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 mind with some of these destinations, particularly the Caribbean, will be more expensive in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day because of how popular it is for couples to head there. So, if you’re looking to book a trip that’s more adventure than romance – try to wait until after the 14th has passed to make your plans. For travellers trying to make the most of Valentine’s Day, a honeymoon and more, here’s list of some of the most romantic destinations in the world. Continue reading World’s Most Romantic Destinations
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, but with technology constantly advancing and evolving, there’s always new apps to try that will make it easier for us to explore and satisfy our wanderlust. Here’s just a few more apps to make travel easier in 2016 and beyond.
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 to be just as commonplace as cars and taxis. But what about other methods? Certain places are unable to accommodate some commonplace forms of public transportation to work, so it’s important to consider the possibility that you may not be able to travel around town in the same way that you’re accustomed to. It’s important to be open to this and prepared to use the local mode of travel, even if it’s different than what you’re used to. Here, we take a look at a few unique modes of transportation from around the world.
Traghetto – Venice, Italy
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 don’t have to. Why spend your hard-earned cash before you even start your trip? Here are just a few tips on how to save money at the airport.
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 can go a long way. From eating with your hands to flowers in even numbers, check out this useful infographic of everyday things to avoid abroad.
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 vendors exist all over the world, serving a variety of delicious street food ready to grab and go along your travels. Here,we sum up a few on to go treats from around the world that should be on everyone’s “must try” list.
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 make perfect places to visit, relax, party and everything in between. Here, we go through some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.