To even hear Tiësto talk about his career—the parties, the traveling, more parties, more traveling, sold-out stadiums, playing the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, headlining Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Tomorrowland and Ultra—is exhausting. But the veteran Dutch DJ (legal name: Tijs Michiel Verwest) wouldn’t describe his dream job as tiring in any way.

At age 47, Tiësto is still embracing the challenge of remaining relevant in what is an increasingly growing pool of DJs hoping to reach his level. He’s still as excited about performing his next set as he was when he started DJing in front of a handful of people at bars and clubs in 1994. This Friday, Tiësto is celebrating the 500th episode of his globally syndicated radio show CLUBLIFE by playing a special six-hour set at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

Still as relentless and passionate as when he first started doing all this, we caught up with Tiësto to talk about why he’s still doing this—and why he wants to continue doing this.

Single people (under 35) would definitely prefer the downtown area, with more affordable rentals and condos, with closer proximity to the PATH station, NJ Transit trains and downtown ferry slip. There’s a larger concentration of bars and late-night pizza places too–much more action in general.

Some spots in town are a zoo on the weekend. Downtown neat the PATH station on a hot summer night at 2:30 a.m. when bars let out–you can safely bet that at least a few street scuffles will break out–and you’ll see police action. I’d put my money on it.

After celebrating the full moon in December and figuring out things the hard way, I’ve compiled a chunk of important tips to keep in mind when getting ready for your own full moon party on Koh Phangan.

From food, dress, and taxi info, to bar scam warnings, these 15 tips will keep you alert and on budget.

If you’re not heading to the island anytime soon, then watch it anyway — you just might change your mind

But one thing I’d tell everyone about are the “gotchas” that might hurt their quality of life. Parking rules… all sorts of parking rules, including and not limited to alternate-side parking, parked cars getting smashed by hit & run drunk drivers, parking too close to intersections … I could go on.

Friday night could be a slightly quieter affair, where you and your guests could catch up on each other’s news, cook a meal together or order in takeaway.

Our heated indoor swimming pools are perfect for chilling out on Saturday before the main event.  For the more adventurous of you, there are plenty of activities nearby, like clay pigeon shooting, golf, paint balling quad biking and surfing.

I’d also cover ridiculous processes at City Hall.  Our government is sort of screwy. Parking Utility is a mess. They can’t handle emergencies or storms. The roads are the worst in the country in my opinion.

But they seem to care more about “parks” before they fix the flooding, crime and other real-world quality of life issues. On top of that–unnecessary fees, excess micro-management, political in-fighting, countless lawyers, lawsuits and more that are quite embarrassing to watch. In general, you’re never too far away from yet another gaffe coming out of our City Hall. Almost comical.

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