Music is a fantastic reason to travel, especially when the entire trip is based on a festival devoted to live performances. However, planning that trip can seem a bit overwhelming when you're not familiar with the area or local hotels.
Things just got easier for live music junkies. Music festivals take place almost every day all over the world, and now there is a way to find all the necessary information in one place. MelodyTrip.com recently launched ways for members (joining takes 30 seconds and is free) to plan and book a music festival vacation online or offline. Joining forces with Cleveland Circle Travel, an American Express Travel Services Affiliate, makes it possible to offer music fans the best deals on hotels, cars, tours, and vacation packages.
MelodyTrip covers all genres of music events from the New Orleans Jazzfest to the alternative Coachella Festival. Members can build an entire vacation around their favorite type of music, budget, and preferred location. Once you know what festival to attend, MelodyTrip goes a step further and helps you find places to eat, sleep, and things to do based on your preferences.
The way it works is simple. After filling out the Tripbuilder questionnaire, someone from MelodyTrip contacts you with options to plan your perfect musical escape. You can then book your flight, car, and hotel through the website. However, it's wise to shop around on other sites before making final arrangements to make sure you're getting the best deal. After that, it's just you and the music.
Even if you're not attending a festival anytime soon, MelodyTrip is a community of music lovers, where you can spend countless hours reading blogs, browsing the photo galleries, sifting through news, or chatting in the forums.