Lifebook Loves: Burning Man!
14Sep 2018

Somewhere in the middle of the impossibly flat, life-less and visually stunning deserts of northwest Nevada, a small group of amazing humans construct an entire city for 80,000 people… And then, it disappears without a trace less than 30 days later.

This year marked our first-ever Burning Man experience… and we were absolutely blown away.

Burning Man attracts artists, musicians and dreamers from every corner of the globe for a week of awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, mind-expanding artistry, self-expression and love.

Simply put, Burning Man is the most extravagant display of human creativity and potential that we’ve ever encountered (and that’s saying a lot!)

One of the most fascinating parts of the experience was that it’s a completely non-commercial event — which means no buying, selling, branding, or marketing of any kind. Everything is 100% FREE and gifted with love from members of the community.

We’ve never witnessed such a joyful display of experiences that lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of culture, community and personal engagement.

If this is something you feel called to, you may want to consider experiencing it at least once in a lifetime!

See below for some of our favorite moments from our 2018 Burning Man experience (photo credit to our dear friend and fellow Lifebooker, the incredibly talented Warwick Saint).

And you can click here to learn more about this incredible event.

As always, thank you so much for reading and sharing our journey!

With all our love,

-Jon and Missy Butcher











Photo Credit: Warwick Saint —

2 comments “Lifebook Loves: Burning Man!”

  • Lion Goodman
    September 19, 2018
    12:10 pm

    Great photos, Jon & Missy! I’ve been 3 times – the first time in 1998 – 20 years ago! There were only 4,000 people attending – and now it’s 20 times bigger. It is a truly epic event, unlike anything else anywhere. I, too, tell my friends, “You’ve got to go at least once in your lifetime.” It’s also a rigorous expedition, so you have to be well-prepared – physically, emotionally, mentally, and relationally. Even with 80,000 people, you can feel really lonely if you don’t have your “crew.” Best recommendation: Find a group that plans for this event well in advance, and is creating something really cool for the playa, such as an art car or sculpture or give-away. Get involved – volunteer. You’ll make friends with lots of other Burners, be part of a community, and feel like a contributor, rather than an observer. I’m so glad you got your at-least-once-in-your-lifetime experience!

  • Domenique Forsberg
    September 27, 2018
    12:10 pm

    Amazing photos, lovely that you share! I wa always curious to go, but scared there are too many drugs…

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