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Photo Essay: Burning Man By Night thumbnail

I’ve described Burning Man several times as simply a different universe. Never is this more true than at night. So for a nice lazy Saturday afternoon post, I wanted to share with you my photos of this alternative planet… after dark. As the sun begins to set, the temperature cools and neon lights blink to life…

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“Everyone cries at Burning Man,” I was warned. I may have scoffed at the time – but how right they were. While part of me feels guilty expressing any disappointment whatsoever about an event that I rarely hear anything but breathless praise for, you guys know that I’m all about keeping it real. While I loved…

Ten Reflections on the Ten Principles of Burning Man thumbnail

For an event of its size, Burning Man has very few rules. It is a pretty successful experiment in letting people set their own limits, exercise their judgement, and govern themselves. There are however, ten principles – not commandments, but rather a reflection of the community at Burning Man and an integral part of what Burning…

The Cost of Burning Man thumbnail

While there are insane amounts of information online about preparing for Burning Man, there was one question I had a hard time finding a straight answer to. Exactly how much does Burning Man cost? I’m providing my own personal dollar for dollar cost breakdown here in hopes that it helps someone else prepare for The Playa…

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I read somewhere that trying to describe Burning Man to a person who hasn’t been is like trying to describe different hues to a colorblind person. Now that I have returned from my own inaugural sojourn to Black Rock City, I can understand the struggle. Photos might show a technicolor rave, but don’t do much to…

Photo of the Week 116: Burning Man thumbnail

I feel like I’ve just returned from another planet. I’m still processing Burning Man — both emotionally and literally, thanks to the 1,500+ images I’ve been sorting through. Yesterday, as I spent the entire day flying from California back to New York, I could barely type fast enough to keep up with the memories and ideas…

Photo of the Week 115: Burning Man thumbnail

Have you ever thought to yourself, “My gosh, I am simply too well rested, and have too much peace and balance in my life? How boring!” Well, do I have a plan for you! First, fly back from Indonesia and attempt to recover from jetlag while unpacking, fulfilling bridesmaids duties, traveling between three cities in one…

Befriending Beluga Whales in Manitoba thumbnail

Hey friends! I’m jumping out of my typical chronologically-based coverage to skip ahead and share my recent trip to Canada. We’ll be back to Thailand soon! Why are you here? It wasn’t an existential question, it was a literal one. The evening before taking off on our Churchill adventure, my tour group gathered and listened intently…

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