Unconventional Reasons People Travel

People travel for all kinds of reasons, and some are more common than others. Every traveller’s individual bucket list is going to look different when it comes to seeing the world, so here are just a few of the less common and more unconventional reasons people travel!

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The World’s Most Breathtaking Mountains

Almost anywhere you go in the world,  you’re bound to see some amazing views of nature in the distance or up close & personal. There’s plenty of destinations where you can see some of the world’s most beautiful mountains each morning from your hotel or guest house, or climb them if you’re more on the adventurous side. For some reason, we tend to be attracted to heights in some way, even those who are afraid of them! Mountains have inspirational value for ys most of the time, and even the view of them can help us reach new realizations and epiphanies, or help us set goals for ourselves. They can also be a way of bringing us back to reality. No matter what you get from the experience, seeing some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains is great for any trip. Here are just a few that you need to see to believe! Continue reading The World’s Most Breathtaking Mountains

Top Destinations For The Avid Surfer

For lovers of extreme sports, there are always going to be places on this planet that are better than others. From rock climbing to deep sea diving, there are plenty of locations around the world that are best suited for what you like to do most. It’s no different with surfing, and there are plenty of places for you to catch some of the best waves in the world. Here are just a few of the top destinations for the avid surfer! Continue reading Top Destinations For The Avid Surfer

Travel Book Suggestions For The Seasoned Traveller

No matter how long your trip is, having a great book at your side is a great idea just in case there’s any delays along the way. While it’s important to ensure all of your devices are charged up and ready to go for your entertainment, sometimes there’s just nothing like having a great book by your side to pass the time as well. While you can always finish up a book you’ve already started while you’re on your way to your destination, there are excellent books that can get your through at least part of your trip. Also, what books to read than ones that encourage your wanderlust in some way or another? Here are just a few travel book suggestions for the seasoned traveller. Continue reading Travel Book Suggestions For The Seasoned Traveller

Making The Perfect 2017 Travel Bucket List

Travel Bucket ListThe great thing about travel bucket lists is that everyone’s is totally and completely different, so no two lists will ever look the same. The cities and countries on the lists will vary, but the goal is always the same: to see as many of them as possible! When making your list, it’s important to think about the reasons why you want to travel, and this will help you figure out where you should go next if you’re stuck for ideas. Once you’ve travelled a lot of finished one bucket list, creating a new one might be a bit trickier. The start of a new year is a good time to create a brand new list for yourself, or at least make some changes to a list you might have already. Here are just a few tips on making the perfect 2017 travel bucket list. Continue reading Making The Perfect 2017 Travel Bucket List

Unconventional Restaurants From Around The World

Unconventional Restaurants undersea maldivesThe world is full of unconventional things; from hotels to attractions there is plenty to explore that falls a little bit to the left. For many people, food is a perfectly good reason to visit a new country. Pair that with a love of things a bit unusual, and you just might find yourself at any one of these unconventional restaurants around the world.

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Travel Hacks To Make 2017 Your Best Travel Year Yet!

Travel Hacks To Make 2017 Your Best Travel Year YetThere are always tons of travel hacks around that sometimes the most seasoned travellers don’t know. There are always brand new things to always learn about seeing the world that can help you be the best possible traveller. Much of it is trial and error, and you will always pick up new skills and information along the way in your travels. It’s important to find and use the tips that work best for you. Here are just a few travel hacks to make 2017 your best travel year yet!


Book Two One Ways Instead

Depending on where you’re headed, it might end up costing you less money to book two one way flights to and from your destination instead of getting a round trip flight. This might be on different carriers, different times of the day and different classes, but this might end up saving you a few hundred dollars if done right.


Clear The Cookies

Everytime you go to a website looking for flight fares, it history and cookies will log the visit as demand and make note about how many people are searching for it. This is why, many times when you return at a later day the price is bumped up a little bit. This is a bid to get you to book the flight ASAP instead of shopping around some more. You can get around this by clearing out your browser history and cookies (be prepared to lose your saved passwords and the like, though!) or better yet, browsing in incognito mode.



Remember You Have A Full Day For  A Refund

Even with flights that are non refundable, you will always have a window of up to 24 hours to get your money back without losing any of it. Purchase the flight you’ve been watching and if a better price comes up within the following day, cancel and book the cheaper one instead with no penalties!

Get The Airline App

As soon as you book a flight with a particular carrier, check to see if they have an app! If so, download it right away to stay on top of cancellations, delays and gate changes in real time without having to wait for an email (that you just might miss) or waiting to hear it over the speaker system. Some apps even allow you to check in with your ticket information on the app.
Travel Hacks To Make 2017 Your Best Travel Year Yet

Go Squishy With Your Carry-On

As tempting as it might be to get some type of hardshell casing in terms of a carry-on bag, it’s better to go with something a bit more malleable so that you’re able to stuff it into the overhead carriage a lot easier. At Rise Gear, our bags are made from quality material that is also extremely flexible and can accommodate a variety of storage locations.

Think Outfits, Not Pieces

NO matter what you’re style is, the clothes you bring along with you on your trip can be a tough decision to have to make. Stick to clothes within a similar colour scheme so you don’t have to worry about pieces not matching or going together. Think about versatile items that can work well with many other things so you’re not overpacking and one thing can be worn tons of different ways. Also, think dark colours for the most part not only for easier matching but also: dark colours hide stains and you might not be able to treat spills on the go.

See More For Less

Take full advantage of stopovers as a way to see additional cities and countries for free! There are some airlines that allow you to book in a stop for an extra city into a connecting flight to your final destination. Some might not be quite this intentional, but see how many hours you can squeeze in to the stopover city so you can explore a new place while heading to another.

Minimize Jet Lag

Jet lag is one of those things that are almost impossible to avoid especially with long flights, but there are ways to minimize their effects. By eating right during your trip and getting the right amount of sleep (partying on vacation is important, but try to get 4 hours a night at least) is the key to not suffering too much when your trip is over.

Travel Skills Everyone Should Have

Travel Skills Everyone Should HaveTravel isn’t difficult per se, but there are definitely some tips and tricks to make the whole process as easy, seamless and fun as possible. Travelling can get stressful sometimes depending on where you’re headed, if you’re going solo or with a group and if you plan on making more than one stop. There’s a little bit of know-how that every traveller should have, especially if they do it often. Here are just some of the important travel skills everyone should have! Continue reading Travel Skills Everyone Should Have

Why You Should Head To Sri Lanka

why you should to sri lankaWhen travelling to South Asia, many people focus on India as their go-to and as beautiful of a country as it is, it’s important to remember the wonderful nations in the same region. Sri Lanka is one of those countries! Just south of India, Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise of an island that gives you everything from amazing beaches to lush green hills and tons of wildlife. It’s often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, so here are just a few reasons why you should head to Sri Lanka this year!

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Travel Hacks For Everyone

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There’s no one way to travel or make the experience easier, especially since everyone will always be at different levels of expertise when it comes to it. There are a plethora of tips and tricks that can make your trips that much easier, many of which come with time and experience! With as many online resources as there are now – like this very blog – it’s much easier to get familiar with these hacks without having to make some of the mistake it must have taken to discover them. Continue reading Travel Hacks For Everyone