Art Museums You Must See

No matter what city you travel to, you’ll be able to visit one of the many art museums that do an excellent job of capturing the local culture in a visual way. It truly depends on what kind of art you like personally, but there’s a lot of history that can be learned from any of these incredible art museums. Here are just a few around the world you have to see to believe.

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The World’s Coolest Streetcars

There are many modes of transportation that exist all over the world but one of the most interesting just might be the streetcar. Not every city has them, but those that do have a combination of historic cars with vintage flair of futuristic cars that bring a modern edge to getting around – not to mention look cool in the process. Whether you rise then once or use that as the main way you get around a particular city, they make for cool photos just the same. Often times, they’re one of the most reliable and speedy ways to get around a city. Here are just a few of the world’s coolest streetcars. Continue reading The World’s Coolest Streetcars

World’s Best Amusement Parks

Summer is the perfect time of year to head to some of the world’s amusement parks. Whether you’re there for the rides or the food, amusement parks all over the globe are some of the most family friendly attractions in any destination. When you’re visiting with your family along for the ride, finding an activity that works for everyone can be extremely tricky. With amusement parks, it’s easier than ever to keep everyone engaged no matter what they’re into. Here are just a few of the world’s best amusement parks Continue reading World’s Best Amusement Parks

World’s Most Interesting Museums

All over the world, you’ll be able to find some of the most interesting museums showing things that lean a little bit on the unconventional side. It’s important to think about what you want to see and what you might be open to seeing as well!  No matter what you might think you want to learn about, there’s more than likely a museum somewhere in the world for you to learn about it. Here are just a few of the world’s most interesting museums! Continue reading World’s Most Interesting Museums

World’s Most Haunted Hotels

All over the world, there are folklore tales about the most haunted places to visit. From ancient stories to ones from the 1900s, there are plenty of places that are definitely not for the faint of heart.  But what about when those places are locales that you can not only visit, but spend the night? Here are just a few of the world’s most haunted hotels – according to popular legend of course! Continue reading World’s Most Haunted Hotels

World’s Most Amazing Sea Caves

amazing sea cavesIf there’s any natural phenomenon that’s as beautiful as it is fascinating, it’s sea and beach caves that bring water and land together in stunning ways. Created over hundreds and thousands of years by water and wind erosion, these unique spaces can sometimes be trick or even dangerous to get to but more than worth it for their otherworldly look on the inside.

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The World’s Most Breathtaking Bridges

pexels-photo-111117Visiting a country to see the a famous bridge might not sound like a good reason to go on a trip, but for many people it is. There are landmarks all over the world that, before we ever get there, are ubiquitous and take over our imaginations until we finally get to see it. It’s always important to check as many things off your bucket list in your travels as you can, and planning to see a specific bridge is definitely on the list for many. No matter what corner of the earth you’re ready to travel to in order to see them, it ends up being more than worth it once you do. Here are just a few of the world’s most breathtaking bridges. Continue reading The World’s Most Breathtaking Bridges

The World’s Best Antique & Thrift Shopping

The World's Best Antique & Thrift ShoppingFor travellers who like to step back in time a little bit, searching for antiques can be an exciting experience. If you’re already used to antiquing and thrifting where you live, doing it in another city or country just makes it that much more interesting. There are tons of things to discover when you check out items in other cities. Here are just some of the world’s best antique and thrift shopping

 

Bermondsey (New Caledonian) Market, London

Here you’ll find one of the main antique markets in the city, attracting all types of serious collectors and resellers to shop their wares. Open every Friday, the shops are set up by individual vendors in the early hours of the morning. So early in fact that by 9 AM, most of the good stuff is already gone. You can also find more traditional shops with much longer hours in the same vicinity if you miss your Friday morning spot.

San Telmo Antiques Fair, Buenos Aires

This is one of the best markets in Argentina and you’ll  be among tons of people looking for deals across a handful of vendor stalls with antiques, vintage clothes, artwork, classic movie posters and so much more. The neighbourhood the market is situated in is famous for its tango music, so there will always be song and dance right around the corner. Only open on Sundays, head over anytime between 10 AM and 5PM

 

Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena

This is a huge market featuring 2500 vendors making it the largest in the Los Angeles area. Whether you’re looking for vintage clothing, kitschy retro accessories, records or anything you can imagine – you will probably be able to find it here. It takes some time to get through, and VIPs can get in at 5 AM alongside early birds willing to pay $20 to get in instead of the usual $8. Open to the general public by 9 AM, the market closes at 4 PM which gives anyone plenty of time to explore and discovered. The days you go to L.A. will determine if you get to visit: the market is only open the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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Chine Machine – Paris, France

Paris is a city so full of history, that a chance at any of their antique or thrifting shops is truly an experience. Chine Machine boutique does a wonderful job of capturing this experience through presentation. Whether its old mannequins,  classic TV sets, of vintage photographs of the stars of yesteryear, the mood is set to find some incredible vintage pieces. While you can get amazing deals with just a few euros, paying a little bit extra for some of the most prestigious brands in fashion will still be a steal, like an Hermès coat for €140. This shop also doubles as a venue, with monthly events happening for small groups of partygoers and a DJ.

Megastyle – Moscow, Russia

You might not think of Russia right away when you think of some of the best places to thrift shop, but Megastyle is the type of place that might be the birthplace of all sorts of trends. Russian designers are known to rummage through its finds and using some of the pieces as inspiration for their next collections. Located just 20 minutes outside of Moscow, it’s easy to find and even easier to get lost in.

There are great places to find deals from the past all over the world, and when you’re travelling you might come across something truly unique that you won’t be able to find anywhere else so don’t hesitate! You’ll need a sturdy bag to bring your finds back home, and Rise Gear luggage is the perfect one. Your clothes, both old and new, will thank you. Happy Travels!

Fall Festivals Around The World

fall festivalsNow that the fall season is in full swing, it’s a great time to consider that there are plenty of seasonal festivals going on around the world during this time. Whether it’s to celebrate the harvest, solstice or lead up to the holidays, there are some pretty unique celebrations that can be found at many corners of the globe. Continue reading Fall Festivals Around The World

Best Attractions To See In Seattle

pexels-photo-largeNo matter how long you plan to stay, you’ll always need interesting things to do while you’re in Seattle. From markets to waterfronts to world-renowned structures; there’s something for everyone’s type of interest and fun. It’s imperative that you take advantage of all that a city has to offer, so here is our list of the best attractions in Seattle. Continue reading Best Attractions To See In Seattle