A New Trend in Fusion Festivals

This weekend sees me returning to the great outdoors for my first Solarsphere Festival experience. It’s part of a growing trend in astrotourism activities and events around the world and I’m excited to be visiting a part of Wales (Builth Wells) I don’t know and combining 3 of my favourite things; travel, astronomy and music.

Solarsphere Festival

Solarsphere Festival

The festival coincides with occurrence of the annual Perseid meteor shower, so I’m taking this timely opportunity to bring you the first in my category of ‘Earth & Sky’ posts –  featuring different destinations and some celestial little anecdotes associated with them.



We get off the mark with the elegant market town of Chichester in West Sussex, and its surrounding area.  I lived nearby for many years and never reached the point of exhausting all there is to see and do in that region.  And that includes a less than obvious little trip up to the hills one night….read more here.



Later in the series, I’ll be sharing a unique picture-postcard moment from Indonesia, giving you a close-up view of a strange encounter at a Spanish cathedral and, for those who love great theatre, I’ll tell you where you can find the greatest show ‘off’ Earth – clue: next year it’ll be touring right across North America!

And of course I’ll let you know how I got on at Solarsphere and what I learned from the weekend.

Thanks for joining me on these Earth & Sky journeys with a different perspective, I hope you enjoy reading about them.

Sara Dobak

Hi, I’m Sara, founder and writer at Travel Continuum, where I write about my global travel experiences, with a special passion for the stars and sustainability. I believe in the power of education through travel, and here I share the tales and tips that I find interesting and inspiring. I hope that you do too. continuum /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/: a sequence of elements where the extremes are very different, but each individual stage is barely distinguishable from the next. Something that keeps going, changing gradually over time…like the seasons.

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