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5 Ways To Avoid Crowds When You Travel

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Travelling can be a great way to be around new people for many, but others prefer a bit of a quieter experience when they see the world and they'd rather avoid crowds instead of heading straight to them. Whether you're travelling solo or going with a small group, crowds can often be cumbersome and make some parts of your journey more stressful than it needs to be. Huge crowds can do everything from slow down your check in process at the airport to make it impossible to see an attraction you've been dying to see, so here are just a few tips to avoid crowds the next time you travel. Think Outside The Box It's no secret that some destinations are more...

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Top Tips For Packing Smart

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When packing for a trip, there's always the possibility that you may pack much more than you need, which may not only lead to some extra costs at the airport but also be frustrating when digging through your items. Packing light helps travellers combat both these things, working to simplify their journey and end the dig. By now, we all know a handful of tricks that keep our items organized and neat, but what about a few others? Here are some of our top tips for packing smart Start With Quality Luggage The most important part of packing smart is to use luggage that makes the most out of your experience. Our Rise Gear luggage is designed with the modern traveller in...

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Making It Through A Long Road Trip

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Some of the best adventures start on the road. Driving to your destination can sometimes be the best part of the trip, whether it's done for convenience or simply for the experience. While driving to a location close by your home city makes perfect sense, longer road trips can feel like forever if you're not well-prepared. From making a comprehensive plan to being ready for the worst case scenario, here are just a few tips for making it through a long road trip. Make A Checklist Making a list and checking it twice is for much more than just a certain holiday someone. It's important to map out exactly what you're going to need when you hit the road to avoid extra...

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Dining Etiquette From Around The World

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All around the world, different places have different rules about eating. What is acceptable in one country may be considered extremely taboo in another, so it's important to familiarize yourself with even just some etiquette from around the world and get to know the customs of where you're headed to avoid embarrassment - or worse! Don't be afraid to not only refer to your own research, but ask your host or server what some of the rules are before you even start your meal. There are a handful of unspoken faux-pas that are a constant no matter where you go but other rules - like not using your left hand in many African, Arabic-speaking and Asian countries - are a...

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How To Complete Your Travel Bucket List

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For any seasoned traveller, it's likely that they have a bucket list of places they want to see in the future. Journeys we hope to embark on at some point in the next few months or years, and we plan well for them. Sometimes, these plans get derailed for any number of reasons and we can find out list getting longer and longer as more time passes, so how do you get it all back on track? Here are just a few ways you can complete your travel bucket list in 2016 Plan Ahead Any travel idea you have needs adequate time to plan. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day functions of our lives that finding the time...

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How Travel Can Enrich Your Life For The Better

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It's no secret that travel has a whole host of personal benefits that can actually help to make you healthier, happier, smarter and overall enrich your life. For many, a daily routine of work, school and other commitments can have negative effects on them over time, and travel offers a departure from it even on a temporary basis. Heading to a new destination can be the "reset" some need to come back refreshed and overall more positive. Here are just a few ways travel can enrich your life for the better! Takes You Out Of Your Comfort Zone Whether it's getting around in new surroundings or speaking in the local language, travel is great for pulling you our of your comfort...

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Must-Have Travel Apps For 2016

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Every year, there's brand new travel apps that make your trips easier than the previous one. Their main purpose is to make the entire process much smoother, from booking flights, checking into hotels to getting around in your new destination. As connected as we are to our mobile devices, having these apps and tools on hand makes perfect sense. Here are a few of the best travel apps that will make travel this year better than ever.   Pack Point Packing can be one of the most stressful parts of travelling, no matter how seasoned of an adventurer you are. Figuring out what to bring and what to leave can be time consuming; and you still might forget something important at...

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Travel Hacks That Will Make Your Trips Even Better

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Whether you're a seasoned traveller or head on occasional trips, making sure they go smoothly is one of the most important things. Each time you travel, you learn new things along the way that will make your trip much easier the next time. Usually some type of setback or inconvenience will make you that much more conscious about your next trip, but it's always useful to plan ahead for different types of hiccups along the way. Here are just a few of the travel hacks that will make your trips go a whole lot smoother Fresh Laundry At the bottom of your Rise Gear luggage system, there's a spot for worn clothes so you can keep it separate from the clean...

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Best Destinations For Arts & Culture Lovers

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We all travel for different reasons. Every corner of the globe is approached with different intents and inspirations all the time, and one of the biggest draws across the board is arts & culture. Learning about a place through these expressions is one of the best ways to learn about  it, so it should come as no surprise that it motivates people from around the world to visit new spaces and places. Whether it's museums and galleries, or live music and theatre, here are some of the world's best destinations for arts & culture lovers! Milan Milan is known not only for fashion and chic refinement, but also for lovers of theatre and opera and the rich history they've done...

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New Year's Celebrations Around The World

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The winter months are cause for celebrations and there's a wide array of different celebrations that take place related to religion, nature & more. For many, these months also signify a transition into the new year on January 1st, sometimes later depending where you go! Some of these celebration involve traditions related to rebirth and signifying starting fresh for an upcoming year, while others have extravagant parties to ring in the new calendar year Here's just a few of some of the most interesting New Year's celebrations around the world! New York City Times Square in New York City into a bright stage for performances before the ceremonious lowering of a ball of light as the clock counts down to midnight (hence the...

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