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Virtual Burning Man festival 2020

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Virtual Burning Man festival 2020On April 10, Burning Man announced it would not be hosting its festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, where it’s been held every year since 1990 and which in 2019 attracted 70,000 participants.
“I am here to tell you that we will not be collaborating on Black Rock City in the desert this summer,” said Marian Goodell, CEO of Burning Man Project (BMP) in a video message. Goodell added that Burning Man would instead be held virtually — noting that, anyway, this year’s theme was “The Multiverse.”
Matador reached out to BMP, but Communications Manager Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley wrote by email, “We aren’t doing interviews at the moment,” and referred us to the official announcement. So we spoke to some devoted Burners instead.
No surprise, and maybe a relief
Photo: Scott Sporleder
The announcement itself came as little surprise to the Burners we spoke to, and was in some cases a bit of a relief.
“It got to the point that we thought if they don’t call it, we …

Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online Travel

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Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online TravelHome page for Expedia's main travel site, Expedia.com. The company has grown rapidly since its launch nearly 25 years ago.

Skift Take: Expedia has come a long way since its launch nearly a quarter century ago, making acquisitions a key part of its strategy. It will be interesting to see what's next for the company following its sudden leadership shake-up. — Isaac Carey Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk Home page for Expedia's main travel site, Expedia.com. The company has grown rapidly since its launch nearly 25 years ago. Skift Take: Expedia has come a long way since its launch nearly a quarter century ago, making acquisitions a key part of its strategy. It will be interesting to see what's next for the company following its sudden leadership shake-up. Home page for Expedia's main travel site, Expedia.com. The company has grown rapidly

My Backpacking Gear Checklist (How To Pack For A Trek)

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My Backpacking Gear Checklist (How To Pack For A Trek)My Lightweight Backpacking Gear SetupOutdoor Gear Guide
Learn how to pack for a successful overnight backpacking or trekking adventure with lightweight gear essentials like a tent, stove, clothing, and more. My ultimate backpacking checklist!
As you’re about to see with my ultimate backpacking checklist here — I’m a total gear nerd!
From backpacking in Greenland, trekking in Afghanistan, or hill-walking in Ireland, I’m always searching for the lightest and most comfortable hiking & camping equipment. Updating my gear guides on a regular basis.
Fortunately, you get to benefit from my expensive hobby of collecting and testing outdoor backpacking gear by learning from my experiences using it during adventures around the world.
At the end of this guide, you’ll find a FREE printable backpacking checklist that you can download and use for your next trip!
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Best dog sledding in Park City, Utah

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Cradling an 80-pound Alaskan husky like a baby, an impassioned Fernando Ramirez traces his intense bond with his dogs back to his childhood. When he was an eight-year-old in Park City, Utah, he desperately wanted to take up dog sledding. His mother, who grew up on a farm in Mexico breaking horses and taking in stray dogs, agreed under one condition: He must use rescue dogs. Twenty years later, when Fernando decided to step away from pursuing a career in physical therapy and marathon racing to follow his passion for dog sledding, he turned to his old pals: the rescues.
From huskies to wolf mixes
Photo: Laurie Larsh
Zoe, Nutella, Skunk, Fox, Cheppy, Nickel, and Sox are just some of the 54 dogs that currently reside at Ranchos Luna Lobos in Park City, Utah, a family-owned and operated dog-sledding company. Spanning breeds from huskies, greyhounds, and shorthair pointers to malamutes and wolf mixes, all have a trace of a northern breed. Some rescues, like Arctic, a three-time Iditarod winner…

LGBTQ icons share COVID experiences

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LGBTQ icons share COVID experiencesIf it feels like you’re on day 365 of self-isolation and the pandemic’s stay-at-home palooza is driving you bonkers, it’s time to live vicariously through someone else by visiting their home — virtually, of course. That’s why we’re bringing you the first-ever dazzling edition of “Lifestyles of the queer and famous… in quarantine!”
Join us as we take you on tours of the homes where your favorite LGBTQ icons are cooped up due to the coronavirus. You’ll get to see everything from palatial retreats to artsy lofts and learn that home isn’t only where the heart is — it’s where you decide to get stuck for months on end during an international pandemic.
As the world transitions online and stars have no choice but to show off their pads MTV Cribs-style to reach fans, there’s no better time to pull a digital Bling Ring and sneak into the homes of these nine famous queer celebs to check out how the other half lives.
1. Go to “jail” with Ellen DeGeneres — Montec…