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Hippie Havens

The following is a list of places where there exists a sizable hippy population, where there is tolerance towards hippies, where hippies are free to pursue their lifestyle with community support. Whether you’re looking to visit or relocate, you can be sure there’ll be places to stay, interesting things to see and do, and lots of other hippies in these places. Please note, most of these were reader contributions! If you know of any other places to add to this list please write to us.

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The Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California

Solar Panels and Windmill at Solar Living Center The Solar Living Center in Hopland, California is a fun place to explore the realities and possibilities of living off the grid, and living well. “Promoting sustainable living through inspirational environmental education.” – John Schaeffer John Schaeffer had recently graduated from UC Berkeley in 1978 when he […] Continue reading

Santiago’s Way

Because Spain don’t be only sun, beach and beautiful girls I try to guide you for one of the most impressive monuments of the spanish culture: the Santiago’s Way; but not only exist monuments, as well it’s a very important part of spanish history. I live in a city call Astorga, placed in middle of […] Continue reading

Viroqua Wisconsin

Viroqua is 30 minutes SE of La Crosse, approximately 3.5 hours from Milwaukee and the Twin Cities, 4 hours from NW Chicagoland; just 20 minutes to the Mississippi River. Three Chimney’s Rock Formation is just outside of Viroqua.  It highlights the anchient seafloor mountain range that makes up the topography of the area. As a fascinating […] Continue reading

Central California Coast – Pacific Coast

Hi Fellow Hipsters, This is Virgin of Ocean Beach, CA, formerly of SF, LA, Santa Cruz and Seattle (see my postings for these cities). If you’re new to California – welcome to my native state! One thing I totally recommend for the nature-loving hippie is the coastal drive between Santa Barbara and the Monterey Bay. […] Continue reading

Baja California, Mexico

Hi Fellow Hipsters, This is Virgin again of Ocean Beach-San Diego, CA, formerly of Santa Cruz, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and the Central California Coast (see my postings for these places).  As a San Diegan for the last four years I can tell you that Baja California is magical and one of the best-kept […] Continue reading

Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada

There is no better place to love your brothers and sisters and mother Earth than in Black Rock City. The world’s largest Leave No Trace community is friendly and kind and welcoming to all walks of life. No one will ever turn you away when you need to take a load off in the shade […] Continue reading

Alpujarra, Granada, Spain

the Alpujarra is a series of beautiful white-washed Andalucian-moorish villages high up in the mountains, producing loads of crafts like ceramics, rugs and strange little herbal tinctures and liquers. There’s a magical mix of influences in this area – the Arab touch from the previous Moorish settlement, a Buddhist monastery and retreat near Trevelez, open […] Continue reading

Nimbin Australia

Nimbin Hemp Bar and Hemp Info CenterI’m here in Nimbin and I’ll be reviewing the MardiGrass Festival for our sites. They’re expecting 10,000 people to decend upon this tiny town tomorrow in the countryside surrounded by rainforest. Yesterday I got to walk thru some of that rainforest on the side of an ancient volcano. Awesome. […] Continue reading

Fiji

South Sea Island FijiI’ve been wanting to visit Fiji ever since 1982 when my plane stopped there to refuel on my way to Auckland, New Zealand. I wished then I could hop off and check it out, but that wasn’t allowed then. Most ex-pats like me sooner or later need to do a visa run. […] Continue reading

Koh Phangan Thailand

Fire Dancer Pirates Bar Koh PhanganI’m in the middle of a HUGE party here on Koh Phangan, for the Thai Songkran Festival. The house music right outside this Internet cafe is pounding the beat, and everyone’s dancing like crazy. I’ve been powdered, drenched, powdered again & drenched again, so many times it’s impossible to count! […] Continue reading
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