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Fyre Festival is a Disaster even FEMA Can’t Clean Up

Fyre Festival was supposed to be the luxury answer to mega music festivals like Coachella but it ended up being a dumpster fyre instead. 

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Fyre Festival was supposed to be the luxury answer to mega music festivals like Coachella but it ended up being a dumpster fyre instead. If you haven’t heard of Fyre Festival then you are out of the loop because that’s all anyone seems to be talking about. A music festival claiming to bring luxury amenities to a private island in the Bahamas with top music acts and accommodations fit for royalty. That’s what people were promised when they ditched out up to $10,000 for a ticket, but what they got was described as “the Hunger Games.”

The festival was organized by Ja Rule, yes that same Ja Rule and 25-year-old entrepreneur Billy McFarland who has had a history of promising big things only to fail when it was time to deliver. They promised big music acts, cash free festival experience, with lavish bungalows and a beautiful tropical vacation. Instead of partying on yachts with the celebrity models used to promote the event, festival goers were subject to basically a tent city with cheese sandwiches and no organization at all. People were stranded on this desolate island that was more apt to film a Mad Max sequel than a luxury event.

The Monday following the event the organizers were served a $100 million dollar class-action lawsuit claiming fraud and subjecting guests to dangerous conditions. The lawsuit claims that the organizers were just doing a get-rich-quick scam from the beginning and that they knew the festival would be a failure and even told employees not to attend.

Ja Rule made a statement on Instagram apologizing to guests saying the event was not a scam and things just got out of control. The apology may end up getting Ja Rule into more legal trouble since he takes blame for the disastrous event.

With bands like Blink 182 and Migos cancelling just days before the event claiming that the event wasn’t organized enough should have tipped people off to the upcoming demise.

The event organizers promised to refund everyone’s money and are even saying they will have an event next year on U.S. soil to make up for this event’s disastrous results.

I’m not sure if I would trust these guys to throw a kids birthday party let alone plan another music festival. Billy McFarland has been in trouble before by not delivering what he promised when he started the failed credit card /concierge company Magnises. This company cancelled many trips it booked for college students just days before their international trips were scheduled.

This disaster just goes to show you how our culture has become obsessed with music festivals and opulent, luxurious experiences.

Maybe this goes to show you that being the first isn’t always the best.

This story will continue to evolve as we learn more about the ill-fated luxury music festival.

 

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America’s Most Beautiful Tulip Farms

Spring is the season when the flowers start to bloom. There is nothing more beautiful than a field of flowers, and tulips are one of the most stunning flowers to see growing in the fields. Tulip season runs from about March to May and it is…

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Spring is the season when the flowers start to bloom. There is nothing more beautiful than a field of flowers, and tulips are one of the most stunning flowers to see growing in the fields. Tulip season runs from about March to May and it is worth the trip to see this sight. If you are planning to travel this spring you can get up close and personal with some of America’s prettiest blooms if you visit one of these family-operated tulip farms. 

In Modesto, California you will find Dutch Hollow Farms. You can visit their tulip fields beginning in early April, and they post a bloom update on their Facebook page. In the fall you can enjoy their pumpkin patch, corn maze and hayrides. 

VanderZanden Farms in Hillsboro, Oregon began in 1979 with one acre of tulips. You can now enjoy seven acres of tulips each year, and relish the peonies in May when the tulip season is over. 

In 1985 the Iverson family opened the doors of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon with 40 acres of tulips. Now when you visit you can enjoy a vineyard and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, held from March to April each year. 

 

Tulip Town in Mount Vernon, Washington is has been owned and operated by the DeGeode family since 1986. The fields feature 70 varieties of tulips that you can see on a trolley ride around the fields.

Open all year long, also in Mount Vernon, Washington is RoozenGaaarde. Established in 1985 by the Roozen family there is more than 1000 acres of tulips, daffodils, and irises to see. 

Woodland, Washington is home to the Holland America Flower Gardens established by the Dobbe family in 1980. Holland America Flower Gardens is home to the Woodland Tulip Festival held in April each year. 

The tulip fields of Texas Tulips, located in Pilot Point, Texas open the beginning of February. Visiting the 80 acres of tulips you can pick your own stems. 

 

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The Best Food Towns To Visit This Summer

Are you still looking for that perfect summer destination? Are you a foodie? You will find everything you are looking for in these top notch food towns, and their best dining spots. After all, all the best travel decisions are made with your stomach in…

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Are you still looking for that perfect summer destination? Are you a foodie? You will find everything you are looking for in these top notch food towns, and their best dining spots. After all, all the best travel decisions are made with your stomach in mind.  

PORTLAND, MAINE

Not as famous as the west coast one, this Portland has so much to offer your taste buds. At Dukfat you can find fries double fried in duck fat and served in a cone with a variety of funky dipping sauces. Have you ever had spudnuts? That’s a potato donut, you will find them at the Holy Donut, made from both regular and sweet potatoes.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville may be a weird little town but their restaurant scene could hold it’s own in San Francisco or New York City. You will find the best pizza at All Souls Pizza with toppings like salted turnips, and the ever favorite clam pie. At Biscuit Head you can try the mimosa fried chicken biscuit, with biscuits the size of your head. 

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

You can’t miss Charleston with it’s old fashioned mix of charm and humble low-country cooking. The Butcher and Bee’s sandwich masterminds have created favorites like grilled cheese with blueberry jam and toasted almonds with gruyere. And go to McCrady’s or Husk to taste the true southern cooking of Chef Sean Brock.

THE NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND

A northeast coastal town with a beachy feel, The North Fork is a summer food haven. You can have a lunch of lobster rolls served from the camper turned lunch truck outside in the afternoon, or go to a fancy dinner at the North Fork Table and Inn in the evening. At Billy’s By the Bay you will find whole lobster, frozen drinks and tiki vibes. 

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

With breathtaking sunsets, stunning views, bohemian vibes and excellent cuisine Big Sur may just be the perfect summer destination. Nepenthe is classic California with the ambrosia burger, paired with a glass of wine you can relax and marvel at your surroundings. You will find the best breakfast pizza you will ever enjoy at Big Sur Bakery.

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The World’s Most Unique Dining Experiences

Sure, you can get a great meal anywhere. But how many times have you had a meal that sticks with you for the rest of your life? If your answer is “not enough,” then you need to check out one of these amazing global dining destinations. Food aside, the atmosphere and experience will stick with […]

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