Procrasta-planning: where to party post exams

Published June 22nd, 2012

So the count down has begun. Most of you have already finished (woo!)  while a few of you are on the home stretch. The last exams are in sight and now it's time to start procrasta-planning how you are going to celebrate once it's over.

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While a classic option is to simply spend your time whooping and rolling around on the floor (see above), another, even more attractive option is to take a much deserved holiday. It could be a short weekend away skiing or a week spent rocking out in Japan. Grab a bunch of mates, book a plane ticket and let the good times roll. Here are some top July picks to inspire your procrasta-planning.


Festival_shutterstock_62439886Fuji Rock Festival, 27 - 29 July

A music festival with a twist, Fuji Rock this year has an epic line up to end all line ups. If acts like Radiohead, Justice, James Blake and At The Drive In  get you jumping for joy then you best book now. The festival takes place at the picturesque Naeba Ski Resort in the Niigata Prefecture, where the camp site is sheltered by pine trees and overlooks Fuji Mountain - not to shabby at all. I am yet to attend the festival but a friend of mine who has says that Japanese festival crowds are amongst the most polite in the world. Shoving and sweat free.


Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, 6 - 14 July

Speaking of sweat, if you didn't sweat enough during your exams, then maybe bulls chasing after you down a cobble stone Spanish street will get your heart racing. The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona is not for the faint hearted, but if your quick on your feet it's bound to be a lot of fun.


Coronet_PeakSkiing in New Zealand, July

For a quick trip away, head over to our neighbours in New Zealand for some fun on the slopes. While there are plenty of ski options available, Queenstown is where you'll find most of the action and night life, not to mention adrenalin-pumping activities like sky-diving and jet boating.


Full Moon Party Bali, 3 July

If the only form of physical activity you plan on doing after exams is moving your feet rhythmically and lifting a glass to your mouth, then the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Bali is bound to be your thing. Dance under the stars at one of the world's biggest beach parties and toast to another semester over. Cheers to that!



Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.