Whether it's to a faraway beach or your couch for a weeklong Netflix bender, we all take vacations. But when was the last time you went somewhere that actually changed your life?
This year will see the eighth edition of the dance music festival Your Paradise on Fiji's Mamanuca Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean typically frequented by digital nomads and affluent honeymooners. One of the world's top destination fests, it's more akin to a scene out of Nearest to Heaven than a rave.
Your Paradise, which returns December 10-16, is what happens when daydreams shed their quixotic layers and become reality. Just a few of the sights and sounds you'll experience at the festival include breezy beach yoga sessions, sun-kissed Catamaran rides through azure blue waters and sultry electronic beats on an idyllic oceanfront mainstage.
And that doesn't even scratch the surface, considering the festival's grounds turn into a sumptuous jungle rave at night. There's a reason organizers are selling just 700 tickets this year.
EDM.com caught up with Ignacio Garcia, Co-Founder and Director of Your Paradise, to discuss how his team has cultivated "the world’s most unique and intimate music event."