rio de Janeiro)
Christ the Redeemer is a statue sitting atop the Corcovado mountain and overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It is the tallest art deco statue in the world with a height of 30 metres and a surprising 28 metre arm width. Nearly two million people visit the statue each year with tourism sky-rocketing around Easter.
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Sitting thousands of feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains lies Machu Picchu, a symbol of the Incan Empire. Most cities built by the Inca civilization were destroyed by invaders, but Machu Picchu was so high up in the mountains that it remained hidden from the ground and thus was safely protected.
Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico)
Chichen Itza is a Mayan archaeological site in Yucatan (Mexico). When people think of Chichen Itza they usually think of the large Kukulkan Pyramid which is the most famous and most visited structure in this area, but Chichen Itza is actually a small city that exhibits a multitude of architectural styles and smaller temples as well.Chichen Itza is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.
Whether you are an experienced and avid explorer or are just starting out on your journey across the world, every name in this list is definitely one you should look into seeing. At Fly Largent, we can take you anywhere in the world you want to go and we aim to go above and beyond to make your experience as enjoyable as can be. We have a multitude of private luxurious jets available and ready to take you wherever it is that you want. Contact us today for a free quote!
Make sure to check back next week for the rest of the list of the New Wonders of the World, plus honorable mentions!
Friday, September 11, 2020