Hi, I’m Gisela, welcome to Life is a Festival!
My travel blogging adventure began when I was living in Ireland a few years ago where I volunteered at a festival for the first time, the amazing Festival of World Cultures in Dublin. I made new friends, had a whale of a time and have never looked back. From that summer onwards my goal has always been to keep the time between festivals as short as humanly possible. And I’m not talking about mainstream festivals, but creative cultural events around the world, which are run by people who love what they do and where, in the space of just a few days, you can learn new skills, meet like-minded people and really experience life.
My adventurous heart has taken me to 35 countries (and counting!), I’ve lived on 3 continents and have visited countless fascinating cities, seaside towns, islands and mountains. I’m always exploring off the beaten path places, current cultural events, the best cafes and boutique accommodation and love meeting locals (including four-legged ones, see Cuddle a Dog a Day for more details) to get the most authentic travel tips.
Whether you’re into live music, film, literature, yoga, arts, storytelling, veggie and vegan food, coffee, theatre or dance, join me on my journey online or meet me at the many events I attend year-round. Don’t be shy, I love sharing and exchanging tips and ideas!