World’s Most Romantic Destinations

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, plenty of travellers have already made plans to head to locations all over the world to celebrate. While everyone’s idea of romance is a little different, there are a few things that are pretty consistent across the board to set the mood. A good thing to keep in […]

More Apps To Make Travel Easier Than Ever

Here on Rise Gear, we love a good travel app. As we become more dependant on our mobile devices, these apps do everything from book flights and hotels, find our way around,  help us stay organized, translate and so much more to make our global adventures as smooth as possible. There are many reliable favourites, […]

7 Unique Modes of Transportation From Around The World

Knowing how to get around is important no mater where you are in the world, and everywhere has their own way to get from Point A to Point B. With much of the world’s largest cities running on some sort of combination of under and above ground public transportation system, buses, street cars and subways tend […]

How To Save Money At The Airport

Whether you’re waiting to head to you destination or on your way back, its inevitable for a traveller to end up in the airport for at least some period of time. Between getting through customs, delays, unforseen circumstances & more; being surrounded by restaurants and places to shop can tempt you into spending money you should really […]

International Customs You’re Probably Getting Wrong [Infographic]

Here on our blog, we spoke about taking a few extra steps to being a good tourist when you travel. A new country can often mean new cultural customs that take can land you in some hot water if you’re not careful. As much as they tend to expect a certain level of obliviousness from travellers; making an effort […]

Street Foods From Around The World

To truly experience a culture, one must start with food. Regional dishes can sometimes tell a better story about a place than a tour guide ever could. As much as world-renowned restaurants are worth trying; the quick roadside snacks that the locals indulge in daily are often the truest reflection of a country’s cuisine. Street […]

World’s Most Beautiful Beaches

For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to live in year-round warm weather, our favourite escapes often include white sandy beaches and clear water. Calming ocean waves and lots of sun (and a little shade) can be found in many places around the world, but some are truly beautiful spaces deserving of the word “paradise”, and […]