Welcome to 100 Days and Nights!
It’s the first ever music-festival/snowboard/hitching/hiking/street-art/solo-traveler/digital-nomad/buzzword lifestyle blog/magazine/randomness. It’s also a collection of stories, photos, gear reviews, and travel tips from your host, Vito Valentinetti, who believes that referring to yourself in the third person is pretentious, but was advised to do it anyway.
Why the name 100 Days and Nights?
10 years ago, I created a small snowboarding tour across the Rocky Mountains that lasted exactly 100 days. I enjoyed the experience so much that I repeated it with music festivals for five summers in a row across Europe (and one massive failure of a winter snowboarding tour across Eastern Europe). The concept of committing to a single travel theme has become somewhat of an inspiration to my adventures, and is in no way related to me pitching gear and travel partners for review product.
Who is behind 100 Days and Nights?
Hi! I’m Vito Valentinetti, a traveling music festival photojournalist from Vermont who spends the winter living in ski towns around the world. My full time job for the last six years has been running Music Festival Wizard, a fest-centric website that sees 7,000,000+ visitors per year. I’ve lived mostly on the road for the past 17 years, have covered 101 music festivals in 34 countries, and ridden on 95 different mountains, but the only thing that seems to impress anyone is that I worked on two Beyonce tours.
Do you work with other media?
Occasionally, I step out from behind the camera as an expert for music festivals and travel in print, online, and radio. Here’s a few mentions.
- TheStreet: Music Festival Sojourns Are the Latest Craze Among Travelers
- Washington Post: Airlines are resorting to increasingly devious ways to charge you for luggage
- Phoenix New Times: Why Did the Lost Lake Music Festival Fail?
- Phoenix New Times: Could Phoenix Have Its Own SXSW?
- USA Today: Are popular music fests pricing out everyday, middle class music fans?
- Live Nation: Leaving on a jet plane
- Lone Peak Lookout: Not So Average Joe – Locked down in Spain
- The New York Times: Have Work, Will Travel
- The Rivard Report: News of Botánica Festival is Music to Most San Antonio Ears
- DCBlack: Popular Music Festivals like Coachella Becoming Too Expensive for Young People to Attend
If you’re looking to contact me for an article or a review, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Talk to you soon!