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Candle Festival Thailand, 2023

Candle Festival Thailand, 2023

Marking the start of the green (or wet) season, the Candle Festival in July is amongst the most beautiful celebrations in Thailand. Extravagant, intricately-carved candle…

Vibrant Hong Kong Arts Festival 2024

Vibrant Hong Kong Arts Festival 2024

International top artists giving world class performances ranging from the classical to the avant-garde, and the familiar to the surprising – the Hong Kong Arts Festival is this vibrant city’s…

Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain 2024

Trinidad Carnival, Port of Spain 2024

The World’s greatest party might be in Rio de Janeiro, but the Trinidad Carnival is a mix of centuries of tradition and solid fun, and is probably the most vibrant carnival in the Caribbean…

London Jazz Festival, 2023

London Jazz Festival, 2023

November in the capital provides that magical 10 days when some of the world’s most ingenious musical talent gathers for the EFG London Jazz Festival. For more that 30 years…

Interested in Music?

Like travelling, music opens people’s mindsets and is often a great and fun way to experience the richness of foreign cultures and the diversity of ways of life on our planet – which is why at Travel Begins at 40 the world’s melodic traditions take up a special place in our travels.

Music Festivals

Whether you’re into Blues in Wales and Country in Nashville, or Jazz in Chiang Mai and Electronic Dance in Singapore, check out our Festivals section to choose your favourite sounds on your travels whether they be near or far.

News

From Soho Music Month in London to UNESCO’s recognition of Jamaican Reggae, stay tuned in to our News section for the latest updates.

Melodic Travel

Sometimes the best melodic experiences happen unplanned and spontaneously – poignant, old folk songs inside a yurt in Kyrgyzstan or stumbling across the Leipzicher Notenspur, a 5km music trail in Germany – may your travels let you experience the world with your ears as well as your eyes.