When you travel, one of your biggest expenses is naturally going to be your accommodations. Most people’s first travel experiences involve hotels, but there are so much more options on the market than that. No matter what your budget is, there are tons of ways that you can stay in nearly any destination around the world. You might choose a particular option for budget reasons, while another might be for the convenience and another might just be a quirky and interesting place to stay. In any event, these are just a few of the top hotel alternatives there are out there. It might not come with room services, but there are plenty of other great features to each of these options for top hotel alternatives. (more…)
No matter where you go in the world, you’re bound to find an amazing dance music and EDM festivals. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or not, there is an undeniable energy that comes with heading to anyone of these incredible festivals. Here are just a few of the world’s best dance festivals! (more…)
As we hit the half-way mark in 2017, there are probably plenty of things you’ve already done to meet some of your biggest travel goals. That being said, there are still 6 months left to do even more! When it comes to modern travel, there is no more useful tool than a mobile device and mobile apps to help you plan, book and execute your best trip yet. Each and every year, new and improved apps hit the market to make this whole process even easier and more seamless and 2017 is no different. There are tons of apps that will make that much easier to find cheap flights, pack the perfect items and get where you need to go once you get to your new destination. Here are just some of the must-have travel apps for the rest of 2017! (more…)
Greece is destination known for its beautiful architecture and history just as much as it’s hard, so it makes perfect sense that some of the best galleries in the world just happen to be found there. While all of Greece has some pretty amazing options, Athens is where you will undoubtedly find some of the best contemporary, modern and ancient art galleries anywhere. Here are just some of the best art galleries in Athens! (more…)
Cruises are fantastic for those times you just want to getaway but want the experience of an all-inclusive resort while still being at sea. It can be relaxing and calming as well as exciting and fun all at the same time. It’s no secret that the items you pack will change depending on where you’re headed, and cruises are no different! There will definitely be items that you should pack that are specific to cruises, so it’s important to know what those might be! Of course, where your next cruise is headed will have an impact on many of these items, so keep that in mind as well. (more…)
Before every trip, one thing travellers have to consider is how many items they intend to bring along with them on their journey. The amount of stuff might make or break your ability to stay under luggage weight restrictions – costing you extra money and also being all-around inconvenient in a lot of ways. For newbie and seasoned travellers alike, it can be extremely useful to pack only using a carry-on bag but sometimes that can be easier said than done. There are a plethora of reasons why traveling with a single bag like one of our Rise Gear bags is a fantastic idea, so here are just a few reasons why you should with just a carry-on! (more…)
If a beautiful sandy beach and clear waters off the coast of Eastern Africa sounds like one of the places you want to see in 2017, look no further than the island nation of Mauritius. No matter what you’re into, you can find it here alongside some pretty great weather. From history, nature, art, food or good old fashioned exploration, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re here. With such amazing weather year round, there’s never a bad time to head there, but May to December will give you the warmest months of the year. Pack your Rise Gear bags and find out why you should visit Mauritius in 2017! (more…)
Travel is all about the things you want to see most in the world – regardless of what that may be. Ancient landmarks and attractions like temples, palaces and castles are one of the biggest draws for many places around the world. Visiting any one of these places is almost like stepping back in time, experiencing history in an up close and personal way that visiting museum replicas can’t replace. For those on the superstitious side, you might even cross paths with some of the apparitions that are reported to roam the hallways of some of the world’s oldest castles. There are plenty of choices for visiting castles around the world, so where you decide to go in the long run depends on you, and what you want to see and experience the most. Here are just a few of the castles you need to see. (more…)
Films often inspire us in many ways, from love stories to documentaries. Engaging storylines, characters we can relate to or even great costuming can be a gentle nudge to do or see something new. Movies set in locations far from home can often be an important factor when choosing the places we want to go. They can introduce us, educate us and help add to a bucket list of “must-see” corners of the globe by allowing us to see the destination’s beautiful possibilities, depending on the film of course. Here’s our list of movies every traveller should see!
In many tourist destinations, they anticipate English as the de facto language of most of their travellers and do their best to accommodate. This may not always be the case, however, and it then becomes important that you know at least a few important phrases in the local language. No matter where you’re headed and what language they speak, there’s plenty of resources for you to learn the language just enough to get simple tasks done.