Travelling to a new place is always an incredible experience but there are also going to be times when not everything goes as planned! Delays, changes and problems sometimes can’t be avoided, but there are always ways to be better prepared for it than not. It’s important to be as prepared as you possible can whenever you travel, so here are just a few tips on avoiding the worst on any trip. Continue reading Avoiding The Worst On Any Trip
As the capital city of Cuba, Havana is a bustling urban centre with plenty to offer in terms of culture & entertainment, history and of course food. In a city this large, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the wealth of options available to you. There are tons of options that are perfect for the foodie in all of us. No matter your personal taste, there’s bound to be something you like in the beautiful city of Havana.
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! Continue reading Why You Should Pack With Just A Carry-On
There 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.
Go Squishy With Your Carry-On
Think Outfits, Not Pieces
See More For Less
Minimize Jet Lag
It might not be for everyone, but travelling with only carry-on luggage is a lot more practical and possible than you might think. There are plenty of reasons someone might take this approach, and tons of tips and tricks to make it happen; but the bottom line is it will make your trip that much simpler.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes the fun. Dallas is a large and busy city and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, even with all that fresh country air . Here are just a few things to make that trip to Dallas worthwhile!
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
Many times on the Rise Gear blog, we’ve stressed the importance of having your cash and documents with you at all times just in case of an emergency. Your passport and other travel documents are important to have in case you get into any sort of trouble. For some, keeping all of these things with them makes them a little bit nervous, and rightfully so. These documents can be difficult to replace, especially while you’re travelling. Here are just a few tips for keeping your most sensitive items safe and secure! Continue reading Keeping Your Essentials Safe
Travelling to a new destination can be a great opportunity to learn about a new city, town or country but we might not always have the appropriate information to always show us where we should head next. Though there’s a wealth of information available online, it almost seems pointless to hire a tour guide, but depending on your destination it could truly help more than you realize. While popular travel guides and websites can offer you more mainstream options, a tour guide will have a much more in-depth knowledge of the destination and can guide you accordingly. Their usefulness to your trip will depending totally on your own preferences and budget, so it’s difficult to say whether they are an essential for every single traveler. Continue reading Are Tour Guides Useful?
Though you can travel at any time during the year, there’s something special about travelling during the warmer months. Much of the world experiences warm weather at the same time, so it’s easy to get some sun nearly anywhere. Depending on where you’re headed, the things you have to pack might be a little different than other times of the year, but as long as it’s all well-packed and ready to go in one of our Rise Gear bags, that’s already half the battle. Travelling in the summer presents exciting opportunities for sun and fun, but not without its caveats; as few as they may be. Here are just a few tips for travelling in the hottest months of the year. Continue reading Summer Travel Tips