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 make perfect places to visit, relax, party and everything in between. Here, we go through some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.



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Top 5 Cities in Canada You Need to Visit

Going on a trip doesn’t always mean a new stamp in your passport. With a country as vast and diverse as Canada, there’s tons to see without leaving our borders. As Canadians tend to favour international travel to domestic, it can be easy to forget the awesome destinations we have right here at home. We give you a list of the top 5 cities in Canada that you need to visit (if you haven’t already!)

Banff, Alberta

A favourite destination for avid skiers and snowboarders, Banff is definitely a city that speaks to lovers of the outdoors. For those who don’t ski, restaurants filled with great beer and food, hot springs & the city’s natural beauty and landscape make up for it.

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Clever Packing Hacks For Your Next Trip!

So you’ve narrowed down the items you want to bring on your trip but opening and closing your suitcase is still a bit of a challenge; or it zips up perfect but you’re trying to keep everything organized so it’s easier to find when you need it. Whatever your needs, there’s always a few tips and tricks that help keep all your items protected and easy to find. Here, we go through a few clever packing hacks!


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Why We Love To Travel (And You Should Too!)

Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a month-long volunteer trip, seeing different parts of the world is beneficial for so many reasons. Amazing new food, and the opportunity to learn about new cultures and be inspired are all within your grasp every time you add a stamp to your passport. Here, we go through just a few of the reasons why we love to travel and you should too.

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The Road Less Travelled: Top 5 Unconventional Travel Destinations

France. Italy. Mexico. Jamaica. The U.S. There are countries that are simply ubiquitous with tourism and travel, welcoming upwards of 84 million travellers through their borders each year (as was the case in France in 2013!)

Fast-paced metropolitan centers and well-known beach retreats are usually our go-to options when it comes to planning a getaway. But what about the rest of the world? Seasoned travellers  have long-championed many out-of-the-ordinary locations as their personal favourites, preferring less popular destinations as a way to truly experience a new culture and interact more with locals than fellow tourists. Here, we list a few unconventional travel destinations!


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How to Fight Boredom on a Long Flight

There’s an anticipation that builds while en route to a far-flung destination that usually makes flyers forget the more stressful parts of travel. That sense of relief when you finally board your flight and settle into your seat usually comes with excitement as you mentally plan your first steps upon arrival at your destination. But then what? For long flights of 7, 8 or more hours (like New York City to Tokyo, Japan clocking in at 15 hours!) and worse, long layovers in other airports, it’s easy to get bored and restless.

Here, we go through a few tips to fight boredom during long trips.


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Introducing: Rise Cat!

At Rise Gear we know innovation is key. Products and industries are constantly evolving. While some companies have the honor of revolutionizing an industry once, Rise has the unique privilege of revolutionizing the travel industry once again with our newest line of bags, Rise Cat!

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Top 5 Airport Restaurants From Around The World


With early flight times, long layovers and delays, airports can be hectic places for even the most seasoned traveller. Even after meticulous packing & careful preparation, airports can be an exhausting experience (albeit a small price to pay for the destination that awaits you!)

To alleviate some of those stresses, great food is always the best remedy. Most airports offer traditional vending machine and franchise fast food fare; but a few offer dining experiences that rival top restaurants beyond the tarmac.

Here are some of the best reviewed airport restaurants from around the world to satisfy your globetrotting cravings and give you a reason to check in just a little earlier.
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Staying Organized During a Business Trip

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Business trips can be stressful. Between travel reservations, baggage check, car rentals, and cramming in as many meetings as possible, it can be a challenge to manage your time effectively and stay organized. And if you’re not organized, it’s difficult to make a good impression on both clients and colleagues.

If you’re a frequent-flying business professional and occasionally find yourself scrambling to find your passport or running through airport terminals to catch your flight, you’re in luck, because we have some handy tips for you for how to stay organized during a business trip.

Passports, ID and ticket

When you’re travelling, making sure you have the necessary travel papers is a must. Thanks to online check-in, it has never been easier to get to your gate with time to spare. Printing your ticket in advance, as well as getting your ID and passport ready a day or two before your flight, is a great way to make your travel less stressful and give yourself more time to prepare for meetings.
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