What The World’s Largest Cities Looked Like 100 Years Ago

There’s a common thread among some of the world’s most booming cities; from bright lights, technological progress, large populations and access to arts and culture right at your fingertips. It’s no secret that the last century has seen rapid changes and advancements, so what did some of the world’s largest cities look like in the early 20th […]

New Year’s Celebrations Around The World

The winter months are cause for celebrations and there’s a wide array of different celebrations that take place related to religion, nature & more. For many, these months also signify a transition into the new year on January 1st, sometimes later depending where you go! Some of these celebration involve traditions related to rebirth and signifying starting fresh […]

The World’s Best Jazz Festivals

Here on the Rise Gear blog, we ran down some of the best music festivals to plan your trip around; but left out some important ones: jazz festivals! Some of the most well known music festivals are based around this melodic and groovy genre, and deserve their own special shine. Premiere vocalists and instrumentalists, both […]

World Festivals Worth Planning Your Trip Around

Imagine arriving to your vacation destination; excited and ready to explore, and being told that while you’ll still enjoy yourself, you’ve narrowly missed a city or country-wide celebration or arts festival that you would have loved to take part in – if you had known about it prior to booking your trip! In every corner of the world, […]