Hippie culture isn’t dead – Goa remains a vibrant paradise governed by peace and love

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  When we think of hippie culture we are reminiscent of 1960s and ’70s America, where peace signs and protest movements were a major driving force for political and social change — both domestically and globally. Today, hippie…

Volkswagen’s iconic hippie van just got another upgrade … now it’s self-driving  

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  It’s undeniable that the Volkswagen Microbus has become an iconic staple of both past and present culture.  The microbus, more commonly referred to as the classic hippie van, rose to popularity in the 1960s as a symbol…

This interactive map is your guide to every single music festival in the world

BY: JESSICA BEUKER In the last decade, music festivals have grown significantly in popularity. What was once considered a pastime of the hippie culture – grown out of notable music festivals such as Woodstock –  has gone on to become…

French photographer beautifully captures the freedom of modern day hippies and nomads

BY: KRUPA JOSEPH Twenty-three year-old Valentin Duciel is a self-taught photographer from Provence, France. A nomad at heart, he loves to discover beautiful places away from the city and people, armed with his camera and film. Through his work he…

Cabo Polonio is a completely off-grid village of hippies, fishermen and star gazers

BY: MATTHEW CHIN In Cabo Polonio, located on the eastern coast of Uruguay, sits the perfect beachfront getaway that is completely off the grid. The remote village dates back to the 1960s, where hippies, squatters, and fishermen have been building…

How Ken Kesey used LSD and a travelling bus of hippies to start the 60s psychedelic revolution

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Ken Kesey took his first tab of acid in a government control room. “How did the substance make you feel?” Asked the nurse. “I felt like I discovered a hole in the centre of the Earth and…

Juggalos aren’t a crazy clown gang, they’re just hippies with heavy face make-up

BY: DANIEL KORN “My brother over here, I’ve known him for 11 years,” says a woman in a ripped tank-top and loose-fitting camo shorts, pointing to a skinny, green-haired, heavily-pierced guy behind her. “He’s not my blood, but he’s the…

You can live for free in this beautiful gypsy cave-village in Spain (photos)

BY: TED BARNABY In the hills above Granada, Spain, lives a bright community of cave-dwelling free spirits occupying the tall white rock of Sacromonte. Their homes are a mix of rustic, simple beauty, and claustrophobia. Windows are often scarce in…

Hippies, Punks, Nomads, Nudists – Rainbow Gatherings are a Festival of Freedom (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS BY: BENOIT PAILLE In the isolation of the woods gather tribes of the miscellaneous and open-minded. From gays, punks, Christians, sectarians, nudists and Krishna followers, to Nomads and conspiracy theorists, like a vivid palate of paint; they meet at…